2013 – my year in pics


So as the sun sets on 2013, here are some of my favourite photos of my adventures throughout the year…

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A year of ups and downs and big decisions..

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Tokyo Auto Salon

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Holiday in Cebu, Philippines

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Street art – Shibuya, Tokyo

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Work – RAUH Welt Begriff, Chiba, Japan

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RWB New Year Party – Roppongi, Japan with Jeab, Nakai-San and Shusaku-San

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Tokyo SkyTree

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Snowboarding – Inawashiro resort, Fukushima, Japan

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RWB New Year meet – Hard Rock Cafe, Roppongi, Tokyo

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Asakusa at night

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My first two Porsches that I cut up and built at RWB

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Took part in the Tokyo St. Patrick’s day parade with our football team

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My favourite time of year – Megurogawa, Tokyo

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Watching the world go by – Harajuku, Tokyo

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Tokyo station after the restoration

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Spent my last day living in Japan driving around Chiba in an RWB 993 with some great friends

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Ha’penny bridge, Dublin

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Croke park, Dublin

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Had a fantastic time in San Francisco, such a beautiful city! Was great catching up with old friends and even got to ride around the city in a Hakosuka!

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50 years of the 911 – Mondello Park, Co.Kildare

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Ireland v Faroe Islands – Aviva stadium, Dublin

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IDC round 1 – Mondello Park, Co.Kildare

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Went to Gatebil Rudskogen in July, what an experience! Got to hang out with my good friend Torby and got to see his awesome garage where he’s currently restoring his stunning Datsun 240Z!

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Back to Japan in July to race at idlers 12hour endurance race for RWB

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My third endurance race working with RWB and the best yet, LOVED driving the lovers rough/RWB Ireland 993, such an awesome car!

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My good friend Danny at FC Autosource loaned me this beautiful AE86 while I had a couple days off after the race and which I subsequently got arrested in 🙂

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Got to see the Coronas at the FM104 the gig at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin, what a band!

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Headed to Barcelona for a few days back in August

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My friend Jonathan and I raised almost €1500 for our skydive in aid of the Irish Haemophilia society back in November, absolutely amazing experience and all for a great cause!

Well that’s been pretty much it for 2013, I’m sure I missed some stuff but that’s all I can think of right now, been a great year…

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Thank you!

– Gary Patrick Mannion

Climbing Mt. Fuji


So while everyone was getting ready for 86 Style at Fuji Speedway, I was watching the most amazing sunrise I have ever seen, on top of Mt. Fuji.

It had been on my list of things to do since moving to Japan over 2 years ago and my friend Saya wanted to climb for her birthday so I said we would do it together Aug 4/5….

Ready for anything 😛

 

So we set off from Shinjuku station and arrived at Mt. Fuji level 5 at around 7pm. We were lucky enough to catch a beautiful sunset before we even started…

 

 

 

Beautiful stuff!

 

Time for a bit of food before we headed up.

So it’s pitch dark the whole way up and I have no photos until this happened….

 

 

 

 

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