Media Alert - UPDATE: Toyota Tundra to Tow Endeavour Space Shuttle Over 405 Freeway on Manchester Bridge

Previously Planned for the End of the Endeavour’s Historic Journey, Toyota Tundra to Tow Shuttle Over Bridge


WHAT: The Toyota Tundra will be towing the space shuttle Endeavour over the 405 Freeway instead of the previously announced route along Bill Robertson Lane in Los Angeles. The tow will assist the California Science Center Foundation in the movement of the historic icon over the Manchester Boulevard Bridge, an area that requires a different tow mechanism than other portions of the route for weight distribution purposes. In preparation to assist in any capacity needed, the Tundra was extensively tested to meet the requirements. This tow of Endeavour by the Toyota Tundra at this location will be the only one its kind taking place along the route.


WHEN: October 12, 2012, Evening
            Exact time TBA

WHERE: Manchester Boulevard Bridge, nearly a quarter-mile span total over the 405 Freeway, near LAX

ADDITIONAL INFO/RSVP: For additional information, please visit www.toyota.com/tundraendeavour
Or California Science Center www.californiasciencecenter.org.

About Toyota For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyota.com or www.toyotanewsroom.com.

About California Science Center
The California Science Center and IMAX Theater are located in historic Exposition Park just west of the Harbor (110) Freeway at 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Admission to Science Center exhibits is free. For recorded information, including IMAX show times, call 323.SCIENCE (323.724-3623). IMAX ticket prices range from $4.75 to $8.00. For advance ticket purchases, group rates, or to make reservations for any visiting group of 15 or more (required), call 213.744- 2019. Parking is available in the guest lot at Figueroa and 39th/Exposition Park Drive at $6 per car, $10 for buses or oversized vehicles. Both the Science Center and IMAX Theater are wheelchair accessible. For further information, please visit our website at www.californiasciencecenter.org. Proceeds from the IMAX Theater help support the Science Center’s exhibit and education programs.
Media Contacts:
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.:
Joe Tetherow
310-468-4727
joe_tetherow@toyota.com

Jaymie Robinson
310-468-1421
jaymie_robinson@toyota.com