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2017 ATS*Garage & Plus ONE Toy Drive Car Meet

The Bay Area's finest join forces for the kids

Rodrez
Dec 14, 2017
Photographer: Jimmy Nguyen

It's a given that every December you're looking forward to spending time with family and loved ones and hopefully getting a bit of a break from work/school, at least for a few days (what's that like? Sounds awesome...) What you might not be thinking about, however, are the less fortunate who don't have the means to enjoy the holiday season the way you or I might. And if you have kids, you can relate to just how tough a lack of funds can be this time of year. That's exactly why NorCal's standout crews, ATS*Garage and Plus ONE, teamed up over a decade ago to throw a free car meet with a very important caveat.

Though the parking spots are free and anyone can join in on the annual event, whether you drive an import, domestic, Euro, or lowrider, the organizers request you bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the less fortunate. The toys are then gathered and, with the help of the local fire department, distributed to boys and girls in need. It's a great program the community stands behind and one that continues to grow in participation.

The cars that come out for the event are street, show, and race builds and some you'll no doubt recognize. Here's a quick recap of the cars on hand, thanks to our NorCal triggerman, Jimmy Nguyen.

2017 ATS garage plus One toy drive car meet turbo celica Photo 2/70   |   2017 ATS Garage Plus One Toy Drive Car Meet Turbo Celica

This boosted black Celica from Endless Projects looked to be in pristine condition, complete with Work Meister M1R wheels and Recaro buckets.

2017 ATS garage plus One toy drive car meet civic coupe Photo 3/70   |   2017 ATS Garage Plus One Toy Drive Car Meet Civic Coupe
2017 ATS garage plus One toy drive car meet k24 swap Photo 4/70   |   2017 ATS Garage Plus One Toy Drive Car Meet K24 Swap

We took a closer look at Huy's K24-powered seventh-gen. Civic earlier this year and as of this event it's looking better than ever.

2017 ATS garage plus One toy drive car meet nissan skyline Photo 5/70   |   2017 ATS Garage Plus One Toy Drive Car Meet Nissan Skyline
2017 ATS garage plus One toy drive car meet nissan skyline front Photo 6/70   |   2017 ATS Garage Plus One Toy Drive Car Meet Nissan Skyline Front

Always nice to have a few of these little monsters hanging around

2017 ATS garage plus One toy drive car meet toy donations Photo 7/70   |   2017 ATS Garage Plus One Toy Drive Car Meet Toy Donations

What the annual event is all about—with the help of the local fire department, these toys will make their way to some very happy children.

2017 ATS garage plus One toy drive car meet ats aj integra gsr Photo 8/70   |   2017 ATS Garage Plus One Toy Drive Car Meet Ats Aj Integra Gsr
2017 ATS garage plus One toy drive car meet ats aj integra gsr Photo 9/70   |   2017 ATS Garage Plus One Toy Drive Car Meet Ats Aj Integra Gsr

ATS AJ's long-term GS-R build has gone through countless changes over the years but its latest iteration is by far the best.

2017 ATS garage plus One toy drive car meet ls swapped rx7 Photo 10/70   |   2017 ATS Garage Plus One Toy Drive Car Meet Ls Swapped Rx7
2017 ATS garage plus One toy drive car meet rx7 Photo 11/70   |   2017 ATS Garage Plus One Toy Drive Car Meet Rx7

Haven't had anything to complain about in the last 10 minutes? Here's a pair of LS-swapped RX-7s to get you going again...

2017 ATS garage plus One toy drive car meet 1969 toyota corolla Photo 12/70   |   2017 ATS Garage Plus One Toy Drive Car Meet 1969 Toyota Corolla
2017 ATS garage plus One toy drive car meet 4ag Photo 13/70   |   2017 ATS Garage Plus One Toy Drive Car Meet 4Ag

Around this time last year, we did a story on William Estrada's '69 Corolla and it's good to see it still hitting the streets.

2017 ATS garage plus One toy drive car meet mitsubishi evo Photo 14/70   |   2017 ATS Garage Plus One Toy Drive Car Meet Mitsubishi Evo

Very clean and subtle Mitsubishi Evo with a Sheepey Built front-mount intercooler peering through the front bumper.

2017 ATS garage plus One toy drive car meet datsun 510 Photo 15/70   |   2017 ATS Garage Plus One Toy Drive Car Meet Datsun 510
2017 ATS garage plus One toy drive car meet sr20 swap Photo 16/70   |   2017 ATS Garage Plus One Toy Drive Car Meet Sr20 Swap

From the outside, you'd be hard pressed to find a cleaner 510 sedan. And once you look under the hood, it gets even better.

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