Rusty AE86 pair, Mazda 929, GT86 spotted and random brochure/magazine pick revealed! [episode 6]

February 11, 2017 in what did i watch this week

Welcome to another Banpei Weekly video! Today we are at the sixth episode already and we feature a rusty AE86 pair, Mazda 929, GT86 spotted and more! Also the random brochure/magazine pick gets revealed, and be prepared for a big surprise!
Banpei Weekly [episode 6]
As you may have noticed, the format got renamed. Last time I asked if anyone could come up with a good name for the newer format, as it started to get bigger than just what did I watch this week. AE86 Standard came up with the Banpei Weekly and I liked it a lot! Thanks again, AE86 Standard!

I also added a little down on the street in here. I spotted a Toyota GT86 (aka 86 / FR-S) in the parkinglot at Fosdem. I didn’t want to disturb the owner (he was calling someone on his phone) and I returned later to take a few pics and videos.

Watch the entire Banpei Weekly video below: Read the rest of this entry →

TAS 2013: Life sized Choro Q Toyota 86

January 14, 2013 in picture of the week

Tokyo Auto Salon always has the great or weird things at display. I already read from several sources that if there is one thing that has been dominating the Auto Salon this year it has to be the Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ. (or Toyota GT86/Scion FR-S)
Life sized Toyota TRD 86 at Tokyo Auto Salon 2013
I guess this life sized Choro Q Toyota TRD 86 is no exception to this rule. 😉

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Commercial time: Grand Theft 86!

November 16, 2012 in video

Yesterday Jalopnik posted that two people deferred British advertisement for the Toyota GT86 (aka the Toyota 86 or Scion FR-S) because it contained wild driving. What? Just two people complaining can stop an advertisment being broadcasted?

Jalopnik called it Brazil like and that is somewhat true if you have watched Terry Gilliam’s movie…
Toyota Grand Theft 86
…however I do think Toyota was aiming for a much more pressing world: the world of Grand Theft Auto! Read the rest of this entry →

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 →

ITT2012: Bunta and Takumi

July 22, 2012 in Events

The Dutch Toyota importer Louwman has been neglecting their heritage and clubs for the past decade. With the launch of the Toyota GT86 (aka Toyota 86 and Scion FR-S) they decided to change that and asked the TACN if they could join in and put the Toyota GT86 on display during the festival. They also has some sort of social media contest (which IMO was rubbish and did not do) where you could “win” 4 rounds on the Midlands circuit in Lelystad. It was still a nice gesture.

Near the end of the day one of the AEU86 members went home and parked his kouki panda red Corolla GT AE86 next to its siblings:
ITT: Father and son
I immediately walked over and shot a couple of pictures of father and son next to each other. 😉

Quickly popped in my 28mm lens to make the angle wider: Read the rest of this entry →

Family Album Treasures: living the hachi life!

July 10, 2012 in Family Album Treasures

Almost thirty years ago this guy bought a new Levin GTV AE86 and enjoyed it for a solid thirteen years!
Hachi Life
Owning a hachi for such long period in time would definitely mean it has to be somewhere in the family album! I wonder if any Toyota GT86 owner would still own his/her GT86 in thirteen years time…

Found at AkabaneVisionFILM