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Just in case you missed some of the early reviews of the Scion 2013 FR-S, here you go. The guys over at Automobile took it for a spin at Sodegaura Forest Raceway, a 1.5-mile road course tucked into a forest in Chiba Prefecture, across Tokyo Bay from Tokyo.
The article includes some decent photos and some interesting background - if you're not up on this machine.
You'll find plenty of chatter in the forums on this thing - love it, or not.
In the aftermath of last year’s Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota’s North American design studio CALTY has survived the selection process to have its version of the FT-86 accepted as the basis of the new model instead of European and Japanese efforts. Read more at 7tune.com.
Could it be true? After almost 25 years Toyota is finally taking a serious look at offering a new AE86? After years of hearing rumors of Toyota partnering with Subaru to create a light weight, RWD, manual, boxer engine we may be close to seeing at our local dealership! Check out some of these concept shots and decide for yourself if this car has the potential to live up to the legend!
Forumla Drift has once again come to Washington state! If you are available be sure to show up for the event - drivers practice and qualifying begins on Friday at noon but the real event starts on Saturday at noon! Don't miss the ProAM event preceding the main FD event!
SPEEDHUNTERS.com has much love for August 6th, 2009... its 8/6 day - all day! After user submissions over the last week they have complied all the 86 awesomeness and created quite the gallery. Check them out here:
SPEEDHUNTERS.com has a spotlight on Darren Mcnamara's new N2 AE86! This thing has it all, classic styling, tons of carbon fiber, plenty of power and weighs almost half of a totally stock AE86. Defiantly a hot 86.
Running:Projects / COMRADES is hosting their first crazy delicious drift event on FEBRUARY 21, 2009! Check in here if you think you can handle it - Its going to be fun!
If you want to see what sort of talent is coming out of the N.W. AE86 scene, look no further than TURN 10 Studios blog over at ForzaMotorsport.net - The Hachiroku.net forum members got together with TURN 10's stunning photographic skills and produced some stunning cover shots! These cars are getting cleaner, nicer and faster everyday! Despite the generally crappy weather the N.W. consistently creates some amazing cars, even if they are all wet!
7Tune.com recently made a little trip to Okayama International Circuit, attending the annual AE86 Festival. AE86 Tuning Car King race took place with some recognizable tuning shops placing in the top three! Also, if you are a fan of the elusive Black Limited editions, be sure to check out the event gallery!
Complex.com, a buyer's guide for men, recently wrote an article, "Classic Cars that Deserve a Second Chance." While some may take issue with the list of six, it was gratifying to see the venerable AE86 was second on their list.
Beau Yates (Toyota Racing Developments AE86) won the season finale at the Toyo Tires Drift Australia Series at Oran Park Raceway, with second place enough for Leighton Fine (Commercial Truck Sales Nissan 180SX) to secure his first championship.
South Australian driver Leighton Fine is the new Australian Drift Champion, after finishing second. See more at WhoWon.com