The AE86 actually got Alvendia passionate about cars and was a major catalyst for his career today. He actively documented the early stage of drifting's popularity in the US and captured the sport's rapid ascent with his camera. That enthusiasm translated into one job after another and eventually led to organizing 86Fest in recognition of these classic Corollas.
Alvendia's '85 and '86 get shown off here, highlighting the pre- and post-refresh bodies. It would have been nice to see more of them on the road, but the clip is still a great history lesson about this icon of the drifting scene.