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Shigeru Uehara and an ABP CR

 
Old 06-08-2011, 11:47 AM
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Sorry if this is a repost somewhere

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDZfifM5zJM

The video isn't breathtaking or anything. Just a little cruise on the track. I just decided to post it for its significance to the subforum.
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Lol at him turning off VSA @ 1:53
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Originally Posted by patinum View Post
Lol at him turning off VSA @ 1:53
Possibly the best moment in the video.
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I would love to meet him in person. Getting something on my car signed by him would be a dream come true. Amazing man, should be more famous for what he has done. Closet hero!
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Nice guy. Here's an excerpt from his Wikipedia. It says ABP is his favorite color


Shigehara Uehara (上原 繁 Uehara Shigeru?, born September 5, 1947 in Tokyo) is a Japanese automotive engineer, and known as the development chief of the Honda NSX.

Shigeru Uehara joined Honda R&D Co., Ltd in 1971 and went on to specialize in vehicle stability and handling performance at the company. In 1985 he was appointed Large Project Leader for the mid-ship research project that led to the NSX project in 1990. Amongst his many contributions to the company, Uehara led Honda’s sports car development projects of three very important projects at Honda R&D, and saw them from conception to ending culminating in the S2000, Honda Integra Type-R (DC2/DC5) and the NSX-R. He is also known for his close friendship with the late Ayrton Senna.

Shigeru Uehara completed the S2000 CR as his last project before retirement, as his pride and joy. The color (Apex Blue) is his favorite color, the tires are made with the same tread design as the NSX-R's Potenza's (which he helped design), and the purpose built body kit produces lots of rear end down-force at speed. Also, the shocks and springs are stiffer than the standard S2000. The Honda S2000 CR was Uehara's retirement gift to Loyal Honda customer






And here's his speech from the 2010 S2ki Homecoming:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jniA1rYla4
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Is he planning on coming to another S2000 Homecoming? Anyone know anything about that?
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I'm pretty sure he retired shortly after last years Homecoming. I know Back-Cracker and the rest of the people that organized it, had to do at least a years worth of planning. That's why it was such a "big deal". Having Mr. Uehara there again was just icing on the cake.
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