The Person of CUB - Mr. Yuki Wakao part1

Looking at Mr. Wakao, who is manager of Atrica 521, many people will think that, "Did I meet this person before ...?". That because Mr. Wakao was a famous private builder. He is also a member of one of the largest cub teams in Japan and has appeared in various 4 mini magazines with his unique custom. He's the one who turned his hobbies into work.

The Person of CUB - Mr. Yuki Wakao part1
Profile of Mr. Yuki Wakao
The store opened in September 2013, the manager of Atrica 521. He was fascinated by Cubs since He was a student and also belonged to the Cubs Team called ECC, where He spent my custom days.

Shop Information
AToRiKA521 Garage Service
Address: 3-2-2, Asahi, Oizumi-cho, Ouraku-gun, Gunma Prefecture
TEL… 0276-55-2110
Open time… 10: 00 ~ 19: 00
No regular holiday
URL…http://www.atorika521.com


Anyway, He spent 4 years just customizing.
 When Mr. Wakao was 18 years old, some people gave him a Cub. But it's a pink x light blue normal, anyway, a tattered Cub. At first He thought that He didn't need it, but He got it. That's how Wakao's Cubs life began.

「It was a Cub with a 6V point ignition, but I was ashamed of riding it, so I changed it to a red and black hot rod style with a haste.」

The Person of CUB - Mr. Yuki Wakao part1
This is the latest custom car of 2019 by AToRiKA521 - "Gorotsuki Chopper"

 Although he did not ride a motorcycle, he loved crafting, as well as customizing bicycles to limousine specifications, and he was interested in American culture from a young age and also loved the world of hot rods. It didn't take long before Wakao was possessed by the Cub.

The Person of CUB - Mr. Yuki Wakao part1
The powerful front wheel is 21 inches. The folk are from the postal Cub.

 Mr. Wakao who went to a university in Kyoto carried the cub by himself from Gunma at home with the cub that he received. Originally interested in film-related work, he entered a university of arts. He said he had been customizing motorcycles for four years at college.

「Speaking of the first custom, did you cut the turnip fender with a gold saw? Just laughing (laughs). Since then, I have been customizing based on mini bikes, such as shalees, old scooters, and gyros.」

The Person of CUB - Mr. Yuki Wakao part1
17-inch thick block pattern rear tires

 Mr. Wakao who exhibited a motorcycle at the production presentation while he went to the department of imaging. And even though it was a school where motorcycle commuting was banned (laughs).

「What was displayed at that time was a custom one based on a Honda solo. Surprisingly, the president liked it and bought it. Apparently, I thought it was a bicycle ...」

 Any solo produced by Mr. Wakao and purchased by the President is still displayed in the university library. Some people may think of it !? Since then, Mr. Wakao has been reported in various magazines.

The Person of CUB - Mr. Yuki Wakao part1
The cut line of the rear fender part is changed according to the tire.

「Not many people still focused on turnips. At that time, when I was searching variously on the Internet, I found an ECC site (blog). Write it on your blog because SNS was not as popular as it is now. Looking at the turnip custom made by ECC leader Nonpoly C, I realized that there was someone who had the same idea as myself.」

To be continue at part 2...


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