Keichi Tsuchiya said, "The 86 trains the driver", which became a quote in the popular Initial D. This is a very true statement, the car is not for the impatient, light-hearted driver. You must succumb to the apprenticeship the AE86 has to offer and become the car's slave in something similar to Pie Mei from Kill Bill.
Unfortunately my car is still waiting for a proper ECU which is in the mail from Japan. The swap has become a much lengthier endeavor than I had imagined; it will all be worth it when it finally runs.
August sixth holds even more historical significance, it was the day the Americans bombed Hiroshima, Japan. I have visited the tribute museum in Hiroshima and sensed the severe pain the people had to endure.
Regardless of anything the Japanese had to endure, they always prevail in any circumstance. With one of the hardest work ethics on earth, it's no wonder they can create cars as fun, iconic, and beautiful as the AE86.