10th Anniversary birthday of NSX
When I arrived in Japan, I noticed that the country is very clean, and the people were very friendly, and very respectable. The Japanese people made me feel welcome'd in there country as soon as I arrived.
During my attendance at the NSX Fiesta, I noticed that the majority of all of the NSX's that attended the event were modified, and all the owner's that I talked to were very nice, and enthusiastic about there NSX's as I am. I was impressed on the turn out of NSX's that attended the event, 300+ NSX's, it was a HONOR for me to be a part of a "Great" event. For me, the "Best" part of the trip was when I got to ride with the Famous Professional "Raybrig" NSX Race Car driver(Akira Iida), and when Hirofumi let me drive his "New" Type-R NSX on the Road Course at 120 km/75 mph, and when Ichihara let me drive his "New" Type-S NSX from the Twin Ring hotel to the Motegi Race track. Thank You Very Much!!!!!
In my opinion, the NSX Fiesta is by far the "#1- Best" event that I ever attended, it is better than any car show in the United States!!!!!!
Special Thanks: Hirofumi, Speed, Ichihara, Hiroshi, Kase-san, and the rest of the people that I had the previledge of meeting for making my first NSX Fiesta a memorable one. I hope that I can be invited to attend next year's NSX Fiesta 2001. (by Romeo Ortiz from GA,United States)
NSX Fiesta began for me with an amazingly long airplane flight from Orlando to Tokyo. If you have ever spent 14 hours in a cramped, stuffy, plane with a 2 hour layover, you know what I mean:)) But once landing gear touched down at Narita International Airport, the flight became a distant memory.
For I arrived in Japan for one thing,... and one thing only....the NSX Fiesta 10th Anniversary. The trip was a dream come true. I had the opportunity to tour the NSX plant in Tochigi as well as visiting the track in Motegi. In addition, I also got the chance to sit in the first NSX "EVER" made. This made the trip worth while in itself for an NSX enthusiast like me. I would like to first thank Hirofumi for making this dream trip become a reality. Without his help and guidance I would have definitely been lost. Second I would like to give a HUGE thanks to my host, Hiroo Ohi of NSX-TC (Purple 96' Targa). Without his help I would not have met Mr. Uehara, or been able to get around Motegi,... thanks again buddy:). Special thanks go out to Kenji Suzuki, Kye Prigg, and Kase for giving me the opportunity to drive his yellow 95' Type R around the track several times. This is a trip that I will never forget. Definitely one of the most unique and interesting journeys I have ever been on. Thanks to all the folks that helped make the 10th anniversary a success. You really made my NSX dreams become a reality!! (by Brian Ledvora from FL, United States)
NSX Fiesta started for me when Mr. Tomiyoshi was very kind to give an invitation at NSXPO 99 in Laguna Seca. Alex and I were most happy to accept and looked forward to seeing Japan. Our first time here.
The Fiesta experience was overwhelming. First seeing the Takanezawa factory in Tochigi where the NSX is put together, then Twin Ring MOTEGI. As a big Honda enthusiast, I already knew these places. Now seeing them for real was a dream come true. It was an enormous pleasure meeting Mr.Kawamoto, Mr. Uehara and Mr. Kurosawa. People I regard very much. The Fiesta event was a big treat! Honda F1 demonstrations, the NSX JGTC cars in action, and driving on the tracks personally. It doesn't get much better than that!
I would like to thank Hirofumi Tomiyoshi very much for organizing this trip for us. I`m very grateful for his invitation, NSX Fiesta will always be in my memory. (by Guus Toth from Netherlands)
I would like to start out by stating NSX FIESTA was #1 all the way. Honda did a superb job hosting the 10th year celebration of the Honda NSX. I have been to countless NSX events and track events, NSX Fiesta by far superseded every one of them. I would also like to thank Hirofumi Tomiyoshi. Without his help, we would have never been able to attend. He helped us from when we stepped off of the plane right back until we got back on. If I had to pick out the best part of NSX Fiesta, it would be between two events. The first one would be driving at the Twin Rings track in Motegi with the professional Raybrig race car driver in a NSX at the limit, and meeting all of the great Japanese NSX owners. Every single owner we meet made us feel as if we were a part of there NSX community. At the end of this year, I was going to sell my NSX after 4 wonderful years of ownership and look for another type of exotic, but after attending NSX Fiesta, I have decided to sell it and purchase a new one! Being around the NSX owners from Japan made me realize that if I sold my NSX, I would be selling my family, and where I come from, we just do not do things like that! (by Alexander Farrington from GA, United states)
To be continued.
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