Well its that time of the year again … forget, presents, santa and the season of goodwill, its time pull your AE86 out of the shed one last time in 2013 for our annual Xmas meet in Tullow Co. Carlow, We haven’t had a meet in a while so we are going to go all out to make this our best one yet and send out 2013 with a bang.
And lets face it what could be better than a day of checking out some of Ireland’s and the world’s finest AE86′s to the backdrop of buring nangkangs! Followed by the usual mayhem at our after party in Carlow.
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Had to share this video, production is excellent… if you like AE86′s you will like this !
Long Live The Eight-Six from BOWLS on Vimeo.
It was with great sadness that I learnt of the death of Sean Mc Menamin a prominent and valued member of our site after a battle with illness.
Sean (ae86_lad as he was known to most on here) was a member of AE86irl since 2007 and was one of the most honest, up front and passionate guys you were likely to meet. His contributions on here were always helpful and Sean could always be relied on to be quick witted!
His illness was not known to many on the site and it is only now that we can look back and realise the courage he must have shown through this difficult time. I know he did mention to me that cars and AE86′s were a welcome distraction for him during treatment and I’m glad that we as a group were able to help in some small way with that.
The last memory many of us will have is of Sean enjoying drifting his car at a trackday in Aghadowey just a few months ago and I think its a nice way to remember a friend who was a total AE86 fanatic.
On behalf of AE86irl.com and all it’s members I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Sean’s family and friends (many of whom who are also members.)
Here’s hoping there are lots of Nangkangs for you to burn up there….
Something we hate having to post here but a site member has had his white uk spec ae86 stolen from Killerig Golf Lodge at Tullow Carlow last night Monday 23rd. There is an extremely generous cash reward on offer for it’s safe return.. This is a well known car and we want to get it back to its rightful owner.
If you have seen this car or have any info which may lead to its return contact Darragh on 0894780754 or Tullow Gardai.
Just a quick note on behalf of AE86irl to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Paul Mulcahy who tragically lost his life following an accident at Ravens Rock rally. Although I never had the privilege of meeting Paul I know that he will go down in history as a huge talent, a spectacular entertainer and a true old skool Toyota fan.
I would also like to wish Paul’s co-driver Kevin Power an AE86irl site member a full and speedy recovery.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam