Photo Gallery: Matte Black Lexus CT 200h

While at the Northern California Evolution Meet at Lexus of Sacramento last month, photographer Philip Isidro had a chance to do a night photo shoot with a matte black CT 200h.
Kevin · October 23rd, 2012

Lexus IS F Crushed for Illegal Street Racing

I wish I didn't have to share this video of California Police crushing a nearly brand-new Lexus IS F for illegal street racing, but sometimes the only way to deal with tragedy is to share it with others.
Kevin · October 17th, 2011

The Pursuit 3 Lexus Owners Meet This Weekend

Massive Lexus owners meet The Pursuit 3 is happening this Sunday at the Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, California, with over 350 confirmed owners set to display their cars & trucks.
Kevin · October 13th, 2011

Autoblog Reviews the Lexus LFA

Autoblog has just published a sterling review of the Lexus LFA, with writer Michael Harley calling it “masterfully executed, it is not a supercar – it is a narcotic.”
Kevin · October 13th, 2011

New Lexus LFA Driver Development Program in November

Good news for anyone that’s ever wanted to drive the Lexus LFA — I’ve just been told that Lexus USA will be hosting another LFA Driver Development program at the Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California, from November 2-5th.
Kevin · September 28th, 2011

Photos of the Lexus Escondido Dealership

After reading a [North County Times article]( about San Diego area dealer [Lexus Escondido]( opening a restaurant in their giant 300,000 square ft. *Lexus Centre* complex, I had to do some searching around for photos of the mega-dealership.
Kevin · July 13th, 2011

A Look at the Technology Used to Create Lexus CT 3D Display in Hollywood

Two weeks back, Lexus created a stunning CT 200h promotion using 3D projection technology and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel as the backdrop, and now thanks to Media Life magazine, we can find out exactly how difficult this event was to pull off: It took several months to get the stunt ready. Pearl [Media, the company …
Kevin · May 9th, 2011

Lexus LFA Hot Lap @ Grand Prix of Long Beach

Check out the wild point-of-view in this Lexus LFA lap at the Long Beach Grand Prix: I’m really digging that white lightning bolt wrap — it’s a perfect reminder of the LFA Nürburgring paint jobs. (Thanks Jim!)
Kevin · May 3rd, 2011

Lexus CT 3D Projection Video (Plus a Chance to Win a CT 200h!)

Last Friday, Lexus staged a 3D projection display on the side of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel — here’s how it looked (in full HD): Jimmy Kimmel Live! was also on location, and the 3D CT made an appearance on the show. Update: The JKL video has been removed. These 3D projections are so amazing, and …
Kevin · April 26th, 2011

Lexus CT 3D Projection in Hollywood Tonight

As a way to celebrate Earth Day & promote the CT 200h at the same time, Lexus will be holding a special 3D projection mapping display tonight (Friday April 22) at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. 3D projection mapping is created using multiple projectors that are able to display a three-dimensional video without needing special …
Kevin · April 22nd, 2011

Lexus LFA Official Pace Car of the Grand Prix Long Beach

The Lexus LFA will be the official pace car this weekend at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, and it’s been done up in a white & black wrap that looks straight from the Gazoo Racing Nürburgring LFAs. Scott Pruett will be the man behind the wheel — it’s bound to be a fun …
Kevin · April 15th, 2011

Edmunds Inside Line Spending a Week with the Lexus LFA

Starting today, the Edmunds Inside Line editors have the enviable task of driving the Lexus LFA for a full week road test, with plans to put the supercar through its paces on a California mountain road and make the trip to Las Vegas for a Wednesday night car meet. The IL editors will updating both …
Kevin · April 11th, 2011

Two More Lexus LFAs Arrive in the USA

Two more Lexus LFAs have arrived in the USA, and Flipside909 from Club Lexus was there to witness their arrival at the docks. Of special interest is the blue #047, which belongs to Club Lexus member, gengar, who has been one of the most active LFA owners in the Lexus community. Congratulations to both of …
Kevin · March 23rd, 2011

Photos from Lexus LFA Driver Development Program

While the full story on my experience at the Lexus LFA Driver Development program is still a couple weeks away, Lexus Magazine has published some of my photos from the event — here’s a sample: It didn’t take long for me to start missing the LFA — I can definitely say with some certainty that …
Kevin · March 22nd, 2011

