Tag Archives: Trueno

OEM Fresh Trueno With a Turbo BEAMS Twist

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Illmotion has a unique grasp on some of the Canada’s cleanest builds. This time it’s Orlando Tan’s 1986 Corolla GT-S, otherwise known as a Sprinter Trueno outside of North America – but this factory-spec minter has an ace up it’s sleeve…

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Brothers In Arms: HR Interview Vu & Van Quach

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It’s not often that you see two street-driven cars this well presented and tastefully modified. It’s even more uncommon that they originate from the same family garage.

But in this case, where brotherly admiration and excitement for one car has spiraled out of control, you have possibly the two most succinct, and complete pair of hachirokus Australia has seen in years.

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Some of you 86 die-hards reading this have choosen to stick with one car and toil away, others are up to the count of ‘several’ chassis of chopping and changing, swapping panels and engines and buying whole projects just for parts and papers.

However, these brothers from Melbourne’s south-east have seen over 10 different AE86s between them since 2002, and have now reached, what they consider, their final ‘masterpiece’ hachiroku builds.

So we thought to ourselves, ‘What inspires dedication this intense? What drives two guys to search endlessly for the perfect AE86?’. So we asked them!

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’86 Essentials: Identifying AE86 Tail Lights

We’ve covered it before, but thought it was deserving of a improvment! Redlines, Whitelines, Fullfaces and Sprinters, we’ve all heard these terms before but do you really know the differences?

Hit the jump for THE definitive guide to identifying the different AE86 tail lights!

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Hawaiian Style: Al Ramiscal’s Trueno Coupe

Perfect weather, beautiful women and amazing AE86s. What can’t Hawaii provide to the world?  Rolling on TE37V with those trademark gold bumpers, Al’s Trueno 2-Door is just oozing with style.

Read the full story and more images at The Corolla Brotherhood blog.


True Grit: Mechanics Before Aesthetics

Brian Egan’s mantra seems to be based around this mentality – and his car certainly shows it. Having taken 9 trophies already in various events this year, to call it ‘spartan’ would be quite fitting.

Hit SPEEDHUNTERS for more photos by legendary photographer Paddy McGrath.


Old School Style

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Speed? Hunted.

In the middle of the Norwegian summer, Gatebil at Rudskogen sees more than 45000 car enthusiasts from all over Scandinavia, England and even Japan making their way across te world to make this event one of the biggest car festivals in Europe!

Rudskogen is located about 1.5 hours  drive south east of Oslo, close to the Swedish border, but that didn’t stop New Zealand’s MadMike Whiddett and Ireland’s Darren McNamara from joining their Norwegian squadmate Fredric Aasbo for the first group smackdown of the Speedhunters super-top-secret drift team.

Hit up the Speedhunters post HERE to see a close up profile of each of the cars and some of the trademark antics of the down-to-earth crew.


TEC ART’S 7A-GE ‘Black Limited’ Trueno

SUPER STREET magazine from the United States have got an excellent article up on the absolutely insane TEC-ART’S Trueno. Check out the full article over on SUPER STREET.


Dorikin AE86 Street 2012 Version

Hot Version DVD Volume 114 will feature Tsuchiya’s rebuilt 1.8L 7A-GE 20v AE86. From the sound of the video below, it’s one angry little powerplant!

Just look how happy he is!


An Exercise In Detail

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

See all the gorgeous photos at Juicebox