The bus ride from The airport up to Mito was a couple of hours and here we see Tokyo off in the distance
The bus ride from Mito to Motegi took us through much farming and gardening countryside
In the center of Mito
This was our hotel, we spent may a cold morning waiting for our bus to pick us up. Best part was that they had machines similar to our coke machines but with hot coffee in cans, not only did the cans warm your hands but the coffee was good too!
This was our hotel in Mito,the bathrooms were small fiberglass dome bolted to the outside of the building and obviously and after thought.
Very small rooms with the bolt on bathrooms, the showers were so small that I had a hard time reaching down to pick up the soap when I dropped it!
An evening walk out to see some of the historic sights around town
The Moregi race track built and owned by Honda. Note the small stunt plane just above the grand stands. The pilot took some incredible risks entertaining as over the weekend and I believe he died a few years later in a crash.
The weather in Motegi was always uncertain.
Brian Farrel takes a shot of the pit action area
These were our two small offices to work out of.
Brian Herta get some press with the girls and a Japanese photographer
Adrian Fernandez won the race in 1998 for Ford/Cosworth for the 3rd time
Adrian, Al junior and Gil Deferran got 123.