Downtime

With winter officially dusted off, that means it is soon time to dust the camera gear off for the upcoming motorsport season.  As far as packing in action, adrenaline, and accidents you can’t go past jet sprinting.

Currently the teams are all in the shed with engines apart, new paintjobs going on, and the general overhaul in full swing.  So to keep the winter blues away, and the cravings at a minimum here is a few snapshots of the final round held in Featherston.

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Southern Cross – The finished product

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you RWB Australia #1 – ‘Southern Cross’.  Without a doubt, another stunning creation by Nakai-san.  I have lost track of how many RWB Porsches I have seen in real life, but one thing I will admit is that this ranks right up there with my all time favourites.

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Southern Cross – RWB Australia #1 Day Three

As we strolled into the workshop this morning there was a slightly different aura in the air, it was a bittersweet moment.  Today the RWB Australia build was to come to a conclusion, it wouldn’t be long and the southern hemisphere would finally have it’s very own RWB.

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Southern Cross – RWB Australia #1 Day Two

As the sun crept in through the windows again early Friday morning, it was time to make my way back towards Auto Racing Technik.  En-route I had been stopping off at this amazing little Greek breakfast cafe, bright smiles, and fantastic coffee meant every day started off just perfectly.

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Southern Cross – RWB Australia #1 Day One

I must admit it was strange sitting in a workshop with Nakai-san at 8:00am, coffee in hand, and waiting to start building.  Nakai-san doesn’t start anything back home before 12pm.  There is a golden rule at RWB – don’t show up before lunchtime.  There should be a sign on the door that states working hours are 12pm-4am.

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Southern Cross – RWB Australia #1 Preview

RAUH-Welt Begriff has forged a status in the automotive world based on passion, inspiration and a pinch of ‘I don’t care what you think’.  Nakai-san embodies tortured artist, devout petrol head and is a man of few words, the mysterious eyes as dark as the oil stains on his hands.  With cars that polarise opinion unlike any other on earth, as soon as I heard my good friend was headed for Aussie, I booked myself a ticket to Melbourne.

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