Mint Chocolate Chip Sweetness: Chris Basselgia/Scion USA’s 2013 Scion FR-S.

Sometimes opportunities come by chance, and some come by knowing the right people. For Chris Basselgia, I’m not sure how he got the chance to compete in this year’s Scion FR-S Tuner Challenge, but for me, I had the opportunity to shoot this Minty FReSh beast by knowing the right people.

Custom one off billet intake manifold with Roots type supercharger made by IAG Performance

Nuff said

On a farm. Country style

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Quick Post: SEMA Preview #2.

Something I’ve realized in the past few days is that when you party after a car show or event, it’s typically not that hard to deal with a hangover the next day, but when you do this multiple days in a row in a city like Las Vegas, well, it’s a bit challenging. Actually, covering 13 straight miles of modified cars is challenging to do sober, forget hungover.

Me and Danh are back (barely) in Houston, and we’re starting to go through our photos and starting the editing process. If you’ll forgive us on the slight delay, I promise you we’ll try to get you some awesome coverage out soon during the week. Until that happens, I’ll leave a few pictures of SEMA for you guys to check out.

Someone told me that this year's SEMA show was expecting around 250,000 people! That's half a million buttcheeks. Think about that.

Everywhere I looked, there were Camaros, old, new, slammed, fast, slow, you name it.

Because Racecar?

It was damn near impossible to take photos of cars without people standing by it, so I said eff it.

Even this hipster from SpeedHunters kept blocking my shots. Thanks Linhbergh! :/

When I first saw this dime in the Enkei booth, I thought I was dreaming! So clean!

Soooooo many cars, sooooo many people.

The euros were out in full force

There were demos everywhere

Good thing there weren't kids around. Most of the parts on display were X-Rated

It wasn't just Ford Festivas and Honda Civics at SEMA, there were a LOT of super high end cars.

Always funny for me to watch the really really old guys ask the girls for photos (I may be one of them)

Most of the old muscle cars there were dropped on huge wheels and BBK's.

I overheard more than a few people talking about how they either loved or hated this car.

This picture probably shows you about 5% of the SEMA show.

This red chrome wrap was absolutely bonkers.

I recognize that noggin, it's Chip Foose!

Kevin Hart was even there to make people laugh as he signed autographs

It's always a guarantee that there were models in tight clothes signing autographs to horny guys!

There are TWO interesting things going on in this picture. Spot them.

Mandatory RWB picture

Mark Arcenal's rendition

Don't worry guys, we did all the walking for you! More to come, we promise!

–David–
David@maydaygarage.com

Quick Post: SEMA Preview #1.

So as we filter through the endless (and I mean endless) sea of cars that make up the SEMA 2011 trade show, I just wanted to show a few images of what we’re covering! Thankfully, SEMA runs all the way through Friday, because honestly, it will take me and Danh that long to cover what we want to cover. We’ll be showing you more than just the cars too, so stay tuned!

Danh has a thing for the Asian girls, so you should expect to see lots! (I'll get the rest)

My absolute favorite car I've seen so far (which can always change), this bagged and super stretched Caddy.

Tanner Foust ripping up the demo track outside in his new car

The Scion FRS concept car was extremely difficult to take pictures of because of the constant crowd around it

Domestic cars with a little Japanese flair always catches our eyes

There were a ton of subies out, but the IAG Performance Impreza owned by Joy Abdalla was definitely the nicest one out there

Not only is it properly shaved and tucked (even better than most Hondas), it performs rather well with it's serious IAG turbo setup

Yeah, see? I told you Danh loves the Asians.

Much much much more to come!

–David–
David@maydaygarage.com