Fun in the Sun: The Mayday Capital Run 2010

If you have been keeping up with our blog, then you already know about this year’s Mayday Capital Run, the eccentric caravan that involves making a trek to the State’s capital in style. This year’s destination? The 512 Project in Austin, TX.

Mr. Hardparker himself, Greg Lily's STi showing full MaydayGarage love

JohnP insists on showing everyone his shadow puppets

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The Mayday Capital Run and 512 Project Preview.

We just got back from an intense weekend, and I wanted to share a few photos from our Capital Run and 512 Project event! More to come as me and JohnP sort through our photos and get them uploaded. In the meantime, check out the pictures!

The sun rises on our sleepy asses

What? You think the Capital Run discriminates against Domestics?

Helladumped cars on a track, WTF?

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Reminder! Mayday Capital Run Last Details!

You guys and gals ready for the weekend?! Here’s a quick rundown and checklist for tomorrow!

Houston's Leg

The Houston meetup point for the Mayday Capital Run is:

The SAM’s Club Parking Lot off of I-10 & Westgreen/Fry Rd.
20424 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77449

Note: The exit for this Sam’s Club is either Fry Rd. or Westgreen Blvd. Next to the Best Buy. THIS IS NOT THE HWY 6 SAMS

Meet up time is between 6:30 AM and 7:30 AM
We are rolling out AT 7:30 AM, so be there!


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Dallas Leg

1st Meeting at SpeedZone for Dallas Area

Address:
Speedzone
11130 Malibu Dr
Dallas, TX 75229

Exit # 438 Walnut Hill & I35E
Meetup Time: 6am
Rollout Time : 6:15am


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Hillsboro, TX 2nd meeting spot

2nd Meeting at Walmart to Join Ft. Worth Area

Walmart Supercenter
401 Coke Avenue
Hillsboro, TX 76645-2671

(254) 582-2523
This is right after the 35W and 35E convergence.
Meetup Time: 7:15am
Rollout time: 7:30am.


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Some things not to forget:
-Spare wheel(s)
-Jack
-Lug nut wrench
-Full tank of gas
-If you entered the 512 Project as a participant please bring your proof of entry (electronic receipt)
-Driver’s License

Remember: It’s gonna be HOT outside at The 512 Project, so dress appropriately, wear sunblock, and drink plenty of water! Come get some iced coffee at the MaydayGarage tent!

We’ll see you tomorrow!
–David–
David@maydaygarage.com

Blowing Shit Up with New MaydayGarage Stickers!

Today we are introducing our newest batch of one-off stickers!
First up is a sticker I hold dear to my heart, as I am a huge Back to the Future movie fan. 2010 marks the 25th anniversary of this epic movie, so to celebrate, we are debuting our BTTF MaydayGarage sticker in a run of only 50 stickers and will be available at the 512 Project this Saturday!

Yes. We said JIZZAWATTS.

Speaking of the 512 Project, don’t forget that we are hosting this year’s Mayday Capital Run, a twin caravan leaving from both Dallas and Houston Saturday morning to the state’s capital, Austin, TX. To commemorate this year’s run, we have a limited edition Mayday Capital Run sticker for both our Dallas and Houston legs!

This is the Houston edition. The Dallas edition will have 35 on it.

These stickers will be FREE for the FIRST 50 participants (cars) on each leg Saturday morning (after you fill out our waiver form), after that there will be no more!

We also have one more sticker.
I cannot show this sticker online as it is very controversial, and extremely limited. We will be handing out these prototype stickers to a select few at Project 512, so look out for them! I guaran-fucking-tee that these stickers will make you laugh, but I’m not going to spoil it here.

Stay tuned tomorrow as we will be doing some live blogging for those of you that couldn’t make the event! Follow us also on Twitter @MaydayJohnP @MaydayDavidD and also on our Facebook Fan page!

–David–
David@maydaygarage.com

The Capital Run: Saturday Morning Rollout Locations for Houston & Dallas to the 512 Project (Time Changes Made for Dallas Leg)

So, as promised three days before the Mayday Capital Run to the 512 Project, we announce the rollout locations for the Run.

Dropped, Flush and Ready.

Dropped, Flush and Ready.

The Houston meetup point for the Mayday Capital Run is:

The SAM’s Club Parking Lot off of I-10 & Westgreen/Fry Rd.

20424 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77449

Note: The exit for this Sam’s Club is either Fry Rd. or Westgreen Blvd. Next to the Best Buy. THIS IS NOT THE HWY 6 SAMS

Meet up time is between 6:30 AM and 7:30 AM

We are rolling out AT 7:30 AM, so be there!

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The Dallas Meetup Points are divided into two points for the Dallas and Fort Worth people in this order

1st Meeting at SpeedZone for Dallas Area

Address:
Speedzone
11130 Malibu Dr
Dallas, TX 75229

Exit # 438 Walnut Hill & I35E

Meetup Time: 6am
Rollout Time : 6:15am

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2nd Meeting at Walmart to Join Ft. Worth Area

Walmart Supercenter
401 Coke Avenue
Hillsboro, TX 76645-2671
(254) 582-2523
This is right after the 35W and 35E convergence.

Meetup Time: 7:15am
Rollout time: 7:30am.

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The Mayday Capital Run is dumped car friendly!

The Mayday Capital Run is dumped car friendly!

