Houston Rice by 1013mm.

When I had asked Danh where to take John Zhang and Patrick Lauder to shoot Rob Amason’s E28 and Tom’s S2000, he told me the Sabine St. Bridge. My first thought was “oh hell no”, mainly because everyone and their mom has shot cars on this bridge, us included. However, the more I thought about it, the more I agreed with Danh. As I’ve stated before, a great photographer has his own personalized style, and know both of these guys, I knew they would do something a little more than what others have tried in the past. Actually, when people knew we were taking the guys there to get shot, some people said the bridge had been done to death, and that it would look like everyone else’s photos.

That said, I want to share with you what John Zhang, aka 1013mm, did with the RX-7. He asked that the FD be moved into the shot so he could make sure that it was right before he shot Rob’s E28. After the shoot, we all headed to Blacksmith for some coffee. Technically, John banged out 3 giant iced lattes and was super wired. So wired, he managed to edit and upload this image in a matter of minutes.

Rice and shine. Click on this photo for a larger version!

Never doubt a great photographer.

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Bonus shot!

Latte number 3! Tom is in shock

The Rice is back. Quickworks Photo.

A good photographer makes great images. A great photographer has his/her own distinct style which is easily recognizable, and Patrick Lauder of Quickworks Photo definitely has his own style as many have already seen in print magazines such as Import Tuner, Super Street and Honda Tuning. We flew Patrick down to Houston to come hang out with us, and the guy is a working monster! Patrick took the bulk of the cars scheduled for photoshoots and managed to even squeeze in a photo of one of the Mayday Garage FD RX-7’s in between shoots. Over the next few days, you’ll be able to see the behind the scenes look at how this guy goes from Super Street Fighter 4 aficionado at night to full on protographer beast mode during the day. Till then, enjoy this epic shot that wasn’t even planned that Patrick captured.

Photo by Quickworks Photo, assist by Khiem Pham and Tiny Bui

Be sure to check out his latest work on his Facebook Page.

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Golden Hour.

Golden Hour is the photographer’s best friend and natural ally and is especially true in automotive photography. This picture was taken earlier today while sippin coffee after coming back from today’s All Team Bash held in Rosenberg, TX. It’s always good to have a nice camera nearby, but even cell phones will work, but they’ll always have just a little more ooomph if it’s taken during that magical time period we know that is the golden hour (not shower).

PBR

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Cars and Coffee March.

Sometimes we try to make the trek to Vintage Park for the Monthly Houston Cars and Coffee which is held on the first Saturday of the month. The only reason why we don’t come to all of them is because you gotta be there well before the asscrack of dawn. Hell, the rows and rows of Mustangs are there at who knows what time. The Houston RX Club invited us out so we brought out the FD’s and Dennis To’s RX8 to join them at 6am. Fun, but too early.

Houston definitely has people with absurd amounts of money.

The plate says it all.

The only RX-8 with us, but he did well reppin the SE3P's!

FD's for days

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Ricer X

Deer – 1, Diffuser – 0.

A few weeks ago, the rotary powered FD (the red one, since there’s three Mayday FD’s), took a massive blow by running over a deer carcass in the middle of a highway late at night and did some damage, including completely ripping out carbon fiber rear diffuser number two. I think most people would be upset by this, but in the end, it’s just a piece of carbon fiber, something that can be replaced easily, so no need to sweat it too badly. Even still, we were able to take this cool photo and let Khiem’s magical fingers do the editing to it. Two of our FD’s will be out tomorrow morning at Coffee and Rice at Catalina Coffee at 9am in Houston. If you feel your car has what it takes to grace our site, bring it out tomorrow. We’ll be there this time with cameras. See you there!

Don't worry purists, this one here is all rotor.

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