Rothmans NSR Meeting in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
November 9th, 2003
|Here are some pictures
from the NSR meeting held in Toyota city, Japan. It was organized by my
friend Momo who also has Japan's top NSR website called IJITTERUKAI?
The main theme for this meeting was Rothmans colored NSR's, but of course
it was open to all types of NSR's. The weather was not exactly the greatest.
It was raining slightly and skies were grey for the whole day, so only
about half of the scheduled owners showed up. In total there were 11 NSR
owners who still managed to ride their NSR's despite the bad weather,
12 other NSR owners showed up by car and two more owners (MC21) showed
up a bit late after these pictures were taken. It was pretty fun to meet
up with the other Japanese owners, everybody was really friendly and nice.
Free coffee and tea was readily available while we all talked and exchanged
stories and information. There was a present exchange where everybody
brought a small present that were handed out with a number draw. I received
two MC18 Rothmans stickers and a MC18 PGM unit which I ended up giving
to a MC18 owner that needed it desperately. We finished up around 3:00
PM as many people had long rides back home and the skies were still grey
with chances of rain in the evening. Overall the meet was great !! It
was a bit unfortunate about the weather and small turnout of NSR's, but
we are planning on holding another event just like this again in the spring
of 2004 in the Kansai (West Japan) area (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Kobe),
hopefully the weather will be better and have a much larger turnout. Thanks
to Momo and all the other NSR riders at the meeting !!
six Rothmans NSR plus one MC21 that showed up after the event.
From left to right; 1-Momo's 1989 Rothmans Rep, 2-Ryuzo's 1988 MC18SP,
3-Nisshi's immaculate MC18SP, 4-My NSR (Jamie), 5-Rothmans Mick, 6-Tak's
left to right; 1-Mouzou's awesome Repsol SP, 2-Momo's 1989 Rothmans Rep,
3-Ryuzo's 1988MC18SP, 4-Nisshi's mint condition MC18SP, 5-Jamie, 6-Rothmans
Mick with his unbelievable SP, 7-Tak, 8-Souhei's NSR250 SP, 9-1989 Terra
Blue MC18, 10-Ken's MC28, 11-Shokigata's MC16
of Souhei's very cool 1994 NSR250R SP. More about this bike later in the
after the show had ended and everybody was on their way home, this absolutely
mint condition MC21 SP Rothmans showed up while I was stopping to make
a phone call. He asked us about the meet and we told him it had finished
already, too bad. However, I did manage to take a few shots of his beautiful
MC21 SP!! His name was Ui.....More shots of his MC21, Tak's and mine.
What a day !!