Event News: One/One Showcase by Fatlace meets Formula D!

With the recent collapse of Hot Import Nights last year and the growing pains in the tuner car show industry, Fatlace heavyweight and tuning OG, Mark Arcenal, has stepped up to the plate.

“Formula DRIFT in conjunction with Fatlace, LLC, is proud to announce the launch of the inaugural ONE OF ONE, the Fatlace Car Show Series. ONE OF ONE is the official Car Show Series of Formula DRIFT and will be held at each 2010 Formula DRIFT event nationwide. The first show of the series will go down at Formula DRIFT Round 1: Streets of Long Beach, adjacent to the track.”

Man this is hype! BRING FORMULA D TO TEXAS THIS YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Read more @ Fatlace

JohnP

OTWeb: It’s here, Ken Block’s new ride. 2010 Team Ford Fiesta!

Well it is no secret now that Ken Block and his DC media powerhouse have now teamed up with Ford for the up and coming Rally season due to Subaru’s recent withdrawl from WRC. I am a bit partial to Subaru so it will take a bit to get adjusted to, but man, this Fiesta looks pretty bad ass, and I am digging that Monster drip scheme..check it!

JohnP

A Bavarian Affair: Greg Strube’s BMW E30 M3

On a Sunday morning, it takes A LOT to get me out of the comforts of my bed because the chances are likely that the Saturday night festivities require a degree of recuperation. But this Sunday was different, as my morning was about to start off with the company of Mr. Greg Strube and his immaculate BMW E30 M3. Original parts and sexy lines made this M3 all business and a Bimmer Lover’s wet dream.

Straight cut goodness

Straight cut goodness

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Have an interesting ride? Contact us!

As JohnP and our photographer Khiem get their bags ready for tomorrow’s Cupcake Car Meet in Austin, I’d like to take this time to remind everyone that we LOVE interesting cars! If you own or know someone that has an interesting ride, shoot us a message via Facebook, Twitter, or leave a comment! We’d love to take photos of your car and give it the exposure it deserves! We’ll work around your schedule, as me, JohnP, Khiem, and Fabio all have our own camera equipment, so we’re always ready.

Yes, we own a lens this big.               jk

Yes, we own a lens this big. jk

And don’t be surprised if one day you’re driving in Houston, and one of us runs after you to ask you about your car, we just want to say hi and ask if your car is camera shy!

–David–
David@MaydayGarage.com

OTWeb: Top Gear test drives the Lexus LF-A.

I know i’m a few weeks late on this post, but I was at work today and watched this video on my iPhone, and was completely blown away at the comic book-style aspects of the video. I have always loved the video editing in the Top Gear videos, but this one is just a tad different. It definitely left a huge smile on my face.
Love the alien spaceship!!
Please watch!

–David–

OTWeb: Rocky Auto Fairlady Z from TAS 2010

Although I can appreciate a very super cleanly executed Vintage S30 Z such as Van’s 73′ 240Z, I have a very strong passion for new school flavor on old school JDM rides.

As I read through Ben Schaffer’s The Real JDM blog to see what perspectives he had on this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon, he featured a very gnarly S31 Datsun Z that embodies all of the new school traits of the JDM tuning scene mixed with the classic styling of the original Japanese muscle cars.

Straight from TAS, the Rocky Auto Z pix courtesy of The Real JDM

Straight from TAS, the Rocky Auto Z pix courtesy of The Real JDM

For more pictures and specs of this HKS outfitted, RB26DETT swapped beauty, head on over to Ben’s The Real JDM blog!

Related Links:
The Real JDM
Rocky Auto Japan

–David–

Keeping it old school: Van Luong’s 73′ Datsun 240Z.

There are people that like cars, and then there are people who are car enthusiasts. There are car enthusiasts that are brand loyal and there are some who love all kinds of cars, place of origin no matter. I would consider myself one of these types, as I have an admiration of all types of vehicles that go fast on four wheels.

And then there are car fanatics that are borderline obsessive. Van Luong falls into the latter category, and has the proof to back up that claim. The specimen in question is a pristine and restored 1973 Datsun 240Z that’s older than pretty much our entire readership.

Asian Antique? You betcha!

Asian Antique? You betcha!

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Random Snap: An everyday Accord EuroR

While I was in Japan, I was constantly fighting the urge to put away my 8 pound DSLR camera as me and my buddy would walk just about everywhere in Tokyo. Walking around for miles was a very common thing to do while vacationing in Tokyo. The reason why I would keep that 8 pound weight around my neck was so that I could capture any car that I found interesting. I snapped a ton of pictures, and what’s funny is the locals would look at me like I was nuts. Most tourists take photos of buildings and monuments, not everyday, normal cars. What designates a “normal” car? I have no clue, but when I took pictures of this obviously modified TSX/Accord EuroR, I got that look.

Does this car look too sedate? Not to me.

Does this car look too sedate? Not to me.


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