idlers 12hour endurance race – Motegi 2015 part 1


  
So, I made the trip back to Tokyo last week to attend my fourth idlers 12hour endurance race with RWB at Motegi. I didn’t have much time off work so I was under a little pressure time-wise. I flew out Friday morning, arrived in Haneda Saturday morning and found out they left my bag in London, with my race gear in it, nightmare! Met my friends for breakfast at the Grand Hyatt in Roppongi before hooking up with my friend Royze for lunch..

  
God Pistache is beautiful and has come a long way since he bought it! Okay, time to head to Chiba(with no aircon)..

   
    
   
Met some new guys and a lot of old friends, and took a look around the cars we would be using 🙂 Instantly fell in love with both the white and purple 964s

  
At about 10:30 we headed up the road to the local Ministop where we all met up and bought food and drinks for the few hours ahead. Next stop, Moriya Parking Area..

   
    
 Met this guy.. 

 

Time to leave for the circuit..

  
When we got off the highway I said to Sean(naritadogfight) that our car sounded weird, it was only when we got to Motegi that James from the UK said one of our exhaust tips came off on the highway and almost went through the windscreen of CHARLENE he was driving! Here is the other tip that we broke off..

  
More stuff in part 2, thanks! 
-Gary

Porsche, looks good from EVERY angle!


After an accident during this years idlers 12 hour endurance race at Motegi, RWB LOVERS ROUGH was being lifted onto a truck and the straps broke, dropping the car onto it’s roof 😦

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Thanks to Nakamoto Shusaku for the images as I was unable to make it this year.

-Gary

2013 – my year in pics


So as the sun sets on 2013, here are some of my favourite photos of my adventures throughout the year…

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A year of ups and downs and big decisions..

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Tokyo Auto Salon

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Holiday in Cebu, Philippines

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Street art – Shibuya, Tokyo

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Work – RAUH Welt Begriff, Chiba, Japan

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RWB New Year Party – Roppongi, Japan with Jeab, Nakai-San and Shusaku-San

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Tokyo SkyTree

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Snowboarding – Inawashiro resort, Fukushima, Japan

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RWB New Year meet – Hard Rock Cafe, Roppongi, Tokyo

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Asakusa at night

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My first two Porsches that I cut up and built at RWB

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Took part in the Tokyo St. Patrick’s day parade with our football team

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My favourite time of year – Megurogawa, Tokyo

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Watching the world go by – Harajuku, Tokyo

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Tokyo station after the restoration

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Spent my last day living in Japan driving around Chiba in an RWB 993 with some great friends

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Ha’penny bridge, Dublin

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Croke park, Dublin

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Had a fantastic time in San Francisco, such a beautiful city! Was great catching up with old friends and even got to ride around the city in a Hakosuka!

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50 years of the 911 – Mondello Park, Co.Kildare

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Ireland v Faroe Islands – Aviva stadium, Dublin

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IDC round 1 – Mondello Park, Co.Kildare

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Went to Gatebil Rudskogen in July, what an experience! Got to hang out with my good friend Torby and got to see his awesome garage where he’s currently restoring his stunning Datsun 240Z!

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Back to Japan in July to race at idlers 12hour endurance race for RWB

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My third endurance race working with RWB and the best yet, LOVED driving the lovers rough/RWB Ireland 993, such an awesome car!

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My good friend Danny at FC Autosource loaned me this beautiful AE86 while I had a couple days off after the race and which I subsequently got arrested in 🙂

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Got to see the Coronas at the FM104 the gig at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin, what a band!

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Headed to Barcelona for a few days back in August

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My friend Jonathan and I raised almost €1500 for our skydive in aid of the Irish Haemophilia society back in November, absolutely amazing experience and all for a great cause!

Well that’s been pretty much it for 2013, I’m sure I missed some stuff but that’s all I can think of right now, been a great year…

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Thank you!

– Gary Patrick Mannion