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29 Jan 2015

The Comfortable Runabout Vehicle?

The first generation Honda CR-V was a major hit in the Philippines. It was the best seller in its class during its 1998 launch. While the platform is seldomly modified except for its B20 engine, Filipino’s see it as a family hauler. My friend Pipo had a different perspective as

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26 Jan 2015

Status Talks with Jeff Staple

January 25, 2015 Manila, Philippines Jeff Ng better known as Jeff Staple held a talk at A Space Manila. The two-hour talk was hosted by Status Magazine and was an instant hit for followers of his craft.  Jeff shared his thoughts on his humble beginnings, his thoughts on streetwear and on what

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15 Jan 2015

Black Box

Starting off my first entry for 2015 with a platform that is very popular in Manila, the NCP30/31. Known in various parts of Asia as the Toyota BB, the sub-compact hatchback has been a go-to-car for modifying for the past few years. There is a good number of these builds in

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30 Dec 2014

The Finale, 2014

Time flies so fast as it has been another great year of producing content for this site. As I mentioned last year, “I have no background in writing and photography. I took this challenge with open arms as I wanted to show everyone what the Philippines is capable of.” Not

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23 Dec 2014

Why Patience Pays Off

I met Malone Juan 4 years ago with his Genesis, it looked really good with a local set of 19’s and an OEM kit. Fast forward to later part of 2014 as he attended a Stance Pilipinas / Manila Fitted meet with Manila’s best looking Hyundai. On to the photos. Malone

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24 Nov 2014

The Manila Auto Salon 2014

It’s that time of the year again when the Philippines best car customizers gather at the SMX convention center for the Manila Auto Salon. This year’s show packed a variety of interesting builds. I won’t go to detail on some of the cars as I plan to schedule individual shoots. On

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20 Nov 2014

Conversations with Kei Miura

Game-changing designer, art maestro, extraordinaire. These are the words that best describe TRA Kyoto’s Kei Miura. Last July, I had the privilege to meet and talk about design with him. So what’s really in for the Miura-San? As a graduate of Industrial Design, I must say that he is one

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30 Oct 2014

The Hiroshima Bomber

TRA-Kyoto. It may be hard to stand out from the rest with the growing number of S-Chassis on a 6666 designed kit. Don’t get me wrong, but I still believe that Rocket Bunny kits really do look good, if not the best. But Takashi Mine‘s add-ons made his PS13 distinct

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14 Oct 2014

No to Garage Queens

I had the privilege on shooting the ‘CarGuy‘ F40 during the Japan Motor Games at the Fuji International Speedway. The Tokyo based group is responsible for bringing in exotics to the paddock while living to the motto “no to garage queens”. On to the photos. The founder of the group stretched his

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24 Sep 2014

The Hectopascal Silvia

Some build cars to stand out from the rest, mostly go with the trends and there are a few who build with their own taste. With all the beautiful Silvia‘s I encountered during my recent trip to Japan, Ty Okamoto‘s S14 stood out because of its simple approach. With the

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