Father of Lexus, Eiji Toyoda Dies - Page 2 - Club Lexus Forums

Go Back   > >
Log In 

Father of Lexus, Eiji Toyoda Dies

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-17-13, 10:09 PM   #16
Trexus
Moderator
 
Trexus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: California
Posts: 4,100
Default

Rest In Peace Eiji Toyoda. Thank You for giving the world Lexus...
Trexus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-13, 02:58 AM   #17
UberNoob
Lexus Fanatic
 
UberNoob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Los Angeles/Vancouver
Posts: 6,217
Default

wow 100 years well lived
we wouldnt be here on this forum without him
UberNoob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-13, 03:18 AM   #18
Kaydee
Hacked CL to become a Mod
 
Kaydee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Vancouver >> Hong Kong
Posts: 6,601
Default

^ we'd be on vwvortex, yuck what a place that would be.
Kaydee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-13, 04:37 AM   #19
tmf2004
5% Club. Killing it!!!
iTrader: (15)
 
tmf2004's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: FL
Posts: 21,608
Default

RIP and thank you for bringing Lexus to the world and creating the ultimate driving machine..
tmf2004 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-13, 07:29 AM   #20
mmarshall
Lexus Fanatic
 
mmarshall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Virginia
Posts: 57,801
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tmf2004 View Post
RIP and thank you for bringing Lexus to the world
Agreed. RIP. Yes, Lexus did a lot to change the upmarket/premium-car industry.


Quote:
and creating the ultimate driving machine.
.....but what did Eiji Toyoda have to do with BMW? Nothing that I know of.

Last edited by mmarshall; 09-18-13 at 07:33 AM.
mmarshall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-13, 06:47 PM   #21
Chuy250
Pole Position
 
Chuy250's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Ca
Posts: 229
Default

RIP and thanks for everything
Chuy250 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-13, 09:31 PM   #22
Scoopy
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: IA
Posts: 46
Default

I can think of no other vehicle brand that behaves, runs, drives, disassembles, and reassembles like a Toyota or Lexus. The fit, finish, thoughtfulness, workmanship, and continuity is always staring you right in the face. I'm 42, and I remember when my sister found an old Toyota Corona in a garage for sale when I was 14. It was just as solidly built as my GS400 is today, allowing for the technology gap. That car never gave as much as a hiccup for the many years she drove it.

If I were to pick a stock, unmodified car out of all of the standard production cars in the entire world, to win a bet for the most miles driven before maintenance was necessary or before the end of life of the vehicle, I would pick a Toyota or Lexus.

I started a car audio project on my GS400 today, and I never cussed once. Every screw, clip, piece and component came out just a smoothly as the engineers designed them to, and they will reassemble the same way. Every Toyota or Lexus I have worked on has reflected a quality build and thoughtfulness for the end user and the mechanic.

Mr. Eiji Toyoda lived a long time. He ate good fish, good salts, oils, fats, and other food from the sea and the ground that had never been genetically modified or tampered with. Thus, he lived a hundred years and five days, looking healthy all the way to his death. He focused on quality and did not take shortcuts. His attitude is reflected in every single Toyota and Lexus that has rolled off the assembly line.

Thank you, Mr. Toyoda, for ensuring to the safety of millions of people that have driven your vehicles through storms, rough neighborhoods, muddy roads, long highways, and dark alleys. Your commitment to making a solid and dependable vehicle has literally saved the lives of thousands of people worldwide who otherwise would have been stranded, frozen, stuck, lost, injured in a crash or otherwise.

I just wish I could have met this man and shaken his hand and told him THANK YOU.

God bless you Mr. Eiji Toyoda.
Scoopy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-13, 11:07 AM   #23
Mr. Burns
Lexus Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Canuckistan
Posts: 1,665
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaSyce View Post
R.I.P. he lived 100 years and got to make his visions a reality.
Can't win more at life than that.
Mr. Burns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-13, 06:17 AM   #24
TripleL
No Substitute
 
TripleL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: RI
Posts: 2,395
Default

RIP Mr Toyoda. Be proud of your legacy.
TripleL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-13, 07:28 AM   #25
516IS
Lexus Champion
iTrader: (11)
 
516IS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NY
Posts: 1,688
Default

RIP Mr Toyoda, your legacy will forever carry on...
516IS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-13, 07:35 AM   #26
Blackraven
Lexus Champion
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Makati, Philippines
Posts: 3,459
Default

The Toyota Group was made into a reality because of him.

RIP

He is indeed a legend as well as an example of greatness and a believer of the human spirit.
Blackraven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-13, 12:48 PM   #27
robloc93
Lexus Test Driver
 
robloc93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Southern Cali 310
Posts: 933
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harbinger View Post
Think of everything that he witnessed in 100 years, and all of the lives that he influenced directly and indirectly with his passion. We would be blessed to be 1/2 as fortunate.

RIP
R.I.P Mr Toyoda......but this post seriously made my day!!!!.......
robloc93 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Taiwan Lexus Owners Club Meet (Video + Pics) JoshIS408 IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 21 04-01-16 10:32 PM
No i didnt sell my sc, and yes lots of pics inside.. build part 3 Cleanshots Build Threads 20 10-04-13 12:51 AM
Towers Tonight! JZSARISTO Florida Lexus Club 11 10-01-13 12:11 PM
R.I.P Eiji Toyoda titoman110 IS - 3rd Gen (2014-present) 5 09-19-13 08:00 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:15 AM.


Copyright © 2000-2016 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved