Sneak Peak at the Toyota Supra

White 2020 Toyota Supra parked with a sunset and trees in the background. | Toyota dealer in Burns Harbor, IN

Scheduled to hit the market for the 2020 model year in its triumphant return, the Toyota Supra is a coupe sports car that’s bound to turn a lot of heads. Originally introduced in 1978, the Supra has evolved into a full-on sports car since its 15-year hiatus. This highly anticipated vehicle is now in its fifth generation and is available in two trim levels: 3.0 and 3.0 Premium. Keep reading to learn what you can expect with this flashy vehicle.

Exterior Design

Toyota partnered with BMW to create the 2020 Supra, and the vehicle shares a platform with the redesigned 2019 Z4 Roadster. The Supra also shares a resemblance to the iconic 1967 Toyota 2000 GT and the fourth-generation Supra, which was available through 1998. The 2020 model has a short wheelbase, an aggressive front fascia, and contoured lines that run the car’s length. This model features a more sculpted design with numerous angles and curves.

Interior Design

Since the Toyota Supra has a double-bubble roof, driver and passengers both have extra headroom. This roof style was used in early race cars so that drivers could have more room for their helmet. In addition to this roof style, the Supra gives you extensive outward visibility, which is also common in race cars. It also has a 14-way power sports seat to give you plenty of comfort while riding.

Continue reading

Shopping for Something Old, Older, and Oldest around Chesterton

Outside of antique boutique | Chesterton, INLooking to do some antique shopping around Chesterton? These three spots are some of the best places in the region to find antique jewelry, furniture, and beautiful pieces of history to decorate your home and office.

The Schoolhouse Shop

The Schoolhouse Shop is located just on the outskirts of Chesterton near the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. This is a one-stop shop for just about anything you could want. They have a wide selection of vintage clothing, locally made artisan food products, as well as nearly a dozen rooms filled with antiques. You’ll also find rooms filled with new and gently used children’s toys.

Head here in September for the Art Fair and celebration, which brings together over 30 local artists. There are painters, sculptors, jewelry makers, photographers, tailors, and potters on-site during this fun-filled weekend. You can watch them work as well as purchase some of their pieces.

The store is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. They’re closed on Tuesdays.

Continue reading

4 Things to Do at the Chesterton Art Center

Paintbrush in process of painting flowers on canvas | Lake Shore ToyotaThe Chesterton Art Center is a true community resource. As the home of the Association of Artists and Craftsmen of Porter County, the Center has flourished from its humble beginnings as a single-floor gallery. Today, the Center has its own building on 4th Street, hosts over 200 classes annually, and boasts over 500 members. If you’re looking to express your creativity, check out one or more of these activities at the Chesterton Art Center.

  1. Attend an Art Class

Both children and adults can master their artistic skills at a number of classes hosted by local masters. Children’s classes primarily happen during the summer in the form of art camps. For 2018, kids had five weeks of classes to choose from, with a different theme each week. During this two-hour Monday-Thursday sessions, they worked on painting and expressing themselves through art.

For adults, classes go on year-round to accommodate your busy schedule. Classes are generally once a week for at least five to six weeks, meaning that if you’ve missed the start date of the class you’re interested in, you can join the new session in a few weeks. Topics range from life drawing, ceramics, stained glass, quilting, watercolors, and much more.

Continue reading