Mayday Garage | Event Coverage: N.S.T. 5th Anniversary Drift Competition & Car Show Part 1.

Event Coverage: N.S.T. 5th Anniversary Drift Competition & Car Show Part 1.

This past sunday, the good folks over at NonStopTuning, a.k.a. NST, celebrated their illustrious 5 year anniversary in La Marque, TX with over one thousand close friends and family! While some businesses celebrate with cheaply made cake and cheesy party hats, NST took it a few steps further by holding a drift competition and car show held at Gulf Greyhound Park just south of Houston. Despite the bitter forty degree weather, that didn’t seem to stop the hundreds of spectators from (as JohnP so eloquently put it) getting their drift fix. Luckily, there wasn’t any disappointment from the drifters as they put on their multiple layers of clothing and kept their heads warm in their helmets.

An LS1 powered S13? Yes.
An LS1 powered S13? Yes.

NonStopTuning is known for their pulley systems for most popular sport compact cars, but they are also known for their involvement in the local Houston drift scene as they have always made an appearance at every event in some way, shape or form. Most notably, Will Parsons’ green Toyota Corolla AE86 has seen a lot of action in both the local scene and even in D1 competition.

Wills mean green machine
Will’s mean green machine
The green machine may be mean, but not Will, hes a nice guy!
The green machine may be mean, but not Will, he’s a nice guy!

NST can be found at pretty much all drift events under their tent with a bevy of pulleys and clothes to showcase as demonstrated by Mike here:

Mike showing the many parts NST has to offer.
Mike showing the many parts NST has to offer.
oooOOoooOOoooh, pretty parts!
oooOOoooOOoooh, pretty parts!
NST can pimp out your engine bay AND your closet!
NST can pimp out your engine bay AND your closet!
Ricky probably stealing money from the cash box. JK
Ricky probably stealing money from the cash box. JK

NST also provided refreshments via the lovely girls of Red Bull who were at the event to pass out free energy drinks throughout the entire competition!

What a pimp!
What a pimp!

Good thing there were plenty of energy drinks, cause drifting ain’t easy if you’ve got a hangover (long story) like most of the drifters out that day! Among the local celebrities such as Ameen Rizvi, Chelsea DeNofa, Stewart Leask, Fielding Shredder and Russell Walker, there were also a lot of rising stars like Victor Sun that would give these fellas a run for their money in their homegrown rides ranging from 240sx’s to Toyota Supras and even Ford Mustangs.

A simple blue colored S13 running the course.
A simple blue colored S13 running the course.
A relatively clean looking 240sx drifting through practice sessions.
A relatively clean looking 240sx drifting through practice sessions.
Alex Berrios Missile style S13 is balls-to-the-wall
Alex Berrios’ Missile style S13 is balls-to-the-wall
Hang on!!!
Hang on!!!
Theres no missing this N/A FC with the super bright tennis ball colored rims!
There’s no missing this N/A FC with the super bright tennis ball colored rims!
A metallic colored S14 Zenki with its mouth wide open
A metallic colored S14 Zenki with it’s mouth wide open
A kouki kitted AE86 drift car sliding through turn 2.
A kouki kitted AE86 drift car sliding through turn 2.
Ameens cressida isnt the only one. A very clean looking black chaser, er... Cressida.
Ameen’s cressida isn’t the only one. A very clean looking black chaser, er… Cressida.
A S15 front end S13 coupe sliding a ways.
A S15 front end S13 coupe sliding a ways.
A 350z is one of the few newer cars that are popular to drift with
A 350z is one of the few newer cars that are popular to drift with
You think I was kidding? A mustang making its rounds amongst the mainly JDM cars
You think I was kidding? A mustang making it’s rounds amongst the mainly JDM cars

As you can probably already tell, there was quite a few drivers out on track at all times, and everyone had a good amount of seat time from what I could tell. All the while, there was also a car show happening at the same time! Luckily, the guys here at Mayday Garage have all aspects covered, and as JohnP stayed mostly trackside to get all of the action on his Canon DSLR, I was mainly on the pitside of things to check out the spectator point-of-view. On the video side (yes, I said video), we have Mr. Fabio Pontes handling film duties with the help of the one and only JohnL of Planet-Zero fame.

The creator of Mayday Garage: JohnP
The creator of Mayday Garage: JohnP
Fabio getting ready for his close-up
Fabio getting ready for his close-up
John from Planet-Zero (aka Import Reactor) fame to lend a hand!
John from Planet-Zero (aka Import Reactor) fame to lend a hand!

Speaking of Pitside, there was plenty of things going on, anything from changing tires to turbos was all done with simple hand tools, and plenty of friends to help out. The great thing about drifting is the involvement of people and friends that have the same interests as you, and that in turn, makes it that much more fun for everyone.

