SYR’s Annual AE86 Meet
If you’re into Corollas and you live in Norcal, chances are you’ve heard of Slide Your Ride’s annual 8/6 meet. Rick Cunanan started the meet in 2010, when 8/6 was on a Friday. Last year it was on a Saturday. This year the date falls on Monday, and that’s not exactly a good day to have a meet. Having the meet on 8/4 doesn’t seem quite as good, but that means we get to bring you the coverage on 8/6 instead of a few days later! Awesome!
The first thing Geoff and I did when we got there is go get some In-N-Out. “My, what big cameras you guys have,” said Leilani, but when we tried to shoot her she wasn’t having it.
Back over at One Toyota, we were still early enough to catch a lot of folks on their way in. The meet was bigger than ever and that meant space was at a premium in the rooftop parking lot.
It’s not just Corollas, but lots of other old school cars too. Sunny Liang’s Z is always a popular car.
Somehow S13′s are considered old school now. Either way I’m glad Erika came, and I had to take at least 700 photos of her in order to get a good one.
Pretty soon the lot was near capacity.
There were more than a few cars I’d never seen before, which is always refreshing. I think I heard that this car has belonged to Mr. Edwards sice 1987…can someone chime in?
It’s a pretty clean car, that’s for sure. Everyone wanted to check it out!
Anyone with a new FR-S was encouraged to come. It was cool to see what people have been doing to this all-new chassis, if they’d even done anything at all.
In case you didn’t know, Filipinos love old Toyotas. Guwapo means “handsome” or “good looking” in Tagalog.
Luis Maya’s TE72 “Booger” occasionally shows up at meets. Wherever he goes, his spoon follows, and it’s got some pretty famous signatures on it.
I ended up with Luis’s dog somehow, and we went for a walk.
The dog and I ended up over at what was probably the most ridiculous car at the show: a lifted Toyota truck with a Cressida body on it.
The owner said he rolled the truck and it was cheaper to put a Cressida body on it than to get a new truck body.
The man himself, Rick Cunanan, always has time to strike a pose.
Rick brought Toyota cupcakes for whoever was lucky enough to grab one before they were gone. How cool is that?
Chris Litonjua’s new 86 has vinyl on it now. It was naked at the HJCG last month.
Meets are a good opportunity to sell your spare parts, especially if it’s stuff everyone needs.
I hope those guys had a temporary business license and seller’s permit, because one of Oakland’s Finest was also in attendance. If you’ve participated in Occupy Oakland at all, you might have seen this guy running after you in his riot gear.
Of course someone brought RC drift cars. It wouldn’t be a car meet without some of that going on.
Lex came in his RX-8. I guess since his FC is in this month’s Import Tuner he has to be all fancy now.
Yep, it was a good turnout for sure.
It’s nice to find Life Blasters stickers on people’s cars. That’s also a surefire way to get a photo on the site.
We stayed long enough for people to start leaving, and then we left too. Come next year if you want to see a good collection of Corollas and other old school cars!