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 🙂
One of the great things about this site is that throughout the years many friendships have been made not only at meets and events but also on the site itself between selling parts and helping each other out with tech knowledge etc. The sense of community within the Irish ae86 scene is something I think we can all be proud of and over the last 6 years the club has turned into more of a group of mates then anything else.
So it is with great sadness that I got the news that we have lost one of these mates. Mark (CelicaRA40) was an invaluable member on this site, it wasn’t only the many parts he sold to members all over the country and further afield, but his unrivalled knowledge, passion for old Toyota’s and his willingness to offer advice and guidance that will be missed.
Those who had the privilege to meet him (myself included on several occasions) will remember him as an absolute gentleman who was always smiling and whose enthusiasm for cars always shone through.
It is natural after a death that people speak highly of the person who has passed away but in Mark’s case this is not necessary, people have always spoke highly of him.. honesty is a rare thing in today’s society but Mark was never anything but honest, helpful and genuine with nothing being too much trouble.
Mark himself owned and built some exceptional cars and were always finished to the very best standard. I hope that these will remain as a tribute to his passion and dedication and will serve as a memory to a friend who will not be forgotten.
We will miss you,
Paddy and all at AE86irl
Would just like to thank Ledwith Racing for their continued support on our site. Ledwith racing is owned by Brian Ledwith and specialise in bespoke motorsport parts for the AE86 and 4age 16 and 20 v engines. They also build honda engines B16a/b but we don’t approve of that type of thing on here 🙂
Ledwith Racing’s services include:
Rally car fabrication
Rally engine building 16v and 20v (200+bhp)
Conversion kits to fit 20 v engines to RWD cars
20v – rwd throttle bodies cable
Dry sump kits for 16 and 20v engines
Front trigger wheels with pick up sensor brackets
Type 9 to 4age engine adaptor plates
20v manual timming belt tensioners
For further information check out their section on the site ->
Or on Facebook ->