Summer Kickoff 2018 T-Shirts available for pre-order until May 21


Official 2018 Summer Kickoff T-shirts are available by pre-order.

Deadline to order a shirt is Monday May 21!

These shirts are preorder only so make sure to get your order in. We will have them available at Summer Kickoff for pickup. If you can’t get it that day, contact Finch to arrange something or pick them up from a board member at the weekly/biweekly/monthly meets.

Logo below will be on a black shirt (so inverted from the pic shown)

Price is $15 for S-XL; add $2 for XXL+
Paypal to with your name, quantity, and size(s)

Every shirt purchase gets an extra raffle ticket!


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SummerKickoff 2018 will be Saturday June 2, 2018

Be sure to mark your calendars for Summer Kickoff 2018 — NorCal86’s largest annual meet.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Lake Del Valle Regional Park
Agua Vista picnic area
7000 Lake Del Valle Rd
Livermore, CA 94550

Registration Info:

Tier 1: Early bird registration (first 20) has expired.
Tier 2: $7 per person after Tier 1 expires until Monday 5/28
Tier 3: $15 per person (Paypal accepted until Friday 6/1 at 8PM, after that we accept $15 CASH ONLY at the door, there is no cell service on site)

Paypal $7 to before 5/28

The cost is to eat! Each individual attendee must register and pay if they would like to eat. If you are just there to hang out and spectate, the event is FREE!
*Only paid attendees will receive a raffle ticket and be eligible for the car show awards*

Every registered attendee will be entered in to the car show (FRS/BRZ/86s only). Make sure you arrive by 11am to ensure judging.

Note: There is a $6 fee to enter the park in addition to the event registration fee. This is paid at the gate and is not to us. Cash and CC accepted.

In the comments include:

Full Name
Screen name
Number of Guests


For more details and registration info visit the FT86CLUB thread. 


Official 2018 T-shirts are also available for pre-order.

Deadline to order a shirt is Monday May 21!

These shirts are preorder only so make sure to get your order in. We will have them available at Summer Kickoff for pickup. If you can’t get it that day contact Finch to arrange something or pick them up from a board member at the weekly/biweekly/monthly meets.

Logo below will be on a black shirt (so inverted from the pic shown)

Price is $15 for S-XL; add $2 for XXL+
Paypal to with your name, quantity, and size(s)

Every shirt purchase gets an extra raffle ticket!


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Announcing the 2018 NorCal 86DRIVE Challenge presented by GT-Radial Tires

We are very proud to announce that the premier Northern California time attack series for 86s, BRZs, and FRS now shall be known as the 86DRIVE Challenge series! We are very excited about the 2018 season, with a new name, new rules to make the series more beginner friendly, and welcome new participants. But the same spirit and camaraderie lives on!
Visit the new site at for the new rules and schedule and follow the new IG account @86drivechallenge for more updates.


86DRIVE Challenge is the premier, independently organized, Toyota 86/Scion FRS/Subaru BRZ Time Trial series in Northern California. Utilizing a ruleset that is specific to the platform, the 86DRIVE Challenge aims to provide a friendly, safe, environment in which 86 enthusiasts can hone their driving skills. Come join us at our events, get a ride, and experience the true capabilities of our platform in its natural environment!

For 2018, we’d like to welcome back GT-Radial as the title sponsor for the 86DRIVE Challenge! GT Radial has been a sponsor for us since the beginning, and this year, they’re continuing to generously giving away cash prizes for the podium winners of the Stock and Street classes in addition to the tire Contingency program. See below for details! Returning this year to continue supporting our series are Winmax, Elite Performance, and 86DRIVE. Each have been instrumental in the past to help build the 86DRIVE Challenge series to what it is today, and we look forward to working with these sponsors again this year!

Joining us as sponsors for the 2018 season include The Racers Line, Bluemoon Perfomance, and Verus Engineering!

2018 86CUP Rules

Visit NorCal 86DRIVE Challenge’s official site at for rules, regulations, and more info. That site will have the most up-to-date schedule, rankings, and timing results. It also has an interactive points calculator to help drivers determine what class they’re in. And there will be more information about sponsors, contingency programs and awards available for participants.  Go check it out!

2018 Schedule

Date Track Config Organizer Remarks
1 Feb 24 Thunderhill Raceway East SpeedSF
2 Mar 17 Thunderhill Raceway West SpeedSF
3 Apr 28 Thunderhill Raceway West SpeedSF
4 May 26 Sonoma Raceway SpeedSF
5 Jun 16 Laguna Seca SpeedSF 86DRIVE Challenge + SoCal 86CUP
6 Jul 7 Sonoma Raceway SpeedSF
7 Sep 1 Laguna Seca SpeedSF
8 Oct 6 Thunderhill Raceway West SpeedSF
9 Oct 27 Buttonwillow 13CW SpeedSF
10 Dec 15 Thunderhill Raceway East SpeedSF

Please visit the NorCal 86DRIVE Challenge site for more details.  86DRIVE Challenge dates are also entered into our Calendar/Events pages.

For 2018 all of the events will be hosted by SpeedSF — please visit their site for more details about event registration, general track information, and safety regulations –>

See you at the track.

— the 86DRIVE Challenge Board


Posted in 86CUP, 86DRIVE Challenge, Announcement, Racing, Trackday

Announcing NorCal86’s 2017 ToyDRIVE Events in Union City and Sacramento

NorCal86 Owners Club and 86DRIVE invites you to

our 5th Annual Holiday Toy DRIVE Meet

December 10, 2017 @ 11AM – 3PM.


It’s that time of the year again… This year we’ve decided for our annual ToyDRIVE meet to join in a larger event being hosted by ATS Garage, Plus One and Wekfest USA.
Please bring a toy, game or puzzle to donate for the holidays.   And bring your ride to show off in a fun community-oriented car meet for a good cause.  The toys will be collected by the Alameda County Fire District.

The event will be on Sunday, Dec 10 from 11AM-3PM.  All cars are welcome and admission is free (just bring a toy to donate), so please bring your friends and family and help spread the word.  We suggest you arrive early for best parking!

James Logan High School
1800 H Street
Union City 94587

Please be respectful and mature, there will be kids present. Any nonsense and you will be asked to leave. No loud music, no burnouts, no revving, etc. Let’s all please have fun and enjoy ourselves.


If you are in the Sacramento area, we will also have a similar event going on the same day at the K1 Speed in Sacramento, joining the Dreams and Drivers Annual Toy Drive.  Again, please bring a new unwrapped toy and join in the fun at this event.


Dreams and Drivers 4th Annual Toy Drive:
Karts, Kids & Cars @ K1 Speed

December 10, 2017 @ 8AM – 12PM

K1 Speed, 3130 Bradshaw Rd, Sacramento, CA 95827, USA


We hope you can make it out to one of these events!  Let’s show these kids that the 86 community cares!


Jonah “Finch” Salerno, Plato “PMok” Mok, and the NorCal86 Board



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NorCal86 presents End of Summer 2017 Celebration!

Celebrate the End of Summer with the NorCal86 community, hosted by The Racers Line and Epidemic Ales.

There will be food trucks, raffle prizes, and a show-and-shine car show!
This event is free to attend for everyone, please respect the venue and behave yourself in and around the event.

Sunday, October 8, 2017
Starting at 12:00PM

The Racers Line
140 Mason Circle
Concord, CA 94520

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86DRIVE will be at SPOCOM Alameda on Sep 23!

SPOCOM flyer 1

On Saturday, September 23 SPOCOM returns to the Alameda Point location for another day of fun in the sun. Some of you may remember our photo coverage from last year’s event. This year, we’re getting involved by trying to bring 86DRIVE members into the show! 86DRIVE co-founders Jessie and Plato will be showing their cars at this event and we invite you all to join us as well.

