TOKYO 2023 – RWB MEET

My desire to visit Japan never came from Anime, it started with my passion for JDM car culture, then exaggerated by reading Speed Hunter Articles over a decade ago from my favorite photographers and automotive Journalist.

Those who inspired my path and had me keep going down the trajectory of being more than just a fan, but to create content and experience the culture from the other side of the lens.

This trip was, for lack of a better term like a fever dream. While there I would tell my crew that it just didn’t feel real, even though our feet were planted on the other side of the planet.

I’ve accomplished many things in my life, and perhaps to others it’s not a big deal, but breaking open the barrier of international travel with the intention of content creation within my passion is pretty insane and something I’m forever grateful for.

There are many other gatherings that we will get to in time, but our Tokyo Auto Salon weekend started with the RWB Meet in the Hard Rock cafe in Roppongi. A pretty well-known fact so I don’t think I’m giving up any secrets here.

From Speedhunters to The Chronicles vlogs I was very excited to set foot, both experienced and covering the event.

I am not new to the RWB Porsche, I’ve had the pleasure of covering one of Nakai-San’s first creations here in South Florida, we hopped in an RWB with him and went over to the Key West and captured some amazing content along the way.

One of our friends is the owner of his old convertible build, and another Yukinohana ( Snow Flower ) belongs to another friend which whom we actually have a full photo feature on our site.

However there is something to say for seeing his creations on his home turf, and of course builds I never have and likely will never see again until we go back.

I mean, think about it. This was an entire evening, with 30+ incredible builds which were all crafted by one man.

Porsches which are exceptionally wide, renowned in the automotive industry despite how you feel about them, driven on the street, the track, and every other way you can imagine.

it’s an impressive concept, and I’m honored to have been a part of it. Sometimes for me, it’s difficult to truly enjoy the moment because being behind the lens has its challenges due to obligations, but this one we covered more for ourselves, therefor I found the right balance which left me extremely satisfied and blessed.

I am not going to go into the specifics of what buildings were and weren’t there, wheel specs, and what not. There are a dozen blogs that can offer that automotive insight, here it’s just sharing our story of how things came to be and the blessings which are bestowed upon us to be able to do this.

Given the video turn I’m not sure how many people read blogs as they once did, but if you do come across this page, first of all, thank you, second of all, if this is a trip you want to do, please don’t put it off and do it as soon as possible, You will not regret it.

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