No matter where you are in the Porsche lexicon, from casual owner, to engineer, racer or even aftermarket mogul, you had to start somewhere. There was always that bygone more innocent time, and that certainly applies to even the likes of RWB’s Akira Nakai. The proof is in the photos.
Recently we stumbled across this post by @80shero on Instagram. It seems he was searching through some 1990s era Japanese car magazines and he found this story on Nakai-san, not before RWB, but apparently before the wide-body builds he and his company are now known for.
Stumbled across this gem while (successfully) hunting for a late-90s AVS advert. 1998 Japanese magazine article on one of Akira Nakai's (of RWB fame) earlier creations; a good decade before Speedhunters/forums/blogs made his wildly-flared matte-black 930 *properly* hard to miss on the general internet.. #rwb #rauhweltbegriff #rauhwelt #roughworld #idlers #akiranakai #nakaisan #rwbaustralia #porsche #porsche911 #911 #930 #911carrera #aircooled #aircooledporsche #porscheclassic #classicporsche #drivetastefully #japanesenostalgiccar #carboy #1998
Obviously, this is long before his matte black 930 went viral on Speedhunters. It was long before Brian Scotto decided to let him take the knife to Scotto’s 964 Turbo and blow minds at SEMA. It just goes to show how much things change in 20 years… and also how many things stay the same given how much that “narrow” body 911 he’s driving still appeals in so many ways.