Hachiroku: Revisited

Going through the Wekfest LA coverage this Hachiroku stood out to me and I thought it deserved it own post. The work that’s gone into this beast is just beautiful. Steve’s attention to detail is just insane.

Chop welded titanium piping, HKS velocity stack, ARC goodies on F20 OY!!This car has it all. There’s too much to mention that’s been done to the car that I can see. Exterior has it’s fare share of awesome too. AE86 custom color, Levin front end, Zenki front, TRD sides, with Customer widebody and diffuser. Sitting on Volk TE37. I’m sure there’s so much more to the car but for now we’ll let the pics do the talking.

Enjoy, 


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From Across the Pond: Hachiroku

I wanted to introduce this car state side. We all love the Hachiroku and this one was too amazing not to share with our followers. I was lucky enough to get these photos and make an attempt at sharing them with the fans here in the US. I don’t want to bore you with the details because I think the details are in the pictures. Enjoy! 

Interior only a drifter/ racer could love. 

And … If you’re wondering what’s power this car and what to take a peak under the hood… here you go. SR20DET dressed up with a custom valve cover Garrette turbo and all the fixins.

BobsYrUncle Crew: Las Vegas IS300 Feature

When you think of the Toyota/Lexus the platforms that come to mind are GSs, SCs, LSs, and of course Supras.  Then a few seconds goes by and you say “oh yeah I forgot about the IS”.  No matter how many ISs you see, the platform always seems to play second fiddle to those others.  But we this is one IS that does standout.

Say hello to BYU’s very own Leroy Taylor and his 2001 IS300.  Leroy was first introduced to the IS in 2003 when he joined Team Lexus, the former factory race team for Lexus of North America.  Before he ever owned his IS, Leroy was out there in Grand-Am Cup racing watching the cars that he and his teammates built winning races.  It wasn’t until 2005 when Leroy decided to buy himself a Spectra Blue Mica 2001 IS as a Christmas gift to himself.

As it is for all enthusiasts, we tend to envision all the different things we want to do to our cars.  We fantasize about all the different looks, setups, colors, specs, etc. that we want to one achieve.  Leroy has been fortunate enough to have just that.  When he first started modding his IS in the spring of 2006 Leroy kept it simple.  He slammed it on springs, through on 17” BBS RKs, exhaust, and a C-West kit.  Since then the car has gone through a lot of changes.  He would eventually ditch the C-West kit for and Wald kit and JDM bumpers, another set of BBSs before up sizing to 19” AME Spec Ms, a TRD CF hood, and upgrading for springs to HKS coilovers.

Just when Leroy thought he was finished, he discovered BN Sports.  After moving from Baltimore, MD to Las Vegas, NV in 2009, Leroy parted out his Wald kit for the BN Sports type II kit, sold his AMEs for Work Equips, swapped his stock seats for carbon Kevlar buckets and 6-pt harness, TRD chassis braces, and several additional suspension components.

Leroy never wanted to boost his IS and go very heavy with every top shelf part available. With his professional racing experience behind him he tends to only want to see cars race on the track. Leroy wanted something simpler and easier drive as daily.  He wanted a car that he can show with but still enjoy everyday on the street, so opted to keep the car low and slow, while break-neck gorgeous. Leroy’s future plans for his IS are simple.  In his words all he wants to do is “drive it and enjoy it.” These days Leroy and his IS can be seen cruising the Vegas streets and garnering attention wherever he goes.  So if you’re ever in Vegas, be on the lookout.

Heavenly FD3S: CCW

Browsing the world wide interweb I stumbled on this simple and clean FD3S Mazda RX-7 and loved the look so much i wanted to share with you guys. Complete Custom Wheels [CCW] and good clean (still functional) drop and voila. It’s as good as gold. I was looking for more info on the car or even an engine bay shot but these few pics are all I could find. Hopefully I’ll stumble on some more info later and share more about this car again later.

Photo creds to D.Atkinson

CR8TIVE: Kandy Purple AE86

Details details details.. it’s all in the details and this AE86 is chalk full of little details and perfection that i wouldn’t even begin to try and describe. I was lucky enough to be friends with the owner(s) of this AE86 from  Creative Car Audio and Motorsports and see this car being built and go to shows and park together (when i was showing) was awesome! Feels like such a long time ago now. Which it probably is, but still they were good times.

