Author Archives: Garth Ivers

Battle Royale!

Evan over @ Royal Garage hit me up with this mad little video. Check out the lineup!

Creamy Beige


Dan over @ MotorMavens has a quick bit of 1990’s love going on today.

To some this might just be another Levin, but for me looks wise this is the PERFECT Levin!

While you’re there, check out their archive of AE86 tagged posts. With an AE86 nutjob like Antonio co-running the site, there is plenty of win to be had.


Smash & Grab


Grassroots drifting at its best. Rod from SPEEDHUNTERS blog has a sweet featurette on one of the local Canadian drifters Chris Scremin. Finishing third in the 2009 Drift Mania West Canadian series, he is one of the top drifters from the Canadian ‘West-Coast’. As a result, the hachi he masterfully pilots week-in week-out is a pretty rough and tumble affair. Rod writes:

As you can expect at typical North American grass roots drift event, the majority of the cars competing were S chassis of various types. But one drifter chose to break the mold with his choice of car and went in a more old school direction: his name is Chris Scremin and this is his 1985 SR-86.

Check out the full article of the destruction over @ SPEEDHUNTERS.

Photo: Rod Chong

Autumn Drift Matsuri


Dino over at SPEEDHUNTERS was lucky enough to be at the Autumn drift matsuri last weekend and he snapped some cool shots of hachirokus on the track.

Check out the gallery (the first of no doubt a few!) at SPEEDHUNTERS.

Old School, Denmark & Roundabouts

Here’s three somewhat unrelated videos for Friday but all good all the same. First up is the Revspeed festival from May 5 2002 in Maze Circuit. Love all the ‘old’ classic compacts head to head!


Does It Matter?


We have no idea which circuit in Japan this is or even when these shots were taken, but does it matter? Love livin’ the ’86 life!


Hachiroku Mania: Is This You?


Are you guilty of the kind of hoarding we see here? Towers of pristine Toyota Genuine spare parts boxes (with or without their glorious contents) and pristine untouched kouki Trueno front bars safely mounted high in the living room?

Mekaru Quad-Throttle Box


So you’ve finally got that ecu upgrade working and you’re running your quad throttle setup direct to air, but what about that ever looming danger of the dreaded defect station? Well Mekaru has the answer!


Brakku Rimiteddo!


Now, I’ll be honest; the Black Limited ain’t my cup-o-tea. The bronzy gold on black seems a little bit ‘FC3S interior’ to me and since it wasn’t even being sold by Eddie Murphy, who really wants to pay the premium? Well in this case you just might…


No. Sleep. Till Taupo!


Get sideways! Keisuke over @ 86Fighters has been hanging out in NZ and hanging it out with his drifting posse in Taupo.

This weekend was very eventful, normally quite important things like sleep and healthy food were not a priority: Late nights, drinking and having fun were on the agenda. Monday was a Drift Motorsports NZ track day run by Drew and Jodie, and a group of us had planned to go down to taupo on Sunday and stay the night….

What is it with drifters and being loose, crazy party-animals? Must come with the job description! Check out the gallery @ 86Fighters for more pics of the crazy weekend!