Author Archives: Tobias

International Drift Series Rd.6 @ Lausitz


It has already been 2 weeks since the last round of the International Drift Series ( has passed and we are already in full preperation for next weekend’s last round.


Another Drift Weekend


Two weeks ago was round 5 of the International Drift Series in eastern Germany on location at a small regional airport. Of course, I had to be there and represent for all the Hachi owners/lovers. The track itself was rather small but competition was tough as always.


Adventures at International Drift Series


It’s been a while but I wanted to finally share some of my past adventures at the International Drift Series (IDS) over the past 2 months here in Europe. So far there have been three runs of the pro class and I will give you a short rundown on whats been going on!


Lone Hachiroku @ International Drift Series


It has been a while since I last posted some news from Europe but we have been very busy over the past few weeks. We had a few trackdays in France and Germany (Nordschleife) with some interesting results.


780kg, 210hp & No Comprimises


One of my team members has been running AE86’s for a while now in the Swiss Hillclimb Championship and I think his current one is quite unique.

This particular AE86 started it’s racing life at the end of ’07 after its predecessor was unfortunately crashed while racing, but since the owner is a hardcore AE86 lover, he of course had another shell ready to go. So the transplant started…


Euro AE86 One Make Battle!


We started the Euro ’86 battle last year since we thought it would be cool to gather some AE86s on the track and have a fun and friendly competition. The main goal is to have a good time and do some fast laps on track, with the spoils being bragging rights and not much else. Last years turnout was not really as big as you might expect in Japan but it was still a lot of fun for everyone who came along.


A Swiss Visits Japan!


Hi everybody, Tobias here! I’m HR’s first international blogger and this will be my first blog entry here! As a first post I would like to share some impressions from my 2008 trip to Japan, of course focused on our beloved Hachiroku!

We arrived on a very humid Thursday in late August in Narita, Tokyo. We jumped on the limousine bus to the city and already had plans for the upcoming weekend!