Gizdich Ranch Pie Run 2018 – Sat Aug 18

Saturday, August 18, 2018 @ 8 AM

I feel the need … the need …. for DUTCH APPLE PIE!!!!

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.
Join us for an annual 86DRIVE tradition, where we get together and do a short backroads cruise before arriving at the Gizdich Ranch where delicious apple and other fruit pies await. Last year we were disappointed by them running out of the favorite Dutch Apple Pie by the time we got there after lunch, so I’m not making that mistake this year. We’ll roll out of the meeting point by 8:30AM and get there in the morning to ensure we can get the pies we want. Then we’ll be done early and you can still have the rest of the day to do whatever you want!

Meet up point for the drive:
Chevy’s – 5305 Almaden Expy, San Jose, CA 95118

Address for the Gizdich Ranch:
55 Peckham Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076

We’ll see you there!

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NorCal86 and 86DRIVE present 86DAY 2018 at K1 Speed in Dublin

It comes only once a year, and we’ve kind of turned it into our own car enthusiasts’ holiday: August 6, aka 86DAY. A day for all 86 owners, drivers, and enthusiasts to come together and celebrate the heritage and community of these great little cars from Toyota and Subaru. This year it falls on a Monday, but we can’t let that get in the way of a good time. We hope you’ll join us at K1 Speed in Dublin, a great venue that has opened their doors (and parking lot) to us as a spot to gather and have some casual fun. Bring out your 86, FRS, or BRZ if you have one and come hang out, show off your latest mods (or your completely stock beauty), check out everyone else’s cool rides, meet other owners, see what our community is all about. Even if you don’t currently own one, if you’re interested in them or just a fan of cool sports cars in general, you’re welcome to drop by! Everyone is welcome at this event. And if you’re the competitive sort, we’ll definitely be jumping in the gokarts at K1 Speed and finding out who really is the fastest driver. We hope to see you there.

Monday, August 6, 2018

6400 Sierra Ct, Ste B,
Dublin, CA 94568
(925) 230-9502

Raffle prizes and other activities/events to be announced later…

Remember, please keep it civil and show respect to the venue! No speeding, no revving, no burnouts, no drama please. All it takes is one bad apple to ruin the event for all of us, so please don’t be that guy. We all want to have a good time and not ruin our good image in the public eye.

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Summertime is here so let’s DRIVE!

Well Summer Kickoff 2018 was a big success and we can’t believe it’s nearly July already! With all of our attention on the 86DRIVE Challenge we haven’t had much time for a good ol’ fashioned drive in the hills.

Fellow BRZ pilot spike021 posted up for a drive this Saturday, so let’s get the driving season going and take on one of our favorite roads in the Bay Area, the portion of Hwy 84 from Alice’s to La Honda and the Pescadero Creek Rd out to the coast.

La Honda Drive, Saturday June 23.
We’ll be meeting at Alice’s around 7:45AM and leaving at 8AM sharp to try and avoid most cyclists/early morning traffic. If anybody wants to stop at Alice’s for food, that’ll be afterward unless you want to do the drive separately from the main group as leaving later than 9 guarantees cyclists and much more motorist traffic. Route: Alice’s down 84/La Honda to Pescadero Creek Rd., hang out for a while (depending on when we arrive) in the little town to grab coffee and/or bread at the store, which opens at 9AM. Then take the same loop back.

If you’re coming from the South Bay, Spike is also organizing a short caravan drive up from Saratoga. Visit the Events Calendar for all the details.
Hope to see you out there!

Alice’s Restaurant :
17288 Skyline Blvd, Woodside, CA 94062
6/23/2018, 7:45am.

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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


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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

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