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!
MaydayGarage and Baker Tuning are proud to present the official Pre-Meet for Wek’Fest this Saturday, the 17th at Baker Nissan!
Baker Nissan was generous enough to allow us to use their enormous facility to host our meet there. You’ll get a chance to check out some of the Baker Tuning cars as well as check out their huge shop. Food, music and free WekSos swag, and a chance to meet up with your fellow showgoers. Chicago had the same thing with Canibeat and Fizz Autosports for their Pre Meet, and now it’s our turn to show them how it’s done. If you can’t make the actual Wek’Fest Show in Ft. Worth on 10/15, you can at least attend this free meet right here in Houston.
Wash up those rides because you know we are going to take a butt ton of photos while we’re out there, and you know it’s going to be posted all over the interwebz.
For those of you who couldn’t come to our private meet, here’s your chance to strut your stuff, so bring that shit.
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Wednesday was the last day for Smoky Nagata to dyno tune the last batch of Nissans in Houston which happened to be open to the public as well. Fans from all over stopped by Secret Services Auto to see the legend doing what he does best.
Secret Services Auto was surrounded by 370z’s last thursday as Planet Zero, Swat Performance and Baker-Jackson Nissan were dynoing their Nissan 370Z’s in preparation for Smoky Nagata’s (of Top Secret Japan fame) arrival and tune starting on March 29th, just in time before Import Reactor Unlimited. I must have counted 5 or 6 370z’s that day in front of the shop, three of which sported a small “Top Secret” decal on the rear window.
On March 31, 2010, Houston will experience the legendary Smoky Nagata of TOP SECRET Japan like no other has before. Smoky, along with one of his trusted Top Secret Mechanics will be coming to Houston as special guests to local Houston car show, Import Reactor. Smoky however, is not just coming as a guest, he will also be tuning TWENTY Nissan cars over the span of THREE DAYS at local tuner shop Secret Services with a new ECU prototype, Top Secret Process.
The Chosen Nissan Cars to be tuned will be selected from the Nissan 350z, Nissan 370z, Infiniti G35, Infiniti G37, and R35 GTR. Over the span of three days, the first two will be PRIVATE tunes only, no public access will be granted. But, on the third day, from 3:00pm until 12:00am the Houston tuning community will look on as Smoky Nagata puts his personal touch on the remaining cars to be tuned.
This is truly a golden opportunity for anyone who has dreamed of having their car tuned by Top Secret Japan. Not only will 20 lucky people be able to meet the one and only Smoky Nagata of Top Secret, but they will also be able to have their cars tuned by him as well.
Meeting Smokey Nagata has always been a dream of mine and in March, Houston will get to experience the legend himself. OH HELL YES!
For more information on this legendary event check AnimeMatsuri.com.
Stay tuned for more things to come at MaydayGarage.com
There are people that like cars, and then there are people who are car enthusiasts. There are car enthusiasts that are brand loyal and there are some who love all kinds of cars, place of origin no matter. I would consider myself one of these types, as I have an admiration of all types of vehicles that go fast on four wheels.
And then there are car fanatics that are borderline obsessive. Van Luong falls into the latter category, and has the proof to back up that claim. The specimen in question is a pristine and restored 1973 Datsun 240Z that’s older than pretty much our entire readership.
I love most all cars, but I have strong feelings towards Japanese nostalgic classic cars. There are just so many, from classic Toyota Celicas, Mazda rotaries and Datsun dimes to Mitsubishi GTO’s and Honda S500′s. Unfortunately, many of the kids nowadays don’t know about classic Japanese cars past the Toyota Corolla (AE86). That is, unless they’ve been playing Wangan Midnight on their Playstations and Xboxes.
The Datsun/Nissan S30 240Z was Nissan’s very first affordable sports coupe available to the public masses back in the early 70′s. With it’s timeless styling, punchy inline 6 cylinder motor, and it’s very trackable suspension, it was easy to see why these cars were so popular. These cars have an almost cult-like following, and is not just limited to Japan, but all over the world.