If you had to associate Japan with one particular make and model of car you would be hard pressed to argue anything other than the Toyota AE86. This humble little fifth generation Corolla is Japan’s darling of drift cars, undeniably the best car for delivering tofu in, and has captured the souls of tuners and car fanatics all over the world. So when Kamata-san, his brother and their father decided to specialise in tuning one model of car it wasn’t a difficult choice to make it the humble hachiroku.
The sport of observed trials is usually done on two-wheels with somewhere around 250cc, but down here in New Zealand the sport has been adapted. We added a couple of wheels, an extra passenger, and threw another 5000 – 6000 cc into the mix. Anytime a national round of 4×4 trials comes close to where I live, I make sure to go out and watch it (well watch through the videwfinder).