Student, Engineering, AE86 Owner
August 2, 2022
Did you ever wonder, how many AE86 (and AE85) have been, where they have been and when they have been produced? Especially if you own your very own AE86 or AE85? Well, then look no further. Juicebox for you have had covered it extently in one of their videos. So check that out, if you wish. I will also use my cars chassis frame number to decipher some information about its production process.
TBT: My AE86 in Daikokufuto
February 24, 2022
This service area in Yokohama might be the most famous place on earth for car fans. The regular meetings of car of all ranges is well known. Thus, no surprise, I had to visit this place with my own car. I have to mention that I am not a professional photographer by any stretch of the imagination. I have a Nikon D7000 and a tripod, and tried to take some memorable photos during my visit.
AE86 Body Guide
October 3, 2018
When I was browsing a book store in Japan I came across a special magazine about the AE86. That guide had very nice articles. An interview with the Drift King, interviews with female AE86 drivers and many legendary shops and their products. A short 4 page long body guide was included. It shows almost all the differences in the Japanese AE86 versions. What is missing are the differences in the rear bumper between Zenki and Kouki models.
Learn Japanese with a User's Manual
January 3, 2018
For everyone studying mechanical/automotive engineering and an interest in the Japanese automotive industry, what better way is there to learn car related vocabulary? Luckily, my classic car came with the manual, which I believe is not often the case. This one is as old as my car, maybe some vocabulary changed by now. I need to learn my car anyway, so let’s make it a study object, concentrating on Kanji and technical vocabulary.
My Car Sucks!
January 2, 2018
A happy new year. As we entered 2018 just a day ago, we still have a week until we enter Heisei 30, the Japanese calendar. Therefore it is a perfect time to reflect on last year. In this post however I will only write about my car. It has been a while since I purchased it, but not so long ago, that I could started enjoying it. Here is why.
How to import a car without import tax
September 5, 2017
I am a big fan of Japanese cars and the ones I like the most are slowly becoming classics. So when I heard about the possibility to ship a car (or any other goods) from Japan to Germany without import costs made me really excited. I had this on my mind when I decided to do my internship for a whole year. I could have decided to do a 6 months stay and finish my degree quickly.
Carland: AE86 Specialty Shop
August 23, 2017
A few weeks ago I did a day trip to Kyoto. I took the Nozomi Shinkansen, a fast traveling bullet train. I boarded it in Shin-Yokohama, and after 2 hours and 2 stops I arrived at Kyoto station. The train reached a top speed of 290 km/h or something. That is convenient. The reason for my day trip was the AE86 specialty shop Carland. It was very hot and humid, but refreshing to see old cars.