JD’s new ride – 1979 AE70 Toyota Corolla

Impul Mesh
Here’s JD’s new ride. He sold one car, didnt know what to buy (he’s too big for most cars he was looking at) and within 15 minutes of chatting to James and Reuben (R’s Garage) he was convinced he needed this very tidy AE70.

Currently it’s in the condition he bought it, but he’s got a few plans lined up, such as a front lip, some fender mirrors and a general tidy up of the inside and outside.
Still running it’s factory 3AU engine with 5 speed box, it’s certainly no rocket ship, but considering it’s only done 97,000kms from new (the whole car including engine….) it’s not worth swapping it out for a 4AGE… just yet
If you see JD rollin’, give him a wave, he’s probably struggling with the lack of power steering while trying to 3 point turn, so just be patient, and let him finish.

Easter time Aka’s Cruise

Low key Aka’s cruise (can’t really have huge convoys running over that bit of road….).
Iain, Craig, JD and I making good use of the last part of a massive easter weekend…. i think Summer has finally arrived… and looking at the state of the sky as I write this, seems to have left already.
Ratshit. Not much to say re: this but Akatarawa road is sketchy, particularly when the narrowest bits of road come and you have to squeeze past Falcons and El Grands and need to drop into the ditch to get past…. 4×4 spec ride height for the win.
Quick sequence of pics that JD snapped from the passenger seat of the Roadster.