Greetings!
Sorry about the delay, but work was starting to pile up for me, and here we go!

The annual TX2K events in Houston is a tradition for myself and Khiem, our photographer. Earliest I can recall going to these events were back in 2002. The series of events happens over the course of 4 days, with each day being a little more different than the previous. Drag, Road course, 60 to 130 to name a few. Of all of the days, there is always one that I look forward to, and thats the Dyno Day and Show N Shine.

Ever seen so much tail?

Ever seen so much tail?

A little history of why I like this day more than the others: back in my ricier (is that even a word?) days, having a fast honda was cool – if you were comparing it to another Honda that is. If you were in a Honda, you were often greeted with ridicule amongst the Domestic V8 owners. “Imports suck!” was a chant you would hear often.

Serious bitnit. Check out those twin bottles in the back!

Serious bitnit. Check out those twin bottles in the back!

Yeah. Skinnies in the front? I dont think its a drift car.

Yeah. Skinnies in the front? I don't think it's a drift car.

The man. SW generously pouring some race gas for a fellow TX2K attendee

This guy is generously pouring some race gas for a fellow TX2K attendee

Of course, that chant was quickly revoked once the real Japanese Musclecars made an appearance. The RX-7’s and Supras were the Kings of the import world in the late 90’s, often seen at local dragstrips and street races with domestics. It was the Honda’s bigger, distant cousin that was defending the Import name and while Hondas and Supras are two different breeds, there were essentially fighting the same fight.

Like Japanese styling but American power? Done.

Like Japanese styling but American power? Done.

Hi!

Hi!

Back then, “high” horsepower Japanese cars were few and far between. If your supra was belting out 500hp, you were the one to beat, and Domestic owners started to see this firsthand. Soon, the name Supra became a word quickly followed by FAST and Horsepower with the domestic crowd. These six cylinder beauties became the knights in shining armor to defend the Japanese name. So when I come across a Supra with a ginormous turbo and ridiculous amount of chrome, I can’t help but smile and think how far we’ve come as tuners.

This turbo feeds on full grown cats. Fat ones.

This turbo feeds on full grown cats. Fat ones.

CCWs and Supras are indeed a classic pair. Timeless.

CCW's and Supras are indeed a classic pair. Timeless.

Fast forward to present time, and 500hp in the Supra world isn’t much anymore. Now a days, only the 1000+hp Supras have show goers dropping their jaws after they wipe their race gas filled tears away from their eyes. It is this gross display of power that represents the TX2K10 Dyno day.

AWD dyno? check.

AWD dyno? check.

RWD dyno? Double check.

RWD dyno? Double check.

Lonestar Motorsports Park aka LMP, aka Hennessey hosts this years horsepower celebration with both a RWD and AWD dyno this time around. The RWD dyno is in-ground which allows for super slammed cars to be ran which proved to be extremely useful for some rides.

Holy hell, check out the strapwork

Holy hell, check out the strapwork

This american beast is getting ready to spin the rollers

This american beast is getting ready to spin the rollers

What’s nice about TX2K dyno days is that as long as you pay the $15 admission fee, you can run your car on the rollers for free! So of course, there were no shortages on participants. And it wasn’t limited to just Supras and 1J/2J machines either. Anyone could do it. So long as you were into high horsepower cars, this was the place to be. Turbo Porsches, Audi’s, and even turbocharged Gallardos were fair game.

Dont laugh, this guy is serious about his cars. Id rock a mullet if I can get that FordGT!

Don't laugh, this guy is serious about his cars. I'd rock a mullet if I can get that FordGT!

This turbod Lambo was an attention getter

This turbo'd Lambo was an attention getter

This brake/wheel combo was one of the reasons why this Lambo was bonafide badass.

This brake/wheel combo was one of the reasons why this Lambo was bonafide badass.

With the Supras now extinct, there were some amazing specimens to be seen at the Show N Shine portion, from mild to wild, the show had examples from both camps. Also in attendance were a large amount of GT-R’s. This comes as no surprise, as the new Nissan R35 GT-R’s are the modern day equivelent to what the Supras were back in the day. A stock GT-R was a rare sight as most of the Nissans on hand that day were rocking upgraded turbos. And the numbers don’t lie. These modern day monsters are a force to be reckoned with!

This Jotech R35 was sporting some serious mods. About 750 WHPs worth

This Jotech R35 was sporting some serious mods. About 750 WHP's worth

The AMS GTR was also a serious contender in the search for high HP.

