This past December, I found myself hanging out with Brian (Accord94DX) and looking for a fun way to pass a rainy afternoon in Nagoya. Although I had already visited two automotive museums in the same number of days, Brian mentioned a place called the ZAZ Museum. See, he heard that the owner of of a successful chain of pachinko parlors has something of a taste for racing and sports cars. And, as owners of gambling empires tend to be, he is loaded. And, unlike most collectors, he opens his personal garage to the public for a paltry ¥300. (About $3.00)
So, even though the museum was about to close for the day, we set off in Brian's WRX. We arrived at the nondescript building across the street from one of the pachinko parlors with exactly six minutes till closing. Brian tossed a huge handful of coins down next to the register as we rushed in, much to the bemusement of the woman behind the counter. We didn't have time to count money! We barely had time to appreciate the magnitude of the cars on display. But at least we had time to snap a bunch of photos to appreciate later. And now, here they are:
Oh, and on the way out we were following this guy:
- Having a McLaren F1 isn't enough. You need to have a McLaren F1 GT, McLaren F1 LM, and in case somebody asks, a Mercedes-McLaren Formula One car.
- Having a F40 isn't enough. You need to also have a F40 LM.
- You may as well have a F50 and a FXX as well, just to keep the theme going.
- Unassuming nondescript buildings in Japan may contain millions of dollars worth of rare cars. You should enter them whenever possible.
- Be the head of a gambling empire
I'm sure there are more...Hope you all enjoy the pics!
Modified by Slonie at 2:01 AM 2-13-2008