One of the reasons I enjoy visiting Hayashi at his shop, Auto House Solid, anytime I’m in Gunma is that there is always a large variety of tuning cars on hand. Hayashi services a wide range of customers so there is guaranteed to be something interesting in the shop.
Close-Up: Carbon Junkie – Takumi Hayashi’s AE86
To say that Takumi Hayashi has an affinity for the Toyota AE86 would be a rather dramatic understatement. The peppy, 130ps 4A-GE motor combined with the car’s FR drivetrain became an instant hit with not only himself, but many other tuners in the mid-80’s for that matter. It didn’t take long for the Corolla to be a favorite worldwide, and Japan was no doubt leading the pack in motor sport development of the chassis.
Encounter: Weekend Playerz EF Wagon
. I’ve always been a sucker for Hayashi Racing wheels; and I always regret not picking up a set when I had the chance. Oh well; here’s another winner from remixさん‘s photozou.jp page. .