Red Lufty

Announcement! CSG x MG S2K LED tails price drop!

We are so proud to announce to everyone that through many negotiations with Honda Co. Japan and through streamlining the LED conversion process, Car Shop GLOW is now able to manufacture the now famous S2000 LED tail lights $150 USD cheaper than we originally sold the lights for! This is GREAT news, and we have passed down the savings to all, including our first customers that have already purchased the lights.

Here are a few photos from one of our first customers, Red Lufty, on his beautiful Honda S2K, photos by Jake Owens.

Red Lufty 3

Red Lufty 2

Red Lufty

We strive to provide the best customer service around, and we are just a bunch of car guys just like you.

Keep Tuning,
Ricer X

CSG S2K plate

New CSG x MG S2000 LED Product photos!

As we have finally received the final production version of the infamous Car Shop GLOW (CSG) x Mayday Garage S2000/AP2 LED tail lights, we had the chance to capture the lights for our product showcase. Although hard to see in the following photos, the lights are slightly less tinted than what you’ve seen on Tom’s S2K, but still look just as stunning.

CSG S2K

CSG S2K right

CSG S2K pair

CSG S2K tops

CSG S2K plate

CSG S2K warranty stickers

A few notes about the lights-
The lights are brand new, but you will need to reuse the foam piece that normally rests between the actual tail light housing and the S2000 chassis.
The lights will come with detailed instructions on how to re-install the lights with step-by-step photos (don’t worry, it’s still 100% plug-and-play).

Buy them here! http://maydaygarage.com/product/car-shop-glow-honda-s2000-ap2-led-tail-lights/

If you run into any issues, please email us ASAP at MaydayGarage@MaydayGarage.com

We also do international orders! Please email us for any quotes!

–Team Mayday Garage–

Damn son.

Original Gangster Rice: Peck’s Track Equipped AE86 Levin.

Some have called us, Mayday Garage, the unofficial preservers of 90’s Japanese tuning, and while we love the way that title sounds, we can’t take that credit. It is not just our close group of ricers that glorifies this golden era of tuning, but individuals such as Peck Panichapong from Houston, TX that help educate newcomers to the import scene to appreciate this style.

rear quarter final-2 logo

Peck Panichapong moved to Houston about 12 years ago, and quickly began his search for a RWD project car. He found it in a SR5 model which also carried out his daily duties. Much like a certain famous tofu delivery driver with a similar car, Peck found himself driving the little Corolla 100-plus miles everyday for work through the streets of Houston. The more he drove the car, the more he fell in love with each mile clocked into the odometer. He soon began collecting different AE86 Corollas, and thus began his addiction.

OER ITB's!!

OER ITB’s!!

This bay may not be "clean" but it's super functional

This bay may not be “clean” but it’s super functional

Peck isn’t alone in his addictions. Like all AE86 car enthusiasts, he turned to many Japanese DVD’s such as Hot Version N2 races and he just knew that he would want a track 86 for himself one day. Unfortunately, the reality of building a custom track inspired AE86 Corolla, a car that is well over 30 years old, comes at a cost, and more importantly, time. Time and money is always a constant uphill struggle when you add an expecting child into the mix. Even still, Panichapong began to slowly collect rare track parts for his beloved chassis, with the hopes of one day completing his dream car.

The Reverse Mesh life.

The Reverse Mesh life.

Showing the N2 rear flare, exhaust, TRD wing, CWest GT wing and Miracle X bar all in one shot

Showing the N2 rear flare, exhaust, TRD wing, CWest GT wing and Miracle X bar all in one shot

As luck would have it, two years ago, Peck found an online listing in sunny California from an importer who had already imported the car you see before you through the 25 years and older exemption law. With only a few photos and a promise that the car ran and drove (barely), Panichapong took a major gamble on the Toyota and purchased it. The 86 needed some work, and Peck methodically planned out what parts he would need to make it perform like it once had on the Japanese circuit tracks. To restore this once great track star to it’s former glory, Peck had to fund it by selling most of his rare parts that he had collected over the past decade, a sacrifice that was needed to get it to where he wanted it.

Pecx's all business interior

Pecx’s all business interior

All dem bars!

All dem bars!

It's a miracle.

It’s a miracle.

Some people will probably point out that the car has “dated” technology and may even find that some of the modifications are hokey, but as Peck states, “I believe this car has been built for its purpose and all parts have been carefully picked by the Japanese builder.” He goes on to tell me that he is trying to only restore the Corolla to what it once was, and wants to keep the 86 ‘Period correct’. We absolutely love how period correct Peck’s AE86 is, and are super stoked to see something that we have only seen on dated DVD’s come to life before our very eyes in it’s 80’s/90’s glory.