Since then the Hachiroku has been sold to someone in NY and i haven’t heard the where about since. Hopefully it’s still in one piece and the owners enjoying the car and it’s quality parts.

Mod list after the pics.

1986 Toyota Corolla GT-S

Engine:
AE111 Blacktop Motor
Toda Cam Gears
Toda Cam Shafts
Koyo Radiator
HKS Timing Belt
Jubiride 110mm Funnels
Jubiride Throttle Panel
Jubiride Throttle Nets
Setrab Oil Cooler
TRD Clutch
TRD Short Shifter
DT High Rise Header
DT Reservoir Tank
Mezeire Catch Tank
Trust DD Exhaust
Kaaz 2 way LSD

EMS:
Electromotive Tec3R ECU

Suspend:
Nagisa Auto Shock Plates
Project Mu Adjustable Pillar Mounts
Cusco Lateral Bar
Jubiride Front Brace Support Bar
Cusco Sway Bars
Cusco Front Strut Bar
Cusco Rear Strut Bar
Jubiride Upper Rear Bar
Jubiride Rearseat Triangle Bar
Beatrush Rear Trunk Bar
Do-Luck Rear Floor Bar
Cusco 6 Point Rollcage
Cusco Side Add-on Bars
Cusco Rear Diagonal Add-on Bar
T3 Front Triangle Bar
Vertex Engine Dampener
TRD Short Stroke Struts
TRD Springs
Cusco Roll Adapters

Interior:
Recaro SP-G Seats
Takata Harnesses
Defi Gauges (oil pressure/water)
Vertex Steering Wheel
Signal Auto Quick Release (in one of pictures with the Recaros, you can see the flip up hub, that will not be included with the car, we are switching it out with the Signal Auto Quick Release)
Project Mu Pedels
Sparco Foot Plate
Project Mu Shift Knob
Pioneer DEH-6500 Headunit
Odessey Battery

Exterior:
Origins Carbon Fiber Rear Visor
CF Carbon Fiber Hatch
Seibon Carbon Fiber Hood
Vertex Body Kit
Redline Tail Lights
House of Colors (Candy Purple paint inside & out)

Wheels:
Volk TE37’s (14×6) with Toyo Tires
Project Mu Brake Calipers

Cars & Coffee, Irvine : Third edition of Coverage

Being a fan of all automobiles new, old, crazy looking, or even those work in progress cars that don’t get a lot of love. Everyone has their own steez and it’s just a little harder to see where they’re coming from. So because of my “weird” likes we ended up taking a lot of pics of a broad array of cars from super old school to the uniques that aren’t seen everyday. Basically whatever caught my eye.

These headlight housing were crazy .. nearly seemless addition to the car.

Don’t see Lancia’s on the street very often. Seeing the name always makes me think of rally races 

This full race Fiat 500 was bananas. 

Look Ma’ no headlights. (Big thanks to the random stranger for pointing that out)

Themed bike got my attention.
Had no idea what this was at first and had to look up more info AC 378 GT Zagato. Not a name that so easy to remember but it is impressive in person. Built in South Africa by Hi-Tech Automotive and designed in Italy.

Via Wickipedia:

“The car is powered by a 437 bhp (326 kW; 443 PS) 6.2 L V8 GM sourced engine found in the Chevrolet Camaro.[4] Weighing 1,465 kg (3,230 lb), the company predict a 0-60 mph acceleration time of under four seconds and a top speed around 185 mph. The car does not feature any electronic driver aids”

This Bus was insane! Creativity and ingenuity was a site to see. It’s not all polished on the outside but i’m sure you can appreciate the build. For more pics see Part 2 of our Cars & Coffee coverage here.
Isuzu Vehicross from what i remember had a strong following and was a pretty pricey car/ truck to buildAlways a classic. Mr. Supra Nick wasn’t able to make it out this morning but luckily enough Jill his GF brought out his JZA80. Buddy of mine Scott’s turbo first gen GS ❤ that T04Z HKS turboThe very well known Brendan’s LrgSoup

Beauty in the build: R32

R32’s are a fan favorite and it’s obvious why. This one is no different. Although it’s not on the floor or “hella slammed” it’s serves it’s function and just looks tough. RB26DETT under the hood and Nismo parts here and there. It’s simple and efficient.

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