This post is a long time coming.
So a lot of people I meet at car events/meets/shows always say three things-
1. “Hey man, I love the photos/coverage/cars you guys put up!”
2. “Yeah, I always keep up with your blog and Facebook page!”
3. “What else do you guys do besides take photos and write posts?”
If you know us personally, then you know what we’re into, and the kind of things we do, but a lot of you have been asking what exactly we do. Sure, we post random car pictures on Facebook, take photos of cars and meets/events, but like our tagline suggests- we are ricers first, bloggers second. So in an effort to show our followers what we’re into, we will be introducing another segment, The Mayday Life. The Mayday Life will be a random post about ONE day in our lives, and it could be about pretty much anything. But it’s always car related.
Last week, Mikey met me and my roommate, Danny up at our place. I had just got out of my summer school class, and rushed home to meet up the guys, and I was hungry as hell. After wolfing down some awesome vietnamese Banh Mi sandwiches at our favorite asian diner, Cafe TH, we then packed into the Brodozer- Danny’s nickname for his Toyota Tundra. This behemoth lives up to it’s name, let me tell you. It’s a nice change from always running around in a slammed car, and I get to look down on people for once. Our destination: the local junkyard to find a transmission mount for Mikey’s S14. At first, Mikey was going to buy a Nismo one, but when we tried looking around locally, none were to be found. So the next best thing was an OEM one, which costs about $100 new. Mikey is not exactly made out of money, so we called around to a few junkyards and as luck would have it, we were able to locate a junkyard that had two S13’s. So off we went.
After fighting I-45N traffic for awhile, we knew we would spend the day in 99+ degree weather, so we made a quick stop at a nearby gas station to grab some refreshments.
After we cooled off, it was time to hit up the Junkyard. It was already getting late, so we needed to search the place quick and get what we came for.
I’d like to add that going to junkyards always makes me giddy. It’s like treasure hunting, cause you never know what you’ll find. You’re always hoping you’ll find a gem, like a 6 speed transmission from a broken MK4 Supra, or a 323 GTX motor, or maybe even a busted Galant VR-4 with a straight body. It’s always fun sifting through some of this.
While Mikey was busy taking off the transmission mount, me and Danny decided to check out the rest of the junkyard for hidden treasures.
With the part we need, we are able to finally put Mikey’s KA motor back into his S14, but before we do that, we head back to our place where we use the engine hoist to do one more task before heading to Mikey’s place.
Danny’s Blackberry had been fucking up on him lately (lately? maybe more like for the last 2 years), so I suggested to him that we stop by a Verizon Store so he could pick up a new phone.
Mikey and Danny headed over to Mikey’s place where they would take the engine hoist we just used and use it for Mikey’s S14. I however needed to meet up our video guy, Ray, to give him some video files of a recent shoot we did. I met Ray up at 8pm at a local Starbucks, and while waiting for him, I grabbed my favorite drink at a nearby Jamba Juice.
Both Ray and I headed over to Mikey and JohnP’s place to help out with the motor installation.
Unfortunately, soooomebody only ordered one medium pizza, and there were like 6 of us there, so decided to hit up one of our favorite late night places to eat – Moon Tower Inn. If Moon Tower Inn sounds familiar, it’s because this is where we held our SpeedHunters x MaydayGarage Nostalgic Car meet! So we jumped in our cars and drove 2 miles away to this hot dog stand that was known for their dogs and beer, not to mention they’re open till the buttcrack of dawn.
So as the day wound down, it was time to relax, down a few cold ones (I actually only drank a mexican Fanta), and talk about- you know it- car stuff.
As the night came to an end, everyone left to go their separate ways. I went home and worked on a few photos and some homework for summer school, and everyone else hit the sack. It may seem like a lot of stuff to do in one day, but believe it or not, this is a pretty typical day here in the Mayday realm. We eat, talk about cars, work on cars, take photos, eat more, talk about cars more, drink, and sometimes if time allows, we party. Yep. They call that a Wednesday.
In the future, we will show you the other rides that our guys own and work on. We don’t go to fancy schmancy shops, we do the work when we can, and we thoroughly enjoy doing so. Oh, and you will NOT see pictures of MY car on here. I’m pretty secretive about my car, so you may catch a small glimpse here and there, but it will never grace the pages of MaydayGarage in it’s current form. Sorry. But don’t fret! We still have plenty of cool cars to look at from our crew!
Remember, we’re not just a bunch of guys that browse the internet and take pictures of cars, we really do love cars and we really do work on our cars.
We need feedback! I’ve always thought our lives weren’t interesting enough to warrant a section of our lifestyle, but was convinced by numerous people that we do interesting things. Tell us what you think! Does “The Mayday Life” stay or does it go? YOU guys will ultimately decide, so feedback is a huge help! You can also write on our wall on Facebook!
Till next time,