Weekend Trip: Keep Drifting Fun Invades Texas

This past weekend we ventured out to Austin, Texas to catch a little bit of drifting in the sun at a local show called Mean Streets, where the streets are mean.  Anyhow, this event was by no means of normal standard because the infamous Will Roegge and Joshua Herron were on a mission, a Keep Drifting Fun mission, and this event was one of their nationwide stops for their documentary.

Keep Drifting Fun

Keep Drifting Fun

Destined For Greatness: 3 370Z’s Prepare for the Arrival of Top Secret

Secret Services Auto was surrounded by 370z’s last thursday as Planet Zero, Swat Performance and Baker-Jackson Nissan were dynoing their Nissan 370Z’s in preparation for Smoky Nagata’s (of Top Secret Japan fame) arrival and tune starting on March 29th, just in time before Import Reactor Unlimited. I must have counted 5 or 6 370z’s that day in front of the shop, three of which sported a small “Top Secret” decal on the rear window.

On the rollers

On the rollers

Breaking News: Smoky Nagata of Top Secret to Come to Houston!!

On March 31, 2010, Houston will experience the legendary Smoky Nagata of TOP SECRET Japan like no other has before. Smoky, along with one of his trusted Top Secret Mechanics will be coming to Houston as special guests to local Houston car show, Import Reactor. Smoky however, is not just coming as a guest, he will also be tuning TWENTY Nissan cars over the span of THREE DAYS at local tuner shop Secret Services with a new ECU prototype, Top Secret Process.

The Chosen Nissan Cars to be tuned will be selected from the Nissan 350z, Nissan 370z, Infiniti G35, Infiniti G37, and R35 GTR. Over the span of three days, the first two will be PRIVATE tunes only, no public access will be granted. But, on the third day, from 3:00pm until 12:00am the Houston tuning community will look on as Smoky Nagata puts his personal touch on the remaining cars to be tuned.

This is truly a golden opportunity for anyone who has dreamed of having their car tuned by Top Secret Japan. Not only will 20 lucky people be able to meet the one and only Smoky Nagata of Top Secret, but they will also be able to have their cars tuned by him as well.

Meeting Smokey Nagata has always been a dream of mine and in March, Houston will get to experience the legend himself. OH HELL YES!

For more information on this legendary event check AnimeMatsuri.com.

Stay tuned for more things to come at MaydayGarage.com

– JohnP

OTWeb: Top Gear test drives the Lexus LF-A.

I know i’m a few weeks late on this post, but I was at work today and watched this video on my iPhone, and was completely blown away at the comic book-style aspects of the video. I have always loved the video editing in the Top Gear videos, but this one is just a tad different. It definitely left a huge smile on my face.
Love the alien spaceship!!
Please watch!

–David–

OTWeb: Rocky Auto Fairlady Z from TAS 2010

Although I can appreciate a very super cleanly executed Vintage S30 Z such as Van’s 73′ 240Z, I have a very strong passion for new school flavor on old school JDM rides.

As I read through Ben Schaffer’s The Real JDM blog to see what perspectives he had on this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon, he featured a very gnarly S31 Datsun Z that embodies all of the new school traits of the JDM tuning scene mixed with the classic styling of the original Japanese muscle cars.

Straight from TAS, the Rocky Auto Z pix courtesy of The Real JDM

Straight from TAS, the Rocky Auto Z pix courtesy of The Real JDM

For more pictures and specs of this HKS outfitted, RB26DETT swapped beauty, head on over to Ben’s The Real JDM blog!

Related Links:
The Real JDM
Rocky Auto Japan

–David–

Random Snap: An everyday Accord EuroR

While I was in Japan, I was constantly fighting the urge to put away my 8 pound DSLR camera as me and my buddy would walk just about everywhere in Tokyo. Walking around for miles was a very common thing to do while vacationing in Tokyo. The reason why I would keep that 8 pound weight around my neck was so that I could capture any car that I found interesting. I snapped a ton of pictures, and what’s funny is the locals would look at me like I was nuts. Most tourists take photos of buildings and monuments, not everyday, normal cars. What designates a “normal” car? I have no clue, but when I took pictures of this obviously modified TSX/Accord EuroR, I got that look.

Does this car look too sedate? Not to me.

Does this car look too sedate? Not to me.