AE86 Nights 5yr Anniversary @ Longo Toyota

Words by Tim Wong

Now I have been a fan of the AE86 chassis for a long time and even bigger after I saw the Initial D franchise. The simple design and practicality of the car was something I found really elegant. I’ve gotten to meet and become friends with a couple AE86 owners over the past several years and one of them made it known to me that there were AE86 Nights which I had not been aware of; mostly due to the fact that they were very small meets. Since they were having a 5 year anniversary meet, I made some time to check it out after the Grand Prix in Long Beach. The meet was surprisingly big and had some cars new to me.

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Some really nice project builds were everywhere. This Levin with a Beams engine was one that caught my eye.

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It may be a bit cliche, but the fanboy in me would probably copy the Initial D AE86 as well while at the same time build up things under the hood and keep the exterior subtle.

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Along with the other nice builds, this old school Corolla was no exception.

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One of the more known AE86 in Southern California is this orange Levin for the F20 S2000 engine swap under the hood.

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A couple track cars were brought out on trailers for this get together.

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