This is H20i.

As the Texas guys are just now starting to roll into Wek’Fest TX in Austin this morning, I had just come back from an interesting day in Ocean City, MD, home of H2Oi, the nation’s largest VW/Audi meet. I’m just gonna post up a few photos to tide you guys over (story of my life, I know).

This guy seemed genuinely surprised I was taking his picture while standing in the middle of the street.

You're gonna see a lot of Japanese cars from my upcoming coverage btw.

Super clean and very sexy

This guy. Danny Rodman decides to light up his 2JZGTE powered Cressy on the street

Purple skies courtesy of The Chronicles...

Living life to the fullest!

More to come.
To my Texas friends: Have a great time at Wek’Fest TX!

–David–
David@maydaygarage.com

Farm of Minds: Why your blood type matters in Japan.

I’ve been following Matt Rus over on his blog, Farm of Minds, for quite some time. Not only does he cover car stuff in Japan, he also covers the Japanese lifestyle for us Gaijin to understand. In his latest “Ai Nihon” series, Matt goes into something a lot of car enthusiasts don’t know about, and that’s Japan’s fascination with blood types.

Interesting that blood types in Japan is kinda like horroscopes here in the states. Even condoms are made for specific blood types! Damn!

Be sure to read his blog here:
http://www.farmofminds.com/2012/09/ai-nihon-why-your-blood-type-matters-in.html

http://www.farmofminds.com/

–David–
David@maydaygarage.com

Random Snap: Golden Balls of the Golden Doomba.

Our fearless leader, JohnP, has been up to his balls in food truck business, which has been a success to say the least. Here are his golden balls. He’s lost a little weight.

dem balls

The fanciest food truck picture ever.

Be sure to check him out if you’re in the greater Houston area!
Twitter: @riceboxtruck
Facebook: facebook.com/riceboxtruck

–David–
David@maydaygarage.com

A Random Visit to Chicago Pt. 1: The Final FNL of the Year

While David is hustling his ass off in the East Coast, I guess I’ll have to contribute something since I’ve been MIA for awhile now. I thought about my trips last year around the U.S. and found Chicago to be the one of the best places to visit, mainly because of the badass skylines, buildings, and people. Southwest airlines happened to have their $69 one way ticket deals so I took advantage of that and booked a ticket to Chicago for 4 days. I had planned to go alone, but since my friend and brother had never been, I invited them to go as well. The trip ended up being an eating fest starting from the time we had landed til the time we had departed back home to Houston. Luckily, I got away for a few hours to attend a car meet at a Toyota dealership in Palatine, IL. It was a good 30-45 minutes NW of downtown Chicago. Now how did I get there if I didn’t rent a car?

I had 10 minutes to take this photo while learning how to work a tripod I've never used before…

A few days before arriving to Chicago, I contacted Ginash of JDMChicago, since he was “the guy” who would know if anything was going on that weekend. A car meet happened to be scheduled the day I had arrived into town called FNL (Friday Night Lights) Saturdays. I had to think of a way to get to the car meet so I asked Ginash if he knew of a way for me to get there. Within a couple of minutes he emails me the contact information of Max L. and what he will be driving. A badass black VIP Style Lexus IS250. I wish I had pulled out my camera as he pulled around the corner because you would not expect something that nice and low to ride around the streets of Chicago.

Ginash explains why he poses like this to Michael and Max.

Max's VIP Lexus IS250 was my ride to the meet.

After getting picked up in style, we headed out to Ginash’s to meet up with the rest of the JDMC crew. There we met up with Michael in his Blue Evo X, Jason and his 535i, and of course Ginash rolled out with his Imola Orange NSX.

The fashionable transporter cars for JDMChicago.

Probably my favorite combo of all time: EVO X with TE's.

Jason's 535i rolling shot from the back.

I forgot how hard it was to do rolling shots while sticking your head and camera out at 80 MPH.

Ginash's Imola Orange NSX with matching color brakes rolling to the meet.

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Event Preview: ALMS at Virginia International Raceway

So I grabbed Christopher with me and drove 6 hours away to VIR in Virginia yesterday to catch some ALMS racing. Just wanted to drop a few photos of what’s to come! (I’m seriously backed up, I know)

Oh geebus, I love the BMW Motorsports M's.

I found a MaydayGarage fan that works on the Patron Ferrari 458! SWEET

VIR has a beautiful venue

Chris talking to Eric Badis, aka TheChronicles East coast correspondent

Falken NICE

–David–
David@maydaygarage.com

Oh Snap! Dave Mirra and Bucky Lasek come to Houston, October 13th!

So it’s that time of year again.  The time for The Big Event.  If you have been following us a while then you know that there is a yearly event that we participate in with local Texas Subie heads called The Big Event.  This year, the 4th go around, Wally and the team at Gillman Subaru have some exciting guests coming to the table, BMX legend Dave Mirra and skateboard vert master, Bucky Lasek.  Mirra and Lasek, who drive rally cross for Subaru will be touching down and hanging out the 13th of October.

This event is always a great time, so get ready to party and see you peeps on the 13th.

- JohnP

Event Coverage: Baltimore Grand Prix 2012 as told in pictures.

Last year, I attended the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix in Baltimore, MD. It was my first time visiting Maryland, and one year later, here I am on the East coast. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend this year’s event in Downtown Baltimore, but I did get the chance to recruit a good friend and fellow blogger/photographer, Christopher Drinkuth of Primo-Lifestyle, a blog dedicated to things going on around Virginia and primarily focuses on the Euro tuning world. Thankfully, Chris isn’t such a bad shot, and the following photos are all Chris.

I don’t like making blog entries on an event I was not present at, so instead, we’ll let Chris’ photos do the storytelling.

The Flying Lizard 911 escapes the others

This race queen was packing the heat

Racing Porsches are quite beautiful

When you see it...

You'd make the same face too if you were him.

The new SRT Viper awaits orders like a good soldier

Not all domestic cars are built equally.

There were plenty of car clubs in attendance

Ass, ass, ass, ass, ass ass is ass ass ass

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