A friend of mine asked if I knew about Kobe’s famous “Sakura-chan” AW11 MR-2 the other day, I had no idea what he was talking about so he directed me to a certain blog which had photos of the car in question.
“Cherry Blossom Chan” indeed!
The owner goes by the name of “Mikoman” and has made numerous appearances around the Hyogo area and is an active member of the AW11 Owner’s Club. After a bit of searching it seems that Mikoman modified the car in this way for his spouse and he also has another similarly modified gull-wing AW11 in blue! I found an email address and have sent an email so we’ll see if Mikoman will allow us to take a closer look.
Words: Justin Karow
Images: Tenbin-san/BMW Garten