Me, Alex and Hiro spent a bit of time at the RWB HQ in Kashiwa the other day. Got to catch up with Nakai-san while he took a short break at home in Japan between world trips. Was great to have a look around the workshop to see what he’s been working on recently. As you can see, Adriana was looking a bit naked. The bodykit was being tested on another car which is in the process of getting Nakai-san’s latest ‘Heavenly Wide’ flare treatment.
Also enjoyed cruising with Hiro on the way home with his low Roadster, which is almost identical to my old one! Got me feeling a bit nostalgic.
Last July I attended the Idlers 12 hours of Motegi with team RWB. We traveled through the night before the event from the RWB HQ in Chiba to the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Tochigi. I took these shots at a gas station on the way. The seven noisy RWB race cars showing up in the dead of night along with an army of RWB race drivers, crew members and photographers from around the world certainly brought the sleepy service area to life.
As you can see, the cars are all road registered and were driven to the event on public roads; no flatbeds, no trucks. It was a good chance to check the cars were all running smoothly. I actually traveled with RWB regular Alex Kyo in one of Nakai-San’s 993s. It was a real thrill to be a part of that journey, travelling in convoy, in the dead of night, on a Japanese highway with so many incredible cars.
I have a huge collection of photos from this event. It was an amazing experience and definitely a highlight since I started Rapid Japan. Part 2 coming soon.
Last July I attended the Idlers 12 hours of Motegi with team RWB. We traveled through the night before the event from the RWB HQ in Chiba to the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Tochigi. I took these shots at a gas station on the way.
Nakai-San and Rotana battle an R34 GTR Monster for the lead at Tsukuba Idlers earlier this year. These two were way out in front for the entire race. It was an epic fight that lasted about 10 laps. Nakai-San eventually made the pass stick and went on to win the race.