Going back in time: Ridox JZA80 Supra

Surprisingly, with all the FD’s, S14’s, miatas, S15’s, and NSX’s around Mayday Garage, you would think one of us would try to build a Toyota Supra. In reality, we’ve all talked about what would be the ultimate Supra, but never quite pulled the trigger on getting one. You would also think that being based out of Houston, TX, home of the now famous TX2K events, we would definitely build a 1000+ hp one, but really have all come to realize that the Supras here in the US vary greatly from their Japanese owner counterparts across the Pacific Ocean. So for inspiration, we present to you, the ultimate street Supra in it’s most iconic form: the Ridox JZA80 Supra personally owned by Manabu Orido taken from screen grabs of Hot Version.

Gotta love it!

Keep Tuning,
Ricer X

Nostalgic Wednesday: Autozam AZ-1

With the prices of gas fluctuating, the trend has pushed automakers to produce cars and trucks that can squeeze the best gas mileage. Options such as Hybrid, bio-diesel, EVs, and natural gas are becoming more  prevalent. Other than “green” tech rolling out the production line, we notice more smaller cars on the streets; Scion iQ, Nissan cube, Smart fourtwo, Fiat 500, and just the other day, I saw a Mitsubishi “i”. Are Kei-cars invading the US market? Honestly, these small economical “green” cars may be cheap, reliable and can be a mileage-meister, but they sure are ghastly.

One thing I admire about the Japanese car culture is they work with what they have. No matter what car they drove, they made/mod it their own; without an exception of the Kei-car culture. From VIPstyle, deko, Boso and race inspired, kei-cars were modified to fit one’s taste.

More Than Meets the Eye: Princeton Wong’s AP1 Yellow S2k

When’s the last time we’ve done a feature this year… oh yeah, we haven’t. I’ve honestly been afraid of writing about them because I’m a terrible writer/editor. But over the past year or so, I’ve got some good feedback from people that still follow our blog (for some reason), that less writing is good. When looking at an article, I like to know why the car was featured, how it was built, or where it came from, but even then, sometimes I lose interest when there are more words than the photos themselves. With that being said, I’ll try not to bore you with my words, but with more photos….

Princeton W.... racer, engineer, fabricator, automotive enthusiast, Magic the Gathering competitor... he does it all folks.