Mint Chocolate Chip Sweetness: Chris Basselgia/Scion USA’s 2013 Scion FR-S.

Sometimes opportunities come by chance, and some come by knowing the right people. For Chris Basselgia, I’m not sure how he got the chance to compete in this year’s Scion FR-S Tuner Challenge, but for me, I had the opportunity to shoot this Minty FReSh beast by knowing the right people.

Custom one off billet intake manifold with Roots type supercharger made by IAG Performance

Nuff said

On a farm. Country style

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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.

So MINT!

DAT PROFILE

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

–David–
David@maydaygarage.com

OTWeb Video: Scion FR-S Tuner Challenge.

I got the chance to check out one of the cars built for The Scion FR-S Tuner Challenge over at IAG last week. This particular build is by Chris Basselgia, from Lebanon, PA. Needless to say, it should be an interesting week in Vegas.

I also had the rare opportunity to shoot this minty fresh FR-S! Stay tuned.
–David–
David@maydaygarage.com

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

–David–
David@maydaygarage.com

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

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