ARCHAEOLOGY> Ueo vs Taniguchi Video


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For those who weren’t there, in celebration of August 6th “Hachiroku Day” that was made into a worldwide holiday by our friend HerbrockOne on Club4AG several years ago… we just thought we’d dig into the vaults for this one.

Were YOU there? We were. It was August 31, 2003. The legendary Battle for Irwindale… and the first inaugural D1 Grand Prix event on US soil. AE86 vs S15. Katsuhiro Ueo from Kyushu Japan vs Nobuteru Taniguchi from Hiroshima Japan.

The video footage may be old, but the memories from this night are vivid as ever, in our minds. What an epic event. Listen to the crowd in the video. I still get goosebumps on my neck. Being on top of the grand stands watching the cars run so close to each other. The videos we had all seen at our friends house were now real in front of us. This event was the first time the chant “One more time!” was screamed from the fans mouths cause we all were in such disbelief at how awesome each run was we just had to say wait a minute wait a minute “One more time” cause that was just too unbelievable.

Long live the AE86!

:: Steve Starr

MotorMavens Readers' Blog

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6 Responses to “ARCHAEOLOGY> Ueo vs Taniguchi Video”

  1. [...] and lived the 86 life to its fullest on Hachiroku Day with some history on its creation as well as two awesome classic Ueo videos and a sweet feature on the Artchis AE86 team cars.  Plus stay tuned for Alexi [...]

  2. Elemental says:

    YOOOOOOOOO! Ueo vs Nob – Awesome!

  3. Wow, I can’t believe how many VIEWS this video has already gotten on Streetfire! DOPE!!!

  4. Section09 says:

    The best days of D1 right there! Can you hear that crowd!? You never hear anything that loud these days. 86 4 life!

  5. Rich says:

    Dude I gotta hit a D1 event!! That was sick!!!

  6. Anakin says:

    I’m watching this and in my mind I keep hearing the little racing kid from the insurance commercial (Geico?) saying “I’ll put him in the wall!” LOL!

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