From Sun-A’s website, a brief listing of whats on the inside in the best engrish you’ve ever seen:
AE86 Restoration quarter-century modifications, Come, come early FT-86 – Air dry charismatic new tuners Love Story starts now 13 saw their name FT-86 tuner in the future, Dorikin Muken of Keiichi Tsuchiya, the斬Ru Hibino!, ALL NEW!渾身next generation Subaru Boxer 4 , Validation! Occitane bee DNA is inherited, Initial D Takumi and horizontal New Developments, Full of secret story! Tada Tetsuya FT-86’s development chief, SCOOP: Expected to run from the real-propelled Spy Photos, AE86 – After his brave trajectory trajectory tuning motorsport, Love bee team Occitane Hachirokumaisutakarando得知, And for the FT-86 – “Convergence of real and virtual” Mr. Kazunori Yamauchi Gran Turismo, Porori involuntarily?, Tokyo Auto Salon PLAYBACK FT-86 Talk Show.
Until ours arrives from Japan, you’ll all have to wait in wonder and salivate over the possibilities!
We all did it once: doing a dry drift run. I did it as well: try out that heel-to-toe technique when standing still. Do a clutch kick without the risk of damaging your clutch. Do a quick up- and downshift without the chance hearing of grinding teeth from your gearbox. A very effective and safe way of learning to know your car.
But what if you are actually on a circuit and have blown your engine to bits and still want to enjoy your car? Well, you make videos like this guy!
I must say this guy is quite good in mimicking the 16v 4A-GE and the T50 gearshifts! It kind of reminded me of this guy imitating an “import car” with his mouth. Maybe he watched Initial D a bit too much? :P
IF you want more mouthmotors, we’re also big fans of Leo, and someone we know in my office as the ‘VTEC tube guy‘… golden.
This Saturday January 30, marks the 54th birthday of none other than Tsuchiya Keiichi aka “Dorikin”. So today we salute him for being such an inspiration over the years, not only to us in the hachi-roku community, but also the drifting and greater modified car community in Japan and around the world. We would like to extend our well wishes to the living legend, Happy Birthday Dorikin!
たんじょうびおめでとう 土屋 圭市 全員から はちろくブログ
(Happy birthday Tsuchiya from us all at HR blog)
To celebrate, we have compiled a little history of the man and his racing-filled life!
Impulse have procured for themselves a few sets of RAYS’ new TE37V wheels. After fitting them to every car they had on hand, they have perfected the ultimate fit formula for the 8.5-inch wide -5 offset size to fit under stock guards. Using a 195/50R15 tyre, in this case a Bridgestone RE-01 and Advan Neova AD07, only a small guard roll will see the perfect fit on your AE86 with the wheel face a mere 10mm protruding from underneath the guard. Not to mention fitting perfectly over those Endless mono-block brakes.. phwoar! do want! Check out the pics after the jump.
On Yahoo Auctions, most people sell their hidden gems, like a cheap set of R.S Watanabe Eight-spoke wheels and then there are others who try to sell a good solid car. Apparently you can also sell your beaten up, thrasher drift missiles there. HachirokuGTV found this particularly sad-looking missile for sale on Auctions Yahoo for only 3100 yen! How cheap is that!?
Some more news from Tokyo Auto Salon, this time from Dino over at SPEEDHUNTERS:
At the end of TAS on friday I quickly headed to the Sun-eishobo stand, the publishers of Option magazine, as well as tons of other motoring related titles. I had to pick up a Hyper Rev book/catalogue for an Impreza-crazy friend back home in Italy and as I went to pay I noticed these two postcards on the counter. They are ads for a new magazine that will be launched at the end of the month called Hachiroku Damashii which in English would translate as “The Soul of Hachiroku.” The illustration of the red/black FT-86 riding on watanabes is in true Option magazine style and just hints at how much buzz this new Toyota sports car has created in the car world.
The postcard also says the first issue will be released in Japan on the 26th of this month, so we will keep you posted with a review when ours arrives!
You know you are doing your project car right when you unexpectedly win a prize as No. 1 JDM car on a carshow. At least, that’s what happened to AEU86 member Oldskull after taking his almost finished levin project to a car show to promote his buddies shop Raceminded.
He did put some stickers of his webshop on my car so I was there with him and other club members. I parked the car and we got chilling at his tent where we would sell all his stuff. Suddenly later at that day someone came to me and let me know that I need to pick up my prize as my car had won “No. 1 JDM car”. Really funny to know that I won the prize.
Then imagine this car won the best classic youngtimer prize on the Japanese Classic Sunday only one year before when it looked almost bone stock in OEM panda-red scheme and only a set of Konig Rewinds.