Happens only once every 3 years….. Like the start of the Olympics. It really felt that way. This was actually my first time attending this meet but I sure loved all the quality cars that came out. Three years ago, when Mayday Garage first had this meet, Thaison was able to attend but I think I was still in the Philippines. 3 years ago, Thaison rolled up in his TE27 Corolla with his lip backwards hahaha. Unfortunately Thaison wasn’t able to make it this year, but me sure his car did. He had someone drive his s2000 swapped AE86 all the way from Austin. Thats dedication. I rolled in earlier than the rest of the Natsukashi Garage gang because they had a 3 hr drive but I didn’t. I went with my homies from Houston and I have to say the Houston car game kills the Austin game. Bruce’s 280z got internet famous with bags and a flared wide body complimented by the super aggressive spec AG Wheels. Chilling with this guy in the garage, I can tell he is a perfectionist. Its not often you see a beautiful build like Bruce’s Z. Unfortunately the Wekfest curse hit him hard, and the car is undrivable currently. But that didn’t stop him from attending a meet that happens once every 3 years. He trailered his car to the meet, and loading the car to the trailer was a task itself. The dedication though, just because you can’t drive your car doesn’t mean you can’t trailer it. My friend Donnie has one of the cleanest CRXs out there and we ended up trading my GTI for his CRX because he had work and wasn’t able to make it in time to get a get a good spot. His car reminds me of my Miata just faster and more refined. The CRX was a fun car to drive, and has a lot of pep. Like a eager puppy dog ready to grab the ball once you throw it. The ICE. While waiting to get the cars detailed at my friend’s secret location I stumbled on the this rare Audi S4 wagon. V8 muscle with a manual tranny. Sooo much want. This secret location had more rare European and Japanese cars but thats for another time. When we got to the meet, a lot of cars showed up all at once. We caused traffic jams in this little Houston street. The meet was held at Moon Tower Inn, a local Houston bar. This place has a vast selection of crafted beers, with tasty hotdogs and burgers. Seemed like every other person had a tattoo, gauges, a beard, or thick rimed glasses. Has that hipster vibe kinda like Austin. My home away from home. Chan was taking Polaroid shots, the memories. Thats the model hand of Bruce, some people call him Ryan Gosling. This had a 1UZ motor from the Lexus SC400. Except this motor powered the much lighter AE86. Got sandwiched with the heavy hitters. Then more heavy hitters came out.
This S14 looked like had some serious power judging the size from the rear tires. Im loving this R32 and can now be import legally, since its 25 years old. All its takes is money. More cars just kept on rolling throughout the day and into the night. Sweg. Another rare sight to see, is this widebody Toyota Starlet on some, I think, old school SSR mesh wheels. The widebody wasn’t just for looks either, this has a BEAMS motor. Sporting retrofitted headlights tooo. Rocking legit Volk RE30s, thats money. Then I saw this Silvia which minded me of the style in the Japan. The aircooled classic. This Porsche looked like the 911 RS with the duck tail spoiler. The 350z almost got stuck on the incline and rocking rubber band tires on GTR wheels. You really had a mix of old and newer cars. Obviously priority was given to the older cars. Cities like Houston, that is sooo big, you never know what you will encounter. Like this stanced Hyundai Tiburon, looks like its RWD but its actually FWD. Props to the owner for taking a car that doesn’t really have a lot of aftermarket support or been known to be riced out with APC parts, or Walmart specials. The ambulance was called because sooo many necks were broken. Then it started getting dark. I used to drive a 1969 Beetle in the Philippines and this Beetle brought back memories.
Cody and Billy showed up in their bikes all the way from Austin. What was suppose to be a 3hr drive ended up becoming 7hrs becuase AJ’s bike broke down and needed a trailer. The struggle is real, but they made it thanks to Randy’s truck. Nothing like chilling with your homies, over cars and beer. Then I spotted this R31. I saw this car also at the Mayday Garage Ricer meet last Wednesday. Individual trumpets on this Hatchiroku The guys from CVT brought their van and aired out while driving….. scraping what seemed to be flat road. A Nascar V8 car that’s next to a truck that is doing a burnout…. Merica Bruce making a crowd. Then they are gone….. Team Badass showed up. I love meets like these and the exclusivity. You see all the quality builds out there and some cars you might not see till the next Nostalgic Car Meet. I know for certain, some of the cars seen here will not be in Wekfest Houston. Not because they didnt get accepted, Im sure they would in a heartbeat, instead the owners prefer a meet like this. No competition for best in show but just a relaxed meet with high class cars, chilling with your friends with food and beer.