Its amazing just how good the older generation of Toyota’s have aged, with everything being so mass produced these days and designed by a team or panel, the older more humble econo cars of the eighties with their simplistic designs for some reason get better with age. Who would have thought a Corolla wagon would have this much of a presence thirty two years later with the addition of a few bits and pieces?
Ah, where to begin…. if you didn’t know this by know, Ireland has a very very impressive AE86 following, when the flood gates from Japan opened back around 00, we pretty much imported any type of AE86 we could get our hands on and this continued for about eight years, right up until the country’s economy shat itself. Any proper day like the one that is somewhat annually held at Mondello brings some of the most awesome pieces of Japanese steel from around the country and this was as good as it gets.
Spotted this beast awhile back outside an off license in Naas, rocking some Rays TRD sports T3′s and a nice kit. Awesome!
When most people think of a run around car, especially in the Irish car scene they wind up purchasing something cheap and efficient, something that gets them from A to B that little bit cheaper whilst the pride and joy parked up. When I found out this AE92 was a run about I was shocked.
Aside from many things people and automobiles exiting the country as we talked about in a very gloomy right up during the week, its always nice to see someone come out with a truly unique project to keep things a little more positive in these strange times. This KE55 has been in the making for just over a year or so now and it was nice to wash the dust off and get it out in the open air for the night. We will have the full feature soon once the final touches are added with quite a collection of other features which we have lined up for you over the coming weeks…. stay tuned!
What I love about Japfest is the amount of racing and activities that are on throughout the day as well as the show thats inside the paddock. It can be a somewhat overhwleming task to cover everything as you have time attack, Prodrift, drag racing and track time on all at the same time. There’s something for everyone.
Happy AE86 day! What better way to celebrate this day then with a car like this. The Levin you are looking at is probably one of the most impressive builds I have ever witnessed with an AE86. These days people seem to have the mentality of adding a set of wheels to a car and stance and a couple of stickers and suddenly there car is something special or different. What I love about this car is the fact that pretty much every inch of the car has been changed, replaced or refurbished. This car wasn’t built to be put on a stand at a car show or to be king of the internet. Many people didn’t even know this 2 door even existed, for the people that did it was like an urban myth hearing what was being done and how much was being spent. The biggest thing I love about this Levin is how it was built to be driven and personally enjoyed, the fact Jerry wasn’t bothered if it was exposed to the world or not is pretty awesome.
Damn this 82 is nice, loving the mix matched wheel combo with beefy looking XR4′s up front, clean grill and splitter.
It was that time of year again to head from the very south of Ireland up to the north. Straight liners was about to begin again and we expected another turbo journey to lay ahead of us. Surprising enough this time around all the new motorways had been fully open and we actually made it from Waterford to Enniskillen in about 3 hours abiding by the speed limit. This is one of the most exciting drag racing events in Ireland, well to be honest there isn’t too many. The best thing about Straighliners is the fact that you just don’t know whats going to show up.
It was only about 20 or so years ago when quite a few of the E70 chassis Corolla’s were a common sight on our streets. These days finding one can be as rare as a decent Irish summer. Lets face it back in the day these cars didn’t look this appealing. In fact they were pretty basic. They got people from A to B and back again in a reliable Toyota fashion. As time went on, the great Irish weather and general wear and tear took its tole on the E70 and many of its old friends. Most of which now lay in scrapyards slowly returning to the soil and the rest have been crushed in scrappage schemes.
I was going crazy I missed this last year, so this year I made sure my weekend was free to trek up to the AE86 track day. It had been raining all week and was looking bad, which is typical in Ireland. Somehow the rain decided to take a break only for that Saturday and mother nature even showed us a bit of sunlight which is always a treat.
This is one of my favourite cars, in a video with one of the best songs ever. Electric Relaxation by A Tribe Called quest. Thanks Teejay
Check this link to a scrap yard in kildare which has over 3000+ cars that are going to be crushed soon to make way for houses or whatever. Its crazy to see these cars being crushed or even seeing them all again. Growing up nearly all of these cars were driving on the roads well maybe not all these cars but more or less 80% of them. People definitely take them for granted. Maybe not all of these cars were the shit when they came out or were the cool thing to have but in years to come most of these will be classics or mega rare. You can take the honda civic for example like the shuttle or the Corolla estate which are just left they were as common as piss in the 80s but as time goes on and they get crashes and burned out or god knows what when you see one your like holy shit look what it is. The nct and other car deals and scrapping deals took nearly everything off the road that was once around. It happened so gradually that people didn’t really notice it but one look through this scrap yard and you will be like awh shit member that…
Looks like a fucking scene from 28days later or something.
I guess this is most cars fate . I wouldnt have posted this but this scrap yard seems to be a little bit different to others.
There is so much going on here i definitely advise you scroll through the flicker page. Click here for more info and shit.
You never know you might be able to save some stuff before its taken or might be able to grab a part or two. You could just say its only metal and there just cars but its still a shit thing to see some rare cars there get crushed. Check them out http://www.flickr.com/photos/scrawb/ there is so much more shit to laugh at or see…
This Te 72 wagon is pure sex.