• Dec 9th 2008 at 7:29PM
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Click above for gallery of high-res pics from the 5th Annual Motor4Toys event

Despite the recession, more than 3,000 cars again gathered from all over the Southwest to collect toys and money to help needy children have a shot at happiness this holiday season. This year's Motor4Toys event moved a few miles down the 101 to the Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield Campus in Woodland Hills allowing a little more elbow room for the thousands of people who showed. Guests who brought a toy donation were treated to one of the biggest and best car shows in the nation.

Along with a special gallery of supercars and Hollywood rides, whole rows were devoted to different makes so visitors could wander past a full line of Porsches, Ferraris, Corvettes, American Iron, Volkswagens, Lotuses, Cobras or just about anything else they might fancy. We saw at least four Carrera GTs, a couple of F40s, an SLR, Lusso, 275 GTB, Scuderia, 599 GTB, Ultima Can-Am, Mangusta, Jaguar XK140, Aston Martin DB2, and a whole lot more. And it seems a lot of people really like the matte black look. We saw the Rolls-Royce Phantom we recently told you about, along with a Porsche, Lotus, Gallardo and Vette done up all rat-rod like. Besides coming out to donate toys, the Southern California car clubs made this a typically great event by not only sharing their rides with the assembled crowd, but also by opening their pocketbooks to bid on a number of donated gifts in a combined online and live auction.

Last year's record of 15,000 toys seemed like a tough act to follow, especially considering the global economic crisis, but the mountains of toys we saw at the site seemed to say otherwise. This five-year-old event is still the number one contributor of toys to charity causes annually, and it's all done by car people. That makes it very near and dear to our hearts. Several law enforcement groups are involved in the proceedings as well, giving rides and vehicle demos as a thank you for all of the donations. It's a huge undertaking but everyone just does what they can to make it happen. Many of the supplies and all of the labor are donated, and it's never too late to do your part, too. If you'd like to donate to the cause, you can still do so through the Motor4Toys website. They should have more photos and videos up soon, but until then, check out our huge gallery of high-res pics by clicking any image.

All photos copyright ©2008 Frank Filipponio/Weblogs, Inc.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm glad the turnout was this big.
      • 6 Years Ago
      52, 53, 54
      I hope they at least started with a AWD Stealth/3000GT.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Damn, that flat black Rolls Royce Phantom looks great. Definately unique.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Over 300 more pictures here:
      http://www.lateralgphotography.com/gallery.html - Click on the Motor4Toys collection to find them.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Picture #9 is ABSOLUTELY stunning. Who took these pictures? And what camera were you using?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Pics are alright, on par with what everyone else seems to have produced, though the lack of any alfa 8c pics makes me sad.
        • 6 Years Ago
        wtf... really? I've seen better picture than that. I'm talking about the quality not the pretty cars. First off the only in focus thing is the Lamborghini Gllardo and it's cut off. It would be pretty damn great if the lambo wasn't cut off making the lambo the attention grabber since it's the only thing that's not blurry. Oh and that color should be more saturated imo.

        Get a DSLR from Canon and it'll make your pictures purtty... (prettier if you get photography classes).

        I wonder... if I can sql inject in this commentbox ... >,>;;
      • 6 Years Ago
      the idea is to provide joy to kids who cannot or are not able to obtain toys. there is simple joys in life that kids value and we, as we grow older, have moved away from and no longer value.

      there is a certain joy that a kid glows with when they open a present and have an action figure, book or something for them to utilize.

      also the pics of the Razor scooter pair is obscured by those vehicles.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Fun time - thanks for the pics! It has never ocurred to me that c-class enthusiasts exist...
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