A Mexican standoff is a slang term defined as a stalemate or impasse, a confrontation that neither side can forseeably win. In popular culture, the Mexican standoff is usually portrayed as three or more opponents with guns drawn and ready, creating a tense situation. Neither side is willing to shoot for fear of being shot in return, yet neither side wants to relinquish its weapons for fear that its opponents will shoot them. This situation forces the participants to resolve the situation either by diplomacy, surrender, or a pre-emptive strike.
A couple of weeks ago, MaydayGarage was on a mission across Texas to catch driver profiles of the recent Import Reactor Drift event that happened here in Houston last week. In 2 days we shot 5 cars, and 4 profiles. We had traveled to Dallas, Texas on our first day of the trek to meet up with our good friend Stewart Leask and shoot his driver profile. When we had arrived to D-town Stew asked us if we had some extra time to snap some shots his girlfriend, Aubre Houck’s car. Now, I know that there are some tuner girls out there, but, just because you are a girl doesn’t mean we will take your car lightly; all is fair in the world of tuning. Being the typical guy I assumed that Aubre’s car would be relatively mild or overly done H.I.N. style, boy was I wrong.
Hailing from Dallas Texas, the home of the Dallas cowboys and the biggest football stadium on the Planet is Stewart Leask, in the hunt for the win at Import Reactor 2010. Stew Leask, who has been drifting since 2004 will be traveling in Houston to compete with his full D-Max LS1 swapped S13 240sx. Don’t be fooled by his profile picture with his girlfriend, (who arguably has a cleaner car than him), he has one objective, and that’s the win.
Name – Stewart Leask
Age – 25
Height -5ft 9in
Weight – 150lbs
Blood Type – A, for awesome
Preference in Women – Aubre
They say a picture says a thousand words, and if that’s true, we have a ton of things to say in this second installment of our coverage of the Drift and Show competition held at Gulf Greyhound Park in LaMarque, TX.
Let’s get to it.
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.
This past Sunday MaydayGarage was out kicking it with our local Texas drifters for the Non Stop Tuning 5 year anniversary drift event. Mike, owner and founder of N.S.T. and local drift icon Aaron Losey from Fabricated Motorsports put on the drift competition and car show. 40 degrees and a slight wind chill was the welcoming weather for a pretty chilly exhibition of drift as we all literally froze our butts off. But hot as hell or cold as hell, we always find ourselves weathering it out to get our sideways fix.