Elevens’ Paint & Fiber Street Style.

There are a handful of car groups that we love to follow that have that “hnnnnnnnnnng” factor. Elevens’ Paint & Fiber is definitely one of those groups. Mayday Mikey had the pleasure of meeting some of these drifters at a recent drift event, and from his impressions, they are a pretty legit set of car guys. Part of what we like with the Elevens’ group is that Street Style, something that we’ve been preaching for a long while. While we don’t like to group cars together, sometimes you get the feeling there are certain categories that car people fall under. There are show cars, the guys that like to dress up everything in their rides while maintaining that show room quality, and there are racecars which are the guys that sacrifice everything in the name of getting that better lap time, quarter mile ET, or those drift points. So where does that leave the other 98% of us car enthusiasts? Like the most of you, we fall under the street car category, the category in which standing out is a feat in itself because the pool is so large.

S13.4 image by Charles Siritho

Traveling to different countries, we have found that Japan has the street style game on lock, not because they have RHD Toyota Chasers, 800whp street R33 GTR’s or even SR20DET powered Suzuki Cappuccinos, it’s because of their relentless passion for making their cars their own. We have noticed on dozens of occasions that they simply “don’t give a flying fuck” for what other people think. While many here stateside would never consider running two different types of wheels, or LED lights all under their own rides for fear of others ostracizing their choices, the Japanese feel to stand out, one must express themselves. And we are all for it.

Cruising the strip. Image by Charles Siritho

So lately we’ve been seeing the Elevens’ Paint guys cars pop up now and then on our Facebook and Instagram feed, and we obsessively press the LIKE button every time. They exude that Japanese Street Style that we admire so much, and it is nice to see this group of cars come out of a place like Arizona and represent so well.

Elevens' Paint by Charles Sirthro

A lot of people think “okay, they have a bunch of 240′s with panels that don’t even line up correctly”, and if this is the thought that crosses your mind, then this is definitely not the post for you. If you get it, then you get it, if you are confused as to why we love these types of cars, then the only thing we can suggest is to see these cars in person, in the flesh, and not on the interwebz as the feel of seeing these cars roll down the street is vastly different than seeing a few cool images on a website.

Night time S14 image by Charles Siritho

Elevens’ Paint & Fiber

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Ricer X

Event Coverage: 100 Drifters of December 2012

1 out of 100 December Drifters....

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!

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Event Coverage: 100 Drifters of December.

What a better way to start off my recent move to Maryland than a big grassroots drift event? Drift Nirvana’s yearly 100 drifters of December is exactly what it sounds like, to assemble 100+ drifters and invade every inch of Summit Point Motorsports park, a huge track nestled in a small town in West Virginia. What makes this event unique isn’t just the sheer amount of local and semi-pro drifters sliding around, but rather how they give drifters a choice on which track they’d like to drift. Yes. Multiple tracks all at once, kind of like how they do it at Ebisu in Japan.

S14's zooming by was a normal occurrence.

The Freed Engineering MX83 Cressy making it's rounds with a full boat

Everyone getting ready for battle

JDM duo

This S14 seems reaaaaal familiar...

Thanks to Jaime Clague and Justin Alacrious for letting me use this video! Be sure to check out Alacrious Media via Dodgemsquad.co.uk!

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Nostalgic Wednesdays: The Koguchi World 180sx.

I’ve always told myself, if I ever end up with an S13 240sx, I would make it as clean and simple like the famous Koguchi Power 180sx. Nothing to me looks more street style than his car as it was in early Drift Tengoku (Doriten aka Drift Heaven) magazines. The simple classy OEM style body is something overlooked in today’s drift world filled with enormous body kits and double decker wings.

Simple. Classy. Clean. Business.

This is the video found in one of the earliest Drift Tengoku videos ever released.

Mmmmmmmm. Tasty.
–David–
David@maydaygarage.com

Random Snap: Drifting Rig Shot

I follow a lot of blogs, and one hit me in a fuzzy way today. Ste Ho Photography is known for some pretty sick rig shots, and he actually took it one step further, by attempting to take a shot while a car was in mid-drift. The result?

Damn!

And for some of you guys that think it’s not an actual drift:

Awesome.

Ste Ho Photography

Check out his work!
–David–
David@maydaygarage.com

Chaos has a name: Import Reactor Drift 2010 coverage

Wow. What. A. Weekend.

The week started with Smoky Nagata from Top Secret Japan tuning Nissans from Monday all the way through wednesday late night, and it closed with Import Reactor Unlimited and Anime Matsuri. But before the official and epic weekend got started, Import Reactor Drift was to be the opening ceremonies to Import Reactor Unlimited.

Russell Walkers purple stuff S13 ripping up the track. KP.

Russell Walker's purple stuff S13 ripping up the track. KP.


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Event Coverage: N.S.T. 5th Anniversary Drift Competition & Car Show Part 1.

This past sunday, the good folks over at NonStopTuning, a.k.a. NST, celebrated their illustrious 5 year anniversary in La Marque, TX with over one thousand close friends and family! While some businesses celebrate with cheaply made cake and cheesy party hats, NST took it a few steps further by holding a drift competition and car show held at Gulf Greyhound Park just south of Houston. Despite the bitter forty degree weather, that didn’t seem to stop the hundreds of spectators from (as JohnP so eloquently put it) getting their drift fix. Luckily, there wasn’t any disappointment from the drifters as they put on their multiple layers of clothing and kept their heads warm in their helmets.

An LS1 powered S13? Yes.
An LS1 powered S13? Yes.

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Japan: A day with Alexi @ Nikko Circuit pt. 2

Drifting. The mention of the word sends different thoughts through my head. AE86′s, Touge, D1, wild body kits, bright colors and tire smoke are just a few words that come to mind. Of those, the one constant word that always comes back is JAPAN.

The heartland and origin of drifting as we all know it today. What better way to experience drifting than to go to the source. Lucky for me, my buddy Ameen from 786 motoring hooked me up with Alexi Smith from Ziptied.com.

Water being kicked up shows the line of attack for this S14

Water being kicked up shows the line of attack for this S14

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Houston: GGP Drift Event Coverage pt.2

Continuing from part one of Mayday’s coverage of the Houston-area September 13th drift event…

One of the greatest things I like about local, grassroots motor sports events is the people that come out to them. Of course it’s always great to see the drift cars, but for many, the event is a great excuse to get out and catch up with some friends and acquaintances. For me, it’s fun to see both old and new faces and to see what new toys people have since the last time i’ve seen their cars.

Ameen Rizvi saying hi to some old friends

Ameen Rizvi saying hi to some old friends


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