The AMS GTR was also a serious contender in the search for high HP.

This beautiful GT-R looks right on the AWD Dyno

This beautiful GT-R looks right on the AWD Dyno

I can only imagine how much HP is shared between these 3

I can only imagine how much HP is shared between these 3

There were plenty of vendors on display as well. PowerHouse Racing was predictably there as well as others. Products were in plain view for the public to pick up, manhandle, or make love to.

AEM cam gears were proudly on display for the public.

AEM cam gears were proudly on display for the public.

Women like shiny jewelry. Men like shiny car parts.

Women like shiny jewelry. Men like shiny car parts.

Shirts shirts shirts!

Shirts shirts shirts!

The event is not like your typical import car shows/dyno days in that everyone from all ages and races come out with the same common ground. Typically, most import shows feature FWD economy cars with nice JDM accessories. Not hating at all, just pointing out that the atmosphere is just a tad more mature here.

This mean looking blue Supra had it all.

This mean looking blue Supra had it all.

Geeeeeezuz thats a HELLUVA lot of chrome! 3

Geeeeeezuz that's a HELLUVA lot of chrome! <3

Wow, an interesting way to show off a fuel cell for sure

Wow, an interesting way to show off a fuel cell for sure

Of course, there were all sorts of tuners, from young guys to old ones, both men and women participated in the festivities. Do you find it intimidating that a woman can drive a 1000+HP Supra? How about a hot one?

Shes not the valet.

She's not the valet.

Floor Jack + Heels = WTF

Floor Jack + Heels = WTF

The other side of a thousand HP Supra.

The other side of a thousand HP Supra.

We’ll close out this post with some random photos from the days events.

A pair of Vettes mingle with the Supras

A pair of Vettes mingle with the Supras

A Supra awaits its turn for the Dyno pass.

A Supra awaits it's turn for the Dyno pass.

A quick tuning session to squeeze as much HP as possible

A quick tuning session to squeeze as much HP as possible

This ominous GT-R awaits on the sidelines for an unsuspecting Supra to gobble up

This ominous GT-R awaits on the sidelines for an unsuspecting Supra to gobble up

I really liked the styling of this White Supra

I really liked the styling of this White Supra

The 3000GT seemed kinda out of place amongst the Supras, but still a cool car

The 3000GT seemed kinda out of place amongst the Supras, but still a cool car

One of the few JZZ30s aka SC300s at the event. This one was one of the fastest.

One of the few JZZ30's aka SC300's at the event. This one was one of the fastest.

Theres that front again

There's that front again

Even the Hennessey ZR1 powered Camaros made an appearance.

Even the Hennessey ZR1 powered Camaros made an appearance.

Hennesseys facilities were ginormous

Hennessey's facilities were ginormous

What do you do when your 975whp Supra is spinning tires on the Dyno? Grab some friends

What do you do when your 975whp Supra is spinning tires on the Dyno? Grab some friends

My personal favorite car there was this awesome GT3, a mans car!

My personal favorite car there was this awesome GT3, a man's car!

Center Locking Nut = Serious.

Center Locking Nut = Serious.

The GT3 ass is something I can look at anytime.

The GT3 ass is something I can look at anytime.

This GS300 is sporting an HKS T51R SPL turbo

This GS300 is sporting an HKS T51R SPL turbo

Heritage, not hate

Heritage, not hate

Khiems 2JZ powered Soarer.

Khiem's 2JZ powered Soarer.

Thats a lot of MKIVs

That's a lot of MKIV's

Not to be outdone by the MK3s of course.

Not to be outdone by the MK3's of course.

You already know. If an Integra shows up to a Supra Dyno day, its got some shit

You already know. If an Integra shows up to a Supra Dyno day, it's got some shit

Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide.......

Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide.......

.....Looooaaaaaad

.....Looooaaaaaad

A tough looking Titan MK3 ready to run

A tough looking Titan MK3 ready to run

I wonder how much all of that adds up to?

I wonder how much all of that adds up to?

The proportions on the new GTR are perfect

The proportions on the new GTR are perfect

Nate from Modified Magazine rubbing elbows with the infamous JohnP from Mayday

Nate from Modified Magazine rubbing elbows with the infamous JohnP from Mayday

That’s it for now! Stay tuned for our Drag day and night meet coverage! (it won’t take as long this time!)
Pictures were taken by me and Khiem Pham Khiem125@gmail.com
To see all of the 348 photos in high res click HERE!

The End(s).

The End(s).

–David–
David@maydaygarage.com

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