We couldn't decide which we liked better, the outrageously cool, stretched Toyota Sienna minivan or the outrageously outrageous Camry equipped with a V-8.
We'll take both.
The Toyota Swagger Wagon Supreme concept takes its inspiration from the humble Sienna featured in the TV commercial and viral videos. The comedian “dad” from the videos even showed up to introduce the ride.
“This is a vehicle that is as awesome as I am,” comedian Brian Huskey said, sporting his trademark humility.
The Swagger Wagon Supreme's wheelbase is 44 inches longer for an overall vehicle length of 164 inches. The vehicle looks much longer. Inside is a massage seat for mom and full entertainment for the kiddies. Parenthood has never been so cool. Production plans don't exist, sadly.
The Camry, meanwhile, is similarly lifted from its ploddingly mundane existence with the simple addition of more horsepower, among other things.
The project was developed with the dual purpose of building and running a high-performance, street-legal Toyota Camry with a NASCAR sanctioned engine.
The RK Collection in partnership with Toyota Racing Development created the coupe out of a sedan and then added a 680-hp NASCAR V-8 and a Tremec six-speed manual. Suspension is appropriately modified. The car is drivable.
But that wasn't all. Unlike past years when the Toyota stand was considerably more forgettable, this year there was a wide range of interesting vehicles:
-- A Toyota Yaris done up so well as a race car including the number 99 and a Dan Gurney All-American Racers design scheme. The car won the Sports Car Club of America's Southern Pacific H Production Division Championship.
-- The C&A Custom Prius was another blah sedan raised to greatness, this one by loads of tastefully wild carbon-fiber bodywork.
-- The Tundra Sportsman was the ultimate outdoorsman's ride, up to and including the deer blind on the roof rack.