Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. (TMMTX), member of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce that a San Antonio built full size Toyota Tundra will be towing the space shuttle Endeavour over the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles, California on Friday, October 12, 2012 in the evening (Exact time TBA) to its final location in the California Space Center where it will go on permanent display.
Three TMMTX production team members have been selected to attend this historic event in California on Friday. “It is already an honor to know that every Tundra that is sold across our country I personally help build with my fellow 2900 team members” said Paint Team Leader Angel Alicia. “But now to see that our San Antonio built Tundra is towing history now that makes me extremely proud to be a part of the Toyota Texas family.”
“There is no larger or more recognizable icon of the U.S. space program’s success than the shuttle, and to have it towed by the Toyota Tundra is not only an incredible example of the capabilities of the truck, but an honor to be part of history,” said Ed Laukes, TMS vice president of marketing communications. “The entire journey is something the world will be watching, and gives us a chance to prove that the ‘overbuilt’ Tundra is built to do any job – even tow the space shuttle.”
Follow the latest Tundra Endeavour video at the below link. This video highlights the Toyota Tundra being born in America, right here in San Antonio, Texas.