August 19, 2020 KahnMedia


Announced during Petersen Car Week, the Celica took top prize among a field of cars which are expected to lead the hobby for the next generation of enthusiasts. 

PHOENIX (August 19, 2020) – Future Collector Car Show, presented by, held its first-ever virtual event during Petersen Car Week and announced the 1977 Toyota Celica owned by Koji Yamaguchi as its winner.

This particular Celica is striking in design and remarkably original in its features, and has tasteful mechanical modifications that fit the era. The car features an 18R-G engine swap, upgraded front coilovers, and a Nardi classic Steering wheel, among other personalized touches. The Celica also retains its original tan hue, which complements a tastefully refreshed black interior.

“This 1977 Toyota Celica embodies what the Future Collector Car Show is all about,” said Head Judge Andy Reid. “These cars used to be daily drivers. They were used, abused but loved by a generation of enthusiasts. Because they were so accessible, their numbers have dwindled while the nostalgia has only grown stronger. Even 40 years on, they are still a blast to drive, and that will never change.”

Future Collector Car Show will return to High Street in Phoenix, Arizona, on January 17, 2021.

Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, is the industry’s largest community of collector car owners, buyers, and enthusiasts. is devoted to helping connect owners selling their classic and collector vehicles with buyers online. is home to the world’s largest online selection of classic and collector vehicles for sale. It features more than 40,000 vehicles for sale by private sellers, auction houses, and specialty dealerships around the world. For more information, visit

Future Collector Car Show is an annual gathering of automotive enthusiasts in Phoenix, Arizona, that takes place at the beginning of Arizona Car Week. Modified, preserved, and restored vehicles of any make, model, year, and condition line High Street in a display that will come to define the classic and collector car scenes in the coming decades. The event draws a wide variety of makes and models from around the globe, many of which were never offered in the United States. It is a family-friendly event, free to spectators and affordable to entrants.