I’m a bit eccentric about cars and as you get older I think you will find yourself more and more on the lookout for a particular vintage of item – something you totally identify with on any car that you cared to take note of as you were growing up. You can imagine my surprise then, when I stumbled across this original TRD parts manual from the early 90′s, a manual that catalogs basically every performance part made by TRD for the Hachi-Roku. Read more
We’re back for part two of 7tune’s coverage of the 2010 Tokyo Auto Salon and to kick things off, let’s take a closer look at Toyota’s presence at the show.
For the second part of this piece, I would like to take a quick look at some of the other activities that were happening throughout the day. From a visitor’s perspective, this year had so much more on offer than last, particularly for children and the ones like you and me who like to get a little hands on!
Adam Zillin was at the Tokyo Motor show and mentioned briefly that the FT-86, when started and revved, sounded nothing like a flat-four engine. Derek from Pacificcoastjdm.com thought he’d head over to the TMS and investigate a little further and has sent us a short video of what he heard.
Tim O’Grady dropped us a line to et us know that FT86Club.com posted the first video of the Toyota/Subaru 086A test mule at the Nürburgring. Thanks Tim!
7Tune reader Ken (aka K) was kind enough to drop us a line about the new Toyota FT-86 Concept and some high resolution photos currently flying around the internet and to be honest, we were caught sleeping! Usually the rumors slow down towards the Tokyo Motor Show which will be held later this month so it’s great to see Toyota jumping the gun and providing official images of the long awaited concept. For those who can read Japanese, Toyota Metapolis also has a debut event for the FT-86 on October 23rd.
Better late than never! The 2009 AE86 Festival celebrated its 10th anniversary at Okayama International Circuit on the 30th of August and we were there to cover the event. We hope that the jumbo sized gallery makes up for the lack of posts last week.
After laying eyes on this AE86 you would be quick to think that it belongs in a wrecking yard, scrap heap or basically anywhere but on a circuit. Remember though how when you were young your mother told you not to judge a book by its cover? Read more
I finally went back to my old neighborhood in Settsu-Motoyama in Kobe and sure enough, the old “abandoned” AE86 Toyota Sprinter Trueno was still there, only now in a different position! Yep, it’s the same car I saw behind my apartment way back in late 2003. Read more
I dread spring cleaning. As a male I can’t see the point of it really, but it does uncover some long lost treasures sometimes! I found some old photo albums from almost 10 years ago when I first came to Japan and my first visit to the Nanko area in Osaka and its now-infamous drift spot. Read more