Lexus LFA Driver Development Program Tomorrow

After weeks of anticipation, five hours in a plane, and two hours in a manual transmission IS 250, I arrived in Sonoma, California for the Lexus LFA Driver Development Program, the full day training program at the Infineon Raceway meant to bring LFA owners a better understanding of their new purchase. While I’m here to …
Kevin · March 14th, 2011

Motor Trend Drives the Lexus CT 200h

Motor Trend snuck into the Lexus CT 200h event in Los Angeles yesterday, and today have published their first thoughts on Lexus’ new hybrid hatchback: The best way to think of the CT 200h is as a better-looking Prius Sport, if such a model existed. It shares the Prius’ hybrid drivetrain, with its 1.8-liter four-cylinder …
Kevin · September 23rd, 2010

Los Angeles Lexus CT 200h Event

The Lexus CT 200h tour is making its final North American stop in California this week when it visits Los Angeles & Venice — here are the dates: Wednesday, September 22 Location: Slow Clothing 7474 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90046 Hours: 12:00pm-8:00pm Thursday, September 23 Location: Slow Clothing 7474 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA …
Kevin · September 22nd, 2010

Lexus LFA Plug-in Hybrid Mule Spotted in Death Valley

The strange looking Lexus LFA prototype that was spotted earlier this year has made another appearance, this time in California’s Death Valley for some hot weather testing: The velcro patches on both front fenders could mean that this vehicle is a plug-in hybrid, as this is usually the location of the battery charger plug. Naturally, …
Kevin · September 9th, 2010

Drive the Lexus CT 200h in Los Angeles!

Lexus is holding a three day CT 200h event in Los Angeles & Venice, California to showcase their newest hybrid and give attendees the chance to actually drive the prototype — here are the full event details: Be among the first in the world to experience the new CT 200h prototype at a location near …
Kevin · July 13th, 2010

Lexus Family Safety Camp

Lexus recently held an event in California for parents to learn more about Lexus safety and get a chance to experience the different first-hand: Hardly something to get the enthusiast blood going, but important nonetheless. From the video, you can see everything was explained in plain english, with almost no technical talk, making for an …
Kevin · June 29th, 2010

Auto Club Speedway Lap with the Lexus LFA

Keeping with the Lexus F-Sport event at the Auto Club Speedway, here’s a LFA lap around the track with driver Scott Pruett, as filmed by Flipside 909 from Club Lexus: Hard to believe the speed watching the track whip by—absolutely wild.
Kevin · November 17th, 2009

Lexus F-Sport Event at the Auto Club Speedway

If you may recall, there was an F-Sport event in Fontana, California last Thursday, and videos and photos of the event are making their way online—for a start, there’s this video put together by Unlimited Illuminations that features great footage of an IS F lap around the Auto Club Speedway: Too bad that poor guy …
Kevin · November 16th, 2009

The Lexus LF-Ch Design Story

Also out today is a video from Toyota’s Calty Design Research on the design of the Lexus LF-Ch: Nice to see the people behind the designs, even if the video plays like an automotive design school advertisement. (A funny thought: even though the LF-Ch has taken a back seat to the LFA in recent days, …
Kevin · November 10th, 2009

Lexus F-Sport Event in California

Lexus USA is holding an F-Sport event November 12th at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California: One Day Only at Auto Club Speedway… An exclusive opportunity to experience the performance and appearance-enhancing F-Sport™ accessories on a custom autocross course at California’s premiere track- Auto Club Speedway.. Come out and experience racing inspired components that …
Kevin · November 4th, 2009

2010 Lexus GX Spy Shots!

Even with the introduction of next-generation Lexus GX right around the corner, there have only been spy shots of the closely-related Toyota Prado—that is, until the real deal was caught out in the California desert yesterday. First, a couple photos from Edmunds: Also, some additional photos from Leftlane News: Not much detail is given away, …
Kevin · September 11th, 2009

Longo Lexus gets larger

Longo Lexus, the largest Lexus dealership in the western US, will be growing even larger with the help of some substantial grants from El Monte, California (the dealership’s home) and the federal government.  Along with the adjoining Toyota dealership, this grant of $3,000,000 will be used to construct a 50,000-square-foot service facility, additional parking, a …
Kevin · January 31st, 2008

The Rise of the Lavish Lexus Dealerships

The Wall Street Journal has an article up about the increasingly lavish Lexus dealerships that are popping up all over the United States. It’s an in-depth and enjoyable article, detailing not only the amenities but explaining the logistics behind such large investments: The Lexus of Palm Beach dealership moved from a much smaller, older facility …
Kevin · December 18th, 2007