Toyota Dream Car Art Contest Hosted By TFS In U.S.

              Toyota Dream Car Art Contest Hosted By TFS In U.S.

Youth Invited to Draw "Dream Car" to Win NOOK Tablet™ or Trip to Japan

PR Newswire

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2013

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Financial Services (TFS)
is hosting the U.S. segment of the worldwide Toyota Dream Car Art Contest,
which is designed to inspire creativity in youth and encourage an interest in
cars. Across the nation, youth, ages 4-15, are invited to create and submit a
drawing of their idea of a "Dream Car" during February 1-28, 2013. Full
contest details, along with required entry forms and questionnaires, are
available online at


Nine U.S. winners will be selected to receive a NOOK Tablet™ plus an award
certificate in March 2013. In addition, their artwork will be submitted, along
with entries from over 70 countries, for consideration in the World Contest.
If any of their entries win, those selected will receive an all-expenses-paid
trip to Japan to participate in an awards ceremony in August 2013.

"Art is such a great way to connect with young people and to spark their
imagination," said George E. Borst, President & CEO for Toyota Financial
Services. "That's why we're very excited to expand our promotion of the Dream
Car Art Contest this year, and we are encouraging our associates to consider
volunteering at local nonprofits on art projects during February."

Last year, World Contest winners included two entrants from Thailand and one
from Romania. Although this is the second year that TFS has participated, it
is the first year for TFS to promote the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest
nationwide through its 38 locations. The first international contest was held
in 2004 by Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan with the dual goals of inspiring
children to understand the importance of having a dream while, at the same
time, encouraging them to become interested in cars by designing "Dream Cars"
of their imagination.

About Toyota Financial Services
TFS is the finance and insurance brand for Toyota in the U.S., offering retail
auto financing and leasing through Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) and
extended service contracts and other payment protection products through
Toyota Motor Insurance Services (TMIS). TFS employs 3,300 associates
nationwide, and has managed assets totaling nearly $92 billion. It is part of
a worldwide network of comprehensive financial services offered by Toyota
Financial Services Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor
Corporation. For more information about Toyota Financial Services, please

SOURCE Toyota Financial Services

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