Volume is sometimes overrated.

We love the sound of squealing tires as they fight with the pavement below them in a tug-of-war match of grip and slip, and we absolutely go bonkers when we hear high revving, turbocharged four bangers bounce the rpm needle off of the tach, but sometimes it’s nice to look at a photo and think, “wow, that’s really soothing”. Of course, with drifting, this is usually accomplished by watching one of the many hundreds of online videos of these cars in super slow motion, but kind of hard to accomplish with one photo and no volume. Kory Leung managed to capture that moment for me with this very simple, but soothing photo of a drift 180sx at sunset. Looking at this photo makes me want to lean back in my chair, and think about how life is so simple and we tend to overthink it. Now, I’m not trying to get all “find ones innerself” on you guys, but just take a moment and think about what you will be doing today, or this weekend.

Now imagine how all of that would be if you were in a constant and steady drift in this car with the sun kissing the side of your face without a sound. Soothing, isn’t it?

Image shot by Kory Leung of Autocult.net

Take a moment to enjoy the simple things in your life and don’t take anything for granted. /fortunecookie

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Ricer X

On the Street: Danny’s Sex 15.

At Mayday Garage, we are all about that street style, that street culture. Wether it be rolling out together to grab some burgers from Underbelly, a few local brews from The Hay Merchant, or going to show up to Ricer Wednesdays to look at other rice rides, we like to do everything on the street. Resident ricer, Danny Barber might be known for Catalina or his stints at The Idlers games in Japan, he is known to us as one of the ultimate street ricers. A great example is his authentic Nissan Silvia S15, a car that he imported with serious body damage, he was able to completely strip the car, replace what was missing, build an S15 SR20DET and drop it in all in the confines of his own garage, including all body work.

Ricing up the streets, photo by Danh Phan

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Formula D Irwindale: The Mayday Perspective pt. 1

Seven deep and over 1000 miles from home, Mayday Garage ventured out to the west coast to watch and cover the finals of North America’s premiere drift series, Formula D. Drifting, Hardparkers and Shorties were on our agenda for the duration of our stay in California and I think we accomplished our goal. Today we are going to venture into the core of Formula D, Drift. Formula D Final round was taken by the Rockstar NASCAR Motorplant Scion, driven by Tanner Foust. Following him for the day was series points leader Vaughn Gittin Jr. Our friend Linhbergh from Speedhunters had told us that we had picked a great event to go to because the amount of drama that ensued throughout the event. From series rivalries to wrecks, we witnessed an amazing event for sure.

Last years series winner, Chris Forsberg.  Consistent all day, but a spin out would take him out.

Last years series winner, Chris Forsberg. Consistent all day, but a spin out would take him out.

Rhys Millen, a force NOT to be reckoned with!

Rhys Millen, a force NOT to be reckoned with!

Gardella Racing, great team, great driver, but luck wasn't on their side this past weekend.  Either way, balls out in style.

Gardella Racing, great team, great driver, but luck wasn't on their side this past weekend. Either way, balls out in style.

Justin Pawlak driving the Falken Stang like a bat out of hell.

Justin Pawlak driving the Falken Stang like a bat out of hell.

Conrad Grunewald's Hankook Camaro is no Joke

Conrad Grunewald's Hankook Camaro is no Joke

The competition was stiff, even amongst teammates.

The competition was stiff, even amongst teammates.

Wrecks, not uncommon

Wrecks, not uncommon

California doesn't play, they were out to support in full force.

California doesn't play, they were out to support in full force.

The Man of the Day

The Man of the Day