FROM HIROSHIMA WITH LOVE

More than a year ago I met Kohei Fujii. Me and Kohei, being fans of the last Skyline from the 90’s had similar things in common, with this, we closely contacted each other regarding our ER34 builds. When Fujii-San gave me a glimpse of his future plans for his car, which included a new set…

ILLEST MANILA AT THE RAIL

Illest, being one of the most sought after brands in streetwear/lifestyle, plays a huge role in the automotive scene. Mark Arcenal the founder of Fatlace/Illest, a renowned automotive enthusiast seeks inspiration from classic cars and all things positive within the “lifestyle”.  Mark, a proud Filipino decided to bring the brand to Philippine shores 3 years…

OFFSET KINGS OKAYAMA AT SUNRISE

Sunrise at the Land of the Rising Sun. One of the most awaited stops on the Offset Kings 2016 calendar just wrapped up, Okayama, Japan. Visiting the Okayama Prefecture is a must not only as a car enthusiast, but also for someone who looks up to traditional Japanese culture. A 3-hour drive away from the busy streets of…

Number 33

Last July 31, Stance Pilipinas / Manila Fitted held its third meet for 2016.  Established in 2009, the group has 33 gatherings to date since the first meet was held late in 2011.  These meets are very simple: a parking lot, a bunch of cars with the same passion for slammed rides. Attended by different local fitment…

Honoring the Legend

Last July 25, we gathered at Circuit Place Makati to commemorate a friend, an inspiration to the community, a legend – Iori Richard Suzuki. Best known to unite people, he was honored in an inmate meet by guests from different branches of the Philippine car culture.  Based in Osaka, his family flew in to Manila to celebrate “year…

Rough World roots: Manila’s V86

Before becoming a worldwide phenomenon, Akira Nakai first fell in-love with the AE86 during his Rough World days. The infamous drift crew had modified Hachirokus as their weapon of choice in mastering the tight corners of Mt. Tsukuba. This made the AE86 a solid foundation for RAUH-Welt Begriff. For the past 3 years, Nakai-San logged…

The Most Photographed ER34 Sedan In The World

Modifying a car must be hard in Japan. As having an all-access pass on every single car part can be the largest threat, which can result in to losing the car’s original persona. First thing that catches my eye in a build is the car’s own character, this is how the car is modified to serve its purpose. Cars…

Paradise International Music Festival Recap Part 2

Manila’s music festival scene went up a notch with the success of Paradise International Music Festival. The whole day event had multi-genre performances from Giniling Festival, Lenses, Yolanda Moon, Maude, The Airplane Boys, Katsy Lee, Cheats, Clara Benin, Hale, Jessica Milner, DJ Nina x Joyce Pring, 4th Impact, Itchyworms, Up Dharma Down, Austin Mahone, Rudimental, Wiz…