Sometimes you have to take a chance. The transformation story of this vintage VW Bus into a hot-rodded street machine is filled with seizing opportunities.
Why would a Porsche owner fly someone over from Japan to cut up their beloved sportscar? Because the experience they get in return is well worth the sacrifice. I had the opportunity to follow along as Nakai-san put his stamp on a local Porsche owner’s 964 and turned it into a RAUH-Welt masterpiece. This is my recollection of the visit as an interested observer.
Texas is home to the quintessential American attitude of ‘bigger is better’, and this mantra includes a fascination with all things high-horsepower. For automotive enthusiasts, this attraction plays out in the form of the TX2K event held each year in Houston, Texas, where an assembly of the nation’s fastest street-driven drag-race cars takes over Royal Purple Speedway and exemplifies the theory by attacking the dragstrip in a festival of horsepower.