Monthly Archives: September 2012


As the official N2 race at the 2012 AE86 Festival in Okayama International Circuit is happening today, I thought it might be fun to back back to February when the all-too-familiar group of N2 racers converged on Tsukuba Circuit.

Interestingly, Tsuchiya isn’t driving the KMS-prepped Levin today at Okayama, instead running a different car with the old TRD livery back on the bodywork.  The new car is running an engine from Car Factory Ai with a bodykit from Custom Garage Speed and the new RAYS TE37V wheels instead of the traditional RS Watanabe configuration!

2012 results will be in very soon, but in the meantime, let’s enjoy the videos.

VIDEO: Fuji 86 Style

Last month I was fortunate enough to be able join Alexi from Noriyaro as we ventured out to Fuji Speedway for the Fuji 86 Style event. At the end of the day there was a mass drivers parade of all AE86 and ZN6 86s on the main circuit! About 150 Toyota 86s and AE86s rolled into the pitlane to do a parade run of Fuji Speedway, led by Keiichi Tsuchiya!

As Alexi said over on his blog

This was an amazing event for any AE86 or 86 fan to visit. If you’d like to visit it, plan a trip to Japan around the 6th of August next year! I heard from the Managing Director of Fuji Speedway himself that there’s going to be more of these.

I can’t recommend it enough!