It’s been a long time coming! Over three years in the USA and I have finally gotten around to purchasing my first project car and it’s not french! Over the past number of years I have been threatening to buy an AE86 and I have done it. I use to drive Chris Gray of AE86 World mad with multiple questions and he doubted that I would ever pull the trigger on buying an AE86. This is Part 1 of a multiple part story on me building, with a little help from my friends, a competition AE86 with the awesome S2000 engine that many of you will know as the F20c. Honda’s high revving 240-250bhp engine coupled with the little AE86 is sure to be tons of fun to drive.

I can’t wait to get stuck in! #IAMTHEMECHANIC
Words & Video: Patrick McCullagh