Victor Sun making sure he didnt accidentally scrape his under body neon lights.
Victor Sun making sure he didn’t accidentally scrape his under body neon lights.
Friends helping out friends!
Friends helping out friends!
Amir Rizvi working the trailer to his brothers drift machine.
Amir Rizvi working the trailer to his brother’s drift machine.
No pit crews here, the drifters are also mechanics like Russell here
No pit crews here, the drifters are also mechanics like Russell here
Heartbreaking moment: A blown turbo puts this drifter out of commission for the day.
Heartbreaking moment: A blown turbo puts this drifter out of commission for the day.
20+ year old cars need attention too! This AE86 has a super clean bay for a drift car.
20+ year old cars need attention too! This AE86 has a super clean bay for a drift car.
Prashil checking for more squirrels. Why, I dont know.
Prashil checking for more squirrels. Why, I don’t know.
Ameen of 786Motoring changing out a loose T-Bolt clamp.
Ameen of 786Motoring changing out a loose T-Bolt clamp.
Yes! A girl changing out wheels and tires on a drift car! I HAD to take a pic!
Yes! A girl changing out wheels and tires on a drift car! I HAD to take a pic!

As I walked over to the car show portion of the event, there were a number Scions present as were some Subarus, but there was also a strong showing of Toyota Corolla AE86′s. There were some super clean examples, with even some traveling all the way from McAllen, TX to make an appearance. I was floored with the overall quality of these corollas, and after talking to Arturo, the owner of the brownish AE86, he’s graciously allowed us to feature his car soon! So look for a full blown photoshoot on this wicked AE86 later! For now, these pics (I’m not as good as Khiem) will have to do!

So nice... Cali style in TX
So nice… Cali style in TX
So simple, yet so nice
So simple, yet so nice
The nail in the coffin for me: ultra clean bay
The nail in the coffin for me: ultra clean bay
Just the right amount of color.
Just the right amount of color.
YES TE37s on a corolla! The owner is the one in the hoodie.
YES TE37′s on a corolla! The owner is the one in the hoodie.
Yet another super clean 86!
Yet another super clean 86!
Love that ass!
Love that ass!
Wow! A mint set of Work Equips to match the flawless exterior!
Wow! A mint set of Work Equips to match the flawless exterior!
Holy hell, another super clean 86! Can you blame these guys for checking it out?
Holy hell, another super clean 86! Can you blame these guys for checking it out?
Really? Are these guys getting these wheels on a group buy?? Nice!
Really? Are these guys getting these wheels on a group buy?? Nice!
Cant have a complete AE86 showing without a blue one!
Can’t have a complete AE86 showing without a blue one!

But besides the showing of corollas, there were a lot of other nice rides out there, even a very nice 90′s style Acura Integra DA with Cali plates. There were also a couple of non-drifting 240sx’s and even an R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R.

A pretty cool first generation MR2 (AW11) was in attendance
A pretty cool first generation MR2 (AW11) was in attendance
An actual GT-R is not a common site round these here parts
An actual GT-R is not a common site round these here parts
A VIP styled 240sx? The S15 SuperMade front bumper goes well with the theme
A VIP styled 240sx? The S15 SuperMade front bumper goes well with the theme
Q-Garages S13 180sx in purple paint....
Q-Garage’s S13 180sx in purple paint….
.....errr... I meant S14.3? Yeah, thats what I meant.
…..errr… I meant S13.4? Yeah, that’s what I meant.
Holy Moly thats a lot of dish in that Veilside wheel!
Holy Moly that’s a lot of dish in that Veilside wheel!
One very OEM clean DA integra at the show portion of the event
One very OEM clean DA integra at the show portion of the event
We do NOT discriminate against Hondas here at MaydayGarage, and soon, youll find out why!
We do NOT discriminate against Hondas here at MaydayGarage, and soon, you’ll find out why!

While I was walking through the Car show, I was also enjoying the mixes spun by DJ Tito, a DJ you will see at most major car events and meets. Tito spins different types of music, but not country, or Christian Gangsta Rap, so remember that.

Those arent pancakes.
Those aren’t pancakes.
Its hard to concentrate when theres a rapist behind you.
It’s hard to concentrate when there’s a rapist behind you.

After checking out the car show, it was time to head back to the track as the competition was about to start, and I didn’t want to miss out, as the drivers were gonna fight for the cash prizes to be won! But we’ll save that for part two! (Don’t worry, i’ve got over 500 pictures to share!)

Stay tuned!

NST: Next supplement tomorrow!
NST: Next supplement tomorrow!

–David–

(yes, it’s 6am, and I’m just now going to bed)

David@MaydayGarage.com

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