The first two years of FR-S ownership were a blast, but there was so much more to do. One of the original reasons I purchased an FR-S was that I wanted to try some motorsports activities, and autocross had only somewhat scratched that itch. As often as I frequented our local Cars and Coffee, it was only a matter of time before I met a local gearhead that siphoned me into paying for a weekend driving at Virginia International Raceway with NASA Mid-Atlantic.
Here in Richmond, Virginia, we’re blessed with an active Cars and Coffee community that meets every two weeks. If I’m in town, you can guarantee I’m around somewhere - more recently in my NA Miata, ‘87 AE82 FX or ‘72 F-250.
Attendance is more or less directly related to the weather forecast, and if it’s bad enough the organizers will postpone the event until the next Saturday.
After some consideration, I decided to pull the trigger on a different domain name - guyon.io. In the event that you have gkubed.com bookmarked or a subscription to it with RSS (💕), do move those to guyon.io. This is because guyon.io is way more memorable than gkubed.com, and most people don’t know what gkubed is (I’m Guyon the third - G³). Additionally, on bigger screens, images should now be bigger and higher quality - and load faster too! In fact, every image on the site was tracked down and re-exported - which took forever but was time well invested.
I put off documenting this car entirely too long and for a couple of reasons. First - it’s a large undertaking - one that’s time consuming and one I really want to do justice to. Secondly, it never really felt like the right time to put it together, as the next “stage” was always just around the corner. Well, finally it really does feel like the right time and I’ve managed to wedge this task into my schedule to get it done. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed putting it together.
Over the years I’ve befriended people with some really cool cars here in Richmond, Virginia. Given all the time in the world, I’d love to schedule shoots with everyone and put together articles on this site for each of them, even if it meant hours upon hours of figuring out how to compliment the pictures with words. All that said, my time is not infinite, so when an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone appears, I take it.
As you’d rightfully assume, I love my cars. They’re all special to me in their own little ways, despite none of them being new, shiny, or expensive. Most of them are old (averaging 26.4 years since new) and all but my FR-S were purchased for no more than $5,000 USD. Despite having little monetary value, I’m still pretty particular about them, and I don’t just trust anyone to work on them.
There’s only a handful of shops in the greater Richmond, VA area that have really earned my trust, and today we’re going to look into my favorite - Nightrun Garage.
Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve loved the MX32 Cressida. My parents have had one longer than I’ve been alive, and I naturally grew a great attachment to it. It’s never been a particularly good example, and was parked at some point around 2009 and hasn’t moved since. Every time I visit my parents I check it out and its decreasing condition is always a little depressing.