December 13, 2013 in wrecked
What else to post on Friday the 13th than a wrecked Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 GTV?
Basically this one owner Levin AE86 bought it in June 1986 and wrecked it six years later. Judging from the damage the car would have been saved nowadays but back in those days a hefty repair-bill of 500000 yen was a bit too much to get it back on the road.
October 29, 2013 in hachi rock
A couple of weeks ago I already suggested people to attend this years HaCHiRoCK Festa, but looking at the pictures I kind of regret that now. I hope the ones attending did not get too soaked!
Yes it was raining cats and dogs!
For those unfamiliar with HaCHiRoCK!! Festa: it is an annually organised festival for hachi-roku (AE86) owners to attend. The reason why it is so popular is the number of cars: there is a limit of 250 cars maximum and in general they are sold out way before the festival starts. So if you are an AE86 enthusiast and going there will guarantee that you will have a good time!
For me it is always an issue going there as I simply do not live in Japan and unfortunately presenting stuff on conferences around my job does extend to Japan… So I’ll just have to do with scraping Minkara and other Japanese resources for photos and videos.
I’ll post more interesting/weird/wet/ae86/levin/trueno/whateverdrawsmyattention pictures in the upcoming days!
Photos via: Minkara and Minkara
September 6, 2013 in advertisement, commercial, commercial time
Just spotted this one on Jalopnik and thought it is well worth to share: the new 2014 USDM Corolla never get out of style and Toyota proves this with a commercial that shows you every decade is full of Corolla. For instance the 70s is full of KE35:
And apparently the 80s is full of Herbie Hancock’s Rockit with a real fine USDM Corolla GT-S AE86 which got its front bumper periodically correct replaced by a kouki JDM item and a skate girl dancing on top of its roof… Did Toyota fail to find a genuine example?
Anyway, here is the whole video: Read the rest of this entry →
May 23, 2013 in event, Events, jaf2013
Yesterday I already shared this photo:
And the reason for reposting it now is that I actually forgot to take photos of two important hachis: Oldskull’s and Mark’s three door hatchback Levins! This one does include Oldskull’s AE86 but not Mark’s.
Anyway, ChiKin was by far the youngest of the group but managed to attract most attention with his white panda zenki Sprinter Trueno GT Apex: Read the rest of this entry →