The month of December is an overall festive time of year that brings friends and families together for joyous celebrations. Specifically, for the East Coast grassroots drift community, it’s time for the annual 100 Drifters of December event hosted by Summit Point Motorsports Park and Drift Nirvana. This two-day “Slide Festival” draws in over a 100+ homegrown and semi-pro drifters. They travel from several surrounding states to this awesome track located in small town West Virginia. For drivers, spectators, tailgaters,and photographers alike, a good time to be had by all!
Everyone’s been asking about part two from Luke Huxham, the videographer for Maiham Media after posting the first video about a cool Japanese tuning company that modifies Lamborghini’s. So here you go!
From the creative filmmaker Luke Huxham, Maiham Media brings us a better look at the high end Japanese Tuner, Liberty Walk.
Do it right the first time.
Remember that, write it down, email it to yourself. If you’ve ever asked one of the greats, that is, someone who’s car has been featured in a magazine a number of times, or anyone who competitively races day in and day out, you’ll hear these words of wisdom more than once. It doesn’t matter if you come from a Honda or Ford background, if you want less stress on yourself, just do it right the first friggin’ time. That’s rule number one.
These words are all too familiar with Mike Ramani, owner of this exquisitely clean and tasteful STi. From the get-go, Mike has hand selected each and every part that resides in or around his Subaru, and the product of his passion has resulted in him becoming digitally immortalized on our pages here.
Another Wednesday, another time to look back and remember the cars that have shaped automotive history. Today’s topic would be the 72-77 Nissan Skyline C110 or popularly know and the “Kenmeri”. The Skyline C110 got its popular nickname from its J-pop soap opera looking series of ad campaigns about a couple’s joyrides along the countryside; of course, their names… Ken and Mary. Continue reading
What started as silly banter on our Facebook page between me and SpeedHunter, Linhbergh Nguyen, evolved into a proposed meet of Houston’s best old school Japanese classic cars, I excitedly agreed to make it happen. When JohnP eventually found out that I had accepted the proposal from Linhbergh, JohnP had gone into full fledged freak out mode. If you know a little about John’s background, then you know when he throws a meet, you also know he likes to do things big. Enter the MaydayGarage x SpeedHunters All Japanese Nostalgic Car Meet.
MaydayGarage has teamed up with our good friends at SpeedHunters to bring you the MaydayGarage/SpeedHunters All Japanese Nostalgic Car Meet this Friday, April 1st!
Located in the heart of Downtown Houston, this meet will take place at MoonTower Inn, Houston’s BEST hotdog stand serving exotic meats such as duck, wild boar, pheasant, lamb, venison, and rabbit all served on a warm pretzel bun. MoonTower Inn is also known for their excellent draft beer and huge outdoor venue. A popular spot for cyclists and foodies, MoonTower Inn is also hugely popular with the best chefs in Houston.
Moon Tower Inn
Houston, TX 77003
This meet will be held on the streets (very wide) surrounding MoonTower Inn and will start at 5pm sharp. If you want to get your classic JDM ride some serious exposure on MaydayGarage and SpeedHunters‘ blogs, be sure to be there before 7pm where the sunlight is at it’s optimum.
This All Japanese Nostalgic Car Meet is geared towards all Japanese makes pre-1990. Whether they are Datsun 510′s, 240Z’s, Toyota Coronas, Celicas, AE86′s, Mazda RX3′s, RX-7′s or Honda Civic EF’s, everyone is welcomed to attend and both MaydayGarage and SpeedHunters will be looking for unique rides to feature.
So come out and have some great beer and an exotic hotdog and meet your fellow JDM Classic brethren!
Check out Moontower’s Facebook Page!
Hearing the recent news from Mitsubishi Motors that they are pulling the plug on the Evolution project made me reminisce on its legacy. This Nostalgic Wednesday I would like to look back on how it all began with the Evolution I (Lancer GSR&RS), with Mitsubishi fitting the Galant VR’s 4wd turbo-charged 2.0 4G63 power-plant into a lightweight Lancer for the love of competitive motorsports. Continue reading
Today’s nostalgic wednesday post is about a lovable, one off car featured in a very famous movie, and is still the only Japanese car to be in a starring role in any of the James Bond flicks. Today, it’s all about the Toyota 2000GT roadster.
To most people, beige is a color. To those in the automotive world, Big Beige is the nickname the media has christened Toyota Motor Co. The reason? Beige is boring. Toyota is turning into the new Buick, some say. They make safe, reliable, dependable, and almost always, predictable cars and trucks.