We wish you a happy 86-day!
Happy 86-day 2016
Why does the title say first time this year?

As most of Europe follows the d/m/Y (or d-m-Y) notation our 86-day celebration is always in June. The exceptions for Europe are Hungary and Lithuania who follow the same (and sane) notation of Y/m/d (or Y-m-d), so they will celebrate on the 6th of August. So there will be another happy 86-day wishing in two months!

Enjoy86

On Saturday 6th of August a two day 86-only event will be organized on the Sosnova Circuit in the Czech Republic.
Enjoy86
The event will be backed by both Czech Toyota and Subaru importers.
– Unlimited tracktime from 9.00 to 18.00 for 60 euros (additional track time on Sunday as well)
– AE86/GT86/BRZ only
– Coaching available from Pro rally driver Martin Semerad and F1 test pilot Jan Charouz

For more info and registration please visit enjoy86.eu.

Map with the location of the circuit: Read More

AE86 Panda paint scheme

I have been toying around with the idea of creating small videos on various JDM topics for a while now and put that into action a few weeks ago. The latest video, number 8, I made one about the AE86 panda paint scheme.
JDM Trivia #8: Panda AE86 paint scheme
I tried to cover all the necessary aspects of the AE86 panda paint scheme and make a good, clear story about it in a four minute video.

You can watch and enjoy the video below: Read More

petrolicious antonio alvendia ae86

Petrolicious and Japanese Nostalgic Car joined forces for the second time and yesterday they released their latest video featuring Antonio Alvendia and two of his AE86s:
petrolicious antonio alvendia ae86
Antonio is the organizer of 86Fest and spiritual creator of MotorMavens. He has been renowned for his obsession with the AE86 and this quote from the beginning of the video describes it all:
I don’t have two of the same car: I have five of the same car. I’m just kind of a victim of a good deal.

You can watch and hear all about the hachi roku in the video below: Read More

noriyaro ae86

Alexi Smith aka Nori Yaro finally came to his senses and bought himself an AE86:
noriyaro ae86
Well, actually he admits it is an AE85, but it has been converted with all the necessary components including a set Hoshino Impul and Hayashi Streets. He takes it to two AE86 events and drifts the Trueno on Sports Land Yamanashi.

Obviously he made a video covering buying, servicing and drifting the AE86:

In case you want to see the non-stop drifting video he refers to: Read More

Offset Kings Japan event @ Speedhunters

The AE86 is still very big in Japan and Dino Dalle Carbonare posted a nice article on Speedhunters about their presence at the Offset Kings Japan event.
Offset Kings Japan event @ Speedhunters
What is great about his post is that he shows the variety of subcultures embracing the AE86: it varies from drift style to USDM SoCal.

Enjoy the whole article at Speedhunters:
Offset Kings Japan event @ Speedhunters

Regular Car Reviews: Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86

I enjoy watching episodes of Regular Car Reviews because they are honest and blunt. The reviews generally feature harsh language and he really gives you a piece of his mind. So I kind of feared when I spotted his Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 review in my subscription list.
Regular Car Reviews: Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86
The review consists out of two parts, so enjoy part one: Read More

Toyota Corolla Levin AE86

Just hot from the press: Toyota released three mini movies (3 minutes each) called The World Is One in their Next One campaign featuring the Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 in three continents: Japan, Africa (South Africa) and Australia.
Toyota Corolla Levin AE86
The movie really feels like following the Initial D vibe: two high school students, the nerdy one falls in love with a girl, works his ass of to get a license and a car and then buys a zenki Toyota Corolla Levin AE86. They both go for a ride in the AE86: drifting/hooning off and then cruising along the shores. There the girl is found with another guy and see for yourselves the ending in all three parts. It is really well made!

Japan: Read More

Sprinter Trueno AE86 Black Limited

First of all: Happy New Year!
My personal New Years resolution is to post more frequent to the front page of AEU86. So today I’ll kick off with a blog post about the Sprinter Trueno AE86 Black Limited model I wrote a year ago for my own blog.


It is time to dig a bit deeper into the AE86 again and this time I had a specific model in mind: the Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 Black Limited!
AE86 Trivia header
A total of 400 Black Limited AE86 were made in 1986 and all of them are Sprinter Truenos, so no Levins were available in the Black Limited edition! All Black Limited cars were graded as GT Apex.

This is the official brochure from 1986:
Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 Black Limited

Fast forward 27 years and this is how some examples by Carland AE86 look today: Read More

Merry Christmas AEU86

Merry Christmas from AEU86!
Merry Christmas AEU86
I hope you had many presents under the Christmas tree this year and had your fun unwrapping that supercharged 4A-GZE engine and a Supra W57 gearbox!

This year the season greetings were honored by HybirD07’s old Toyota Corolla GT AE86!