It's very hard for me as a individual to even think about engineering, tuning, or developement when friends, family and so on are suffering overseas, not to mention the issues in Lybia and Yemen and so on. All of which are important.
I have been in communication with family and friends in Japan and it's been difficult and frankly put very hard to gauge. My feeling is that Japan and the people of Japan are very strong, however this will be a very difficult recovery for the Japanese people and Japan.
Considering that lives were lost, I almost feel little regarding my own loss. My apartment was slightly damaged, and I was lucky that I had left Japan when I did. Considering I almost stayed longer. More-over my ST205wrc was crushed due to a parking structure that imploded due to a capsizing tree.
Here in California, things are pretty good considering. I am in the middle of restoring my 1974 TOYOTA Celica at present. For those of you who don't already know, I collect these cars. Amongest other machines as well. Including motorcycles.
The RA21 is a fantastic and fun machine with a great story behind it.
In about a month or so I plan to have the engine completed and paint and any major restoration completed. These projects do take time. If done quick and dirty, you get broken and on the side of the road somewhere along the Golden Coast of California. If done right you get that magic motor sound that the Golden age of speed produced. You know the one that we know and love oh so much. Presently I am not set on a single color. But as things come together I'll up date.