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
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!
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.
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.
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!
There’s few words that can accurately describe the feeling of being on a track while an ALMS Porsche comes screaming down the track. It’s almost surreal. Even harder to do is to relay that feeling in the form of a photo. Here’s my best guess.
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!