Midnight Garage Grand Opening Meet Coverage…

Words -Joey Lee/Photos –  Joey Lee & Michael Cristi

I just want to personally thank everyone who came out to support Midnight Garage as well as The Chronicles. The turn-out was amazing and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. Thank you so so much for coming out, enjoying the company of others, and supporting the community. This was the first meet and definitely not the last. I had a blast and I was surprised we stayed out for so long. This is probably the longest meet I’ve ever been too. It went from a casual meet with alot of new faces, then all the homies showed up, and it went on into the night when more people showed up and we just got together and hung out until almost 7am the next morning. Yah, haha, I know, it sounds unbelievable but that’s exactly what happened. The meet started at 2, ended around 10 or so, then we went out for some drinks, and came back and just shot the shit until the early wee hours of the morning. Definitely good times. I can’t ask for anything then good company and sitting around and talking about random stuff. Thanks to all the homies for coming out. You made this meet a memorable one for sure….Now, on to pics… It was pretty fucking hot but bearable. I didn’t take pics early just because it was so crowded anyway and just to damn hot to walk around with a big ass camera….I’m gonna post everything I took, not just Hondas. Wanna give love to alot of non-Honda guys that showed up to support Midnight Garage….

I’m sure you guys are familiar with Matty’s xB. I just shot it about a week ago and this car photographs so well. I love it….

Didn’t expect these guys to show up but it was great to have Parnell and EJ show up. They had the best spots at the meet with all the shade…

Jaypee and Tuan’s new project from FASTautoworks on display up front by the bbq grille…

Thanks to these guys for coming out…not sure who the two in the background are but from left to right….PlusOne Danny, Jaypee, Alec, Big Mike, and DPK David…

Don’t know the dude, but he had a very nice DC2…

Haven’t seen this dude in years, but Emerson showed up to hang out and to pick up some wheels from HeyMikeyyyy….

Thought I had a case of deja vu cuz this IS showed up looking exactly like Emerson’s but minus the ass end of it…

Another shot of Matty’s  xB…

This Starlet showed up to get dropped off at the shop next door from Midnight Garage to get a cage done. Such a badass little car….20 valve 4AGE and all…

Big ass dog…

Phaze2 Ross’s xB…all dirty and shit…

Jaypee rocking a big ass Rotamaster EMO sticker….thanks sir…

Doods Chris and Big Mike…

Here’s how the shop was set-up with the DJ and all….DJ was bumpin old school hip hop all day, gotta love it…

Gary’s RSX on EVO wheels…

Filthy…

So much good food and drinks for all…

Original Doods! member Kenny came out from Vegas to hang out…..He’s had his hood like this forever, before everybody starting rocking them. His just never rusted because he did it and then moved out to Vegas where it’s dry as shit…

Along with Kenny, a couple of BB Squad guys showed up to hang out too since Ross is pretty known within the Scion community…

Really rare to see a bB on some legit Advans….very nice…

Travis and his cauliflower ear showed up to hang out for like 10 minutes. Then he went home to study or something…

Arnel showed up later on in the day and brought carne asada and even cooked it for everyone….

Jimmy and his Previa also made an appearance…

A shot of our VIP projects…Still alot to do on both Lexus’….my car ehh, still waiting on air…

Alot of us stayed behind to just kick it and hang out….That and Arnel was too busy cooking and feeding everyone…

Plenty of nice Scions showed up…

Great attention to detail here with the rubber lining around the fenders. Almost looks OEM if it wasn’t for the widened steelies….Great stance…

Some of the guys from AS1 stopped by to kick it….

Teddy’s hatch…

Couple of friend’s of Teddy’s came out as well….

We stayed for a couple more hours before we decided to go to Nationals Bar and Grill to have some drinks….

Once we had the BBQ cleaned up and put away, we shut the bay doors down so we could go out…

It was pretty dead over at National so we ended up staying out for just a little bit and then headed back to the shop to hang out…

I think around the time this was taken it was about midnight or something….

Getting closer to completion…

This was the last shot of the evening, by then it was almost 6am already….after the the sun started to come up and we climbed on the roof with some sketchy ass ladder….bad idea. After I got back down everyone went home and just crashed out. Man, I ended up waking up at like 1:45 or something the next day and missed a big chunk of the Chargers game that I was looking forward to….

All in all, it was a blast….Thanks to DPK David, Mike G, Arn, Parnell, Ejay, Big Mike, PlusOne Danny, Plan:B Mike, Arvee, Jaypee, Alec, Mugen Boy Carlos, May, Ojay, the original Doods! for coming out, As1 homies, and Jimmy and Linda from Praxis….If I left anyone out sorry, it’s late….Thanks to everybody for coming out to support Midnight Garage. Hopefully we get another chance in the near future to get another one of these going…It’ll be great when the weather starts to get cooler as well….

15 thoughts

  1. Always a good time Joey!!!! wish I could have stayed longer. I really wanted asada too!!!! haha Hope to do this again soon man!!!!

    Hey btw is something going on with the skin of your blog? Everything looks generic to me?

    • Thanks for coming out homie…Umm everything on the site looks fine to me. Unless Flickr or something was down for a little bit….it’s alot of images too so it probably slowed it down from loading,…

  2. dang i missed out big time for not coming out! even kenny was out there?! i miss that fool, yes homo! i’ll be regretting this all month…

  3. Man I love the chronicles! Wish I could live out in cali, seems like yall are some cool doods! Keep the scene real, this is what its all about.

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