I’ll Just Call This a ‘Street Style’ Toyota 86

Nice n’ clean.

I love random automotive encounters. This Toyota 86 and its owner came into my orbit by a fortuitous cup of vanilla chai at a Santa Clarita Dunkin’ Donuts. I actually didn’t have a car at the time, so I was wheeling my mom’s VW Jetta TDI. I parked up outside and as I was gathering my things I noticed two fellows clambering out of a tidy Toyota 86, and walk into Dunkin. I too was there for a drink. I made my introduction, and I convinced them to let me snap some shots.

  • Car: 2017 Toyota 86
  • Location: Santa Clarita, CA
  • Photog: Chris Rosales (IG + Twit @Chrishasacamera)
  • Camera: Canon 5D Mark III w/ 16-35mm f/2.8L

We discussed cars for a few minutes and lounged. Cool guys! Of course, they said yes to me taking some photos, so we went to a nearby parking structure for an impromptu quickie shoot. I took a few different photos, but this one that I took from the roof of the Jetta for a nice aerial perspective. The car itself was simple: Fortune Auto 500 coilovers, genuine two-piece Work Meister wheels, some angry-looking tail pipes, and it’s all wrapped up with nice lowness and fitment. In Japan, this would be closest to a “street style” car, a simple style that involves nice wheels and being low.

As big as we could get it:

I’ll Just Call This a ‘Street Style’ Toyota 86
Chris Rosales

Chris RosalesChris has owned 12 cars of questionable quality, is an experienced motorsports photographer, and a good all-around wrench. When he isn’t tinkering with his car in his home garage, you can catch Chris in the canyons around SoCal. He also hopelessly hankers for Euros, but he honestly knows he should get something Japanese, eventually. Contact the author here.