During the middle of the day with Park we headed to RWB. Seeing how the business has grown over the last 20 years has been really interesting, seeing the transformation from Japanese to European cars and seeing how Nakai has been putting his own spin on his customer cars, it meant that visiting the shop was a must. Surprisingly the garage was totally tucked away in a back area of Chiba, considering how big RWB is around the world it felt crazy that it would be so minimal and hidden away. The footprint of the shop was rather small too, everything was spewing out of the garage and cars were parked up everywhere.
Plenty of RWB steeds were parked all around the building including this badass looking pair, I love seeing the colour options most of these cars run, making them even more unique. It’s also interesting seeing one rocking the new Works Meister L1’s rather then the usual S1’s.
Unfortunately Nakai wasn’t in when we visited (Although you could hear the radio inside blasting tunes), Nakai’s known for working crazy hours so catching him working on cars seems to be luck of the draw. I’d really hoped to see inside the workshop, I would’ve loved to see all of the awesome memorabilia and random cool things he collects.
The whole surrounding area was laden with parts, countless wheels and bumpers sat gathering dust. It’s mindblowing seeing people just leaving these items out, thinking of how valuable these items are and also in terms of safety, if these were anywhere else in the world they would all be long gone if you left them outside.
As with pretty much everywhere I visited this time in Japan, I will have to come here again!