NorCal x SoCal x TX.

We recently had the pleasure of bringing some of the best photogs from California to Texas in time for TX2K14, and were able to watch these two monsters work their cameras. Every day, every morning, we would all meet up at 6:30am sharp at Catalina Coffee, and shoot 1-2 cars in the morning, get coffee, get lunch, crash out, wake up and meet again at Catalina Coffee at 5:30pm every night, everyday, and shoot 1-2 cars in the evening, then get coffee, get dinner, go out and race. Wash, rinse, repeat.

To say it was a hectic week would be an understatement. Trying to coordinate 14 photoshoots with two different photographer is not something I would ever want to do again -without coffee.

The legendary Linhbergh taking the most still shot of Khiem's FD every. Karissa is seen lurking.

John Zhang, aka 1013mm, taking a morning shot of Rob's E28

Here's Rob excited that he's illegally parked

Patrick Lauder, aka Quickworks Photo, is all smiles after seeing Tom's Engine bay.

Rob's car next to the Mayday Garage FD in front of El Real and The Hay Merchant.

#Brazzers

JohnP talks to Patrick about their dream cars

JZ making Cody's Supercharged E36 look even better through his lens.

Patrick tests the air while Robert Lopez shoots Hugh's Lamborghini Super Leggera

Every night, it's freeway time. Karissa Hosek agrees.

The Dream Team

More photos to come,

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Everything’s Lower in Texas

If you’re not from Houston, you may wonder why every other tuner car is so low here. “Most” of Houston is low car friendly, typically in the suburbs and the freeways are usually the flattest compared to other states. But it also helps that every other car is also bagged here. I’ve always found it funny that everyone claims that their city has the worst streets for dumped cars. I can honestly say Houston for the most part has very driveable streets, and starting next week- the fastest as well.

Static?

Definitely bagged.

The reverse rake on this one seems odd.

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The Road Less Traveled.

Oftentimes, people tend to forget that everyone is different. After all, everyone has their own tastes, styles, and opinions. We see far too often car “enthusiasts” that bash on others for their pick on aero, suspension and of course, powerplants. While we get the typical “Ricer!” comments here and there, we are self proclaimed ricers and embrace that label, negative or not. Khiem gets the most comments on his 2JZGTE powered FD3S RX-7 from many purists, and he, like many others before him, have learned to not to take the internet so SRS, and to do what he does.

This past Sunday at our weekly meet at Catalina Coffee, we came across another car that I personally thought was cool as fuck. Ben Norrell’s 5.0L Mustang powered convertible E36 is slammed, caged, and loud as hell. In other words, bloody awesome. We look past Horsepower-per-liter, Power-to-dollar and purist attitudes and enjoy cars for what they are- another man’s (or woman) work of automotive art. While Ben got MUCH hate on our Instagram video, he, like Khiem, brushed it off like a true gentleman and watched the fireworks.

from here it looks like any other slammed E36 Vert

SRS bitnit

That hydraulic Hand brake

Besides the obvious, we really liked the cleanliness of the bay among other things

Hood closed, you would never know. Oh except it sounds like a bat out of hell.

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E-Dirty Six. Coffee and Rice edition.

From this morning’s shindig, this E36 M3 was staring at us with it’s track like, but simple style and street low looks. Actually, there were many BMW’s this morning. Here’s our favorite.

"Nostalgic" Mark cleaning his wet spot on his pants...

Good thing Washington Ave is slammed car friendly

More photos (promise) to come.

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Deer – 1, Diffuser – 0.

A few weeks ago, the rotary powered FD (the red one, since there’s three Mayday FD’s), took a massive blow by running over a deer carcass in the middle of a highway late at night and did some damage, including completely ripping out carbon fiber rear diffuser number two. I think most people would be upset by this, but in the end, it’s just a piece of carbon fiber, something that can be replaced easily, so no need to sweat it too badly. Even still, we were able to take this cool photo and let Khiem’s magical fingers do the editing to it. Two of our FD’s will be out tomorrow morning at Coffee and Rice at Catalina Coffee at 9am in Houston. If you feel your car has what it takes to grace our site, bring it out tomorrow. We’ll be there this time with cameras. See you there!

Don't worry purists, this one here is all rotor.

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Sexy NSX.

Meet Christian’s NA1 Acura NSX. He goes through wheels like people go through socks. As he awaits tires for his TE37 SL’s, he still has his holy grail Regamaster EVO’s on the fronts. Even though they’re mismatching, we find it to have some cool Japanese character that way.

Photo by Danh Phan aka, Repost King

That’s him sipping on coffee while JohnP tries to show Christian his semi-awkward boner.

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