I.R. Drift Driver Profile: Alex Berrios, Notorious Street Drifter.

Before the glitz, glamour and hot women in bikinis that Professional drifting provides, at it’s core, drifting is an underground, grassroots type of automotive sport. These underground drift sessions take place mainly at night, in secluded areas typically around industrial parks. Alex Berrios, local drifter and 786Motoring groupie, will be taking his shot at Import Reactor Drift 2010, and by the looks of it, he has a damned good chance with his signature Balls-to-the-wall style.

Name: Alex Berrios
Height: 6 ft
Weight: 215 lbs.
Bloodtype: H for Hustler
Preference in Women: Love my bitches

Alex Berrios: if you know him, then you know he looks like this 24/7

Alex Berrios: if you know him, then you know he looks like this 24/7

Smoky Does Houston: Top Secret Dyno Tuning Day 2.

As I write this post at 3am, I had just got back from Secret Services Auto about an hour away from where I stay. The dyno sessions are going well, and Smoky is relentless, and a true perfectionist when it comes to tuning. As soon as Nagata-san arrives to Secret Services, he puts on his game face and gets to work. He is a tuning machine!

Dammit Smoky! I told you! I cant read Japanese!

Dammit Smoky! I told you! I can't read Japanese!

Smoky Does Houston: Top Secret Dyno Tuning Day 1.

Today marks the day Smoky Nagata of Top Secret Japan tests his tuning talents here in Houston, TX. The session promptly began at 3pm, and was held in private at Secret Services Auto. One by one, Nissan cars took their turns on the rollers, with each spending a good amount of time with Smoky and his Head Tech. Without going into too many details, this post will be told in pictures, so sit back, and enjoy!

Smoky points to his favorite Blog.

Smoky points to his favorite Blog.

I.R. Drift Driver Profile: Cody Surman, Manifold Danger

Bringing some JDM goodness to the table for I.R. Drift this year is Cody Surman. Cody, the senior of the local drifters competing in Import Reactor Drift will be running and gunning in his JZX100 Chaser. Drifting pretty is about the most “on point” phrase that describes Cody and his uber clean Chaser when it slides around the track. But don’t be confused by the cars devilishly good looks, because Cody is bringing the heat.

Name: Cody Surman
Height: 5ft 10 in
Weight: 190 lbs
Bloodtype: S for Smooth
Preference in Women: The crazier the better.

Rock On

Rock On

Top Secret 370Z’s Update: Brakes, Body Kits and Balls.

The Mayday Garage crew got a chance to check up on the twin white Z’s being built by Planet Zero and Baker-Jackson Nissan. As you recall, these twin Z34’s are being built in preparation for Smoky Nagata’s arrival here in Houston. These 370’s will undergo a very drastic transformation as they will go from showroom stock, to track/show shock. Maydaygarage will be here documenting this event, and this past thursday, I got a chance to see what these cars were going through.

The Planet Zero Z on the lift

The Planet Zero Z on the lift

Massive: Smoky Nagata Arrives in Houston, Tx.

So, last night MaydayGarage ventured out with our friends to meet up with the legendary Smoky Nagata from Top Secret as he landed here in Houston, Texas.   This is the beginning to an exciting week that is about to unfold here in Houston as we prepare for Smoky’s Top Secret “Process” tunes and Import Reactor.  Smoky, who will be tuning cars here in Houston for the next three days at tuner shop Secret Services is looking forward to seeing the tuner cars of the local area.  We don’t know about you guys, but we are hella stoked!  This week is going to be insane..

The man himself.

The man himself.

Continue on for our coverage of Smoky’s arrival…