For those of us who like cars, and in particular those of us whose car cannot be replaced by simply hopping onto DoneDeal for 10 minutes the thoughts of having your car stolen is pretty much as gut wrenching as it gets. It is unimaginable how it must feel to know that your pride and joy which you have pumped countless hours of blood sweat and tears into, gone hungry to buy parts for and has given you so many good times can simply be taken by some scumbag without a moments thought.
Mark a member of the AE86irl admin team had to suffer this and whats more he had to witness his AE86 go up in flames in a botched theft attempt at the hands of some jealous, mindless wastes of space who have accomplished nothing in their lives.
As a community AE86irl felt Marks pain and came together with the help of Seamie in Premier Performance Cars (who kindly provided a raffle prize) to contribute what we could and to show support and help in some small way towards his next project.
If there is any good that can come out of something like this its perhaps further proof as to what a great community we have here, that even in times of recession people are willing to dig into their pockets to help another member out. And it may just be the trigger that some people need to beef up their security.
Thanks again to all who donated to Mark and make sure to check out site traders www.premierperformancecars.co.uk for all your AE86 needs.
It’s hearbreaking that my first post on here in 2013 is to say goodbye to another AE86irl member, It seems surreal that someone so young and full of energy and life is no longer with us.
Andrew (Jap86) sadly passed away on new years eve after a tragic accident he was a member of AE86irl for just over a year but at just 16 he managed to own more 86′s than many other members will do in a lifetime.
I only had the chance to meet Andrew on a couple of occasions but my memory of him will be of his larger than life cheeky character, infectious grin and his love of rusty old toyota’s. I hope that his family and friends can take some solace in the fact that he lived his life to the max and crammed so much into his short time with us.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Andrew’s family.
‘We are not here for a long time, We are here for a good time’
Paddy and all at AE86irl.
Just like to say a quick happy Christmas to all of our members and facebook fans…! Hope you all have a great Christmas and a 2013 to remember!!
After 3 years our old design has started to show its age…. So it was about time that we made things a little more ‘fresh’.
Step 1 is a new design which will be carried across to the forum… (Feedback Welcome!)
Once this is ironed out over the next few weeks we will be introducing lots of cool new features to once again put AE86irl where it belongs (back on top) in the Irish scene.
Just a reminder in case you have fallen off the face of the earth that our end of year meet is this Saturday the 8th of December @ Tullow Gates open at 11 and admission is 15euro. Followed up by the Xmas party to beat all Xmas parties in Carlow!
Looking forward to seeing you all there