While at Suzuka Circuit, actually prior to parking, I noticed a lot of RX-8s pulling in to a small access gate. Not knowing where we were going, but knowing I wanted to see the cars, we tried to follow, got denied entrance, and told it was a special entrance for a car meet. Our rental car Honda Fit was not part of the show. Judging by what I was seeing, there was a lot of RX-8 somewhere on Suzuka Ciruit grounds.
After doing the stuff I talked about in the last post, we went on a bit of an adventure. Not knowing really where we were going or if we were allowed to be there, when we found it under the bridge, around the corner, and down the hill, I got the feeling nobody really minded out joining. Car guys like to show off their cars, that’s what this get together was all about, and I was a googly-eyed foreigner with a camera; we were okay to go.
Admittedly, I know much of nothing about RX-8s. I’ll expound all I know now: nicely balanced chassis; good at autocross; underpowered; finicky engines; look pretty cool. I don’t even know the chassis code – SE3P? Anyway, bare with the crude commentary that will take on that of a girl assessing a car – “it’s shiny,” “it’s a pretty color,” etc.
Regardless of how little I know about the cars on display that day, it was still cool to experience one of these big “one make” meets that are so popular in Japan. After all, cars are cars.