Nostalgic Wednesdays: Remembering Dean Moon

As much as I love Japanese ingenuity, appreciate German engineering and Italian styling, I have a special place for American Hotrods. Today’s Nostalgic Wednesday is about Mr. Dean Moon.

Dean Moon

Who is Dean Moon? Dean Moon was a ” gear head” from Santa Fe Springs California who started at a young age building his first race car behind his dad’s cafe. Continue reading

Event Coverage: The 4th Annual All Team Bash

Four years ago one man had an idea. An idea that translated into the single largest car meet that Houston now sees on a yearly basis.
Kimo, head honcho for SunWorks, a local Houston area car club that now has spanned over the nation through different chapters, brainstormed an idea that would unite Houston area car clubs for one event. Instead of competing with each other to see who had the best rides, he envisioned that clubs would get together and get to know one another, and instead compete for who had the best barbecue. The meet was christened, “All Team Bash”.

Holy Jeebus


G's up, Ho's down


Dem Asses



You KNOW they're hot.






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OTWeb Video: RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF

Got an email a few days ago from Mr. Luke Huxham from DriftColors.com about a video he would be releasing about the infamous Rauh-Welt posse from Japan. Luke dropped the video last night, and if you have a few minutes to spare check it out, it is worth every moment.

In Luke’s words,

“270 minutes is the time it took to drive to Tsukuba Circuit, 420 minutes was spent behind the camera filming the event, 15 minutes was spent drinking 4 liters of liquids and relaxing in the shade away from the blistering heat, 2,520 minutes was spent editing and color grading the video. 3,225 minutes was spent in total to make a 8 minute and 7 second film. This is what I do, my name is Luke Huxham and I make films.”

Check it.

- JohnP

Nostalgic Wednesdays: Honda S600 Roadster

It all started with an imaginative young boy’s dream who was helping his dad in his bicycle shop. Because of that dream, Soichiro Honda created his empire from building motorcycles and developing engines. Soichiro didn’t stop from just being a motored bicycle builder, he moved up and accepted the challenge on building automobiles. One of his greatest achievements is the Honda S series.

the popular white and red combo.

Everyone knows about the Honda S2000, but not everyone knows of it’s ancestors, the s500, s600, and s800. In 1962, Honda started producing the s500 within Japan. By 1964, they started the S600 and a year after, export of the S600 began in 1965 to Europe, Australia and Canada.  No S600s were sold in the US.

if you think the CR-X is small, check out the s800.

Honda built 3,912 roadsters in 1964, with production climbing to 7,261 convertibles and 1,519 coupes in 1965. The s600 was dropped in 1966 to give way to its successor the s800.

s800 participated in automotive racing events

It was the last time that honda built a roadster until the s2000. Personally, I think Honda built the Sport Roadster series to be different than other builders and move away from the current norm. It’s impractical, a man’s toy built for fun, just like the s2000. Recently Honda built a sport hybrid, totally contradicting? Well, this is why we love Honda. Soichiro Honda’s dream not only led him to building motorcycles, but took him even further as one of the most unique and innovative auto builders in history.

white and crimson red

-mark@mayday

Max Res Mondays: Jose’s Civic doing what it was made for.

Here’s a rarity.
We wanted to show off Khiem’s amazing shot of an upcoming feature car that we plan on showing soon. Taken at Houston Raceway Park, this 1200 WHP Civic isn’t playing games.

Check out the feature!

Questions about how this shot was made? Email Khiem@maydaygarage.com

–David–
David@maydaygarage.com

Random Snaps: Fo Hunded millie.

So Canon USA let our photographer Danh borrow a lens of his choice. Danh’s mentality was to get a lens he would never be able to justify spending the money on. What did he get? The elusive 400mm 2.8 IS L behemoth. This lens is typically for bird watchers, but not in our hands…. So what is our ace photographer Khiem shooting? Find out next week!

Overkill? Maybe. Badass? Definitely.


What's on the other side of that lens??


We also bathe together


–David–
David@maydaygarage.com