Formula D Irwindale: A Teaser Snap.

If you haven’t figured it out yet, the Mayday Crew is out in California for Formula D Finals. As I sit here typing this we are about to head out to grab a beer after our first day at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, but before we head out I would like to share this pic I grabbed of the series point leader Vaughn Gittin Jr. Enjoy, and stay tuned for the Mayday Crew’s Formula D Coverage over the next few days.

Beast.

Beast.

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JohnP

Nostalgic Wednesday: A Period Correct Tuning Snap.

This week we at the Mayday Garage are a bit busy getting ready for Formula D, working, etc etc. Therefore this week I am going to grace this Nostalgic Wednesday with a Random snap of a Z32 Fairlady that I caught this weekend. After coffee and cars I ventured out to meet our friends at ASAA racing where I was going to pick up some extended studs for my daily ricer and RUCAs for Mayday David. While I was out at ASAA there was a car in the distance sitting in a church parking lot of all places! I backed up, then glanced closer, and thought “sho-nuff” and ran my happy ass with my camera across the street.

If you look closely at this 300z, you will see some classic 90’s body styling going on featuring a Wings West Rear, Veilside side skirts and a Do-Luck front end. Something about this combination made the car flow really well. Maybe because it was black? Maybe it was because I wasn’t hungover on Saturday? Church parking lot in Korea town? Who knows, but for that moment, this car was doing alllll right.

Aggressive look is aggressive

Aggressive look is aggressive

The one thing though that totally sets this whole car off, and is one of my favorite wheels of all time is those Manaray Sport MS-6s. Those rims are so bad ass. 3-piece, 6-bar with a mild lip and rivets and they look helllllllllla good rolling.

Manaray <3

Manaray <3

And my favorite thing about them, besides the awesome design you ask? Those intense locking centers, nothing short of amazing. Mmm, the 90’s were good for cars.

They need to start putting these centers on rims again, who cars if they were a PITA and always lost.

They need to start putting these centers on rims again, who cars if they were a PITA and always lost.

And what makes this car period correct? It’s simple. All 90s flavor.

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–JohnP

Exotic Moment: An Apollo Gumpert

At Cars and Coffee this past weekend the highlight of the event was the arrival of a rare sight, the Apollo Gumpert. For those out there that do not know what the Gumpert is, it is essentially a German manufactured street legal race Super Car. Composed of mainly carbon fiber and fiberglass, this German masterpiece weighs a hair less than 2600 lbs, which is pretty damn light for a car that comes with motor options of ~ 640, 690, and 790hp. Seeing this thing in person was pretty inspiring to say the least, and it sure as hell reminded me of a transformer. Mayday Danh and Mayday Slappy caught some pretty good photos of it on Saturday so enjoy.

Serious face is serious.

Serious face is serious.

Needs a drop

Needs a drop

I f*ing love serials like this on cars.  The font, the exclusivity, the fact that it is on a crazy ass German Supercar reminds me of GUNDAM for some reason. Pew pew

I f*ing love serials like this on cars. The font, the exclusivity, the fact that it is on a crazy ass German Supercar reminds me of GUNDAM for some reason. Pew pew

All business. What an ass!

All business. What an ass!

Plenty of Carbon Fiber and Stitching, what you would expect from a 500K ++ car.

Plenty of Carbon Fiber and Stitching, what you would expect from a 500K ++ car.

V8 Bi-turbo.

V8 Bi-turbo.

Yes.

Yes.

They say that the Aero on the Gumpert is so bad ass that it will drive upside down in a tunnel at 190 + mph.  That is insane.

They say that the Aero on the Gumpert is so bad ass that it will drive upside down in a tunnel at 190 + mph. That is insane.

Awesome.

Awesome.

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Bonus Footage!

The Apollo Gumpert’s Top Gear hot lap!

JohnP

Cars and Coffee October: Some Photo Porn

Everyone that drops by this blog knows what the hell Cars and Coffee is, so no introduction is needed. The weather was great for this October’s Cars and Coffee and plenty of people rolled out, including ourselves.

Period Correct.

Period Correct.

Sex

Sex

Honda elite

Honda elite

I love this damn front.

I love this damn front.

Sleeper

Sleeper

Old, something this car never gets

Old, something this car never gets

Gangster

Gangster

.. <3

.. <3

Scud

Scud

Stupidly clean

Stupidly clean

Mmph.

Mmph.

Best. Car. Ever

Best. Car. Ever

ACR

ACR

Dr. Joe's GT2, massive

Dr. Joe's GT2, massive

Classy Classic

Classy Classic

The funny thing is that the people that got out of this car were wearing fitted suits.

The funny thing is that the people that got out of this car were wearing fitted suits.

All business

All business

Even more business

Even more business

Serious Business

Serious Business

Hoodlums

Hoodlums

Aggressive front is aggressive.

Aggressive front is aggressive.

Speaking of aggressive

Speaking of aggressive

Photo Stance

Photo Stance

Rediculous

Rediculous

Hammered

Hammered

and to conclude part 1…

Yes.

Yes.

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All pictures taken exclusively for MaydayGarage by Danh Phan and Andrew Machac.

Be back with some more pictures later this week.

— JohnP

OTWeb: C34 R34

Going through some of my JDM dailys and came across this C34 Laurel with a Stagea front. At first glance I was like, “hey, nice R34 sedan on white Te-37”, but then I saw the lines of the car were completely off from the hood back.

R34 Front

R34 Front with TE-37

Then I saw the ass. A Laurel with a 34/Stagea front. Pretty damn clean conversion if I’d say so myself.

C34 Rear with NISMOs

C34 Rear with NISMOs

— JohnP