JAF 2013: The first impression

May 22, 2013 in event, Events, jaf2013

Unlike last year I wasn’t a visitor at the Japanse Autosport Festival in Assen as my Carina was present on the paddock between the various sportscars. This year AEU86 decided to ask for a club spot on the paddock and we were granted a large spot in the mid-center of the paddock! Awesome!
We managed to get a total of six Hachis and two Carinas. A small impression of our spot:
JAF 2013: The six hachis of AEU86
Cars from left to right: Corolla GT (4AGE+ITB), Corolla GT (3S-GE BEAMS), Corolla GT (3S-GE BEAMS), JDM Sprinter Trueno GT Apex (4AGE), Corolla GT (4AGE)
Another panda red Corolla GT AE86 was parked behind the Carinas (behind the banner) and apart from ours another four Hachis were present atthe Toyota Noord club so altogether ten hachis were present outnumbering various other cars like the Mitsubishi Lancer Turbos and such. Not bad at all!

I did not have a lot of time to walk around and shoot pictures of all the cars, but at least I got a decent share of the most impressive cars. One that immediately drew my attention was this pink Impreza: Read the rest of this entry →

Count the hachis!

February 27, 2013 in count

No I’m not dead yet… Just a bit overloaded at work. Last week finished up a Dutch MySQL User Group meetup, preparations for my presentation at the Percona Live conference (subject Performance monitoring for MySQL) in April so there was little time to post here.

Anyway, today I found this beautiful picture posted by RGEris on AEU86:
Count the hachis on this Puerto Rican Toyota Cemetery
Can you count the number of hachis in this Puerto Rican Toyota cemetery?
(or should I say count the SR5s and GTS-es. ;) )

Via RGeris @ AEU86 and Profilik-one

HaCHiRoCK 2012: the arrival!

October 5, 2012 in event

This is the last posting for HaCHiRoCK Festa 2012 and no: we’re not doing everything backwards. ;)
Actually I already posted up some pictures from this source yesterday, but the great thing is that he photographed all hachis arriving at the HaCHiRoCK!
HaCHiRoCK Festa 2012
Yes, that means that you can find about 200 hachis in 28 gallery pages in the Minkara gallery starting here:
Beginner Celica @ Minkara
If you want to view it backwards, start here;)

Count the 86-es!

August 27, 2012 in count

Nori Yaro just posted this awesome video up on Youtube where about 150 AE86-es and Toyota 86-es are mixed together on a two lap parade on Fuji Speedway (FISCO) held on the 6th of August this year.
Count the AE86-es and Toyota 86-es
It is a good thing Alexi put a couple of fast-forwards in the video!

And at the end of the video there is a small Toyota 86 bonus: Read the rest of this entry →

Fifteen years ago: yellow Hachiroku

January 24, 2012 in random, Uncategorized

Fifteen years ago this yellow Sprinter Trueno AE86 GT Apex was king of the mountain and the Honda in front of it king of the desert!
Yellow hachi roku
Now which one would you choose as your daily transportation?

Minkara