Sunday, February 28, 2010

I Beleive The Correct Term Is 'ill'

I have a great love for stickers when it comes to my cars. I'm very particular about what is on my car and how it is placed.

I put on some of the stickers i got from Kenny @ Fatlace so i wanted to shout out a thanks again to those guys!

Midnight Mechanic On The Loose

I caught up with Jason and a bunch of my other mates last night out in Surfers Paradise, i really hate the place but i occasionally have to head out there for photography work...

Jason is well known for his love of alcohol and his ability to consume copious amounts of it...

Needless to say, my night was made 10x better having mates out with me to share a few laughs


Saturday, February 27, 2010

Midnight Mechanic Kickback

Such an awesome time was had yesterday afternoon leading into last night.

The decision for some beers/hangout at Jason’s house was made, a good decision at that.

As you can see, Jason is quite the model. When i asked to take a photo of his new daily basher excel he insisted on posing for the shoot.

This was totally at random, i do this every time i get out of a hammock.... Very slowly...
This is generally how jason treats his cars, the excel is the privileged one. The 86 is the whore on the side.

Jason caught the photography bug during the afternoon and took almost as many shots as i did. Here's his artistic view of a clothes line peg.
Mr. Jason san, conqueror of the east and regions better off not mentioned, quietly asking his beer for more whole hearted advice.

The advice was taken.

Jason, recently released from the tyranny of an Amish commune, was happen to again talk about things like drifting, beer and electricity

Jason's Girlfriend Jess was hanging out with us for the whole afternoon. We kept the car talk to a minimum lol.

Would you trust this man with your daughter?
Surprise photo!

There were also some after afternoon session activities. Good times were had by all.


Hmm.... What could this be?

I received this in the mail last night, thankyou very much to Kenny and the guys at Fatlace for sending me these stickers. They are on the list to get some MM stickers as soon as we get some more made up!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Awesome Drift Track

Found this on Speedhunters, man oh man i wish i had a track like this to play around with....

off seasons from Drift Alliance on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Borrowed Lens

I took the oppertunity to get some good shots of my car this afternoon because i borrowed a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens off a mate.
I'm really happy with these shots, only problem is its hardparking... i want tire smoke

More here:

Daily Picture

I managed to borrow a 70-200mm lens the other day to do some photos of Jason Surfing at 5am... on the way home at like 7 i decided to get some quick shots of the sil.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ae86DC Calender

I had a nice suprise when i got home last night, an express post package had turned up to my house containing the new Ae86 Calender with Jason and my car's as Febuary. Win!

I also got a 86dc seat cover and some stickers, awesome!

Monday, February 22, 2010

The Drift Itch

When you own a drift car, you are usually broke all the time. When you are not broke you are drifting, untill you are again broke...

I havent been drifting for a while now because i have been out of a job, but i have the drift itch. An itch that can only be scratched with tire smoke, limiter bashing and aggressive clutch kicking.

On another topic, i have had this freaking canon sitting in my room for a good 7 months now and i still havent bothered to put it on my car. I hope to finally get off my arse and put it on some time in the coming weeks, this will get rid of the use of my giant 'no muffler' pipe that i use on track. So the car will be a little louder on the road, but a little more quiet and better sounding on track.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Drift Nostalgia

A bit of old school footage for all you fans out there

2006- Jason and Jason driving their 16v(orange) & 20v(red) ae86's

My car was still undergoing a very long and costly 16v conversion at this point

Here's some more footage of the cars from around that time.... Good times

Midnight Mechanics Circa 2006 from Grant Scott on Vimeo.

2007 - My car's 16v is well and truely run in. Here's some footage that took me quite a bit to track down...

Here's some footage of my car a couple of years back just before i got the damn thing painted

and also some footage i think the same week at a track called Archerfield

There's a few more vids of my car from gymkhana's and powerblitz etc... but ill have to see if i can find some more of the two Jasons... plus we need to make some more footage.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Team Sticker

I'm trying to design a new team sticker... One thats of simple design that i can get a heap made and hand out to mates etc. I did the very same with the last sticker (see title picture), however it was very costly and i only got about 15 made.

This is what i am thinking so far, a completely black background with chrome as all the writing.

Thoughts and opinions?
I want to make it thinner also, but it proves to be hard as the script writing easy overlaps.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Daily Love

Its funny, no matter how much is done to your 'track' car, there always seems to be enough heart to go around for a daily.
My s13 has a few tasteful mods, but nothing worth mentioning at this point. This car will be making its appearance as a Midnight Mechanics street machine soon enough..

Friday, February 12, 2010

Noddy's 86

This photo is a couple of months old. Unfortunately shortly after this photo was taken Jase was cut off by a bogan in a falcon. The car locked up and headed straight into a sign post which destroyed the Uras bar, and a bit of the front end, bonnet, light etc...

We hope to bring it back to its former glory very shortly.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Team Top Flight

I've only recently become aware of these guys, but so far im seeing good things!
They were kind enough to post a clip of my corolla so i thought id share a link for them.

Check them out -

See you in 2010... from Team TopFlight on Vimeo.

HellaFlush III

I know, this clip is old news. But i just watched it again and felt it was worth mentioning on the ol Midnight Mechanics Blog.

I love the vibe that comes from events like this, everyone is out to have a good time and chill out. If only there were events like this in Aus....

Hella Flush III from iPhilms on Vimeo.

I wish someone would throw some Illest stickers at me.....

Monday, February 8, 2010

Casey John Photography

I got mad respect for this kid, and its easy to see why.

Here are Casey's shots from the photoshoot on sunday. I like to think i can take a half decent photo of a car, but nothing i take comes even close to this skill.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Yesterday i took the car for a photoshoot with the master of auto photography - Casey.
I also brought my 40D along to get some shots of the magic happening.

Unfortunately the day got rained out, but we found a good spot which we will be coming back to again soon.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Back In The Day.....

Vintage 07'

We had all been building our cars for about two years now. Jason had the red trueno which was rocking a 20v, that can has since been sold and the 4agze one is a new shell. I assume the red car's only use since these days has been to cut sick laps somewhere in sydney...

Nod & I still had the NA 4age 16v's... however Nod's was some crazy jap concoction with super pointy high compression pistons..

Yes... that is a piston hanging off the back of my car

The cars didnt look much back in the day, but we treated them accordingly... In fact we still treat them as if they look like that.
The arse of mycar still has a date with the wall on corner 3 at Queensland Raceway.....