Author Archives: Garth Ivers

Tomei Needs Your Input!

Tomei Japan have contacted HR to get the word out about their plans to develop a 5A-G kit. They have blueprint designs for the crank and conrods already but are in desperate need of more information on possible potential customer requests!


Who Is This Man?

It’s former owner of Ken Works and ace AE86 pilot, Ken Satoh! Caught in the act at Nikko Circuit today changing the ‘plugs on his new ’86 drifter, it’s good to know that even the old pros do their own dirty work! Ken was either driving or under it all day showing his unrelenting love for the hachiroku.


Youchi Hangai’s AE86 Trueno

This particular Sprinter belongs to 35-year-old Yoichi Hangai, a mechanic working in the outskirts of Tokyo at the FNATZ workshop. He might technically have a job in Tokyo, but Yoichi has always lived in the eastern part of nearby Kanagawa prefecture, which is generally considered to be the slightly rougher cousin of the somewhat more refined Tokyo metropolis nearby. Running down alongside Tokyo Bay, it’s an industrial area with lots of long back streets and small mechanical workshops, where the tuners have a reputation for having some of the hardest worked street cars in Eastern Japan.

Read the rest on this immaculate ’86 over @

Stealth Fighter Levin Attack!

Get your black on! Draped from head-to-tyre in Henry Ford pink, this weapon of mass drift-struction, piloted by AE86-Ace Shinichi Yamada, took out second place in the Expert Class (the top solo-run class) at last weekends MSC drift event held at the infamous Odaiba Carpark.

More pics after the jump!


Luck Of The Irish

Apparently only a ‘small number’ of their regular attendees, the Irish AE86 scenesters got together last weekend to talk shop and do burnouts with a total of ‘only’ 60 cars attending. Apparently it was too cold for any more…

Dedication I say! Check the jump for the pics!


Coco’s Got Game

Marko (45aken) over on the HR forums is building a ‘HELLA TYTE’ yellow AE86 at the moment, it’s so awesome even his dog Coco can’t help but get in on the skids action – Check out the thread here!

Style & Presence

Hit the Downloads page for two awesome wallpapers of this RunFree-kitted menace piloted by Murakoshi Atsushi; A good friend of Hayashi Wataru from the BM Cup days when they used to kill the Twin-Dori Class in matching purple hachirokus.


Over & Over

Thank God for roll cages eh?

Hawaii’s Hottest Hachirokus

There’s something unique about the Hawaiian AE86 scene you just can’t put your finger on… Maybe it’s the blend of Japanese Aesthetic and US ‘tuner’ style that meshes together so nicely, or maybe just the absolute attention to detail these guys put into their rides that makes them all seem so showroom perfect.

Hit the jump for a selection of Hawaii’s greatest. Props to HR forum member EVADE for the compilation – 808 Represent!


Heads Up! Clear Cam Covers

A new offering! The original Japanese made clear covers from 5 or 6 years ago use to sell for $300+!!! This guy Zaklee Corp (in the Club4AG thread) claims he’ll be selling for a steal @ $80USD when the final production run gets the go-ahead… Check them over at the forums on Club4AG if you’re up for it!