In 2002 Jon had a lightly modified Toyota Corolla
- TRD bodykit
- TRD lowering springs
- KYB struts
- 5 Zigen Fighter wheels, Michelin Pilot Tires
- MOMO Street Racer GT seats
- custom rear seat covers to match the front seats
- K&N high flow air filter
- generic shock tower bar
- PIAA fog lights
- 20% tinted windows
In Fall 2002, Jon and Cecilia visited their friends in Japan as part of their Asia vacation. During the stay they visited the Megaweb (also known as Toyota City). Toyota motorsports was most famous for its Toyota Team Europe rallying efforts, winning multiple WRC Group A Championships with the Celica GT-Four (and later with the Corolla hatchback). The Megaweb housed many Toyota race cars that won major championships, including the Toyoya 7, the Eagle Mk III, and Penske Indycar. Unfortunately since winning Indy500 in 2003, it was less successful in other top-tier racing series in recent years.
2002 was also the year that Toyota entered F1. But again, despite having the biggest budget it failed to win a single race.