Thursday, July 31, 2014

holly molly! but that's the way Wata is...

Wata, prepping his el camino for the "thursday drag racing night" at irwindale drag strip. he's going to put a pair of drag slick tyres this time.


and then he found out that the NOS bottle was empty...he said he's going to just watch the race tonight. d'oh!!!


Monday, July 28, 2014

wata's daydream and change in color...

 Wata is preparing for a future bonneville speedweek.


 he's cooking...


 but his land speed racer is so not ready...



shinya doesn't feel like red right now so he's going to change the color of his research & experimental material MT07.

N-san who's visiting Wata from japan happens to be a professional paint guy. what are the chances?


and voila!


Saturday, July 26, 2014

kawi of the day...

 friend TK's Z1 flavored KZ900 :)




Friday, July 25, 2014

prepping quietly...

 for speedweek.


mystery man's secret project...

a gentleman came in and said he had a project and needed shinya's help and started to draw something on the floor before shinya could respond to it.

shinya told him that he has his own projects and no time right now and the gentleman was bummed a bit but then he found spike and got so excited. "is this for land speed racing? in 1973 i got 201 mph on triumph dual engine streamliner and i believe my record is still there!"


so shinya couldn't say no to him anymore. his project was to put honda mopet motor on a bicycle and wanted to keep the pedal so that it still remains as a bicycle. he wanted shinya to make some parts for it. "i bet you can do it!" he said.

since our workshop was really hot and felt sorry for him to wait so shinya told him that he would make the parts and deliver it to him later today and asked his address. then the gentleman K said "that's impossible because i live in a mobile dwelling, i'll come back at 5!" and he left :)


Thursday, July 24, 2014

new and old...

yamahas (brand new MT07 and '72 XS2)


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

bone healing...

ride of the day.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

shinya's secret drawer...

froggy tools :)


Monday, July 21, 2014

spice up your day...

 A of Black Top Society and C of East Fork Supply Co. stopped by. A brought us our favorite ice cold spiced brew from BTS :) what a blast!

Black Top Society のAとEast Fork Supply Co.のCが寄ってくれた。AはAが作ってくれた飲むと癖になるスパイス・コーフィーのキンキンに冷えたのを持ってきてくれた。生き返った!
 '76 CB550 with a '78 SS tank
next time we'll go for a canyon ride and take "east fork" to GMR!!


Sunday, July 20, 2014

red x black...

okay, here's the comet at #12. (Wata's customer's)


Wata's friend N-san is a professional painter and he's going to work on the interior.

Wタナベ氏のご友人で渡米中の塗装のプロ、Nカガワ氏が さっそく内装を始めております。
chabott van. there must be something bothering them...


OMG! red?! well, the owner wants to paint the car in black and he wants red interior...


1915 indian. shinya found a gear that maybe he can divert it to the kicker gear that has been missing.


 still in pieces...


struggling shinya. now i know. just because we found a usable gear, it doesn't mean that everything is going to be okay...haha


Saturday, July 19, 2014

start off as a rather ordinary day...

R swang by on his knuckle.


they are listening to the sound of the king.


and he left... got a feeling that something new is going to happen around him.



painter N-san came to visit Wata from japan and brought us this special "chabott" sign that he painted for us :)