Monthly Archives: May 2008

Can 600HP Impress Tsuchiya???

What happens when you slap a T88 to an SR20 to form the heart of an AE86??

You get this monster:

Taking Lightweight Too Far…

Apparently the guy driving this boro AE86 was one of the fastest on the track at a recent day at Ebisu Circuit. The car looked like this when he got there! Only in Japan folks!

Photo: Paul Dean

Conquering One Hill At a Time!

What an amazing example of an 86! And no less that it gets used and abused exactly like an AE86 should. This hill climb 86 is from a fellow UK enthusiast who has devoted alot of time and money turning a UK GT-spec AE86 (i know you irish luv him) into an all decimating hill climbing machine.

This car has received a complete pull down in the past to which made the car look like it just came out of the factory and most recently had most of its drivetrain rebuilt. For example, it now has a ford Type-9 close ratio dog box, lots of little rose joints in all the specialised arms and a complete ground up rebuilt 20v black top that sounds simply amazing.

To hear and see this thing conquer a mountain (or three), check out not one but three youtube vids after the jump.


Karts & Tacos – HR Sydney May Meet-Up

Another month and another HR meet up for Sydney! This month the plan was to meet up at Bunnings carpark just like the first Sydney meet BUT to then move on to the go kart track Indy Karts up at Revesby.


A Danish War of Attrition

If you live in Scandinavia you will be used to all the snow and the cold. You will also know that salted snowy roads make safer roads and that safety comes with a price. Jan Pedersen’s personal war of attrition with his Levin Hatch is awe inspiring. The beautiful restoration work to bring this hachi back from the cancerous death it was inevitably going to see, is simply crazy to put it quite bluntly.

Starting from a street registered incognito AE86 just like any other, his two year rebuild saw him battle rust, sandblast jobs, finding even more rust, making his own rotisserie, hand stripping the entire chassis of all bog and soundproofing, finding and fitting new pressed panels and so much more.

The end result I think you will agree, is simply amazing. Topping that off with a congratulatory tour of the Nurburgring is the perfect end to an awesome story. Thanks goes out to you Jan for saving one of our precious cars from the junkyard.

Check out his entire thread over at Club4AG. Plus a few pics after the Jump.


A Convoy of Epic Proportions

It always make me happy to see this kinda stuff. I love the pristine condition of the cars but the dodgy rustyness of the neglected trailer! Only in Japan i suppose….

Jap Fest 2008

Jap Fest 2008 is a event setup to cater for Japanese car enthusiasts from england. This event saw thousands of UK petrol heads join together to create an amazing display of unique and rare Japanese rides. The guys over at did their thing by setting up a club display and showed of some of the best AE86s I have seen outside of Japan. Good work guys!!

See some hot AE86s after the jump…


A Beer Baron’s Japan Photo Diary

Our Godzilla taming friends over at Skylines Australia have got one of the more entertaining and visually rich ‘Japan Diary’ threads i’ve ever seen – and trust me I’ve seen a few. Long time member (and now admin) Beer Baron, has some great photography skills and as such likes to shoot at all the best JDM hotspots. The pics have a great deal of Nissan’s but well worth a look regardless.

We’ve taken the liberty of posting some of the AE86 ones here, but visit the site for ALL of the Japanese pics – it’s a freakin’ good way to spend an hour or so!

Images after the jump.


Victoria ‘OMGWTFBBQ’ Meet-Up

We would like to announce our first HR meet in Victoria was a huge success! With a total of 13 AE86’s turning up, a great Aussie BBQ (although sometimes burnt) food and finally meeting the AE86 owners of Victoria it was one of our biggest meets in a long long time and definitely long overdue.

Full event write-up and pics after the jump!


Video: AE86 D1 Crashes

Prepare to witness some big crashes, its sad to see, but things like this just happen..

Source: Youtube