Random Snap: Baller Welds.

I figured I would start the week off with some eye candy. Taken at the Cupcake meet last weekend, our friends at Kure Motorsports had a Silvia S15 on display that was rocking a badass titanium exhaust. Check out these welds, so so clean.

Rainbow bright

Rainbow bright

And the Kure Motorsports S15, once a drift car, has now turned time attack.

Fabulous

Fabulous

Baller.

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- JohnP

Happy Halloween Folks!

Just wanted to take this opportunity to show you guys a couple of snaps I took at the last Planet Zero Monthly Meet. We’ve recently had our eye on a particular Mercedes Benz Wagon, and while the wheels and stance were pretty much on point, what drew us was when fellow photographer D_Fan came up to me and asked me if I had seen the MB Wagon up close that night.

The freaks really DO come out at night.

VIP curtains? What's so intriguing about this MB Wagon?

LOL, hell yeah! Nothing like carrying the dead as cargo!

.....I meant the undead.

I asked the driver for more information about the coffin in the back...

When I didn't get a response, I looked into the rearview mirror. HE'S A ZOMBIE! I don't speak zombie.

Don’t drink and drive or you’ll end up like these two!
HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!
–Team MaydayGarage–

OTWeb Video: MotorMavens/Justin Shreeve Films FD Finale.

Storming the interwebs this past week is a video released by MotorMavens and Justin Shreeve Films that has been shared again and again all over car forums and Facebook. This drift video filmed by none other than Justin Shreeve is exactly the type of videos I love, the type of drift video where you get to hear all of the sounds made by the cars- the tires squealing, the crowd cheering, crash crunching sound that a lot of other videos seem to dub over with rock or techno music.

Sit back and watch.

MotorMavens | Formula Drift Finale | Irwindale from Justin Shreeve on Vimeo.

–David–
David@maydaygarage.com

Nostalgic Wednesdays: “Countach” Manga by Umezawa Haruto.

JohnP did a Nostalgic Wednesday on both the ever popular Midnight Wangan and InitialD series Manga in a couple of past entries. I love both of these series, but let’s face it, I’m sure you guys have heard of both before you saw it here. If you’ve been searching for more of these types of Mangas, then you’ve probably came across Shakotan Boogie as well. I’d like to show you guys another Manga in that same style, featuring a very well known Italian car called “Countach” by Umezawa Haruto.

Just another normal day in a Lambo.


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The Chreeno Archives pt. 2: Greg Lilly’s Honda S2000 AP1

Up next in the Archives of Chris Reno is a car that belongs to a long time Houston tuner, and huge supporter of what we would call the local tuner “scene”, Greg Lilly. Greg, like many of us just cant seem to shake the tuner habit, and has devoted his life to ricerhood. Now, a father of two he has to juggle his business (Underground Graphics), children (he has 2), and a marriage ( to a very patient wife ). With all of this juggling around Greg still manages to pull off some petty sick builds. Note I said builds, with an “s” because this is the first of two cars that we will be putting up on Mayday Garage from Greg. Although this car has been out of Greg’s possession for a long time and no longer exists in this form it is still a rad ride. Note: The car was shot 2 years ago, for your viewing pleasure.

Badda Bing

Badda Bing

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We Need Your Vote! Vote For This MotorMavenette!

Hey guys, MaydayGarage recently got a chance to meet Tailyr Monette, a MotorMavenette during our FormulaD trip out in LA. Tailyr is a down ass chick that’s into cars, and has a chance to be featured in an upcoming Import Tuner Magazine. But she needs your help! Import Tuner is hosting an online competition for upcoming models, and not only is Tailyr a friend of ours, she’s without a doubt, the hottest girl in the competition!

All you have to do is click on this Facebook link, “LIKE” Import Tuner if you haven’t already done so, and “LIKE” Tailyr’s picture! That’s it! You don’t have to leave a comment (although that would be nice), just click on “LIKE”, and you’ve helped us all out!

Click on this picture, and don't forget to "LIKE" her photo!

Do the right thing!
Import Tuner’s Online Competition
MotorMavens

–David–
David@maydaygarage.com

OTWeb Baller Status: Carbon Ferrari F40 LM

No need for explanation. The photos were taken by photographer Mike Boldt, support and buy a print. You can see the rest of his photos as well as contact him for prints from a once in a lifetime trip HERE, nothing short of amazing.

$$$$

$$$$

Ass like no other

Ass like no other

Says it all

Says it all

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Don’t forget to check him out and buy a print!

–JohnP

True Love & Devotion: One Rad GF!

At last month’s Houston Cars & Coffee, I had the opportunity to meet up my buddy Law and his friend Warren that early morning at a nearby Sam’s Club just 10 miles west of the Cars & Coffee meet. I was driving my car, Law was driving his LS430, and Warren was driving his black AE86 alongside his girlfriend, Liz. So as we took off, we had somehow lost Warren on the way. I didn’t think too much of it as Law had told me that they got held back. After snapping off a few photos already, I saw Warren’s car in the lot, and Law had informed me that the bolts holding his throttle position sensor had come undone and that they didn’t have any way to keep it from completely coming off, so Warren and his girl got creative. When Warren popped open his bay, I just stared. 0_o

An AE86 on Advan Oni's. Very unsuspecting....


