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Better than JDM: German AE86 vanity license plates – Brilliant

For readers from the US, this is probably difficult to understand, but not every country has vanity plates. And even if they are allowed, most of the time they aren’t completely free form. A good example is the British plates where you often need to decypher what the buyer intended. German plates do allow a bit of freedom, but most of the format is set in stone.

VW Polo with German license plate BRB-AE-86
VW Polo with German license plate BRB-AE-86
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Merry Christmas with AI-generated AE86es

Tonight is Christmas Eve and that means spending time with family, eating dinner, opening gifts under the Christmas tree and family and I’m really looking forward to that! I’ll be offline for a few days and I wish you a Merry Christmas! But I didn’t want to leave you empty-handed and present you with a gift as well!

I thought the best way to express that was by looking at the current state of AI and generating some Christmassy pictures with an AE86. For all four images, I used the following term: “White Toyota Trueno AE86 with popup headlights, Christmas trees and snowy landscape”. I did two in comic/cartoon style and two in photo-realistic style.

Cartoon style

Comic/cartoon White Toyota Trueno AE86 with popup headlights, Christmas trees and snowy landscape
Comic/cartoon White Toyota Trueno AE86 with popup headlights, Christmas trees and snowy landscape
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Nightride to Poland in an Trueno AE86 – Friday Video

For those who aren’t subscribed to either the Juicebox and Nightride channels, the story is that Sam from Nightride wanted to buy a Trueno AE86 and asked Neil from Juicebox if there was one available in Ireland.

Nightride's Trueno AE86 at the Juicebox shed
Nightride’s Trueno AE86 at the Juicebox shed

Coincidentally a two-door Trueno just became available for sale, Sam agreed to buy it and Neil closed the deal. Neil also agreed to drive with Sam (and some other Nightride members) inside the Trueno from Ireland to Poland. That’s an epic journey of 2000 kilometres! Both Nightride and Juicebox posted their videos earlier this week, so check them out below!

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Getting screwed by Trueno AE86 screwdrivers – WTF?!

When I saw the packaging of these Trueno AE86 screwdrivers my first thought was that it was a set of 86 screwdrivers. You know, like all those other 80-piece screwdriver set or 100-piece drill attachment set. The 86 in the name obviously refers to the AE86, so it’s a set of 4. Four screwdrivers for 64 dollars? That’s insane! Are these made of platinum? Or perhaps made of recycled boro Trueno AE86 drift missile body panels?

Toyota AE86 screwdriver set
Toyota AE86 screwdriver set
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Two-door Trueno AE86 hidden in the foliage – Japanese Rustoseums

It is always sad to see a forgotten or neglected car. It’s bad if the car in question is parked up for a long time and is showing signs of rust and decay. It’s even worse if the car is slowly being consumed by the foliage around it. This two-door Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 is one such car!

Abandoned rusty two-door Sprinter Trueno AE86
Abandoned rusty two-door Sprinter Trueno AE86

Eaten by the foliage

The Minkara user mitanimomo investigated this neglected Trueno left behind in the fields. The owner could not be traced and, just like the car, the house next to it was abandoned.

The Trueno appears to be original panda, which would indicate it’s a GT Apex model. The doily lace covers are still on the seats. And it seems to be sitting on Work Equip Casting 4 spoke rims.

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Lambo doors Trueno Black Limited not for the faint-hearted – AE86 Wall of Shame

A Toyota Sprinter Trueno Black Limited AE86 with Lambo scissor doors? That must be the worst entry in the AE86 Wall of Shame, right? Well, actually at first I thought it would. But as I was trying desperately to learn more about this car, I found more and more things I liked about this car. So hear me out…

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