dynograph 2
I recently discovered THIS document about the updated BRZ, and am finding it more and more difficult to imagine myself NOT trading the current car in for a new model.  Yes we’ve all heard about 5 more horsepower and bigger brakes… but this document describes a whole lot more than that, and makes a good argument for real meaningful improvements that […]

A Closer Look – Kouki ZC6


Arguecat Goes Riding 1
I can do this without being hateful or argumentative… but because you are my brother, I’m going to tell you like I see it.  If you are the common car enthusiast, you could be the greatest enemy to real hardcore motorsports enthusiasts and participants. This is partly because, we don’t give a crap how fast you can take a highway offramp in […]

Arguecat & Motorsports



copilot1000--
One man brings two to the cone party down and out ? naw, it was just a wiggle.   The Annexe has been silent for far too long.  For the last quarter of 2015 it was because I was waiting to have good news after a motor swap in the Bugeye. And that news has not come, because the JDM […]

Co Pilot


201786features 1
With pricing released and pre-orders open on the 2017 BRZ as of yesterday in the USA, I am asking myself more and more seriously, “Am I going to trade in my 2015 FRS for a new model?” In the USA, the top model BRZ limited increases in price by less than $400.  The performance package (only available on the Limited […]

ハチロクじゃない?



steel
Someone on FT86club started a steel appreciation thread, and since I didn’t realize that anyone else knew that grey/silver is the best colour for any car, I am excited to contribute this image. I have absolutely zero regrets. Blue in some lights. Grey in others. Plain and boring to many.  Clean and simple to those that matter.  If I ever […]

Steel


Zenkei V Kouki in the best colour available 5
Maybe… The 2017 Model is getting closer, and I’m struggling with my car life direction.  Now two years and a mere 12000km into modern 86 life, and I have very few complaints with my car… but I always imagine that it could be better. A couple weeks ago I took the car out to our local “road course” for the […]

FS: 2015 Scion FRS



jolly1000 1
...busy. Ryan and I took a few moments recently to re-count some of our car life history.  The objective was to tabulate the number of cars he had owned and in what order.  Figuring it all out, took looking back through the archives of this website, including the final pre-wordpress version which I have stuck on the shelf at http://old.qrgarage.ca.  For […]

So Dead In Here But…


gt86-cs-cup 3
I’ve been working my ass off, and often finding myself in crowds that don’t give my lowly 200hp ZN6 any respect at all. It has been a bit of a downer. The end result is often that I find myself awake late at night with a bottle of blue, browsing for a Corvette, or a Porsche… or anything else that […]

A Works “Race” Car



namelessplate-1 3
Not only have I thrown non-OEM parts on the car now… they aren’t even Japanese. My stamped steel OEM cam plate has been a real PITA to seal, often acting just fine every day on the street, but dripping constantly when flogged at the track. There is a good variety of aftermarket plates available, but I went with a Nameless […]

Not How It Was Meant To Be


Rain Event #1
The first solo of the season was today… and it was soaking wet.  With a full year of events behind me in this car, I was a bit surprised to realize at the days beginning, that it was going to be my first opportunity to really flog the car in wet conditions. I have always loved driving in the rain… but […]

2016 SASC #1 – Rain