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A Viper in Japan

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Wolfc2e, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. Wolfc2e

    Wolfc2e Enthusiast

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    I was able to meet the president of the Japanese Viper Club, Tateshi, at the VOI earlier this year. I travel to Japan every few months for work and it fit my schedule to stop by his place on my way home last month.

    Tateshi was a very gracious host and his family and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner. Seeing a Viper in Japan and meeting Tateshi's family was the highlight of my six week trip!

    A Viper in a jar of alcohol. It's called Habushu or Habu Sake:
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    Pokemon Airplane:
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    The Shinkansen (bullet train) I took to Tokyo:
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    The Viper!
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  2. Mopar Boy

    Mopar Boy Enthusiast

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    Very cool! Tateshi is one cool guy! :)

    Too bad you did not get to see the Viper that is a clone of Lightning McQueen. It is a member of the Japan club.
     
  3. latamud

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    The first Viper I ever saw in person was in Japan, 1995. I was in High School at Misawa AB in Northern Japan, must've been 17. A guy from our church, Mike Maruna, owned it, a red 1st gen roadster. He was on a business trip in Korea and saw the Viper for sale at the military auto sales. He bought it and had it shipped to Japan. I actually remember that conversation very well and applied a lot of the adice in my life. I knew I was going to own a Viper from that day.

    I drank some 30 year old homemade Habushu once and it ate through my stomach, very potent. I could feel the venom constricting my muscles.
     
  4. JohnnyViper

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    thats some cool stuff, hope I make it to japan someday and see this viper :2tu:
     
  5. NSviper

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    Interesting Photos. Thanks for posting.
     
  6. Bill Pemberton Woodhouse

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    Thanks for posting and have to agree that Tateshi is one great ambassador for the Viper and a genuinely super guy. He has been a good friend for quite awhile and the Japanese Club have some of the most rabid members in the World.

    Glad you were able to meet up and great photos!:2tu:
     
  7. JohnnyViper

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    how many members do we have in japan?
     

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