From Houston with Love: Princeton Wong’s 1996 Porsche Carrera 2 Monster

In today’s tuner world, innovation is a very rare occurrence. When I say innovation, I am not talking about how creative your fiberglass guy got in modifying your body kit and system. I am talking about the character of a car; the feeling you get when you see a work of art, something that makes you stare and say, ”holy shit.” To be able to take an idea from your mind and execute it in such a way, which not only inspires others but also brings a whole new level of play to the game, is a rare skill. Someone had such a vision for his naturally aspirated Porsche 993 Carrera 2, we are talking a vision circa 2002, Princeton Wong’s vision.

Someone call 911

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: It’s here, Ken Block’s new ride. 2010 Team Ford Fiesta!

Well it is no secret now that Ken Block and his DC media powerhouse have now teamed up with Ford for the up and coming Rally season due to Subaru’s recent withdrawl from WRC. I am a bit partial to Subaru so it will take a bit to get adjusted to, but man, this Fiesta looks pretty bad ass, and I am digging that Monster drip scheme..check it!

JohnP

OTWeb: Jay @Fatlace Pizarro Aristo in the Flesh!!

Last week I posted Jay Pizarro’s Aristo getting ready for his first public appearance, well, here it is. These pictures are courtesy of Hellaflush (www.Hellaflush.com), and Mike Garrett @ Speedhunters as his car was debuted at Formula D Sonoma. I don’t have any words to describe his car..as it is one of my favorites.

Note: As clean as this car is, it was built for track.

OTWeb: More Aristo from Revolfe, Courtesy of Dino @ Speedhunters

Yet another Aristo, this one being a Wangan beast, shot in Japan, this Aristo is produce by Revolfe. Specifications go with any dream Aristo build, high horsepower modifications, Getrag JZA80 6-speed conversion mounted to the car, sitting on classic Volk Te-37s. Not to mention Brembo brake upgrade and a whole bunch of carbon fiber goodies. Enjoy, Pictures are courtesy of Dino Carbonare, a blogger and photographer for Speedhunters who is currently in Japan.

OTWeb: Garage Mak Total Tuning Car Shop

In 2003, I remember my homeboy TJ aka TDJ (D standing for douche), bought me my very first Hyper Rev magazine when he was in Japan. At the time I had an 89′ S13 coupe, it was my first real wheel drive car, a pignose coupe, I loved the car. I had picked it up for $900.00, and it was slow as hell, but I was already envisioning the slew of modification that I was going to throw at the car. My eyes intensely scanned threw this “Bible” that was brought back to me from Japan, The Silva Hyper Rev. Amongst all of these pages of material that I could not understand (because I’m not Japanese), there were quite few aesthetically pleasing aero kits for the S13 Silvia, but there was one company that stood above all, and that was Garage Mak. Their material was sooo ill; from their front end conversions all the way to gangster super wide fender flares with rivets, I wanted it all. So, courtesy of their website I am going to share a couple of pictures courtesy of Garage Mak for those that just don’t know.

This is the exact car that sold me on this company their S13 Time attack car. At the time of the Hyper Rev that I had 2003-04, I believe this car was Silver with Black fender flares, and a lot more aggressive. Who knows, my Hyper Rev was stolen, and this is the oldest Garage Mak picture I can find, courtesy of Sport Compact Car.