Random Snap: Chris Basselgia’s Scion FR-S Tuner Challenge Entry.

Here’s a quick sample to get you guys through the weekend. The FR-S was trailered to this cool industrial area in Westminster, MD for me to take a few snaps. Trust me when I say the coolest thing about this car is the motor setup. It’s not what you think.



All will be revealed next week in Las Vegas, NV!
Click on the photos for more info on Scion’s blog!


Nostalgic Wednesdays: 1991-94 Nissan Sentra (B13) SE-R

 The B13 Sentra SE-R is definitely one of the underdogs that have turned into a rare sleeper classic. Nowadays, a pristine B13 Sentra is hard to find, specially an SE-R. If you’re in the market searching for a non-conventional semi-classic Nissan, the B13 SE-R is for you. What makes this early 90’s econo-Nissan so desirable? It’s the classic Datsun motorsports gene in its DNA.

 Equipped with a SR20DE under the hood, it gave out a rev-happy 7500rpm and a power of 140hp. Not only having good motor in, Nissan had to  balance it’s power with transmission gearing modification and stiffer suspension. With that said, the B13 SE-R is a fun daily driver or an initial platform for autoXing. No offense to new generation SE-R owners, I love the spec-V; but personally, this is the last true drivers SE-R. Simple, light and sufficient power. Slap an RB26dett and AWD conversion will make this econobox a perfect sleeper.


Event Coverage: Mayday goes to Wek’Fest ATX 2012

Mayday goes to Wek’Fest ATX!

Finally back from the final round of FormulaD, I have some downtime from my daytime job and whatever life I have left to finish writing this WekFest post. Actually, this is my third time writing/revising since it didn’t save the first time. I didn’t get to finish writing the second time around because of FormulaD. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to post about my trip to the final round sometime next week (seriously doubt it).

Some of you guys asked us where or what we’ve been doing since we didn’t have a booth up at Wekfest or have one of our epic cruises to the show. In response to that, we’ve just been busy with our lives like the rest of you guys. Johnp has the food truck; Mikey is taking care of his 20 kids as he juggles 5 jobs while going to school full time and working on his 240; Khiem shoots and edits 24/7 at his new job; Danny is in and out of town; Newton works on small budget video projects here and there; Ervin travels around covering events for XDC/HIN; Brad stresses out at work and takes care of Ducky on his off days; and David takes care of personal business as well as coverage up in the East Coast. We may be busy, but we always try to find time to hang out with each other once in awhile whether it be having a couple of drinks at a bar, eating at Café TH, going on a group shoot photo shoot, or just hanging out at the Rice Box.

The one and only Rice Box Truck powered by Rice.

The Book of Speed by SpeedHunters.

One of Mayday Garage’s biggest inspirations is another car blog that you may have heard about. We have been following SpeedHunters for years now, and have become friends with some of the guys there. Besides being everywhere hunting for speed, one aspect that I absolutely adore is their attention to artistic photography. From Linhbergh (just Linhbergh, kinda like Cher or Madonna) to Larry Chen, I’ve envied their abilities to capture automotive moments on this rock we call earth and hope that one day I can be like them.

That said, I’m excited to say that those crazy bastards have made an entire book that’s 400 pages, 700 photos and weighing over seven pounds of pure art. It chronicles everyday of 2011 through the lenses of 14 different, highly talented photographers. It is available now, but the catch is there is only 1000! If you love cars, art, and photography, this is THE book to get for the year. I’m excited. You should be too.

Be sure to check out the book and read a little bit of what went into it here:
The SpeedHunters Book

images courtesy of SpeedHunters