I can’t believe 2012 is almost over! It has been a year of ups and downs, full of challenges, too many great nights to remember, seen so many great places and met a lot of great people in the process. I’m at a crossroads in my life now and I will decide over the next few months which road I will take. It’s been almost 3 years since I left Dublin for Japan, how the past 3 years have flown! Next week I will go to the Philippines on a much needed and well overdue holiday so I thought I would make a quick post of some of my favourite pictures from the last 12 months. There has been so many to chose from and I haven’t included any of the 2000+ that are in my iphone so was a challenge to pick just a few! Sorry for the amount of car pics but it’s my job at the end of the day… Enjoy.
Here is our International RWB family celebrating after completing the idlers 12 hour + 9 minute endurance race at Motegi back in July. We had staff, customers and great friends from Japan/Thailand/USA taking part and was such an incredible day with incredible people!
My all time favourite car, hands down, happened to drive in to the same parking area! I couldn’t believe my eyes. I chased it through the carpark and managed to get some pics of it before we had to leave. Amazing.
My girlfriend and I climbed Mt. Fuji back in August for her birthday. Here is the sunset from our starting point. A tough 7-8 hours of climbing later and we were greeted by the most amazing sunrise I think I will ever see!
The view and the colours were unreal! It was so cold up top but we sat there for a bit while the sun rose and the sky changed colour. If you’re ever in Japan you have to climb, trust me, its worth it!
Another event I had missed in previous years but promised myself I would make this year was the JCCA classic car festival at Tsukuba. If you love museum condition, classic Japanese cars being thrashed around a racetrack, this is your heaven!
I’ll finish the post with a picture I took last month at Rikugien garden, such a cold night but a really beautiful park located 2 minutes walk from Komagome JR station. A must-see if you’re in Tokyo around Christmas!
Well that’s basically it, I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year and wish you all the best for 2013!
Eventually made it to my first firework festival in Japan and it was brilliant! Myself and my girlfriend dressed up in our Jimbei and Yukata and headed along, joining around 80,000 people down by the bay. It’s one of the best things to do in Japan without spending a small fortune in the process..
They used 12,000 fireworks and they were going off constantly for 80 minutes, amazing to watch 🙂
Little bit late in posting this but been pretty busy with other things and forgot about a lot of photos I have. Still have to post my 7 day coverage/Honda Collection hall and idlers part 2 :O
It seems that with almost every event I have been to in Japan, the cars in the carparks are just amazing and makes me wonder why half of them aren’t in the actual shows themselves! The following images will make you realise why I think this…
It took me a while but I eventually made it to a JCCA event after 2 years of always being busy when they were on. I had a choice of either JCCA at Tsukuba or the Skyline Festival at Fuji Speedway so I chose JCCA and my friend Danny from FC Autosource headed to Fuji(I will post some of his photos in a seperate post)