- Toyota’s Land Cruiser, arguably the most iconic four-wheel drive ever made, went into production in 1954. Since then, the company has released many iterations of this vehicle, all of which have a reputation for indestructibility and bet-your-life-on-it reliability. To celebrate the car’s legacy, Land Cruiser owners from all over the U.S. gather each year at the Land Cruiser Heritage museum in Salt Lake City for Cruiser Fest. This year, we sent photographer Louis Arevalo to photograph the drivers, their steeds, and some special edition Land Cruisers that live in the museum.
Photo: Luis Vassallo, from Weston, Florida, with his 2005 FJ80 during a stop in Eureka, Utah, on the way to the event. Vassallo was part of an overland group that drove on dirt roads from Green River, Utah, to Salt Lake City.Rob Tygart, from Yucaipa, California, in his 1967 FJ45, towing a 1967 MF16 military trailer.Dan MacFarlane, Sunset, Utah, 1978 FJ40 with Swagin Trailer, Eureka, Utah. Part of an overland group who traveled from Green River to Cruiser Fest 16 in Salt Lake City.Kevin Biggs, Calgary, Alberta, 1978 Toyota Landcruiser FJ45, Eureka, Utah. Part of a overland group who traveled offroad from Green River to Salt Lake City for Cruiser Fest 16.The dashboard of a 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45.Kurt Williams, of Sandy, Utah, with his right-hand-drive 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ74.Steve Jackson, with his right-hand-drive 1990 Land Cruiser HDJ81.A 1978 Land Cruiser FJ55 Canadian Market in pristine condition, with all its original parts. This one lives in the Land Cruiser Heritage Museum.A fully restored 1978 Land Cruiser FJ45 Canadian Market at the Land Cruiser Heritage Museum.A 1982 Toyota Blizzard LD10 Japanese Market at the Land Cruiser Heritage Museum.The engine of a fully-restored 1967 Land Cruiser FJ40 at the museum.A 1960's Land Cruiser FJ45.The dashboard of a 1960's Landcruiser FJ45.A custom Safari Land Cruiser FJ.The grill of a Land Cruiser FJ40 Series at the museum.A mixed-breed 1970's Land Cruiser FJ4x Custom at the Land Cruiser Heritage Museum.
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