Frankie’s Garage: Just Call It – “The Toyota 86!”

toyota862017What it should always have been branded in North America!  Not the defunct Scion brand, but Toyota.  The Scion FR-S in 2017 goes back to the Toyota car line-up and will simply be known as the Toyota 86.  Finally!

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Frankie’s Garage: Ken Block’s ’65 Mustang

65mustangkenblockIf you’ve seen the Gymkhana videos on YouTube then you know what’s it all about.  Ken Block is getting ready for Gymkhana 7 and will use a custom 1965 Ford Mustang that is AWD V8.  The engine is tuned by Roush Yates.  And this is the Hoonicorn RTR:

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Frankie’s Garage: AUTOart ReRelease – Initial D AE86

autoartar86truneocoverI’m looking forward to AUTOart’s re-release of the iconic Toyota Trueno AE86 from the popular anime/manga “Initial D” by Shuichi Shigeno.  If you’re a diecast car collector then you should also know the name AUTOart.  This incredible HK toy company makes super detailed diecast cars, and this 1:18 scale “Fujiwara Tofu Ten” AE86 looks amazing.
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Frankie’s Garage: Osaka Street Racing and Civics

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From BOWLS FILMS The Kanjozoku – Osaka’s Infamous Street Racers is a neat mini-documentary on the street racing scene in Osaka and their love of the Honda Civic.  If you ever watched the anime Initial D or played Tokyo Xtreme Racer on the Playstation, then this will give you a taste of night street racing on the highways and byways in Japan.

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Frankie’s Garage: Honda Civic Type R Hillclimb

honda civic type rWatching this video makes me wanna watch the anime Initial D.  This Honda Civic Type R EP3 powers up the mountain roads and carves the Swiss Alps like nobody’s business.  The Civic Type R corners and sticks to the concrete.

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Ramen Crew @ the Slide Your Ride’s 86 Festival 2013

ae86The Ramen Crew heads to Oaktown, CA for a large Toyota AE86 Corolla meet.

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