Keiichi Tsuchiya is a professional race car driver. He is also known as the “Drift King” for his nontraditional use of drifting in non-drifting racing events and his role in popularizing drifting as a motorsport. He is also known for touge driving.
The car he drives, a Toyota AE86 Sprinter Trueno, has become one of the most popular sports cars; the car is also known as “Hachi-Roku” in Japan (hachi-roku meaning “eight six”); his car is also called “The Little Hachi that could.”
“I drift not because it is a quicker way around a corner but the most exciting way.
“Speed isn’t everything; you gotta look cool on the touge too.”
“This is fun! I wish that Toyota could make cars like this again!” (on the Toyota AE86)
“Men with guts attack those corners!”[
“I’m afraid that if I raced you on the street I’d push you to your death.”
i will forever honour this man for bringing the fun and excitment of cars into the lives of millions of automotive enthusiests. <3