Towing of Endeavour Is Cause for Celebration at Casey Toyota

Top Quote On October 13, a Toyota Tundra will tow the monstrous retired space shuttle, Endeavour, to its final resting place. End Quote
  • Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, VA-NC (1888PressRelease) September 27, 2012 - As NASA retires its space shuttle program this year, all the retired space shuttles are making their ways to their final resting grounds. One space shuttle, the Endeavour, is getting a special chauffeur as it makes its way to the California Science Center on October 13-a Toyota Tundra.

    How could a Toyota Tundra possibly tow a 300,000 pound space shuttle? Toyota Tundras are simply the best and strongest in the pickup truck segment. This specific Toyota Tundra uses a specially designed rig that will allow it to tow the shuttle for the final quarter mile of the twelve mile journey. Created specifically for this landmark event, the towing rig of this Tundra can haul almost 30 times its regular towing capacity.

    The Toyota Tundra that does this hard work will then go on display next to the Endeavour in the science museum. Toyota and the California Science Center actually have a longstanding relationship with one another. In fact, there is already another Tundra on display in the museum, as part of a physics of leverage display.

    For more information on this huge event, visit One interesting feature of the new website is the Tweet Drive. For every visitor that retweets this phrase-"Toyota Tundra tows Space Shuttle Endeavour on 10/13. Tweet to raise $50 for ( @ ) CAScienceCenter dot #TundraEndeavour"-Toyota will donate $50 to the California Science Center dot

    To see an actual Toyota Tundra in person, or even to take one out for a spin, stop by Casey Toyota today. Keep up with all the big news in the Toyota world by liking Casey Toyota on Facebook at and following on Twitter at

    About Casey Toyota
    Casey Toyota is conveniently located in Williamsburg, Virginia, serving the Norfolk, Newport News and Hampton community since 1958. The family-owned and -operated company has an extensive inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles of all makes and models, as well as a large selection of certified Toyotas. The friendly staff is always ready to help patrons find the perfect match of car and driver and is dedicated to making all of their customers 100% confident in the decisions they make.

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