(The below I wrote when I first visited and didn't see this guy for who is he really is.)
So last weekend, my friend Dino and I decided to visit with Nakamura-san, owner of a very interesting and special shop, Worx Auto Alarm, located in Chiba near beaches famous with the surfing crowd. It was a nice day for a drive, so despite my having known Dino for more than 10 years, I decided to let him drive my car for the first time. I figured a man who has driven more cars than I can count, who's not getting paid to drive it, can give me his objective impressions on my car. And yes he did! So I'll post those up in an upcoming post.
|We arrived mid-afternoon on a cloudy day - sunlight hit it just right I think!
He's done the installs for the cars owned by and featured in GT-R Magazine and the like, so he's widely known in the GT-R community here in Japan. Here are some examples of what he does for GT-Rs. Most importantly for us R33 owners who want a modern 2DIN stereo head unit, is perhaps this:
|Check out how cleanly the HVAC is installed there!
So as not to get the jumbled mess of spaghetti found in my car:
|I'm blaming SuperAutobacs for this... when I got my Pioneer Navi installed by them back in 2006!
|It does have an Abarth badge...
Alas, after the 3 of us talked excitedly non-stop for 2 hours, Dino and I decided to pack up and head back... but not before we cruised by the beach near the ocean, where I took this photo.
|I think this is the limit of my iPhone's camera (and my photography skills!)...
Stay tuned, the rest of 2016 is going to be full of goodness, I just know!