Mean Green Machine.

This little NB Miata proves that these cars can look both sexy and aggressive with a little bit of help in the aero department and some nicely fitting SSR SP1′s.

Dem eyes doe.

The side profile is very FD like, and you know we get hard ons for that.

Queue the "Bubble Butt" song...

Here's a better look at that sick hood and cage.

Expect more photos!

Keep Tuning,
Ricer X

Haaaaayyyyy

Since the internet is already blowing up from this photo we shared on social media outlets, here it is in it’s glory! Taken by Danh Phan, aka Repost King, and edited and owned by Khiem Pham. This photo was taken this past Sunday at our weekly Coffee and Rice meets at Catalina Coffee in Houston, TX.

Want a wallpaper? Click on the photo to experience the big picture.

Click on this photo to get the wallpaper res.

See you guys this Sunday.
Keep Tuning,
Ricer X

Nostalgic Wednesday: Autozam AZ-1

With the prices of gas fluctuating, the trend has pushed automakers to produce cars and trucks that can squeeze the best gas mileage. Options such as Hybrid, bio-diesel, EVs, and natural gas are becoming more ┬áprevalent. Other than “green” tech rolling out the production line, we notice more smaller cars on the streets; Scion iQ, Nissan cube, Smart fourtwo, Fiat 500, and just the other day, I saw a Mitsubishi “i”. Are Kei-cars invading the US market? Honestly, these small economical “green” cars may be cheap, reliable and can be a mileage-meister, but they sure are ghastly.

One thing I admire about the Japanese car culture is they work with what they have. No matter what car they drove, they made/mod it their own; without an exception of the Kei-car culture. From VIPstyle, deko, Boso and race inspired, kei-cars were modified to fit one’s taste.

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OTWeb Video: The world’s only LHD Mazda RX-7 Spirit R.

It’s no secret I love rotary cars, but I’ve always wanted to drive a Spirit R FD3S. I’m jelly.

Check out this video by MotorTrend, it highlights the Mazda Sportscar in it’s prime and also how it feels compared to today’s sportscars.

–David–
David@maydaygarage.com

Random Snap: Cherry Blossoms in Maryland.

I was driving home one late afternoon, and as I was pulling up to my house, I noticed the trees looked much different. I parked. I got out, and stared at these fluffy white, pink and yellow trees. What were once just a bunch of sad looking twigs that were lined up along the Inner Harbor in Baltimore were now fully bloomed Cherry Blossoms that adorned the streets and brought so much more color.

I decided to run inside my place, grab my camera and take a few photos of these trees. I parked the daily along the street where I take Takata for walks along the Harbor.

Baltimore, MD

I think this week or next I’m taking Takata and maybe Turbo to the centennial Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. If you’re in the DC/MD/VA area, you should definitely check it out!

http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/about/2012-centennial/

I’m starting to really like Maryland.
–David–
David@maydaygarage.com

Random Snap: Downtown Baltimore.

I don’t really ever take pictures of any of my cars, but I snapped this pic two nights ago as I was wandering around aimlessly in downtown Baltimore near the Inner Harbor where I currently live. I then let fellow protographer Khiem Pham make a quick edit, and this is the result.

Yes, I know. I drive a hairdresser’s car, but it gets great gas mileage!
–David–
David@maydaygarage.com

Rotary Revival: Jack Coxe’s Pristine Mazda RX-7 FD.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

“The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost is pretty well known for it’s take on “The road less traveled”, that is, doing things just a wee bit differently than most. When I asked they guys at Gorilla RE, a local tuning shop near New Orleans that caters to rotaries, if they knew of any cool cars, Jonathan Bruce, owner of Gorilla RE said he knew just the person. About half an hour later, this great white beauty was thrust upon my rotary lovin’ eyes.

Great Caesar's ghost, this FD almost woke the dead.

Seeing a proper 13B-REW always sends a tear down my cheek

Despite the torrential downpour, we rolled up our pants and kept shooting

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Max Res Mondays: Houston Represent.

You guys know we are based out of Houston, TX (or maybe you didn’t!), so for today, we will put up this awesome image of Dennis To’s 04′ Mazda RX-8 we shot last Sunday at our private meet right outside of Downtown Houston. Epic skies + Epic car + Epic skyline = Epic wallpaper. Photo by Khiem Pham.

–David–
David@maydaygarage.com

An Opulence of Style: Dennis To’s Silky Smooth Mazda RX-8.

If I was given a dollar for every car that has been thrown at me to consider featuring on MaydayGarage, I’d have enough money to buy myself a set of decent wheels for the daily. When I get the opportunity to check out local meets, i’m always in scouting mode, scanning the endless sea of imports to find “that” car. Sometimes I’ll strike out, but then sometimes I’ll come across a car that will instantly catch my eye.







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