Click to Register here .
If you want to participate in the show, register and post that you registered here. As a group, you can fill this section out with YES for “…vendor booth?” In the box “If yes, which booth?” type in 86DRIVE. SPOCOM will then organize an area for us.

Show Registration is $43.50 now but will go up next month. Includes car, driver, and one passenger. Sorry no group discounts.

If you would rather just come in as a spectator, tickets are available now, they are $15 at the Presale price. Go to their website (above) and use code “SPOCOMSF”. General Admission will be $20 at the door.

Misc info for those registering in the show:
* The event is from 1pm – 7pm. We may want to get there early for prime group parking and [minimize] the long line.
* Your car has to stay inside the car show from entry to 7pm. No in-n-out privileges for your car.
* If you are already committed to another vendor/group, then you are already committed.
* Bring in your own food, BBQ, cooler, chairs, table, tent, etc. It’s an outdoor event and there’s a limited amount of shade!
* Volunteering is always welcome. Sorry no discount though but how better to kill time by spending some time behind “backstage”.

Whether you register to enter the show or just come to spectate, We hope to see you there!

SPOCOM flyer 2

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Our New Summer 2017 86DRIVE T-Shirts Are Coming!


We’ve teamed up with local designer and BRZ owner Jonathan Tipton-King to come up with a fresh new design for this Summer’s t-shirt! We think he’s put together a wonderful design that will definitely catch the eye and proclaim your love for the 86 platform, for the whole world to see. We will have a limited run of these shirts available for purchase, and they will make their debut at NorCal86’s 86DAY Hosted by Mann Engineering. Come on out and celebrate the 86 heritage and enthusiasm on August 6! Come look for our 86DRIVE table inside Mann Engineering and check these out in person, or just say hi!

T-Shirts will be dark charcoal gray with a two-tone orange and white printed design.
Sizes available: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Limited supply of shirts available, first come first serve.

$20.00 each

also be sure to check out our other items for sale:
86DRIVE stickers
86DRIVE keychains

Posted in Announcement, For Sale, Shopping

86DAY – Dyno Day and Block Party at Mann Engineering


Our next big event planned is 86DAY on SUNDAY, August 6th, 2017.

When: Sunday August 6 @ 10AM
Where: Mann Engineering
970 George Street
Santa Clara, CA 95054
This year we will be throwing a Block Party and Dyno Day at Mann Engineering in Santa Clara! We have our permit and have the street all to ourselves.

The event is FREE for everyone to attend.

For more info visit our NorCal86 page:

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Gizdich Ranch Pie Run 2017 – July 22, 2017

GizdichRanch2017-Flyer v1

It’s time for our annual drive down to Gizdich Ranch in Watsonville, CA! One of our most popular destinations for some delicious apple pie or other fruit pies. You’ll want to eat a slice there and take a whole pie home with you. We’ll meet up in San Jose at noon and take some backroads down to Gizdich Ranch. The plan is to head out for the Ranch at about 12:30PM. Final destination is Gizdich Ranch, 55 Peckham Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076. If you just want to meet us there we’ll be there probably around 1:30-2:00PM.

Start/Meeting point: Chevy’s Mexican, Almaden Plaza Shopping Center, 5305 Almaden Expy, San Jose, CA 95118
Meeting time: 12:00 PM
Departure: 12:30PM

Posted in Announcement, DRIVES, Events

Summer DRIVES are under way!

Not to state the obvious, but summertime is here and the weather is great! Our summer DRIVES are well under way with something going on almost every weekend. In fact last week with the July 4th holiday we ended up having 3 drives in a week. And this past weekend we participated in drives on both Saturday and Sunday morning.
Be sure to keep an eye on our events calendar in the coming weeks, for more driving events and meets! Hint: keep your calendar clear for Aug 6 😉

Here are a few videos from the recent drives for you to enjoy, or see what you’ve been missing.

July 4 DRIVE

July 8 DRIVE

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