02-04-2009 12:30 am
This car belongs to an unassuming bloke by the name of Tadashi Yanagawa. The interesting thing about him is that he can drift as fast in totally wet conditions as he can in the dry. I saw him at a recent track day at Nikko Circuit and had to have a look at his car. Surprisingly, there’s not much more to it than many other AE86s out there, but it’s still pretty damn cool.
05-03-2009 12:30 am
Something slightly different for today’s first pic, a Japan four-door with a chokkan muffler, which translates into English literally as “straight pipe”.
19-02-2009 12:30 am
I did a quick photoshoot of Ken Satoh’s turbo Levin hatch a little while ago, but it didn’t turn out in a way that suited the car.
A re-shoot is in order, I think.
Until then, here’s a preview of the interior.
12-02-2009 12:30 am
Oooh, AE86 people aren’t going to like that title.
KE70 people are going to love these photos though.
06-02-2009 12:30 am
Part two of the Option2 x Mercury AE86 one-make race at Tsukuba.
05-02-2009 12:30 am
A while back when I took the Skyline to go drifting at Tsukuba Circuit, there was a series of AE86-only one-make races being held by Option2 magazine and Ken Satoh’s Mercury workshop on the same day. The drifting sessions were filling the dead time between races, which was the main event of the morning.
Naturally, there were a whole bunch of very quick hachis there competing in the roughly ten-minute races, running the gamut from expertly tuned and prepared to completely boro and awesome.