Oh, the Fairlady! I first fell in love with the old school Z after recruiting one for the 2010 Enkei Wheels SEMA booth a few years back. Never was a fan before but now, it’s definitely at the top of my list! Enjoy these awesome pics. All photos belong to their respective owners. – Alex
Paul Harrison knows his way around old Corollas. He found his first TE27 in an alley not to far from his house. It came equipped with a cage and side draft carbs, Paul and his brother thought it was their ticket to get into rally driving. Fast forward to 2004 and Paul acquired his 3rd Corolla, a 1972 TE27, the one you see here. He stripped it the day he got and started on rust repair and adding some custom touches right away.
A little over a week before Formula Drift Round 3, we were not planning on having a car in our tent since we only had a 20×10 space available rather than the usual 30×10. But we decided last minute we could probably fit an AE86 in that extra 10 feet if we scooted the car’s ass end into the inside of our tent. A last minute plea to our Facebook and Instagram friends got us in touch with John who live in the area and had an AE86. He was up for a couple of days straight before the event getting the car ready – he also warned us the car was not intended to be a show car. Overall, we think car looked pretty sick. Gave a grassroots drift machine in the works vive. Was also happy to see the classic (original) ENKEI92 wheel on there and the F20 engine (S2000) of course. This was our 3rd Formula Drift event where we had a booth/tent and we’ve had a Hachi Roku in every one. Looking forward to the next one! Check out more pics of John’s AE86 and a quick video of the preparation after the jump.
A big thank you to Janet for letting us borrow her AE86 for the weekend. The people loved it and were amazed at how clean this Hachi Roku is. Definitely one of the top 3 cars at the event! Thanks again Janet. Also a big thank you to everyone who came by the tent at Formula Drift to say hello and pick up some gear! A couple of more photos of Janet’s Hachi Roku after the jump. – Alex
This lovely 1977 Datsun 280z belongs to my roommate Ben Cort. He picked this rig up a year or so ago after tiring of his 05 WRX wagon. These cars aren’t too easy to come by these days so when this one popped up on Craigslist he jumped on it. The previous owner had pulled the head off and apart for unknown reasons. The plan was initially just to get the motor back together and tidy a few things up here and there. However like many car projects do, things escalated rather quickly. Ben is only just getting started to! More on Ben’s 280z after the jump. Photo’s by me, Jake Wolf Miller.
If you follow us on Facebook, you know we always show love to the Hachi-Roku (Japanese for Eight-Six). Dave, in Hawaii, had a chance to stop by this Classic Toyota meet and was able to snap several AE86′s. I love these cars so much, I’m always wearing my Hachi-Roku crewneck – even though I don’t even own an AE86! Don’t judge me. More photos after the jump. Feel free to share the photos on your Facebook, Instagram, etc. Photos by Dave Coulter. – Alex
Check out this Frankenstine of a RX7! Cool video by the guys at TUNED. – WMD
Would you drive a car built by a teenager in his parents driveway with no safety features whatsoever? We did, and now we’ll tell you why this ugly RX7 is so brilliant. – TUNED
I got a chance to shoot Bill Jones’ dad’s 1957 Chevy in November. I know the word Classic gets used a lot – but Bel-Air is synonymous with Classic. I’ve shot a lot of cars– this has to be one of the most photogenic if not most iconic ones I had ever had the privilege to shoot.
The only thing I’d like to add is thank you to the MAPS air museum in Akron, Ohio. If you are ever in that area stop by and support the museum.
I’ve been communicating with Chris Houts, the owner of this beauty, for a few month now as the build progressed so was happy to finally see his Bluebird in person at XDC Dallas. As Marketing Manager at Enkei Wheels, I have the gift/curse duty of scanning through sponsorship request and as you can imagine, I’ve seen everything from hideous to unbelievably amazing builds. Chris’ 1970 Datsun Bluebird absolutely falls under one of those amazing builds. It was a pleasure meeting Chris and shooting his Bluebird – hope you enjoy the photos. – ALEX
Chris would like thank and mention his sponsor Wiring Specialties for there amazing Harness that made his swap a million times easier and is responsible for the engine bay being so clean. More photos and spec list after the jump (be ready to fall in love)!
Front: ハチロク (Hachi-Roku)
Left Shoulder: WMD Logo
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The Hachi Roku has an “underdog” look about it almost no matter the type of car it’s up against. We can relate. Compared to some of these other big budget sites, we are the underdog as well. But somehow, like the Hachi-Roku, we’re still here and competing or even exceeding in many cases! Only a limited run of these so get one while they last! One free #WHATMONSTERSDO Sticker with every order! To save you on shipping, these will be shipped in a Flat Rate envelope. MORE PICS AFTER THE JUMP
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With the 2012 Japanese Classic Car Show being tomorrow, here’s a shot of a 1971 Corolla from last years show. This is definitely one of those “Must Go” shows in our industry. A lot of history at this show and it’s always good to recognize the originals! Click HERE for more of last year’s coverage. More info on tomorrow’s show on the JCCS website. – Alex