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Nostalgic Wednesday: The Chevy-Toyota J-Body Cavalier

Yup that’s right, it is not a typo, the title says Toyota Cavalier. I figured I would throw this up today because of a funny story that happened to me the other day. I was at a mall on the south side of Houston when I saw a pretty riced (not in a good way) out Chevy Cavalier. The owner however the owner was super proud of his accomplishments with his car so I went up to him and started some rice talk for shits and giggles. Turns out that this guy was pretty damn knowledgeable about the ricer industry and the way he built his car was just his taste, bad taste IMO, but to each their own. He did however continue to refer to his beast as a Toyota Cavalier, which I found strange because although I am familiar with the “J-Body” Cavalier from the 90′s I knew that all of them were manufactured in the USA. So, that leads us to this Nostalgic Wednesday, the Toyota Cavalier.

Toyota Cavalier, J-Style

Toyota Cavalier, J-Style

Source Toyota Cavalier Guy.

“The Toyota Cavalier first appeared in Toyota dealerships throughout Japan on January 20, 1996. They were built at the Lordstown Assembly Plant, in Lordstown, Ohio, on the same assembly line as the Chevrolet Cavalier and Pontiac Sunfire. The most obvious difference, of course, being that they were all right-hand drive! The Toyota Cavaliers were shipped by rail and ship to Japan. Toyota Cavaliers were available in both coupe and sedan form. GM states that the Toyota Cavalier was “tailored specifically for the Japanese consumer” and sure enough, there were some features on the Toyota brand that were not even options on the Chevy models, including leather options, a carpeted trunk lid, folding side mirrors and more.

Yup, that's the 90s alright

Yup, that's the 90s alright

Toyota Cavaliers had a single standard drivetrain: the 2.4L “Twin Cam” (LD9) engine mated to a four-speed Hydramatic 4T40-E automatic transmission, with overdrive. The Isuzu (96-99) & Getrag (2000) 5-speed manual transmissions found in North America were not available on the Toyota Cavalier.

Many features were standard on the Toyota Cavalier:

Air conditioning
Tilt steering
Dual air bags
Anti-lock braking system
Power windows
Power door locks
Leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob and emergency brake handle
Rear seat with integrated centre armrest
Side markers
Wider-flared fenders to cover front tires

There were many other differences on the Toyota Cavalier, including:

Cruise control was not available
The fuel door was flat, with an inside release handle
The radio antenna was integrated into the front windshield
Manual folding mirrors were added mid-1996, and power folding mirrors were standard for 1997

Toyota had aimed to sell 20,000 of the vehicles annually, or about 1,700 per month. The cars were released on January 20, 1996 and by February 19 Toyota had received orders for about 950 sedans and 850 coupes. Unfortunately, strong initial interest died off and by July 1996 sales had totalled only 6,700 vehicles. In an effort to perk up sales, Toyota’s Technocraft subsidiary introduced upgraded models featuring automatic folding side mirrors, rear spoilers and emblems. The 2.4 TRD coupes, equipped with an 11-piece TRD designed body kit, retailed in Japan for 2.29 million yen, up 240,000 yen from the standard issue Cavalier coupe, which sold for 2.05 million yen.

TRD continued with additional aftermarket support, producing a set of lowering springs. Bomex also offered aftermarket support for the Toyota Cavalier, developing body kits, a spoiler, and sleek side view mirrors. The Toyota Cavalier was available from 1996 through the 2000 model year, until finally discontinued due to poor sales.”

I think with some aggressive TE37s and a big ass front mount, this could work.

I think with some aggressive TE37s and a big ass front mount, this could work.

“In 1997 and 1998, the All Japan GT Championship (JGTC, GT-300 class) saw the #60 Kraft Toyota Cavalier driven by a variety of drivers: Kumi Satou, Minoru Tanaka, Masaoki Nagashima, Junko Mihara and Akira Watanabe. Unfortunately, this Toyota Cavalier’s best finish was 18th place in two of it’s races. ”

I'd hit.

I'd hit.

So, if before today you were unfamiliar with this epic 90′s collaboration of GALACTIC proportions, you now know when that guy at a local meet is spouting some jibberish about his Chevy Cavalier being a Toyota Cavalier, he isn’t completely crazy.

— JohnP

The Chreeno Archives: Tyler Calhoun’s Street WRX

A couple of months ago a good friend of mine, and local Houston photographer Chris Reno approached me about a couple of cars he had shot over the past year. Chris (Chreeno) is a local ricer as well and has some great taste in cars, so when we talked about a bit of collaboration I got pretty excited. One of the cars in discussion was Tyler Calhoun’s WRX, an ultra clean, tastefully modded street style beast that, when seen in person makes you break your neck. We like cars like this. Though we at Mayday Garage enjoy “over the top” barely street legal, ricer engaged wild builds, we know a clean car when we see one and Tyler’s Subie fits the bill.

Tastefully Tasteful Taste

Tastefully Tasteful Taste

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