Even since I was very young, cars have always been THE thing. Like most people of my generation, Japanese cars have always been of special interest. One car in particular has always been my favourite, the AE86. With its lightweight, nimble chassis and the high revving 4age that emits such a beautiful sound, it just screams ‘drivers car’. Of course, no surprises here, when it came time for me to get my licence it was the only car I was interested in buying. With passion for cars comes passion for motor sport, this is especially true for me. I love all forms of circuit racing, rally, motorkhana, and drifting. The plan was to build it up for hill climbs and other forms of track racing, unfortunately at the time, clean Ae86’s for sale were sparse to say the least, and I didn’t have the contacts and knowledge to find one. I had to settle for something else.
I was very happy with how the car turned out after paint. My mate Lee who did all the prep and paintwork is simply a magician when it comes to cars. Who would have thought that this car is the $500 piece of crap I bought so many years ago.