20 Jun 2016

Sam’s Supercharged 1998 E36 M3

I’ve made it my mission this year to leverage my resources at my job and give back to the people I know or have met through the car community. Previously, we hooked up my friend Brandon Lee and his 2JZ S14 with some sticky Toyo Tires R888’s for Bash To

15 Jun 2016

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

07 Jun 2016

Bash to the Future Prep: Brandon Lee’s 2JZ Powered 1996 Nissan 240SX

Back in 2009 I discovered the Fatlace blog and I remember being drawn to its grass roots automotive content. I remember when my friends and I would crowd around a computer to check out the latest Hellaflush article like young boys opening up their dad’s nudie mag for the first time. Every new

27 May 2016

My Other Car is Also a Drift Car: Sam Molakides’ 2003 IS300

What happens when your S14 is en-route to Oregon for Final Bout? You drive your other drift car around! Sam (@Asap_Salad) stopped by The Paddock the other day to pick up his custom stickers and surprised us with his IS300. For some reason this car had me feeling like some

23 May 2016

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

22 May 2016

Cosmos Black: Mike Klonoff’s 95 E36 M3

The most productive thing I’ve done all weekend was shoot my buddy’s, Mike Klonoff’s (@Swagtothemax) E36 M3. This car started as a stock M3 that sat under the covers, hidden in a corner of the parking lot at the house I live at. When Mike had to part ways with

04 May 2016

Affirmative Action

    Did a quick photo shoot with Justin and his FRS. Nothing too crazy but for some reason I like it for the simplicity. His car is always changing so if you want to follow him on his build just click here.  Parts list: TRD shift knob Touge Factory

24 Mar 2016

The Graduate: Nick Tabeta’s 1971 BMW 2002

Facebook is the last place I would have thought to have stumbled upon this car. I had no idea how I came across it, but as soon I saw this 2002 I knew it had to be featured on the blog. I immediately messaged the owner Nick, and to my surprise

11 Mar 2016

Event Recap: Fatlace Friday

It has almost been a week and I’m just starting to shake the Fatlace Friday vibes off. I was in awe to see so many people make it out from as far as San Diego to as near as down the block to our event on a rainy day. This

10 Mar 2016

High-risks, high-rewards? Raising the bar, once again

When you think you have built the ‘perfect car’ for yourself, what’s next? You outshine it. I like the idea of escalating things and ideas; it shows that you are ready to face bigger challenges. High-risks, high-rewards; this is my way of thinking. Enter the world of Keith Bryan Haw, known for