His hands-on approach to every single one of his cars is the exact reason that he is seen as such a visionary within the industry today
had hacked up a Kenmeri and then gone out on a track to thrash his pride and joy mere hours after obtaining what was his dream car at the time. As mad as it may have seemed, his hands-on approach to every single one of his cars is the exact reason why he is seen as such a visionary within the industry today. What sets this man apart from many is that he is responsible for 100 per cent of his products; you will not find him outsourcing any step in the design or production of a kit. Not only is he the driving force behind all his own products, but he is also a big part of many other well-known companies, most notably, Liberty Walk, with its wild Lamborghini, BMW, and Ferrari aero kits.
It is no secret that Miura-san has long been a fanatic lover of the Datsun and Nissan platforms, and, while standing in front of the workshop with his S30, S13, GT86, and Civic all parked out front, you can’t help but realize you are in the presence of something — and someone — special. Yet, sitting down inside with him, he is as down to earth a person as you could get, always quick to ensure any visitors are well looked after and that canned coffee and bottles of green tea are offered in abundance.
When I asked a little bit more about the man we don’t see in articles and photos, it was interesting to hear what makes him tick.
Kei Miura: A long time ago, I had a rabbit-shaped coffee mug; from this mug is the origin of the name ‘Rocket Bunny’.
When I was growing up, there was an automotive boom in Japan. When I was about 10 years old, there were a lot of bosozoku cars being driven around, and it was from this that an interest in cars was sparked.