Tom S2K LED CSG

S2000 AP2 Car Shop GLOW x Mayday Garage LED Tails UPDATE

We at Mayday Garage and Car Shop GLOW had an amazing weekend at StanceNation Texas in Dallas, as we officially debuted the CSG x MG S2K AP2 LED taillights for the first time to the general public. We had quite the reaction as Tom displayed the lights on what would be the Best of Show at StanceNation. We listened to everyone’s questions, concerns and critiques. The lights you see on Tom’s car are only prototypes and we can safely say that the new finalized product will be a shade lighter with the smoking process as many have requested the lights not be tinted as dark. Also, the lights will go through one more testing phase in Japan after it makes its rounds to our brothers in Canada at Circuit Garage, the official Car Shop GLOW dealers for Canada. The lights are currently in transition to be shown off on the Circuit Garage S2K Demo car, and with Stephan’s AP2, it should complete the two different types of cars we expect to see the lights on, high end Japanese circuit cars (we have a very famous one we expect to show off the lights in Japan) and the super elite show/street cars here in the USA.

Again, let me emphasize the fact that these lights are not for everyone. We are pricing these lights at $1799 USD, and this is the absolute lowest we could go on the lights. Keep in mind that our complete 3 piece FD3S lights are $1399 USD, and that these lights are different in that we had to source brand new in box OEM Honda Japan AP2 tail lights due to the scarcity of the lights in the Japanese used market. Each tail light is hand made by Ken at Car Shop GLOW in Japan and are tested individually before shipping to us here in the USA. The lights, just like the FD RX-7 lights, will have a 6 month warranty which covers any manufacturer defects and will be facilitated by either us or Circuit Garage in Canada.

The lights are not for everyone, and we do not expect to sell many. We are simply providing a product that does not yet exist in the market. Many will take a different route due to the price, and there are many ways to go, and we encourage everyone to try out whatever works for your own car and budget, but for the few that want to have a cool light to add that finishing touch to the rear of your S2000, and appreciate a quality part, we have what you’ve been looking for.

Pre orders will start in about two weeks, and we will let everyone know where we are in the process via our site, IG and FB.

Team Mayday Garage

S2KLED

Car Shop GLOW: S2000 AP2 Edition.

So it is no secret that we have been working directly with the famous Japanese tuner, Car Shop GLOW, on the next big thing: Honda S2000 AP2 LED lights. Yesterday, via our Instagram and FB pages, we dropped a bomb on the S2000 community with a pre production AP2 prototype model that you see here now. Rumors are running wild so we would like to take this time to clarify a few things.

First, a little about the tail lights themselves; when we were approached about the lights, there were a thousand ideas being thrown around, sending lights in for conversions, AP1 versus AP2, light patterns, cost and so forth. Looking at the current market, the S2000 doesn’t have too many choices for tail lights. From the outside looking in, it looks as if every S2000 has only OEM lights. When some of our friends asked us about S2000 LED lights, most assumed it would be an OEM style but retrofitted to LEDs. We wanted the lights to be unique and different. Although we are suckers for round tail lights and see absolutely nothing wrong with Hondas original offerings, we felt we could change up the game a little by offering a similar design to the CSG FD3S lights.

Upon choosing the AP1 versus the AP2 lights, we decided to go with AP2 tails for the sole reason that with AP1 lights, the outer corner was deemed to difficult to squeeze LEDs into, the space was just too tight. Now here is where we have one concern. At this moment in time, used AP2 tail lights are very hard to come by in Japan in large quantities. We have been working with Ken on trying to find even used AP2 tail lights here in the USA, but there’s just not that many. So we had a choice to make, either use previously owned AP1 tail lights and make the design not attractive, or to use brand ass new lights from OEM Honda of Japan and rip the guts out and retrofit. We ultimately went with the latter.

We feel that we could not sacrifice design or quality in the name of a cheaper product, that just isn’t us, and isn’t the Japanese way much less the Car Shop GLOW way. Fortunately for us, CSG agrees, and everyone should know that this is not a cheap, eBay Chinese made, mass produced aftermarket tail light. Every LED is hand installed by Car Shop GLOW and is properly sealed and every light comes with a 6 month warranty against all manufactured defects. These CSG LED tails are not for everyone, and the price will cater to the high end tuners in the S2000 game. We do not expect to sell a lot of these lights, and we are not in it for the money, we are in it to promote a quality product that does not yet exist.

If you are interested still in these lights, keep an eye out on our website, or drop us a line at maydaygarage@maydaygarage.com
We will be debuting these lights within the next couple of weeks, and we are positive they will destroy the internet. If you’re in Canada, you can also reach out to Circuit Garage, the official CSG distributors in Canada. Info@circuit-garage.com

Team Mayday Garage

TomS2K

The King is Back.

Back from his travels in California, Tom brings the Texas heat with him as he is crowned the Best S2000 at WekFest LA this past weekend. We are super proud of our homegrown ricer, and he still makes time for the little people, and brought his newly boosted ride to last night’s Ricer Wednesday meet at our food truck, Rice Box. We have special plans this month for Tom and his Best S2K, so keep an eye out on this badass ride.

Keep Tuning,
Ricer X

More Photoshoots and Ricebox.

More photo dumping of Behind-The-Scenes with John Zhang and Patrick Lauder as seen through the eyes of Mayday Garage!

JZ, Danh, Christine and overly dressed Dennis check out the Turbo RX-8

Dennis tries to give Pat a wet willy

John does not look like this because it's early in the morning. Because Asian.

Patrick takes a nap in between shots.

Before shooting this Tesla Model S, we wanted to check out our posts (or porn).

1013mm setting up that shot of the Ferrari 599

DSLR, Video Cam, iPhone 5S, Ferrari 599. Also, JZ is NOT sitting on a chair.

JZ sets up the next shot while Danh looks at Christy Mack fleshlights online.

The view of Tom's S2000 from inside of The Ricebox on Ricer Wednesdays

There is entirely too much rice for one picture here.

More to come.
Keep Tuning,
Ricer X

NorCal x SoCal x TX.

We recently had the pleasure of bringing some of the best photogs from California to Texas in time for TX2K14, and were able to watch these two monsters work their cameras. Every day, every morning, we would all meet up at 6:30am sharp at Catalina Coffee, and shoot 1-2 cars in the morning, get coffee, get lunch, crash out, wake up and meet again at Catalina Coffee at 5:30pm every night, everyday, and shoot 1-2 cars in the evening, then get coffee, get dinner, go out and race. Wash, rinse, repeat.

To say it was a hectic week would be an understatement. Trying to coordinate 14 photoshoots with two different photographer is not something I would ever want to do again -without coffee.

The legendary Linhbergh taking the most still shot of Khiem's FD every. Karissa is seen lurking.

John Zhang, aka 1013mm, taking a morning shot of Rob's E28

Here's Rob excited that he's illegally parked

Patrick Lauder, aka Quickworks Photo, is all smiles after seeing Tom's Engine bay.

Rob's car next to the Mayday Garage FD in front of El Real and The Hay Merchant.

#Brazzers

JohnP talks to Patrick about their dream cars

JZ making Cody's Supercharged E36 look even better through his lens.

Patrick tests the air while Robert Lopez shoots Hugh's Lamborghini Super Leggera

Every night, it's freeway time. Karissa Hosek agrees.

The Dream Team

More photos to come,

Keep Tuning,
Ricer X