Finally back from the final round of FormulaD, I have some downtime from my daytime job and whatever life I have left to finish writing this WekFest post. Actually, this is my third time writing/revising since it didn’t save the first time. I didn’t get to finish writing the second time around because of FormulaD. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to post about my trip to the final round sometime next week (seriously doubt it).
Some of you guys asked us where or what we’ve been doing since we didn’t have a booth up at Wekfest or have one of our epic cruises to the show. In response to that, we’ve just been busy with our lives like the rest of you guys. Johnp has the food truck; Mikey is taking care of his 20 kids as he juggles 5 jobs while going to school full time and working on his 240; Khiem shoots and edits 24/7 at his new job; Danny is in and out of town; Newton works on small budget video projects here and there; Ervin travels around covering events for XDC/HIN; Brad stresses out at work and takes care of Ducky on his off days; and David takes care of personal business as well as coverage up in the East Coast. We may be busy, but we always try to find time to hang out with each other once in awhile whether it be having a couple of drinks at a bar, eating at Café TH, going on a group shoot photo shoot, or just hanging out at the Rice Box.
As I was getting ready to leave the Convention Center in Edison, NJ, home of Wek’Fest East, Tae from SPS garage came by and urged me to come check out his car. “You won’t regret it”, were his words. When I came around the corner, I was greeted by a slumbering NSX tucked neatly away under a truck trailer. NSX’s are already pretty low to the ground, but lowered ones are on skateboard status.
Don’t worry, more to come!
Back earlier this year, Joy and I ventured out to San Francisco, CA for two reasons. One, to check out one of the best shows on the west coast, and two, to reunite with my Mayday brethren as we destroyed hotel rooms and shot glasses while celebrating good times.
Just got back from a beautiful day at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California and I’m about to hit up Downtown LA with lots of friends, but before I do, I wanted to share a few photos I randomly picked!
Rolling hard together
The owner of this S14 patiently awaits his turn to leave the premises
A beautiful S2000 at the JHP booth
This particular Civic Coupe had one very unique setup, and was ultra clean
My favorite stateside street S13 coupe in the flesh!
Come one, come all, if it's clean, you'll see it at Wek'Fest
Wheels are like asses. You can never see too much
Ryan, Sam and Jonathan love to photobomb my photos.
When we met the owner of Wek’Fest Texas’ Best of Show winner, Thomas Pinai, I thought his little boy Kai, was rather cute as he stood next to his daddy’s slammed GS. I asked if it were okay if our photographer Khiem could take a shot next to his car, and he agreed. Too bad Kai himself was rather bashful around our lenses, he would run back to mommy and daddy even after they tried tricking him multiple times with some delicious treats. We never did get “the shot” that I wanted, but what Khiem managed to get was even better than what I had planned. He caught a quick snap of Kai looking at rims as big as he was with papa Pinai right behind him, squatting down to both their levels.
Say hai to kai
The kid moved too fast for Khiem! He should look into doing Track and Field
This is what they call the "money shot"
Thomas sent me this picture of the picture he had made and framed which now sits right where it should be, in their home. This is pretty significant to me as I’ve seen many car tuners that are sometimes made to make the tough choice of giving up their cars for their families (as it should be), but in this situation, at least two loves of Thomas’ life are now captured in one epic picture.
This makes me all warm and tingly inside.
You’ll be seeing more of this car soon, as well as little Kai!
Something we like to pride ourselves here at MaydayGarage is to bring our readers the best possible coverage of any event we attend. We’ve heard it from many of you that you guys truly love our coverage because not only are the pictures worth saving, but that we tend to bring a more human element to our photos, that is, we like to take photos of what’s actually going on at an event, not just the cars themselves. So my personal goal to you guys is to make this coverage of Wek’Fest’s first ever show here in Texas the best you’ll find on the internet, period. So let’s get going…
It's going down in downtown
Right this way
Gotta make sure she looks purty!
Those Refined Elegance boys showing off the Vertex Ridge kitted SC
Thomas Pinai's dual entries into Wek'Fest
Early morning roll in/wood.
Our Texans cheerleader helping us sell some product!
That's a damn line
Sell sell sell!
Kai demands moar low
I guess everyone's a photographer now
Our own Danny Barber didn't even know he won Best Nissan.
Line em up!
Wow, the headlights are so nice! Usually they get all yellowed out on SC's.