JNCM 2015: Another Look
We have heard your cries. You’ve messaged us, you’ve emailed us, you’ve commented on our videos, we hear you. After a 3 year hiatus, it’s time to bring back one of our most favorite gatherings we’ve ever had- The Japanese Nostalgic Car Meet!
Clear your calendars for Saturday, September 27th, as we bring back the best cars of yesteryear for our vintage car meeting at world renowned Moon Tower Inn located at 3004 Canal St. right here in downtown Houston, TX. This will be the largest gathering of classic (pre-1990) Japanese cars ever attempted in the great state of Texas and invite all car enthusiasts to attend. We will have a very large section of the street dedicated to these never forgotten vintage machines, but that doesn’t mean that if you don’t own a nostalgic car you can’t come! Canal street is a very large flat road that can easily accommodate a few hundred cars.
This message is basically a heads up to you classic car guys to get your rides ready! You have over a month to get that heap going, and believe us, you do NOT want to miss this meet. We invite all Hako’s, Corollas, Starlets, Coronas, Crowns, Cressidas, Celicas, GTO’s, GTX’s, Starions, VR-4’s, FB/FC RX-7’s, 510’s, Datsun trucks, 240/260/280’s, wagons, Mazda RX’s, REPU’s, Civic’s, CRX’s, Fairlady’s, 360’s, and everything else! We have a few secret weapons that will be showing their rides from different states for the very first time so you do not want to miss this.
So if any of you gearheads have watched Rush, the movie about the rivalry between James Hunt and Nikki Lauda, you may or may not have seen the two classic TA22 Celicas at the end of the final race. What intrigues me is not the fact that these Celicas were thrown in because it was a Japanese Grand Prix, but because they are either real immaculate JDM cars, or someone on that Movie set understood the importance of having authentic looking Japanese Celicas complete with “Smiley” bumpers and other JDM accents. Check out the screencap.
If you loved Senna, check out Rush!
Back in September, I had the pleasure of meeting up Tyler Horne, a local car guy in Houston that’s hellbent on spreading the good word on healthy eating by running multiple farmer’s markets all around the city. Although Urban Harvest is his baby, his passion is cars and bikes just like the rest of us gearheads. I’ve known Tyler for a little while now, so when he asked if he could have some photos taken of his newest obsession, I told him he should have one of the other Mayday guys take the photos because I really don’t consider myself capable of taking outstanding photos, but more importantly, I wanted the photos to do the bike and owner justice.
When me and JohnP set out to fly to Atlanta, GA and cover Formula D, our main goal was to give our readers a view of what goes on, seeing that Formula D hasn’t been to Texas since forever. In our travels, we meet some really cool people, and really cool cars all with the same passion. Some people are into Drag, some Drift, some AutoX, and some just like to look good, so variety is definitely out there. Enthusiasts nowadays have different weapons at their disposal, whether it be AWD Mitsu’s, FF Hondas or RWD GenCoupes, there’s plenty of cars to choose from.