DXO 2nd Anniversary Party (The Goonfather pimps his ride)

Meet Makkuro Kurosuke.

I named the Goonfather’s car after the cute sooty dust bunnies invented by Hayao Miyazaki. These cuties can be seen in My Neighbour Totoro and Spirited Away.

We had racked our brains for weeks trying to come up with a nice name for the car when I jokingly suggested “makkuro kurosuke” because I have a makkuro dangly dangling on the rearview mirror. The name stuck and we started calling him Makkuro for short. (Makkuro’s a he and not a she because I think he looks cheeky, which reminds me of boys.)

Anyway, Makkuro looks like this right now.

Ahhhhhhhhh~~! Poor Makkuro.

He’s been pimped up for this coming Saturday’s DXO 2nd Anniversary party.

Part of the celebration involves a drift car convoy starting from Pasir Ris and culminating at DXO where a “top secret” drift car from Japan will be unveiled. Here’s more information about the party if you’re interested.

I’m more interested in talking about how Makkuro got pimped.

He was invited to be part of the 35-car convoy organised by RIS Culture, a drift car club, to celebrate DXO’s birthday. In exchange for free entry and free drinks, Makkuro has to wear sponsor logos for two weeks.

It hurts my eyes to look at him now because I think the colours of the sponsor logos clash and the decal placement is messy.

But some of the pimped cars actually look quite nice. A few cars out of the 35 have giant DXO decals on them.

Makkuro is jealous because he wants to be covered in DXO, too, but the people at the decal workshop gave him a windscreen DXO, instead.

The workshop people wear orange and use little pink hairdryers. Cute!

Makkuro is really charmed to be blown by a cutie pink hairdryer.

A Takumi (Initial D) wannabe is also part of the convoy.

Recognise the tofu shop sign? I like when Trueno owners put that sign on their cars. It’s funny and makes me smile.

I took a photo of myself with the cute tofu car in the background because the Goonfather is a lazy ass who hates taking photos for me.

We spent like two hours at the workshop waiting for Makkuro to finish getting pimped, so what else was there to do but take pictures?

Anyway, I hope the DXO party will be fun and worth two weeks of eyesoreness. There will be a drift performance event a day after the party but I can’t go because I have a shoot! Duh. I hate when bad timing happens.