Words by : RandyF, Photos by : RandyF
I believe there are tons of articles written about this very workshop that specializes in restyling older-body Porsches and given them this attraction that nobody can resist. Rauh Welt Begriff started by Akira Nakai some 15 years ago and today has been continously gaining worldwide recognition for this unique look he created.
Not knowing much about the Japanese culture, I made an unannounced visit to the Chiba based workshop. Bad move, after a phone call to Nakai-san, I realized that he at the time, in Dubai creating another one of his masterpieces. We fixed a later date for me to drop by his shop once again when he returned to Japan.
Arriving at the train station close to the shop in the night, I gave Nakai a call and asked me how many people was I with. I told him I was alone and 2 minutes later, the rumble of the flat 6 boxer echoed through the quiet neighborhood. My heart beat accelerated quickly and my mind was scrambling in excitement of what was I going to be given the opportunity to ride in. My mind was screaming “please be Stella, please let me ride Stella”. That didn’t sound wrong… Did it?
I present, Spearmint Rhino
We posted on our Facebook page our photographer Randy is currently in Japan. He sent back a couple of iPhone pictures of what he has been seeing on a daily basis (so pardon the poor quality. Clearer pictures are on the way).
Expect a lot more of Japanese coverage coming soon!
Words by : Ben Wong, Photos by : Neo
Last weekend photographer Neo and myself went up to Malaysia to capture some pictures of the MMER, Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race. It is a 12 hour endurance race held at Sepang International Circuit, and also the 12th race held by the Malaysians, as the name Millennium comes from it’s inaugural year 2000. Fellow editor Ray was working there as a mechanic for the weekend so we met up with him there and we were fortunate to have a good friend of mine hook us up with a couple of guest passes! (Thanks Sebas!)
For me, it was my first attempt at photography! Neo was kind enough to lend me a spare camera and teach me the minimal basics of photography. Not to worry though, majority of the photos are still by Neo so you won’t be staring at a full screen of blur pictures. Regardless, you will probably be able to find lots of pictures of the cars that were racing and the results all over the internet and in magazines covering the events.
What we decided to do however, is show you the things that you would not have seen if you were not at Sepang itself for the day. We walked around behind the pits to search for stuff that caught our attention. Its basically what you would have seen if you were at MMER itself.
Here is a short preview of whats to come.