The building of an RSR RWB – PT 1

 

Story and photos - Mike Tolliver

A few weeks ago I found out that Christian Coujin was going to get another Rauh-Welt Begriff or RWB built by Nakai. If you are not familiar with RWB they are Porsche tuner from Japan that have combined Japanese and european tuning elements to make a distinct style called RWB. Most of these are seen on the Japanese racing circuit or select garages of people that the means to own one. Now on to part two.

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I had some business to attend to this am and I was told that about 4pm the project should be near completion. As I arrive I notice a few new faces and several that were there the night before. the RWB is nearing completion and fenders look nearly done, maybe some sanding left.

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Great attention is given to clearance and adjustments must be done until its right, once, twice , or three times.

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Near perfect but still missing a few items from the layout table. No mirrors, no canards, stance is about right now. The battery is still dead but thats something we can fix quickly.

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Nakai attacks the mirrors, note not holes after Matt welded them up and painted over them.

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Nakia , making mental notes and being bothered for autographs while he sits. See more below about autographs.

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Getting close its time to paint the Idlers logo

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Surprise the Canadians are here to see Nakai as well.

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and she is finished

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Autographs and people

Now truly famous people that are humbled are always willing to give you a memento if you ask nicely. It bothered me to watch folks asking Nakai for his autograph when it was for random item like a cell phone or ducks hat. If you bought a RWB shirt, ask for an autograph out of respect but I also was bothered because Nakai works very hard, rarely stopping to sit or eat. But thats just me.