Happy 86 Day from JNC

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Today is 86 Day, and in honor of the momentous occasion, we at JNC are sharing some of the favorite examples of Toyota’s game-changing drift machine that we’ve seen over the last decade, starting with the most recent one spotted at Mooneyes Area 1 in Yokohama in June.

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Russ Capulong’s kidney-worthy bone-stock kouki hatch was our official booth car at Toyotafest this year.

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Russ’s car was also featured at the official Toyota USA 50th Anniversary of the Corolla party in New York.

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We made AE86 Christmas cookies in 2015. You can still download the cookie cutter mold and make your own if you have a 3D printer.

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Just a bunch of clean, Japanese-style AE86s at Hachimaru Meeting at Fuji Speedway.

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A random Tokyo sighting from Skorj’s three-part treatise on Parking in Japan.

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Another random sighting on a Grand Tour to Yamagata Prefecture.

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A lineup of beautiful hatches at AE86 Nights.

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AZN Motorsports’ clean, green beauty at Toyotafest 2014.

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The beautiful zenki coupe built by Duane Tomono and Janet Fujimoto at Toyotafest 2013.

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Our own Hot Wheels version with the JNC inkan from 2012!

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On the red carpet at Nos2Days.

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The Tec-Arts Black Limited at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon.

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Our editor-in-chief Ben’s own blue panda hatch at AE86 Nights.

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Our Australian Editor Kevin San’s Levin hatch from way, way back in the day (he’s old).

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However, the ultimate tribute to the AE86 was paid in 2011 when Toyota launched the Toyota 86/Scion FR-S. Happy 86 Day!

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3 Responses to Happy 86 Day from JNC

  1. Car Nut Seattle said:

    I like the red Corolla GT-S in the 2nd and 3rd photo. I also like the AE86 Corolla in the last photo just before comments. Very nice cars. i’d buy one if it were as bone stock as it came. I like this generation Corolla the best, because it was the final generation of rear-wheel drive Corollas sold in North America. 🙂

  2. Gary said:

    Just like em all!

  3. Randy said:

    Hey Ben – NICE ride!

    Never seen one in the 2-tone blue. Definitely different, and a nice change from the seemingly-always red or white.

    Bet it gets a lot of attention at cruises!

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