Random intagram pic off my phone from the landmark tower in Yokohama!
Sláinte is táinte to you all!
You may have seen this photo bouncing about the interweb before…
Well I took that at an 86 meet before the end of last year at Caseys in Tullow. Some of you will already know the cars and owners (Eoin Tracy being the owner and builder of the tuned 20V version on the left, and Derek Middelton being the owner and maintainer of the original 16V version on the right).
The best thing about the 86 scene in Ireland is the variety! From heavily tuned versions to standard original spec cars, Jap imports, Uk specs, drift cams, track cars, rally cars. Ones that have been restored from the ground up and ones that get slapped regularly off the pit walls in mondello…… we have them all!!!
These photos pay a small homage to the great variety in the 86 scene in this country… il let them speak for themselves
I spy another R/O/B…
After what seemed to be a long winter, it was finally time for AE86irls first meet of 2012 It was held in Midway court in Portlaoise, a pretty central spot for everyone.
We parked up, did some chatting, drank some tea, did some more chatting and then we went home, (you see us 86 owners arn’t all so bad) . It was a really enjoyable day, with great atmosphere, great people and of course great cars!!
John’s 8a9 corolla has to be seen to be appreciated, looks like it just rolled out of the factory!!
SSR mkii’s + Charmant = WIN!!
Love the bmw cream on Marty’s mcnsport built 2 door…
Willies B/O/G levin never fails to impress!! Gold centered watanabes suit it perfect.
Paddy’s KE70….. just awesome, that is all!!!
Eoin’s 86 has to be one of my favourites! (love the number plates )
Regina’s SC Mr2 (will have more from this coming soon! )
86 girls!! (well some of us)
Regina rocking the Sweet Oblivion Corolla brotherhood shirt!!
If you dont have one by now, you are not cool!!!!! I suggest you get one immedietly here !
My mate over at Fast Car and fellow 86 lover Graham Morecroft told me of an elderly lady he spotted driving around Oxfords back roads in a standard late spec Corolla with her skirt stuck in the door!…….
Iv seen grannys driving KP’s but not AE86′s and not one that looks a clean as this!!!
wish she was my Granny!!!! ……RESPECT!!!
Kudos to Graham for the pics!!
My good friend and fellow 86 girl, Ms Regina Farrell, is one cool lady. Not only does she currently possess an AE92 and a supercharged AW11 MR2 … she also owns this stunning Levin!
It is always refreshing to see a car that suits it owner, her Levin a perfect example of this. Regina imported the car from Japan herself , added a few of her own personal touches including a set of pink techno racing wheels which suit both the car perfectly , an early spec grill and lowered it. It is still a work in progress as she says herself, but I think its perfect just the way it is!! (but us girls are never happy I guess )
Im sure I will feature the car numerous times on this blog but for now enjoy these pictures that were taken at AE86irls last meet in Tullow, Co. Carlow.
More Hiromi love
A visit carland86 to was one of my priorities during my recent visit to Japan. So after a 2 hour shinkansen trip from Tokyo to Kyoto….. I was greeted by this …..
Worth the trip im sure you will agree………
Carland is one of the most famous AE86 specialist shops in Japan, known worldwide by AE86 enthuiasts. They specialise in restoring and maintaining Levins and Truenos and the cars in the forecourt were a true testament to the expert work they do……
There were a few initial D replica trueno’s for sale… this one being practically identical…..
Including the very important cup of water…… essential for any tofu delivery expert!!
Let all other beach goers know your a true 86 enthusiast with this Initial D towel!!
Replica of Keiichi Tsuchiya 86….
Hello kitty and an 80′s CD….. The owner of this Levin who im presuming is female…… RULES!!
Very happy lady!!!
Here’s a quick vlog Kyle made if you want to see more from carland….