Author Archives: Garth Ivers

AE86 Owners are Crazy!

Proof! Thanks to Casey at shirtstuckedin Check it out for more AE86 goodness!

FT-86 ver.3: Scion FR-S

The name should say it all, FR-S. Scion says it stands for ‘Front engined, rear wheel drive sport’ and they aren’t kidding. Equipped with a six speed ‘sports-manual’ transmission (with optional paddle shift controls on the steering wheel for you F1 enthusiasts on a six speed auto) and a limited slip diff, the FR-S  really holds up to its name.

Based on the past history of manufacturers putting ‘sports’ monikers on otherwise standard cars with only a small up in power and some half-assed attempt at aero,  the new FT-86 concept variant from Scion really wants to show us it’s hachiroku heritage.


AE86 + BEAMS 3S-GE = Win

Not many videos on the YouTubes of an NA Altezza BEAMS powered AE86 on the circuit it seems! This rare find shows a racer hachiroku strapping the ass off lots of different makes and models around Okayama International Circuit.

The Second Coming: Toyota FT-86 II

Our brothers over at The Motor Report have some tasty image galleries and details of the new revision of the FT-86 Concept that was unleashed at the Geneva Motor show this week.  If you’re like me, you might not be as in love with this variation as the original or G’s and here’s why:

When compared to the original FT-86 concept, the second-generation is larger in almost every direction. Wheelbase remains unchanged, but width has grown by 35mm to 1795mm, and height by 10mm to 1270mm. The original concept is shorter also, measuring just 4160mm long.

When compared to an AE86, the ‘II’ is more like an RA28 Celica in size and wheelbase: Longer and sleeker. While this variation is definitely still a looker, my love still remains with the G’s concept from last year’s Tokyo Auto Salon. Let’s hope Toyota go two ways with the final release, show and go!

Tec-Art’s New 7AG Black Limited TURBO!

Here’s the new powerhouse from N2 heavy hitters Tec-Art’s! Quite the special car to choose as your workshop demo! Hotness indeed.

Have a read (if you can) of the magazine article from the latest G-Works. Page One. Page Two. Page Three.

New Sh*t!: WORK Meister CR01

New for 2011! Nostalgic competition racing style! Check em out at the WORK website here.

2010 AE86 Matsuri!

Dino @ SPEEDHUNTERS blog has got the photos of the last 2010 AE86 matsuri up, so check em out in all their racing glory!


Fuck. Yeah.

Some hot shit right? The great young Casey @ is in Japan with Matsuri fever. Add his blog to your daily internet route if you already haven’t! this kid oozes talent!

Beauman Jones’ SR20DET powered Trueno

Photo by Matthew Mead.

JDMST have just uploaded a new Featured Ride. This time it’s our own Beauman Jones’ head bangin’ SR20DET powered AE86.

Click here to view the feature


Asayan tearing up Meihan Sportsland in his awesome AE86 at a HitomiGO drift day back in January 2008. あさやん LOOKING AE86 :: ひとみGO 走行会 2008.  Filmed and edited by all-round nice guy Laurence Janus!

Does it remind anyone of a certain ‘hachiroku.mpg’ from long ago of Katsuhiro Ueo in his AE85? Love it!