Besides “Do you guys have a shop?”, the most common question we get here is “How do I get into Mayday Garage??”. That’s not an easy question to field honestly. We are NOT a car club, a show team, or even an actual “shop”, rather, we are a bunch of guys that live in Texas that believe in the 90’s Japanese Tuning era, and we are here solely as a group to preserve that movement and what it stands for. We are no longer a media only group, so being a great photographer, or blogger is not a requirement. Simply put, if you like the same things as we do (i.e. snooty coffee, hipster food, Asian culture, craft beer, Street Fighter, Final Fantasy, MTG, tattoos and you occasionally lift) and have the same mindset and outlook on car culture, then there’s a small chance you may fit in.

Welcome JohnM to Danh's personal club

Although it doesn’t happen often, we wanted to take the time out to introduce you to Mayday Garage’s newest member, John Markadakis, aka, Markladakis, aka Markadakalis, aka, MurkaDurka, aka MaydayJohnM. John moved to Houston a few years ago from the great state of North Carolina to go to an Automotive school and absorb the Houston car scene/culture. John enjoys 90’s Japanese cars just as much as we do, and works on various cars such as high end Porsches, Lambo’s, Ferrari’s, RB25/26 motors, VR38’s, R35’s and more recently, FD3S RX-7’s. John also enjoys (see; addicted) coffee from Catalina, Southside Espresso, and Blacksmith, Vietnamese food from Cafe TH, and has a special place for Niko Niko’s Greek food. JohnM currently drives a Miata and is working on his project car, a Time Attack inspired Zenki S14, which hopefully will be finished in the next few months. He also has cat. (He sprays)

Make no mistake, JohnM is a HUGE ricer despite the size of his car.

Welcome to the end of your life John!

Keep Tuning,
Ricer X

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

Mayday Garage does Formula Drift TX (Preview)

We know you guys are wanting to see what we’ve covered, and while Danh, Khiem, and Andrew are all working on their photos in their free time, Newton and Ray are joining forces to create a cool video. In the meantime, here are some quick photos and a short video to tide you over!

Mayday Garage does Formula D TX (Preview) from Mayday Garage on Vimeo.

Just a short video preview of our Formula Drift coverage at Texas Motor Speedway! Watch for the REAL video soon! Song: Nightcall Artist: Kavinsky

For you YouTube users:

Keep Tuning,

Ricer X

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!


I’m starting to really like Maryland.

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!