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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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.
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.
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.
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.
That feeling of walking through immigration and into the arrivals hall at Narita airport is a refreshing one. After 6 years calling this place home it is always good to come back. This time round I have a few buddies in tow with me for the trip. While we were waiting on the last one to fly in I decided to kick back and relax in Narita.
Improving on perfection is not an easy thing to do, particularly in the cut-throat tuning world. On the outskirts of Tokyo, one man had a vision, to take something that many feel couldn’t be improved on, ignored the stereotypes and did just that – perfected it.