I also got to have my picture taken with Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima. If you've ever played Gran Turismo and driven the Escudo, or know anything about it, that's him. This guy has won the PPIHC numerous times. This year they showed up in a purpose-built Suzuki XL7 which has all wheel drive and makes 1007 horsepower. Fuckin a.
On Saturday we'll go up the mountain and watch all these guys race up the treacherous, windy gravel road. Should be fucking ridiculously cool