Coverage: The Chronicles Year 7 Anniversary Event

A few weeks ago, I had tried to plan a trip to SEMA, but that plan kinda failed so the next best thing to do was have our local automotive master tech, Andy Soun, help us out with coverage photos. If you’re not sure who Andy Soun is, he’s a badass mechanic for hire around the country. From working on classic Porsche 356’s to FormulaD spec FRS’s, he’s worked on almost everything. This included Tom Syachack’s infamous S2000… but we’ll go into detail about their history another time.

Tom had to take a leak so Andy took this chance to get a snap of their trip…


Coverage: The Official 2015 Wekfest Texas Pre-Meet

It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged or posted anything on the Mayday Garage site but what better timing than to post about our past event, the 2015 Wekfest Pre-Meet. Every year, the Wekfest show tours around the nation and one of their stops includes Texas. Thankfully, Houston was the city chosen this year to represent Wekfest Texas or #WFTX.  When the announcement was made, we were hesitant to throw a pre-meet, but who throws a better meet nowadays than Mayday Garage? We do it for the young kids, enthusiasts, photographers, car spotters, builders who want to show off their #wekfestprep builds the night before, and for the people who can’t make it to the show to come out and support.  Our usual venue choices always comes down to either 8th Wonder Brewery or Moon Tower Inn. We went with the latter because Canal St. is much wider and parking logistics is a lot better, plus they do have a great selection of beers on tap, and the exotic weiners are pretty good.

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The Rice Bowl: Registration Information and Guest kickoff!


Ok ladies and Gents! Registration is up for The Rice Bowl!

For all cars looking to participate in The Rice Bowl, the admission is $20 !!!  To sustain event standards we will be screening all applications.  Please go here, and submit a picture of your car for approval!

For all car show entrants. If approved, the $20 registration grants you access to all events within the Rice Bowl. If you decide you would like to go to Anime Matsuri as well, you can purchase the badge separate here, or the day of! An Anime Matsuri badge can grant you access to the show as a spectator, but not a participant. Participation registration is a separate process.


Mayday Garage Year in Review: Part 5b (FINAL)

Continuing on from part 5a… (CLICK HERE FOR PART 5a)

The second specialty meet we had was the WekFest TX official PreMeet at the same place. We had originally tried to have the meet in downtown itself, but with city regulations, permits and all sorts of legal hurdles, we had to rule this one out. We even tried to host it down the street of Washington Avenue, but in order to do that, we again would need many permits, waivers, insurance and more importantly, we needed to have booked this event many many many months in advance. We decided to have it again at Moon Tower Inn because of the great success we had with the JNCM, but our only real concern was if the venue was big enough.
Three Hondas, three gigantic wings

Big enough? Let us explain, the year before this one in 2014, we had held the first official WekFest PreMeet at 8th Wonder Brewery located just a few miles away from Moon Tower Inn, and we thought at the time we would have enough space. Well, it turns out that there were so many cars encompassing all of the side streets and parking lots, we physically didn’t have enough space to park all 1000+ cars. So with Moon Tower, there is a much longer street, but the side streets were much smaller. We had permission to use some of the industrial buildings surrounding the area, and we even rented some portable heavy duty lights to keep everything well lit, but this time, there were even MORE cars than years past.

We shut down the east side of Downtown Houston that night. It was the greatest ricer night of the year, and by far our most successful meet we had thrown this far. Parked in front we had Rami’s super sick Honda S2000 fresh with a new turbo motor setup rolling in from Louisiana, Bradley Lafayette’s RHD carbon fiber J’s Racing wide body VGS S2K from Tennessee, and J.Cald’s completely insane shaved, tucked, all of the above Acura Integra from RC’s Garage in Arizona that would eventually win best of show the next day at Wekfest. On google maps, the entire grid was lit up red from all the traffic. Canal street ended up being a “catwalk” for people to strut their stuff. Our friends from StickyDilJoe and WekFest were amazed at what we had created, and even more amazed at the cooperation from the Houston Police Department. We had zero instances, and everything was orderly for the most part. Food from both Moon Tower Inn and our own Ricebox was on point, and the beer served at Moon Tower Inn kept everyone happy.

As 2014 is now on our greatest hits list, 2015 will be moving even faster and we expect to show off some truly unique stuff both in products and events as well as with our own personal cars that reflect our tastes. We invite all who truly love cars to make it out to one of our meets/events and to be together as a community and enjoy other peoples’ builds.

Goodbye, 2014. Hello 2015! The year of the RICE!
-Team Mayday Garage-