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So, what'd you do last weekend?

I went back! Last year, I made a promise. I said I'd go back. So I did. Mr. Komukai and I returned to Tsukuba for this year's Hachiroku Matsuri. It was a bit of an overcast weekend, but it was actually quite warm.  Really pleased with that, to be honest. This year, WiZ didn't bring their car out, but Komukai-Sensei brought out a Levin that he picked up out in Gunma (which has subsequently been purchased by one of the students). No big surprises this weekend, other than a few loose (critical) bolts, unlike last years flat tire on the truck. Here are some pictures for your browsing pleasure. http://i.imgur.com/7x7lzY6.jpg Loading up for the trip. http://i.imgur.com/yfvL6Rr.jpg There was a wedding going next door.  We luckily got the car loaded before the thing actually happened.  Otherwise, it'd be "I now pronounce you husband and 4A-G" http://i.imgur.com/mWpmykY.jpg This was a sign that the day would be off to a good start. http://i.imgur.com/ghS1eEV.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/UyBtyxb.jpg http://i.imgur.com/rpx82HX.jpg http://i.imgur.com/PMEsNBK.jpg http://i.imgur.com/kGa4bOk.jpg http://i.imgur.com/Bqpnb0i.jpg http://i.imgur.com/P4nuNHi.jpg http://i.imgur.com/2fNSmrM.jpg It looks like they tweaked the art for the new one.  I recall the originals having a bit of a weirder mouth thing going on. http://i.imgur.com/ufVSizk.jpg http://i.imgur.com/hiBtwwN.jpg http://i.imgur.com/NSReMGc.jpg http://i.imgur.com/LoA6xIl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/O84JonD.jpg http://i.imgur.com/I7CbqNQ.jpg http://i.imgur.com/Jcl2IAm.jpg http://i.imgur.com/YUSAKtO.jpg I never realized just how long this front bumper is. I think it might actually be longer than the North American bumpers http://i.imgur.com/wDg3Ph0.jpg http://i.imgur.com/Z1bpgfi.jpg http://i.imgur.com/ot1qaCK.jpg http://i.imgur.com/tvAAkZh.jpg http://i.imgur.com/3cj7AWX.jpg http://i.imgur.com/xV7LLQz.jpg http://i.imgur.com/4n0JF15.jpg http://i.imgur.com/3HHiOzY.jpg http://i.imgur.com/dGEKrWu.jpg http://i.imgur.com/DmV3MMJ.jpg http://i.imgur.com/WpqAZnn.jpg http://i.imgur.com/EGewwNU.jpg http://i.imgur.com/tHZ2UEB.jpg http://i.imgur.com/CRQqAL9.jpg http://i.imgur.com/QU12PSR.jpg http://i.imgur.com/nIFFv8s.jpg http://i.imgur.com/obVr2Gv.jpg http://i.imgur.com/msKFQZh.jpg http://i.imgur.com/sszz3v3.jpg http://i.imgur.com/AEkCNz2.jpg http://i.imgur.com/b5un5Qm.jpg http://i.imgur.com/KMt8MZw.jpg http://i.imgur.com/3RHQelj.jpg http://i.imgur.com/RyNB84w.jpg http://i.imgur.com/z28aHLf.jpg http://i.imgur.com/op2wRW4.jpg http://i.imgur.com/9E6Xv8N.jpg http://i.imgur.com/oe9mY9N.jpg http://i.imgur.com/RqEV6Dz.jpg http://i.imgur.com/5qBJijx.jpg http://i.imgur.com/YKyHmxO.jpg http://i.imgur.com/PiM6Pws.jpg http://i.imgur.com/JGK3uBt.jpg http://i.imgur.com/suSdfaY.jpg http://i.imgur.com/UvsMUwr.jpg http://i.imgur.com/uCDSA6k.jpg http://i.imgur.com/XkwbZMV.jpg http://i.imgur.com/VxpxLBI.jpg http://i.imgur.com/io9ppCL.jpg http://i.imgur.com/pEJv9TF.jpg http://i.imgur.com/VYycc9R.jpg http://i.imgur.com/YXqmq6V.jpg Quite a bit of angle there.  Also, nice brakes. http://i.imgur.com/eCDnTpe.jpg http://i.imgur.com/7bD7GvO.jpg http://i.imgur.com/cksw27H.jpg http://i.imgur.com/WKThQeU.jpg http://i.imgur.com/M5cWRL2.jpg http://i.imgur.com/qZHqoXF.jpg http://i.imgur.com/Cfk7UP3.jpg http://i.imgur.com/wb49t6Z.jpg http://i.imgur.com/YSa8K5j.jpg Hot version was filming.  I wonder where this footage is going. http://i.imgur.com/Y3RkW3w.jpg http://i.imgur.com/CyUkTlO.jpg http://i.imgur.com/NlY2JK2.jpg http://i.imgur.com/FlbKN4f.jpg They were actually banging the wheel wells and tearing off pieces of sideskirt to make more room for the wheels at full lock. http://i.imgur.com/NSNdiKC.jpg http://i.imgur.com/CWoZTH9.jpg http://i.imgur.com/RqvC9tx.jpg http://i.imgur.com/kAl0SSK.jpg http://i.imgur.com/VXL0mkn.jpg http://i.imgur.com/W28Uxok.jpg http://i.imgur.com/0suRD53.jpg http://i.imgur.com/imOzefR.jpg http://i.imgur.com/L9ty9DU.jpg http://i.imgur.com/V7qor4s.jpg Almost a throwback to the CC days, eh Ches? http://i.imgur.com/69y207s.jpg http://i.imgur.com/ABNQSMP.jpg http://i.imgur.com/Ah6yuOb.jpg http://i.imgur.com/8vKsUMI.jpg Nice seat embroidery. http://i.imgur.com/10a7QJm.jpg http://i.imgur.com/rmBMSwR.jpg http://i.imgur.com/qXqgnre.jpg http://i.imgur.com/RxdFzZU.jpg http://i.imgur.com/V4dsHRB.jpg http://i.imgur.com/s2kq6cS.jpg http://i.imgur.com/I5rb7ge.jpg http://i.imgur.com/HnNg1R9.jpg http://i.imgur.com/HebE91O.jpg http://i.imgur.com/ejEPnEV.jpg http://i.imgur.com/X3wopcM.jpg http://i.imgur.com/1UIi0Ms.jpg http://i.imgur.com/0Ss8Q84.jpg http://i.imgur.com/CFUM5dt.jpg http://i.imgur.com/99gGGlf.jpg http://i.imgur.com/smVL0d1.jpg http://i.imgur.com/RueBHQs.jpg http://i.imgur.com/BVliwa1.jpg My kind of gridlock! http://i.imgur.com/0gqahJx.jpg http://i.imgur.com/si8Cky3.jpg http://i.imgur.com/tjplCBn.jpg http://i.imgur.com/r7XwrOc.jpg http://i.imgur.com/qskJZFJ.jpg http://i.imgur.com/CGnPV66.jpg http://i.imgur.com/kKwj4sL.jpg http://i.imgur.com/VpSmgFG.jpg Oh yeah... almost forgot to mention- I signed up to do the parade run.  I'll upload the footage of that later.

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