Event Coverage: Random Snaps at the Fall Team Bash v.Trunk or Treat 2011

Glilly's daughter checking out the matte green vinyl on his clean STi.

Originating from the All Team Bash held in the summer, Kimo decided to put together another family friendly oriented meet this Fall… The Fall Team Bash – Trunk or Treat.  While the weather was a lot nicer, I noticed there weren’t as many cars as the All Team Bash during the summer.  Maybe everyone partied too hard the nite before or was busy watching the Texans beat the Jaguars 😀

Contest and games were held, like this one here of the pumpkin carving contest held by Automodia.

Do you notice the Bride seats or Robin adjusting his mask?

Robin looking pretty gangster nowadays.

Kimo's Mustegra hybrid.

Can you guess what his costume was?

Random Snap: True

When we met the owner of Wek’Fest Texas’ Best of Show winner, Thomas Pinai, I thought his little boy Kai, was rather cute as he stood next to his daddy’s slammed GS. I asked if it were okay if our photographer Khiem could take a shot next to his car, and he agreed. Too bad Kai himself was rather bashful around our lenses, he would run back to mommy and daddy even after they tried tricking him multiple times with some delicious treats. We never did get “the shot” that I wanted, but what Khiem managed to get was even better than what I had planned. He caught a quick snap of Kai looking at rims as big as he was with papa Pinai right behind him, squatting down to both their levels.

Say hai to kai

The kid moved too fast for Khiem! He should look into doing Track and Field

This is what they call the "money shot"

Thomas sent me this picture of the picture he had made and framed which now sits right where it should be, in their home. This is pretty significant to me as I’ve seen many car tuners that are sometimes made to make the tough choice of giving up their cars for their families (as it should be), but in this situation, at least two loves of Thomas’ life are now captured in one epic picture.

This makes me all warm and tingly inside.

You’ll be seeing more of this car soon, as well as little Kai!

Nostalgic Wednesdays: Old school Hip-Hop and Cars

Keepin’ it FRESH

Today’s Nostalgic Wednesday would be something different. If there’s something that triggers nostalgia the most for me, it would be music. Every song is tied to something memorable or an even in your life. Personally, 90’s hip-hop genre never fails in bringing back old memories. Some songs introduced me to some cars and I started liking them because of the music i was listening to. While Jamming to some Tribe Called Quest on my way home, I remembered that Q-Tip was featured in Rides Magazine featuring his love for some V-dubs.

“…Yo, this was around the time when I didn’t know no better

Juney moved around in a tinted out jetta…” 

I was impressed by Q-Tip; not only by his rhyming skills but the fact that he owns/owned 2 VW’s and he’s proud of it.

Other than Q-tip, we had Notorious B.I.G. rapping A LOT about his Lexus’.

” …sex is all I expect if they watch TV in the Lex”

” …Lexus LS four and a half, bullet glass tints if I want some ass”

“…Diamond Necklaces and stretch Lexus’s “

“… They heard about the Rolexes ad the Lexus”

and Jay-Z probably shares the same love for the Lex since he had them in his lyrics and most of his classic videos. If you ever noticed, Jay-Z possibly had the same (1st Gen)Lexus GS fleeing in his “Dead Presidents” Video (1996) and getting pulled over in his “99 Problems” video (2004)…that’s 8 years!  And lastly, living in Houston, who would ever forget Fat Pat’s “Tops Drop” video with some bagged Caddys parading with some booty shaking in the park. There are still a lot of songs that featured memorable rides but these are all that I can remember for now.

peace! -mark@MaydayGarage

Event Coverage: The Most Epic Post Ever – MaydayGarage Does Wek’Fest TX.

Something we like to pride ourselves here at MaydayGarage is to bring our readers the best possible coverage of any event we attend. We’ve heard it from many of you that you guys truly love our coverage because not only are the pictures worth saving, but that we tend to bring a more human element to our photos, that is, we like to take photos of what’s actually going on at an event, not just the cars themselves. So my personal goal to you guys is to make this coverage of Wek’Fest’s first ever show here in Texas the best you’ll find on the internet, period. So let’s get going…

It's going down in downtown

Right this way

Gotta make sure she looks purty!

Those Refined Elegance boys showing off the Vertex Ridge kitted SC

Thomas Pinai's dual entries into Wek'Fest

Early morning roll in/wood.

Our Texans cheerleader helping us sell some product!

That's a damn line



Sell sell sell!

Kai demands moar low


I guess everyone's a photographer now

Our own Danny Barber didn't even know he won Best Nissan.

Line em up!

Wow, the headlights are so nice! Usually they get all yellowed out on SC's.