iHirofumi Tomiyoshi, Fukuoka, 1999.10.j
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I satisfied myself that NSX Fiesta '99 was most excellent event comparing past year's one. I enjoyed myself.
I have many NSX lovers whom I can meet once a year. So, I talked to them, "See you at Fiesta '99 in SUZUKA". And many owners who browsed our web site asked to me. "This is first time to attend NSX Fiesta. How is this event?". Fortunately, I could meet almost of them at SUZUKA. It was my pleasure. Over 30 people from NSX CLUB of JAPAN attended NSX Fiesta '99 including companions. It was so many attendees for our club. I think it is wonderful very much that NSX lovers come to one place to attend to event called Fiesta from all area of JAPAN. I enjoyed chat with other owners about NSX and Karaoke after official programs or dinner party. One owner who has been driven long time said to me. "This is first time to attend Fiesta. How fantastic event this is!!! Why didn't I come earlier." This was female driver. She lost a lot.
I had a chance to talk with companions. They said, "Great!!! Marvelous!!!" and admired. Probably they were surprised at scale and contents they could not imagine before. I am surprised at the fact that some of companions have a plan to by NSX after they went back their home. Because they want to attend and enjoy NSX Fiesta with own NSX. NSX and NSX Fiesta have such fascination. Two owners were awarded from Mr. Uehara for 100,000Km driving. It is no long driving for American owners but it is great for Japanese. I feel they love their NSXs really and they will drive more. Many Japanese owners will achieve 100,000Km.
It is my pleasure that I watch other owner's NSXs. This is another enjoyment in Fiesta. "Famous owner" or "Famous NSX" will come every year. We are looking forward to see modification for NSX the owner done this year. They are coming. Original design is good, but every owners modified their NSXs without spoiling and drive. They spent one year to prepare. The owner who attended NSXPO '99 drive modified NSX with wide body kits by Comptech. Another body kit attached NSX was not finished to paint. But it was very spartan. But he will finish it and come next year.
Over 20 people attended to NSX Fiesta in Motegi last year. Unfortunately we could not get support from HONDA officially this year. But some friendly Japanese owners supported five attendees from United States. One of them attended last Fiesta in Motegi. They went sightseeing Kyoto including Hozugawa river rapids and two wheel vehicle riding before Fiesta and visited some automobile showrooms (including Honda Welcome Plaza), Twin Ring Motegi and factory for NSX after Fiesta. They joined "All Japan NSX Owner's Club Meeting" on the day before Fiesta. They entried "competition and relay" and drove our NSXs and running. I got some mails from them. They say "it was their best vacation ever". I say thanks a lot to all volunteers from other clubs. I feel everybody realize "Enjoy together at NSX Fiesta". It is my pleasure.
NSX Fiesta '99 was two days event. But during this Fiesta held, I was very busy and felt it was short for me. I think most impressive activity for attendees from United States was driving with professional driver.Professional driver drove NSX on famous circuit as formula one with them on passenger's seat. They enjoyed a lot and surprised at their driving technique.
HONDA prepared new NSX and S2000 at traffic education center for test driving to every owners. But many owners said "No modified in this model". The fact I were surprise was LEV for NSX. I think subjects for future to automobile company are saving gas, recycle and low emission. Many companies got good results for saving gas and recycle. But they challenge a lot for low emission, especially NOx and CO2. I think most remarkable modified for NSX this time is LEV. Many of owners expected faster NSX or new design. LEV is not showy.But Mr. Uehara said that "LEV is very difficult for NSX, because HONDA has to keep high performance as sportscar at same time". Even I realize how difficult it is. I think this is technique.
I cannot understand technical method. But we can get clean emission by advanced catalyst from information by HONDA. One technical staff said "We can decrease under one-five hundred today comparing no catalyst" I am pleased my love NSX evolve with technique for low emission system. I never say "NSX is old fashioned". We drive this car with pride. The automobile company is considering about emission for future.
Mr. Uehara didn't announce NEXT NSX. But he said "We remain to produce NSX " clearly. I am satisfied his saying.
The year 2000 is the 10th anniversary for NSX. Next Fiesta will be held in Motegi. I want to celebrate for NSX and NSXers. at Takanezawa Plant. I want to invite NSX owners from North America and Europe. Now NSX Fiesta is well-known event from all over the world. I hope HONDA accept their wishes.
I thank to HONDA that fantastic car and Fiesta produced. See you at Motegi in 2000.
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