Damn son.

Damn son.

Photos by Khiem Pham

Peck Panichapong’s Official Mod List:

Exterior

N2 Flare kit
CF hood + FRP Hatch
C-west GTwing

Suspension

Tokico HTS/TRD Springs
Nagisa Auto Traction Bracket
Front and rear TRD sway bars
Cusco LSD
Mazda FC calipers+Adapters
Car Care Office master cylinder reinforcing bracket
SSR mesh 14×8
Beatrush Under Panel
AIBA Works Front strut bar
Nagisa Auto Shakitto plate
Nagisa Auto Gacchiri Fender brace
Jubiride rear seat bar
Jubiride center bar
Next Miracle X-Bar
FET Sports rear strut bar
Cusco Safety 21 6point cage
Crossmember spacers

Interior

OMP Rally Steering Wheel
Nagisa seat rail
Prodrive WRC seat
Bride old school bucket set
Bride seat rail
TRW/Sabelt harness
TRD shift knob + short shifter
Omoni oil pressure/temp gauge
Tomei A/F meter
Omoni Tachometer

Engine

4AGE 16v
Toda Camgears + Camshafts
Toda ECU with Apexi Super AF-C
OER SK Sport Injection body ITB kit
OER fuel rails
Sard Fuel regulator
Silk Road Section Header
Kakimoto Exhaust system
1G-GE starter adapter
Omori Meter Oil Filter Relocation Kit

Tomorrow is 8/6/14, aka 8-6 day throughout the world. We, the unofficial ambassadors of rice, will be having a special AE86 gathering at our Ricer Wednesday event at our food truck, The Rice Box, located at 1638 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77006 (Westheimer and Dunlavy) tomorrow night from 7p-11p to celebrate the Toyota Corolla AE86, and invite everyone to come check out this N2 Levin hatchback as well as a few other AE86 machines over a nice hot serving of General Tso’s chicken!
We’ll see you there!

Keep Tuning,
Ricer X

Image by Dexter Moon for Crushed Vinyl.

About Mayday Garage. A Video By Crushed Vinyl.

Recently, the guys at Crushed Vinyl caught up with JohnP and had an impromptu interview with the Mayday Garage leader. JohnP touches on a few subjects of ricers, meets, and Wekfest, but more importantly, a brief history on Mayday Garage and what our logo actually means, so pay attention! Be sure to check out Crushed Vinyl’s Facebook Page for more cool shit!

Keep Tuning,
Ricer X

Tom S2K LED CSG

S2000 AP2 Car Shop GLOW x Mayday Garage LED Tails UPDATE

We at Mayday Garage and Car Shop GLOW had an amazing weekend at StanceNation Texas in Dallas, as we officially debuted the CSG x MG S2K AP2 LED taillights for the first time to the general public. We had quite the reaction as Tom displayed the lights on what would be the Best of Show at StanceNation. We listened to everyone’s questions, concerns and critiques. The lights you see on Tom’s car are only prototypes and we can safely say that the new finalized product will be a shade lighter with the smoking process as many have requested the lights not be tinted as dark. Also, the lights will go through one more testing phase in Japan after it makes its rounds to our brothers in Canada at Circuit Garage, the official Car Shop GLOW dealers for Canada. The lights are currently in transition to be shown off on the Circuit Garage S2K Demo car, and with Stephan’s AP2, it should complete the two different types of cars we expect to see the lights on, high end Japanese circuit cars (we have a very famous one we expect to show off the lights in Japan) and the super elite show/street cars here in the USA.

Again, let me emphasize the fact that these lights are not for everyone. We are pricing these lights at $1799 USD, and this is the absolute lowest we could go on the lights. Keep in mind that our complete 3 piece FD3S lights are $1399 USD, and that these lights are different in that we had to source brand new in box OEM Honda Japan AP2 tail lights due to the scarcity of the lights in the Japanese used market. Each tail light is hand made by Ken at Car Shop GLOW in Japan and are tested individually before shipping to us here in the USA. The lights, just like the FD RX-7 lights, will have a 6 month warranty which covers any manufacturer defects and will be facilitated by either us or Circuit Garage in Canada.

The lights are not for everyone, and we do not expect to sell many. We are simply providing a product that does not yet exist in the market. Many will take a different route due to the price, and there are many ways to go, and we encourage everyone to try out whatever works for your own car and budget, but for the few that want to have a cool light to add that finishing touch to the rear of your S2000, and appreciate a quality part, we have what you’ve been looking for.

Pre orders will start in about two weeks, and we will let everyone know where we are in the process via our site, IG and FB.

Team Mayday Garage