TUNING JAPANESE — KEI MIURA INTERVIEW
EVER WONDERED WHAT INSPIRES THE MAN BEHIND INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED BODYKIT MANUFACTURER ROCKET BUNNY, AND WHY IT’S CALLED ‘ROCKET BUNNY’ TO BEGIN WITH? JOIN AARON MAI AS HE SITS DOWN WITH CREATOR KEI MIURA TO ANSWER ALL OUR QUESTIONS
reat art is an outward expression of an artist’s perception of the world, while the inner workings of a tuner’s mind — at times a dark and mystical place — are a process that few could ever comprehend.
It is no secret that Kei Miura is a trendsetter, a game changer extraordinaire, and his way of mixing old-school style into modern platforms makes for some incredible creations. Nowadays, it is hard to attend a show and not witness one of his aero sculptures: when it comes to automotive aero, his brand has a reputation that few can keep up with. As an old-school original thinker who hasn’t wavered in his belief about what a car should look like, Miura-san has shown the tuning world that sticking to your guns really is the best way to tune cars. So, rather than just photographing his creations, we decided it was time to get to know a bit more about the man behind the movement that is Rocket Bunny.
Miura-san is a man of few words, and he has a very clear train of thought; there is no room for unnecessary complication. His work, while intricate, retains a level of simplicity and he ensures that it doesn’t detract from the aesthetics of the OEM lines that we already love in a car.
While we were chatting en route to the workshop, Miura-san told us about his first ever car, and, just like his areo causes jaws to drop, so his choice of first car was jaw dropping: it was none other than a Kenmeri Skyline. “I remember buying the car, and driving directly to my friend’s workshop. Immediately, we changed the wheels, bolted on fender flares, and changed a few other bits and pieces. We worked all night on the car, because, the next day, I went racing in it.” He erupted in a burst of laughter — looking back, it must have seemed insane that he