Time travel and disco balls – kids imagine dream cars

We asked kids at Lane Green First School to tell us how cars might look in the
future, with hilarious results…

To promote the 2020 Dream Car Art Contest, Toyota GB decided to bring the competition to life by talking to children about their cars of the future.

The Dream Car Art Contest is a global opportunity for children under 15 to show off their creative flair by imagining how the cars we might drive in the future might look. The competition encourages children to design cars that focus on causes important to them, while still letting their imaginations run wild.

2020 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

Presenting cars that can time travel, water plants and have an all-important disco button, the children we filmed certainly didn’t disappoint.

Lane Green First School in Wolverhampton was chosen to take part. The children featured were from years 3 and 4, aged between 7 to 9 years old. We chose Lane Green for two reasons: first, it is the Alma mater of a member of the Toyota GB team and second, the school has a history of teaching environmental awareness to its pupils.

For the school, this was an opportunity to give the pupils a different kind educational experience by spending two weeks teaching them about car design and technology. To fire their imaginations, we introduced them to our hydrogen fuelled car, Mirai.

Toyota Dream Car

They were also taught about the automotive design process before sketching their first drafts. Each child’s design criteria had an environmental focus, reflecting trends we’ve seen from entrants in recent years. An increasing number of children are designing their dream cars around wider topics such as mobility, helping other people and eco-friendly cars.

If you know a child who might be inspired by our Dream Car Art Contest, entry forms for the competition can be downloaded at www.toyota.co.uk/dreamcar. There you’ll also find more information, including examples of previous winning designs and full competition terms and conditions for the competition. The closing date for entries is 20 January 2020.

Take a look at some pictures from the day:

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