[YesAuto Modification] On August 3, the Toyota 86 “Fuji 86 Style 2014” (also known as the Fuji Speedway Toyota 86 Carnival) was grandly held at Fuji Speedway in Japan. The event attracted more than 1,000 Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ, Toyota AE86 to the scene, and the number of visitors also exceeded 10,000. Compared with the number of about 8,600 people attended last year, the number of participants this year has created another New heights.
“86 Style” was first held in 2010, and it has been held for the fifth time. In the first two years, only AE86 owners participated. However, after the official launch of the Toyota 86, more and more Toyota 86 owners have joined it, and the group of owners is still growing. The venue for this event mainly has 3 areas, including an exhibition area for outfield modified cars and modified parts , a parking area for infield riders' own cars, and a test drive area on the track . Among them, the modified car and modified parts display area in the outfield is the most popular. There are dozens of modifiers that bring hundreds of modified parts related to Toyota 86, including TOM'S, GReddy, FUJITSUBO, and many other modifiers. A variety of modified Toyota 86 or Subaru BRZ real cars came for the audience to visit.
● Outfield modified vehicles and modified parts exhibition area:
There are also many boutique sales booths in the exhibition area, including car models, cultural shirts, DIY license plates, etc., and it also attracts car fans to stop and buy. Some of the modified parts used by the modifiers on the spot can also be sold, as long as the car lovers If you can move it, you can pay for it on the spot. The organizer also arranged a number of talk shows and driver interviews on the stage on the side of the exhibition area. The well-known drifter Keiichi Tsuchiya and the designer Tetsuya Tada were invited to interact with the audience.
In addition to providing a platform for exchanges and transactions for riders and tuning companies, in order to highlight the atmosphere of the scene, the organizer also set up a stage in the exhibition area of the outfield, inviting heavyweight guests from the racing industry and manufacturers to come to the stage to communicate and communicate with the Taiwan Interact with the fans under the car. Many of these guests are Japanese drivers who have driven Toyota 86 cars. They talked a lot about their experience with this car during the exchange, and also put forward some suggestions on the design direction of the new car in the future.
● Parking area for car users in the infield:
The parking area for infield car users is divided into two parts. The AE86 exhibition area is located in the parking lot behind the maintenance area. More than 200 AE86 and Mazda RX-7s participated. In addition to various styles of modified cars, we see more models with classic black and white color schemes.
◆ AE86 modified cars with different styles:
Probably due to the influence of the anime “Initial D”, the AE86 suddenly became the “sacred car” in the minds of many modified car fans, and Keiichi Tsuchiya's outstanding performance in the drift race driving the AE86 has continued more or less. The legend of AE86, this may be the reason why many people like AE86.
The exhibition area of Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ is located in the parking lot in the center of the track. It has a larger area and more parking spaces. Even so, hundreds of Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ still occupy this larger parking lot. Full, and the customer base of these two cars is still growing. In contrast, the owners of Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ mostly keep the original factory status or change their owners. According to Keiichi Tsuchiya, this group accounts for 70% of all car owners, and only about 10% of car owners will The car has undergone a substantial modification.
● Track parade activities:
At 1:30 in the afternoon, the parade started. Under the guidance of two off-road cars, hundreds of Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ owners gathered on the straight road of Fuji Speedway, lined up in two rows, circled the field twice in order, and waved to the audience when they passed the stands. .
● Article summary:
The “86 Style”, which has been held five times so far, has become a grand event for Toyota 86 fans. During the entire day of the event, fans can not only find various modifications, but also get the opportunity to interact with drivers and designers to convey How to drive a Toyota 86 by yourself, and make some suggestions. Although this “86 Style” is hosted by Fuji Speedway and Toyota Motor, the whole process is more like an open exchange activity for owners of Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ and AE86. Through exchanges, we can meet many like-minded riders. One of the purposes of this event.
Although there have been some similar modified car fan gatherings in China, there is still a certain gap between the scale and the activity of the event and the “86 Style” we have seen. Cognition and restrictions of policies and regulations have a lot to do with. If policies and regulations and people’s attitudes towards modified cars are improved, I believe that China will be able to hold a gathering of the same high-standard modified cars in the future. The specific report about this event will be shown in detail in the subsequent modification summary, so stay tuned!