FTLC x SPMF join forces in Manila.

2013. 2015. 2017. 3 different years of Stance Pilipinas / Manila Fitted hosting a “welcome meet” for our friends here at Fatlace / Hellaflush. Through my 3 years of experience with Offset Kings shows in Japan, I felt the urgency that Manila’s meets should be up to par with what’s being done overseas. On to…

2016: WHAT A YEAR

4 annual year ender posts after, 2016 marked my 3rd year with Fatlace – a group which I consider more than just being “car friends”. As the curtains close for this year, memories that solidified the “local car scene” into the map resonates in the back of my head. Comparing 2016 with 2015 in terms…

Photo Gallery: RWB Akira

Before I publish my year-ender post for 2016, I’ve decided to add a quick feature on RAUH–Welt Begriff Manila #2, Akira. The one-off moniker draws inspiration from its creator, Akira Nakai. Built back in June 2013 together with Car Porn Racing, this example is known to be one of two non-993 RWBs in the Philippines. I…

OSAKA BY FIRE

Since 2013, before my annual year-ender, I make it a practice to publish a Hellaflush feature that moved me during that year. Last year, our adventures in Daikoku PA/Tatsumi PA took the cake for being a memorable night for numerous reasons. For 2016, as I planned my trip to Osaka, Japan, I was puzzled on how to match that…

YEAR SEVEN

December 11, 2016 marked Stance Pilipinas / Manila Fitted‘s (SPMF) 7th Year Anniversary meet. The group, which was originally meant to gather vehicles/owners who are inclined towards the “aggressive fitment movement” has embraced different types of car customization. Here are several photos from yesterday’s meet. QUICK BACKGROUND: Before the group page was established on the eve of…

BUILT FROM SCRATCH: DAT Z FROM JAPAN

The way how Japanese dedicate a lifetime to their craft is extraordinary. An incomparable process, achieving a certain level of “experty” begins with each goal being instilled from the start as they perfect their craft. Each day, each challenge, numerous techniques are developed in their quest for perfection. For example, before reaching “itamae status” or…

JAPANESE SOUL

Everyone may agree that in today’s modern times, building a car can be easy with the right parts with the use of digital platforms. But here’s my question, how does your car establish its own persona? At the end of the day, the best feeling is creating your own masterpiece that suits every inch of…

A Sunday Morning with AutoPlus Sportzentrium

Known for its notorious traffic jams and clogged streets, some say that Manila’s streets can be your worst nightmare.  Mostly say that the capital city of the Philippines is not the place to own a high-performance vehicle. However, things are different every Sunday morning for car enthusiasts, as the world-known city still lives up to that feeling of…