A couple of weeks ago, MaydayGarage was on a mission across Texas to catch driver profiles of the recent Import Reactor Drift event that happened here in Houston last week. In 2 days we shot 5 cars, and 4 profiles. We had traveled to Dallas, Texas on our first day of the trek to meet up with our good friend Stewart Leask and shoot his driver profile. When we had arrived to D-town Stew asked us if we had some extra time to snap some shots his girlfriend, Aubre Houck’s car. Now, I know that there are some tuner girls out there, but, just because you are a girl doesn’t mean we will take your car lightly; all is fair in the world of tuning. Being the typical guy I assumed that Aubre’s car would be relatively mild or overly done H.I.N. style, boy was I wrong.

Sits Pretty, pun intended

Sits Pretty, pun intended

When we arrived to the garage where Stew and Aubre cars reside, all of our jaws dropped straight to the ground. We looked upon an immaculately clean S14, so tasteful and clean we were astonished. No offense ladies, but it is pretty rare when you go up to a car, a 240 at that, look down and see some nice fitting TE-37s, a clean kit and no replica wear. It’s a nice sight, especially when it is a ladies car!

+12, looks about right

+12, looks about right

It was funny as hell when we walked up to Aubre in the garage asked here randomly, so, are these real? Aubre looked at me, and said, per quote, “Do I look like I buy cheap stuff? Look at the engine.” So, We walk around to the front of the car and one word came to mind, baller…I mean really; Tomei exhaust manifold? Anodized pink engine parts? Very nice touches on this car, that made it sit very pretty. This was definitely the build of someone who had a clear vision of what they wanted their car to be.

Burn baby burn

Burn baby burn

Let’s get to know Aubre a bit..

“My family is my true original inspiration behind my passion of cars and racing. Starting deep within our roots, my grandmother on my father’s side was a drag racer. I have been raised around cars and racing my whole life; you can say I was the boy my dad never had. I can remember at a young age watching my dad work on cars, trucks, motorcycles and top fuel dragsters..pretty much anything he could get his hands on. As a hobby and career he used to build old hot rods and top fuel dragsters for restoration and racing purposes. It was always an exciting day when I could go with him to the shop to watch them tinkering, tuning and modifying cars or head to the track to watch them race. To this day my family is still heavily involved in racing. I have always had a passion and true appreciation for highly modified cars, and for that the credit goes to my Dad. With his support and influence in my life, he has made me who I am and a mere thank you is not enough.”

Wrenching it too!

Wrenching it too!

“To date I really have to express my huge thank you to my boyfriend, Stewart Leask. Having the ability to share such a true and strong personal passion with the person dearest to you creates a bond and a drive that is untouchable and indescribable. We really do keep each other on track (literally lol) and heavily involved in our passions. If either of us ever notice the other losing interest, getting frustrated, needing that extra hand or maybe just a second person to give an opinion or an idea the other one is always there. You keep me going and are always supportive, to you I thank for my continued interest and for whatever our future in our passions may hold. I love you StewCat!”

Summon Captain Planet

Yup, she

“My history with the 240 is it was actually owned by my mother. She was the 2nd owner of the car and had purchased it way before the drifting scene was around. Upon my first inspection of the car I loved the aggressive front end. I honestly did not know what the car was nor what it would become.”

Pink, love it

Pink, love it

“In early 2005 I purchased the car from my mom, her only condition was that I must promise I would never race it…yeah good luck with that one Mom. Prior to picking up the car I had already done a ton of research into the modifications available and began to lay down the basic route I wanted to take.”

Clean in, Clean out

Clean in, Clean out

“My first modification to the car was coilovers, wheels and aero. I started off with the basic easy modifications and then moved onto actual modification of the dynamics of the car. From day 1, I have not only chosen the route I wanted to go with the car but I have also been the one to apply it. All of the work on the car has been done by me with help of close family and friends. I once again owe a huge thank you to my Dad, Stewart and my dear friend Matt for all of their help along the way.”

Ride height just right

Business.

“Throughout the many stages this car has been through I have always kept one strict rule…quality parts. This car has never seen knock offs, cheap parts or anything less than the best. I have paid extra attention to detail from the basic modifications throughout the car all the way down to the chromed bolts that hold it together. Clean and classy.”

Legit.

Legit.

“The car seems to catch the eye of enthusiasts of all levels. I have found the basic every day enthusiasts appreciate the cleanliness and the look, while the true Nissan enthusiasts appreciate the parts used and the ability to maintain the function of a stock car. While most swapped cars lose air conditioning, reverse lights, transmission sensors; etc this car does not.”

Business.

Not just show here!

“Although she’s a beauty queen don’t let it fool you. The car has been on and off my daily driver. I have done many events in the car ranging from grip (on track), to autocross, to local drift events.”

Oh, my bad!

Oh, my bad!

Aubre says she has plenty in store for her S14 in the near future, and as it sits right now, we can’t wait to see what’s next.

Damn nice!

Modifications:

Body:
Origin-Lab Stylish Full Body Kit
Vertex Clear Corner Lamps
Vertex Dual Halogen Headlights
8000k HID (Low Beam) 12,000k HID (High Beam)

Wheels/Suspension:

Volk Rays TE37
-Front: 18×9.5+12
-Rear: 18×9.5+12
Apex’ N1 EXV Coilovers
Z32 Front Brake Upgrade Including Endless SS-S Pads
MA Motorsports Knuckles
SPL Tension Rods
SPL Outer Tie Rods
Tein Inner Tie Rods
Nismo Power Brace
Whiteline Front Sway Bar
Intense Motorsports Rear Upper Control Arms
Greddy Strut Tower Bar

Interior:

Bride Zeta (Small) Drivers Seat With Bride Rail
Bride Ergo 2 Passenger Seat With Bride Rail
Custom Bride Upholstery
Nardi Deep Corn 330 Steering Wheel
NRG Hub, Quick Release, and Locking Hub
Defi BF White Oil Pressure, Water Temp and Boost Gauges
AEM Uego Gauge
Apex’i AVCR
Blitz Turbo Timer
Proper Goods Shift Knob
Justshiftboots.com Hello Kitty Shift Boot
Pioneer Head Unit
Alpine Speakers

Motor: (S14SR20DET)

Vibrant Performance Front Mount Intercooler and Custom Piping
Vibrant Performance Vacumn Manifold
Vibrant Performance Catch Can
Vibrant Performance Intake and Air Filter
HKS High Power Exhaust
Tomei Expreme Exhaust Manifold
Greddy Rocker Arm Stoppers
Greddy Oil Pan and Chromed Intake Manifold
Greddy Alternator, Power Steering and Water Pump Pulleys
Unorthodox Racing Crank Pulley
Koyo Radiator
Samco Radiator Hoses
HKS Blow Off Valve
Custom A/C Brackets
Fully Polished, Powder Coated, Anodized, and Chromed Engine Bay
Custom Wiring Harness in Tech Flex Loom
Braile Battery
Walbro Fuel Pump
NRG Fuel Pressure Regulator
RPS 6 Puck Clutch
B & M Short Throw Shifter
Greddy Differential Cover
Nismo 2 way Differential
1 Piece Driveshaft Shop Aluminum Driveshaft

Aubre’s Sponsor Shoutout!

Intense Motorsports/IntensePower.com
Vibrant Performance
AME/Endless
NRG

Tech Flex

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All pictures taken exclusively for MaydayGarage by James Evins.

— JohnP

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