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86DRIVE Challenge Round 8: Laguna Seca

Photos from Round 8 of the 86DRIVE Challenge, at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca, on October 26, 2019.

Posted in 86CUP, 86DRIVE Challenge, BRZ/86, Photos, Racing, Trackday

Operation GraySteel: Introducing our MR2 project car

A rambling essay about speed, beauty, and imagination. Those that know me personally probably remember that before the BRZ, I previously owned a pair of MR2s —  a 2000 MR2 Spyder and a 1992 MR2 Turbo.  I sold both of

Posted in Feature Story, MR2, Photos, Project Car

SPOCOM SF 2018 — Our photo coverage

Wow, another summer is coming to a close already (I suppose it is debatable whether September is considered to be summer or fall — but I consider it the start of fall). And with it comes the end of the

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Posted in Events, Feature Story, Photos

Our coverage of NorCal86’s Summer Kickoff 2017

Story to come, enjoy the pictures for now. Watch this video of some highlights from the event by our friend and fellow 86DRIVER Scott Grasso — thanks Scott! And also check out this cool video by WetttMedia shot in 4K

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Skidpad Day at Thunderhill

Earlier this week a handful of us 86 enthusiasts got together at Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, CA and rented the skidpad for a day. We chipped in about $150 per car and had the wide open asphalt lot all to

Posted in Auto-X, Events, Photos, Trackday, Videos

The 2017 GT Radial NorCal 86CUP competition has begun! Round 1 photo coverage

A wet and slippery track awaited our 86CUP competitors as they rolled into Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca on the morning of Saturday, February 18. Heavy rain in the preceding days had started to subside by mid-day, but even as

Posted in 86CUP, Events, Feature Story, Photos, Racing, Trackday

Photos from Our Private Track Day at Thunderhill

Last week I had the opportunity to join a few friends at a private Test & Tune day at the Thunderhill West track along with a few folks from Elite Performance and The Racers Line. Since I had the week

Posted in Photos, Racing, Trackday

86CUP Season Finale Coverage

Well the 2016 86CUP Season is in the books… it was certainly an eventful season full of fun and extreme changes in weather… from the dry and ultra-hot summer days at Thunderhill and Buttonwillow, to the rain-soaked slip and slide adventures

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Our video and photo coverage of R’s Day 2016 and NorCal 86CUP Round 11

I know our video filming and editing skills still leave a lot to be desired, but we couldn’t let Skyline Syndicate’s 1st inaugural R’s Day gathering of Skylines and GTRs at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca go uncovered. When are you

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Posted in 86CUP, Events, Feature Story, Photos, Racing, Trackday, Videos

Photo coverage of 86DRIVE’s EOS2016 Celebration!

86DRIVE’s End of Summer (EOS2016) Celebration event recognizes and rewards our most active DRIVERS who join us all summer long for our 86DRIVE events, and also is a great excuse for the NorCal86 community to get together once more. A

Posted in DRIVES, Events, Feature Story, Photos, Videos