 

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*****IT IS IN YOUR BEST INTEREST TO HAVE YOUR GAS TANK FILLED WHEN YOU ARRIVE TO THE CHECK POINTS*****

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If there are any questions regarding these spots: Please email

JohnP@maydaygarage.com — Houston Leg
status.one@live.com — Dallas Leg

See you Saturday!

–JohnP

– JohnP

The Mayday Capital Run: Definitely Dumped Friendly.

Worried about scraping up dead carcasses on the Mayday Capital Run in your Helladumped ride? Fear not, for our very own JohnP has taken time to test out the conditions for the Houston Leg to make sure that you don’t mess up your ride! Now that’s dedication!

The Mayday Capital Run Preview 2010 from MayDay DavidD on Vimeo.

You know this is gonna be good!
–David–
David@maydaygarage.com

Event Reminder: The 512 Project…Be There!

You are going to regret it if you are not there the weekend as Texas’ finest roll out to our Capital to show the nation whats up! All updates, hotel info, and event info can be found @ The512Project. So check it, and stay tuned because tomorrow we announce the official meetup locations for the Houston and Dallas legs for the Mayday Capital Run to the 512, the official rollout to the Project!

Get Ready!

Get Ready!

….and there might be some partying…just sayin’

-JohnP

MaydayGarage’s Purpose: My Perspective.

You guys know that my posts usually contain a little bit of humor in them, but i’d like to take this opportunity to be serious for a moment and to address an issue that has come up lately about why I blog for MaydayGarage and what the purpose of this blog is about.

In the mid 90′s, I grew up here in Houston, TX and witnessed in my opinion, the birth of import tuning in Texas. Back then, if you saw an Integra with 17 inch wheels and a touring wing, you’d go apeshit, and break your neck just to catch a glimpse. With magazines like SuperStreet, Sport Compact Car and TMR, it was easy to follow trends being set in the west. Attending drag races such as Battle of the Imports was something to mark on your calendar and look forward to every year as the local shops such as Osaka Racing, Endless, Carboy and Apexx Racing would bring out their cars and duke it out to see who had the fastest Honda in Houston. And every Saturday night on the streets of Westhiemer was not just about catching street races, it was about rolling around with your friends and showing off those new clear corner lights to others who shared the same passion. Houston was the home to many large shows and events such as Import Expo and World Import Challenge held at Houston Raceway Park. Living in Houston was great if you were into Imports.

The Carboy EG tearing up the strip. Photo credit-Modified Mag

Fast forward to a little over a year ago, and everything has changed. Shows such as Hot Import Nights and Import drag racing were few and far between. Shops that thrived in the 90′s closed their doors due to the ever popular rise of online shopping and knock off products that are found when browsing through sites like ebay. Driving with a modified vehicle on Westhiemer on Saturday nights guaranteed you a fix-it ticket, and maybe even jail time.

Even with all of those negative things going on, one thing hasn’t changed- the cars. Or to be more specifically, the people that still modified these cars. As styles and trends changed, modifying cars has not. Every once in a while JohnP would host local car meets and this was THE place to show off your ride. In the absence of car shows, the venues to showcase these cars were getting more rare in Houston to do so. Slowly, Houston began to slip away from the National limelight and for a few years, you could count on one hand how many total events would even happen in an entire year. As an Enthusiast, this decline in events and venues made it a bit more difficult to keep going as there was nothing to look forward to in the year. There weren’t any events to plan for.

Photo Credit: TorqueMagazine

At these meets, myself and JohnP would have these conversations about Houston’s decline in events and what would need to change to bring more to our hometown. We eventually agreed that nothing needed to change. We have the cars, we have the passion, but we just didn’t have the attention on a national level.

One day, JohnP comes to my place where I work and asks me if I would like to contribute to a blog that he wants to start. Why he chose me to blog, I haven’t a clue, I think there are lots of people that could do a better job than me. His idea for the blog was to showcase the people and the cars that made up our city. We would cover local events that would happen, and bring to light cars hidden away from the internet. Our goal was to show everyone else what we already knew, that Texas was THE place be.

I eventually called the help of my roommate and long time enthusiast Khiem to snap photos for us. His first car shoot was of Justin Rogers’ 240sx, and we received a ton of attention for his amazing photography skills, and he keeps getting better and better with each car.

Khiem's first car shoot for MaydayGarage

From there, we just kept pumping out the coverage from our little town and met a lot of cool people along the way such as Antonio, Justin and J.Evins from MotorMavens, Linhbergh from SpeedHunters and even Alexi Smith from NoriYaro during my stay in Japan.

Bromancing Antonio

If you’ve noticed our site, it’s not much glitz and glamour like a lot of other blogs. We don’t have any sponsors on our site, and we pay for everything ourselves, out of pocket. We don’t do this for any type of self gain, or to make money. We have sold our limited edition stickers not so we can buy some new shoes for ourselves, but to pay to have stickers made so we can give them away at events. We have asked for nothing in return for what we do except for one thing- your attention.

You never know when we're gonna take your picture

We do this because all of us here at MaydayGarage love our town, our cars and most of all, our people. We do not try to copy anyone’s style and have mad love for anyone out there that wants to bring more attention to Houston because that’s what we are here for as well.

I feel better.
If you have any thoughts, please feel free to comment away!

–David–
David@maydaygarage.com

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