Volume is sometimes overrated.

We love the sound of squealing tires as they fight with the pavement below them in a tug-of-war match of grip and slip, and we absolutely go bonkers when we hear high revving, turbocharged four bangers bounce the rpm needle off of the tach, but sometimes it’s nice to look at a photo and think, “wow, that’s really soothing”. Of course, with drifting, this is usually accomplished by watching one of the many hundreds of online videos of these cars in super slow motion, but kind of hard to accomplish with one photo and no volume. Kory Leung managed to capture that moment for me with this very simple, but soothing photo of a drift 180sx at sunset. Looking at this photo makes me want to lean back in my chair, and think about how life is so simple and we tend to overthink it. Now, I’m not trying to get all “find ones innerself” on you guys, but just take a moment and think about what you will be doing today, or this weekend.

Now imagine how all of that would be if you were in a constant and steady drift in this car with the sun kissing the side of your face without a sound. Soothing, isn’t it?

Image shot by Kory Leung of Autocult.net

Take a moment to enjoy the simple things in your life and don’t take anything for granted. /fortunecookie

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That East Coast Swag.

Yeah, we hate that word too, but we love this FD RX-7 on rebarreled BBS RS’s. The east coast has a very high emphasis on super low cars with ridiculously expensive wheels, hence, why we love them. Our resident east coaster, Christopher Drinkuth, got a chance to snap this cool photo of this FD at H2o in Ocean City, MD about a month ago.

Photo by Christopher Drinkuth, edited by Khiem Pham

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Danh’s White Girl Wasted FR-S.

We poke fun at Danh a lot, whether it’s his ride height, Fobbyness, women or his massive calves, he takes them all in stride. Somehow between traveling all over the US shooting FD events, working the graveyard shift here in Houston, and drinking beers and eating dirty chinese food, he finds the time to modify his new car, the Scion FR-S. And when Danh sees an opportunity to shoot in the right sunlight, he will randomly snap a cool photo like these two.

What's in the middle...? The white stuff.

Despite the title of this post, Danh attracts all sorts of Asian girls.

BONUS SHOT! Yes, he needs to lose the V-card, we need help

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Khiem’s FD3S ver. 2.1

This past Saturday night, we had the pleasure of working with James Evins, aka Dreams x Machines, on taking a few fun photos. James has worked with us in the past, and we would consider him to be one of the top photographers in Texas for sure. He hasn’t shot much automotive content as he used to, but if you give him a camera and a lens, it’s fun to watch him work.

Khiem just recently bought some new Gram Light 57DR’s for his FD3S RX-7 and had a chance to finally lower it after Danny rolled the rear fenders. So what better way to capture how the car looks than letting James take a shot of it? In this photo, light was non existent, no speedlites/strobes were used, just a Canon 5D mk3 and a Canon 85L 1.2.

Booja/Khiem's FD

BONUS SHOT! Khiem killing a double double


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Cars and Coffee.

Cars and coffee. In that order.

You’ll often find the Mayday guys at local cafes such as Catalina Coffee on Washington St. or Blacksmith on Westheimer and Montrose in downtown Houston. Most all of us are heavy coffee drinkers and love local brews and food trucks. So if you’re ever in Houston, and see some ricetastic cars on the street (because our cars usually can’t make it up most driveways), you should pop in and say hello and share a latte or scone with us!

Catalina times two.

Photo by Danh Phan

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