86 Fest III – Car Clubs, Daily Drivers, and More – Part One
The largest West Coast FR-S/BRZ gathering of the year returned to California for it’s third year, and the turn out couldn’t have been better. Not withstanding a few hiccups, 86 Fest III put on another outstanding event for spectators and participants alike. We’ll be providing multi-part coverage, as this event had so many 86’s there’s no way we could jam it all into one feature.
A vast amount of 86 clubs showed up for 86 Fest III, many hailing from local areas. South Bay 86ers, Socal 86 Club, the Vegas 86 Club, Socal 86 Valley, FRS86, and MANY, many more came out in droves to represent their local chapters. Without further adieu, let’s get to the meat and potatoes of the event – the Scion FR-S‘ and Subaru BRZ‘s!
Repping gold wheels and a matching FT-86 Speed Factory vinyl, this “Toyota GT86” appears to be rocking a GTS(or GTS style) kit. The perfect example of a clean daily driver build!
Hashtags and instagram handlers were not in short supply at this show. Hot Lava #fteightysix sporting a well paired set of mercury silver Enkei’s. Absolutely gorgeous.
Some like it tame, but not this 86. Red and carbon fiber make for a one-of-a-kind build that won’t blend into the crowd. White wheels complemented with a deep dish in the rear help make it stand out even more from it’s brethren!
Sometimes a little bit of JDM seasoning can really help make a car feel more tasty. A little assistance from kraftwerks doesn’t hurt either.
Quite a few #Vegas86Club members were able to make it out this year! This particular monster was equipped with some demonically evil looking HIDs.
A fine example of a tastefully executed daily driver. Not too much. Not too little. Just enough to make it’s owner happy.
Tasteful, but not even close to what most would consider a daily driver. Lots of carbon and aero went into this aggressively built Scion FRS.
@jdmsideways presented a very well modified 86 this year. We look forward to seeing it again next year!
Are large side vinyls making a come back? We spotted at least two brave individuals at this year’s 86 Fest rocking some very complex designs. If this fad can make a come back, maybe we’re hopeful that underglow will be the next candidate.
Unique HID setups were in no short supply here. Blacked out headlight housings with green rings look at home on this Asphalt Lexus badged FR-S.
Unless you’ve got Enkei RPF01’s, wheels are more or less unique, and these definitely fit the bill. Gorgeous craftsmanship.
On second thought, we’ll add Volk TE37’s to the list as well. While there are dozens of variations, this wheel, like the Enkeis, can be found almost everywhere. Why? Probably because they’ve withstood the test of time and if you ever hit the track, both Enkei’s and Volk’s will give you plenty of bang for your buck.
Street sweeper. This thing is practically hugging the ground with how low it sits, and it looks amazing while doing so.
Argento Silver couldn’t look better with wheels like these. And unique red livery ensures this Scion FR-S won’t be confused with another Argento while driving down the roadways.
There’s something about a Subaru BRZ with World Rally Blue paint. The carbon fiber lip and gunmetal wheels go perfectly with the black and blue theme as well.
Anothre black and blue… and a touch of gold for good measure. I’m not sure if this is following the 60/30/10 rule, but it looks incredibly well executed in person. Socal Valley 86ers represent!
Purple headlight housings on a Scion FR-S. Where have we seen this guy before? Oh yeah, everywhere. If you haven’t spotted this sweet 86 in person yet, you need to get out to more meets.
Carbon fiber seems to go well with every color, but Hot Lava takes it to a whole new level.
This work of art was brought to you by @pinaygirlcassy. Check her out on Instagram!
Vinyl wraps are the new cost-effective way to completely revamp your car without causing any headaches down the road. If anything, it’ll help reduce any headaches, especially with how many rock chips you can build up on those California roadways. Green Volks? Sure, why not!
Big spoilers are back, and they’re here to stay this time(we think)!
Blue and gold. A classic Subaru color theme that works well on any make, including the BRZ.
Two of the most prominent brands we spotted in the ocean of cars were Super Street and FRS86. Both do a great deal to further the 86 community as a whole and we thank them for their efforts!
I wish more people would do this. There’s nothing worse than seeing something at a show that you LOVE, and not being able to find out more about a part or the build in general. Questions about this build? Just find @BRZY007 on Instagram and you can ask Edwin yourself!
Lots of Enkeis, but even so, the color combination, offset, and what they’re mounted to can make a huge difference. That, and they never look bad. #proudOfBoxer
Gold is the new black. Or maybe gold never stopped being gold. Either way, nothing says classy like gold on white! The custom 86 piston emblem does a good job of differentiating this FR-S as well. You can see more photos of Edgar’s 86 on his Instagram: @Skessassin
While we’re on the topic of 86 events, 86 Bash is coming up in Arizona very soon! Mr. Jeff Sides, a.k.a. @AZFRS86 will be providing more information on his instagram as well as the official 86 Bash facebook page. If you didn’t get your fill of 86 at 86 Fest III, you can always head out of state and top off at 86 Bash II!
Rare in quantity and color, the 10 Series isn’t something you get to enjoy very often. Even so, it looks gorgeous with those shiny new Enkei’s.
Red on a Subaru BRZ? Somehow, with the black wheels and red anodized lug nuts, it works. And it works well.
A more traditional Subaru BRZ with gold and blues. A less common carbon fiber hood with scoop helps give this BRZ a sense of personality.
We’ve still got about 750 more photos to go through, so if you didn’t spot your Scion FR-S or Subaru BRZ in this edition of 86 Fest III coverage, don’t lose hope. We’ll have about 4 more features coming through the pipelines over the next couple weeks. Thanks for stopping by and if you missed out on this year’s festivities, don’t forget to head over to 86 Fest’s Official Website so you won’t forget to pre-register for next year’s event, 86 Fest IV!
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