Just when we had posted a complaint about Toyota ignoring their half century of history in the US, they go and turn us into liars. Keep your pants on, pilgrim, it’s nothing to write home about. It’s just that tonight (July 11th) as part of Toyota’s Summer Concert Series on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Big T will display a 1958 Toyopet Crown as the Neville Brothers croon a tune from their latest album. This is probably the first appearance on network TV for the Crown, and for many Americans, this could very well be the first time the notion of a 1950’s Japanese automobile even enters their consciousness, though we expect it to depart just as quickly. If you decide to tune in, the show will air at 11:35 pm/10:35 pm central on NBC.
Thanks to our friends at Katysnest for the tip! We missed it last year, but they tell us that a similar feat of singing amidst vintage ‘Yotas was performed during the launch of the new FJC when some lucky recording artist got the chance to serenade a bunch of classic Land Cruisers.