Eric Janssen — Passion for car models — Classic Car Passion

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Eric Janssen — for car models

Eric Janssen . Lexus and Toyota PR manager in started collecting toys years ago with the well models of his childhood. He could imagine a life without and trucks, much influenced by his and grandfather, both very in the automotive industry in the fifties and

In the early seventies he bought a collection (+- 2000) models a local Ford dealer. The of a fascinating hobby and collection of than 12000 models After leaving university was no alternative but to look for a career in the business. He got his first job at a Toyota (!) car in 1969, where he had the unique for a testdrive with the fabulous GT. This was the beginning of a more usual interest in Japanese Cars. Through his career he for Volvo, Nissan and had been by Toyota Belgium in 1994.

Toyota Model Car Collection

for BOYS

Model cars are no toys, but became in the last valuable collecting items. Old and Corgi Toys or Matchbox became much sought items all over the world. are being held monthly in while prices appear to stable in this financial situation. Because of the growing the actual offer is so huge a selection becomes more and necessary.

Particular interest in scale models !

Collecting all became an impossible challenge and Priority has been given to Lexus and other Japanese such as Nissan, Honda and Sixteen years later the and Lexus collection counts +- models in different sizes, the most popular scale 1:43.

Many themes within the offer a spectacular review of the History since 1936 the 1 st AA Sedan. The pre-war vehicles can be on one hand. As soon as Japan to export to the USA and Europe, the first model cars followed to brands as ATC, Modelpet and Escpecially these ones are rare in Europe, since were imported in very quantities. Nowadays thanks to the successes of the Japanese manufacturers and becoming worldwide number there is a good choice in and older models thanks to Ebbro and Ayoshima. Toyota Europe installed an excellent for collectors by bring out a scale of most of the new cars being So at the local dealer shops you can buy the IQ, Auris, Yaris and Urban

History in Motor Racing !

has a long history in motor So there are several versions of the 7 (Canam races in Japan in the the 2000 GT, the superb GT Ones run in Le Mans in 1998 and 1999, the One history from the first the TF101 until the latest TF109, driven by Jarno and Timo Glock. Rallycars represent the biggest part of the car collection with the very Celica’s (4 wheel drive and and the Corolla WRC’s. The Corolla’s and the 1600 GT driven by the late Ove (who showed a particular in Eric’s collection) are as a matter of not missing in the display cases.

The Japanese GT Championship is another story with a range of MR and Celica. Since 2007 defends the factory colours in categories with the SC430 and

While Toyota recently to stop all F1 activities, they a lot of successes in the USA in the Nascar races the Toyota Camry. The scale is an (1:24), but these cars had to be in the collection. The only solution to them was going to the Nascar in Los Angeles. At least 10 different are being produced, with toy cars at a scale of 1:64.

Lexus — The Relentless of Perfection !

The other brand, for he keeps a special place in his is the luxury brand Lexus, he and his colleagues introduced in Belgium. cars represent an excellent for Lexus Customers. Looking at collection we discover all different since 1990, the introduction of the in Europe. From the first to the astonishing LS600 Hybrid, the generations of the GS300, the IS200 and the SC430 Coupé and Roadster in all colours and sizes, the winning racing cars in the Japanese GT Championship and last but not least the IS-F.

Apart from the Japanse History, his collection represents the Porsche Story, Milestone in the automotive industry such as the Beetle, Mini Cooper, 2 Cv and Traction, while he also has a interest in endurance races in Spa and Le

The search goes on and his next aim is up a complete database of all Toyota (including Lexus, Scion, and Hino) by the end of next year. models already have registered and some Japanese offer excellent guidelines. database should lead to a The Toyota Story told Model Cars.

For more 30 years he regularly writes on the model car scene in Belgian and magazines. Within the automobile in his native country, he is well by colleagues and journalists because of his for the automobile in general. Since he earlier this year, as a of fact he spends a lot of time in his Car museum.


As far as we know this Toyota collection is probably the most in Europe if not in the entire world. His dream, having an opportunity to this collection in the Toyota Museum in Japan for a certain

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