The Top Step


Just like Sebastian Vettel at this weekends Japanese Grand Prix, Mark Rogers stood atop the winners podium having taken out the win at the fourth round of the Specialised Performance Garage Tasmanian Drift Series. Everyone here at HR congratulates you Mark, and are super proud to see that distinctive icon adorn the bonnet of your 3S-powered beast!

Only The Best


Complete bare metal restoration with a rebuild from mostly new genuine parts!  Not only that but an AE111 20 valve swap and enough Cusco and Greddy suspension parts to send you broke three times over!

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Crazier Than Crazy: Twincharged 2JZ AE86

Remember Soara’s amazing hachi powered by a 2JZ? Well he’s been at it again: Thinking the car didn’t have enough power, he created a new modified exhaust header himself to go with a bigger Garrett 45 turbo.. check the jump for more insanity! We love it!

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86 @ MCNSPORT Now Live!


Darren over at MCNSPORT dropped me a line recently letting me know their AE86 parts section on their new website is up and running, stocked full of all the parts and upgrades you can think of. Based in County Cork in Ireland, Darren and his buisness partner Peter are more than qualified to help with any questions or enquiries you might have with upgfrading your AE86, as all of the work on their own cars is done in house (as you can see here!)

Go and have a browse through their selection now at MCNSPORT, you just might find something you like?

Crash Bang Boom


Dave, the star of yesterdays eBay video, has a mate Devin. He is the unfortunate owner of this AE86 you see above. Dave writes:

Devin crashed his too, just on Wednesday past.  Last Sunday though he ended up taking 3rd place in the DMCC Western Canadian Championchip final Rround.  I got to judge, which was interesting to say the least, next time I’m just driving thank you very much.  Oh well, at least he got on the podium before she got all balled up!

Have you smashed your ’86? Send us pics to and we will post up a gallery!

Help For A Brother In Need

When there is an AE86 guy in need of support, it seems there is always a camraderie of owners to help out. David Vickers, one of a couple of crazy Canadian hachiroku-heads who visited Alexi in Japan a little while ago, needs the help of the ’86 community to vote for his video entry in the eBay Motors Master competition. The video is fairly hilarious and describes a lot of us pretty accurately so get on over to eBay and check it out!

What Not to do to Your AE86….

hachi c33 headlight swap
Over a year ago Garth posted the following comment about a Corolla GT-S with a pair of Cefiro A31 headlights.

We are ok with the idea of transplanting Nissan parts into AE86’s but this is taking it a little too far…

Apparently some people did not read his comment well enough! The Levin in the picture also had a Nissan headlight and grille swap and this time the donor was a sister of the Cefiro A31: if you squint your eyes the Levin magically transforms into a Nissan Laurel C33! ;)

Picture via Zeb from R I V E R S I D E

Impulse Carbon Window Visors


Impulse garage has some tasty new carbon window visors for sale for a skimpy 23,100Yen.  Available in either Levin or Trueno stickered versions, Impuse quotes worldwide shortage and ridiculous pricing of the OEM version as their motivation to produce these exquisitely crafted duplicates. Be warned though, due to lack of space, ordering ahead of time is required to allow to let the Impulse guys to make freshly baked versions just for you!

If plain black carbon isn’t quite your cup-o-tea, they are also available in yellow, red, silver and teal carbon too!

HACHiRoCK!! FESTA 2009 Coverage!

hachirock 2009 pics

Our friends at were very fast with finding coverage of the HACHiRoCK!! FESTA 2009 held September 13th. They already posted a short video of an amazing turbo levin (400hp+ 5AGTE, see also the picture after the jump!) driving to the festival last Tuesday and last Friday they finally posted pictures of the festival!

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Portugal Power!


Being the birthing nation of our fine AE86, the Japanese are masters of the national ’86 meet, and from what we’ve seen up until now, the Irish are a close second but with this, that might change!  The owners of Portugal put on their annual national AE86 meet seeing over 60 immaculate (mostly Levin) hachirokus convene upon Lieria for a sitdown lunch, afternoon skidpan event and some cruising to Caetano Auto Toyota dealership for what seems showbags and other fancy treats! It’s great to see the local dealerships getting behind the now ageing hachiroku and it’s rabid fans!

See the huge gallery of videos and photographs over @ our friends on the AEU86 and AE86PT forums!