Last year, I made a promise. I said
I’d go back. So I did. Mr. Komukai and I returned to Tsukuba for this year’s Hachiroku Matsuri.
It was a bit of an overcast weekend, but it was actually quite warm. Really pleased with that, to be honest. This year, WiZ didn’t bring their car out, but Komukai-Sensei brought out a Levin that he picked up out in Gunma (which has subsequently been purchased by one of the students). No big surprises this weekend, other than a few loose (critical) bolts, unlike last years flat tire on the truck.
Here are some pictures for your browsing pleasure.
Loading up for the trip.
There was a wedding going next door. We luckily got the car loaded before the thing actually happened. Otherwise, it’d be “I now pronounce you husband and 4A-G”
This was a sign that the day would be off to a good start.
It looks like they tweaked the art for the new one. I recall the originals having a bit of a weirder mouth thing going on.
I never realized just how long this front bumper is. I think it might actually be longer than the North American bumpers
Quite a bit of angle there. Also, nice brakes.
Hot version was filming. I wonder where this footage is going.
They were actually banging the wheel wells and tearing off pieces of sideskirt to make more room for the wheels at full lock.
Almost a throwback to the CC days, eh Ches?
Nice seat embroidery.
My kind of gridlock!
Oh yeah… almost forgot to mention-
I signed up to do the parade run. I’ll upload the footage of that later.