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

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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!

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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.

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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

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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


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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.

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Baller Status: 20″ ADVAN RS-D in Bright Chrome

So if you remember a couple of days ago, we had released some photographs of an 8-Pot Greddy Big Brake upgrade for a 370z that is sitting quietly in a vicinity here in Houston. Well, those big brakes need to be paired with some big baller wheels, especially for a car with a butt and front as wide as a Fairlady 370z. These pictures are only of the front, I never got to the rears. As you can see, these fresh new Advan RS-D’s are going to sit very nicely on the 370z. I still can’t get past the Bright Crome finish, it goes hard, hella hard.

Bright Chrome

Bright Chrome

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Event Coverage: TX2K10 Supra Nationals Dyno Day – Show’n'Shine

Greetings!
Sorry about the delay, but work was starting to pile up for me, and here we go!

The annual TX2K events in Houston is a tradition for myself and Khiem, our photographer. Earliest I can recall going to these events were back in 2002. The series of events happens over the course of 4 days, with each day being a little more different than the previous. Drag, Road course, 60 to 130 to name a few. Of all of the days, there is always one that I look forward to, and thats the Dyno Day and Show N Shine.

Ever seen so much tail?

Ever seen so much tail?

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I.R. Drift Driver Profile: Joshua Steele, Hooters Drift

Yet another drifter hailing from Houston, Texas is Joshua Steele. Josh, who does not suffer from any type of mental disorders plans to bring his madness to the table for Import Reactor Drift. You always know when Mr. Steele is on the way to a drift event because he hauls about town in a monster Excursion pulling his drift car in style. Josh too has the drive to podium at I.R. Drift 2010, and he says he is bringing the big guns!

Name: Joshua Steele AKA “Mr. Nevrslo”
Height: 5ft 11in
Weight: 170
Blood Type: Medium Spicy
Preference in Women: Everything about Jenna!!! (His girlfriend not the porn star!)

Used to work at Hooters.

Used to work at Hooters.

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Gangster Stuff: Greddy 8-Piston BBK for Nissan 370Z from Top Secret Japan

So this past weekend I was rummaging about town and I came across this “top secret” tuner’s house that was hidden in a nook on the west end of town. Well, I wouldn’t say secret, but you get what I am saying. I love it when people build crazy ass rides out of the garage of their homes. This “location” in particular is owned by a Japanese gent who just so happens to be part of the Mayday Collective and an associate of our pals over at Planet Zero. When we stopped by the house this past weekend a few parts had just flown in from Japan, one of which was a set of Greddy 8 piston BBK for the 370z as well as the 6 piston rear from TOP SECRET Japan. Featured here is the front 8 piston with disk. Continue on for more pictures, it really doesn’t get much sexier than this.

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