2017 September

Juicebox in Japan: A Daikokufuto encounter PT1

The wait was over, after a failed attempt to get into Daikoku on the previous night, we were adamant to make it here for a Saturday night no matter what. We hung around in the Up Garages close by and made our way towards Daikoku around 9 PM to get an early spot.

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Against the Grain: Flips RX8

I remember when Flip moved home from Australia and told me his automotive plans. He was a die-hard Honda fan, and I was expecting something along those lines. The idea to build an RX8 struck me by surprise, I really didn’t know what way to take it.

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Juicebox in Japan: Cruising till night fall

So after a trip to Tec Arts, the day was still pretty young. We decided to head towards Spoon sports, that area of Tokyo had a hub of various tuning shops, or so we were told. We set the sat Nav once again and hoped for the best.

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Trying to start the AE86 Trueno | Juicebox – Unboxed #2

Trying to start the AE86 Trueno | Juicebox – Unboxed #2

Deep Rooted: Toyota Gathering 2017

This has been a fast year. It seems not so long ago when we covered the Annual Toyota meet in Cork last year. I really enjoyed this meet because you never know what comes out of the wood work. Even the machine we came down in is worthy of a picture, (TRD Camry which you see here). You can also see Flip using his best shammy cloth to clean the flies.

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Juicebox in Japan: Tec Arts

After a night of madness on the docks, we woke to a familiar Irish sight, a soggy grey morning. Regardless of the weather, there was a shop that had been on the hit list for a very long time and I was incredibly eager to check it out before our trip came to an end. Tec Arts has been around for a long time and is a very familiar name in the 86 world. They primarily deal with AE86’s these days but are known to have built some very cool cars over the years.

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Saving an AE86 Trueno | Juicebox – Unboxed #1

Saving an AE86 Trueno | Juicebox – Unboxed #1

Juicebox in Japan: Chasing the night

After a quick bite to eat and a shower, we were back in the van. Burnt from a day of walking the city looking for a battery we didn’t let that dampen the mood. We were hungry for some night action and had heard about an All that Low meet which was happening at Daikoku.

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Hidden Treasure: Searching for an AE86

A few months back, Dan a good friend of some of the OG Waterford guys called down to Waterford for a visit. After a few conversations, I told him I was after buying an AE86 shell and was looking to go down the path of misery chasing parts and doing a restore.

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