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Katsuhiro Ueo is the undisputed god when it comes to drifting the AE86. This video was from the D1 Street Legal Sekia Hills round where he was piloting a Levin Coupe powered with only a 90hp blacktop 20V. Not many people can steer like that. Simply amazing!!!!!!
UPDATE: Tonight is the night people! make sure you’re on time (7pm) and hungry ‘cos the ribs (and the racks..) be hella tasty!
Ok so its time again for all us crazy Sydney AE86 owners to get together for the Sydney HR Monthly Meet up and this month we are holding it at HOOTERS!
Join us at HOOTERS just off James Ruse Dr, where we will meet in the down stairs carpark while we all practice our best pick up lines for those lovely HOOTERS girls who await our fine gentlemen-like charms upstairs, then shoot some pics of our steeds (thats your cars, we know what you were thinking cowboy!) and finally making it upstairs to feed our faces, laugh, cry and bask in the glory of all that is HOOTERS.
Hasselgren Engineering is currently developing a Turbo Formula Alantic 16v for the Falken sponsored AE86 driven by Taka Anono, to compete in the 2008 Formula D Championship. The engine will be good for 10,000rpm and make around 400rwhp. This power will be passed through a OS Giken close ratio FC rx7 box, a mk1 supra rear end and smoking up wide Falken tyres. This is a powertrain that any AE86 owner would die for, it will be truly amazing to see and we cant wait for video footage.
More photos of the insane powerplant after the jump.
Possibly the most crucial question that faces any AE86 driver and owner out there is:
What suspension should I get?
It’s a difficult question to answer as the response depends heavily on a drivers personal needs. Do you want just to use your car for track only, or drift, maybe street driving is your thing? The most likely reply is that it’s a combination of 1 or more these things.
Until recently most suspension setups for the AE86 have been a bit of a mix and match affair, with the most common setups using KYB, TRD TOKICO shocks and a various array of springs. Macpherson-Style coilover fronts are generally the norm and are handmade at a local suspension workshop or in the garage. While we’re not saying that this is necessarily a bad thing we are saying it can be a difficult and costly exercise to get right.
On March 16th, Early morning Japan Time, Sakurai-San of TRD Toyota Technocraft passed away.
Most of you will be quite familiar with Sakurai-San as he was a prominent feature in Best Motoring’s â€œAE86 Clubâ€ series as the creator of Keiichi Tsuchiyaâ€™s Street AE86 and the infamous N2 Battle TRD AE86.
Previous to fame via DVD’s worldwide, he enjoyed a long career with the TRD family in both racing and street car development. Sakurai-San was the â€˜hand of god’ at designing and producing winning N2 AE86 designs throughout the 80â€™s and having had much to do overall with almost all of Toyota’s race and sports cars, he was indeed one of the greatest assets to Toyotaâ€™s motorsports programs.
Also, with rumors and ongoing preparation for AE86â€™s successor within a few years, it is unfortunate that he did not see or lead the project for the return of the new iteration of his ‘heart and soul’ car to the Toyota product line.
Today we must mourn of a loss of a great hero, who brought the AE86 to gloryâ€¦
So to you Mr.Sakurai, we honor your dedication to our beloved hachiroku and hope you may forever Rest in Peace.
Scion today announced it will drift a new RWD RS*R Scion tC in Formula Drift events this year. The RS*R Scion tC features a 3SGE Beams motor, HKS GT3037 turbo and intercooler, Blitz Dual SBC boost controller, and AEM EMS engine management system that outputs more than 400 horsepower, compared to the stock 161 horsepower. A G-Force five-speed sequential transmission, Tilton triple carbon clutch, Project Mu brakes, RS-R coilovers, Sparco Corsa seats and a custom concept wide body kit are also fitted. The tC is rollong on Enkei RPF1 wheels and Toyo ProxesÂ® R1Râ„¢ tires.
Kataoka Racing Service is a japanese workshop that organises nostalgic car track days in the Western regions of Japan. Amazingly, the field is made up of mostly AE86’s but there are a spattering of other fine examples of classic JDM steel aswell.