Watercolour Wonderland

Check out these nostalgic watercolour wallpapers from Masahia Higuchi courtesy of TRD.


TRD 86 Performance Line

Along with Toyota’s official annoucnement of the New 2012 86 Prices and trim specifications, TRD has also followed suit with unveiling what they are calling their ‘TRD Performance Line’.

Offering a full aero kit along with various suspension, chassis and brake parts, TRD has created a very well rounded catalogue for their new flagship sports.

Check it out here.


Toyota 86 Japanese Prices Announced!

Toyota have unveiled their new 2012 86 model trims and prices. Starting with the top model of GT Limited, Toyota have provided a level of detail and options for all levels of enthusiast. GT, G and the RC versions round out the selection.

Check out the page at Toyota Japan here.


An Exercise In Detail

Takumi takes a visit to Ireland for a damn smooth photoshoot.

See all the gorgeous photos at Juicebox


Future Proof: A BEAMS Weapon AE86

This is Sam Futcher’s AE86 Levin. Under the hood you will find none other than the 5th generation Dual VVT-i 3S-GE, or as it’s more commonly known, a BEAMS. This special variant of the 3S engine series is quickly gaining momentum as the engine for those considering conversions.

You see when Toyota needs a kick-ass motor made (like the 4A-G, 2ZZ or 2JZ) it calls upon Yamaha to work their special magic, and the 3S-G engine series is no different.  BEAMS is an acronym for Breakthrough Engine with Advanced Mechanism System, referring to the somewhat special dual VVTi system that comes on the ‘Blacktop’ in Sam’s Levin Hatch.

Read more at Excitement! Car Magazine


USDM Done Oh-So-Right!

With what I believe is the perfectly blend of factory and aftermarket parts, Elvin Suico’s Corolla GT-S has that ‘OEM Look’ down to a tee.  Going for the JDM-conversion look on his USDM AE86, Elvin has, in my opinion, the perfect USDM ride.

Check out the entire article over at NW Built


Have a Hachi New Year From Everyone At HR!



Hachi new year everyone from all of us here at HR! May all your projects be completed, your skids be sideways and roads be winding…


THE ANNUAL 2011: The Aftermath

Well boys and girls with the Annual for this year run and won, lets have a look at how it went down…
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HOLY CRAP! FT-86 Leaked Brochure!

Start saving those pennies! Bodykit options, paint options, wow! Check it out translated at 7Tune here!


The ANNUAL 2011: TAS-Mania! 18 – 22 November

That’s right boys and girls! After much research (and arm twisting) we are going to Tasmania for the HR AE/KE Annual!

Previously we have been to Sydney, Queensland, Melbourne and last year Adelaide, and each time the Toyota fanatics  have put on a good show for the outsiders and taken us all to some of Australia’s best driving roads.

So now, we are heading to possibly Australia’s best driving state to see what the Apple Isle has for us!

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