Met up with Nate Vosburg in Tokyo recently to have a look at his new smooth fender RWB 964 build. Last time I saw the car, it was sitting in Nakai-San’s workshop in pieces. It was black, and Nate and Alex Kyo were working hard to get the car prepared for Nakai-San to do his thing. To see it here in Tokyo, in all it’s glory, with its glistening red paint was something special. The hard work has really paid off.
We took the car up to Tatsumi PA for a little photo shoot. The parking area was full of cars coming back from the Stance Nation event in Odaiba earlier that afternoon. Even so, the RWB didn’t fail to turn heads, and it didn’t take long before the car was surrounded by lads and their camera phones.
The car is a very lightweight machine thanks to a stripped out interior, acrylic windows and a carbon hood. No AC/heater, no audio system, a sunroof delete and various other weight saving mods make this, according to Nakai-San, one of the lightest RWBs he’s ever built.
It’s been a real pleasure to see this car come to fruition here in Japan. Nate is actually moving back to the States, and taking the car with him, which makes these shots of the car in Tokyo that little bit more special.
Big thank you to Nate and Alex for inviting me along for the ride. Thank you also to Mei-Chan who took the rolling shots on the Shutoko Highway while I tried to keep up with Nate in my Roadster!
Words and photos by Joey Meuross