06 Oct 2015

Miura and Kato? Just Like Batman and Robin

“Love or hate the brand, Kei Miura and his fleet of bunnies are here to stay.” These were my final words from last year’s recap/interview post. The wide-body phenomenon may not be for everyone but it has been a mainstay in the car community. Judging from the builds I saw

29 Sep 2015

Illest Boutique – Franchise Today! #ILLESTWORLDWIDE

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29 Sep 2015


Ive been obsessed with the letters AMG ever since I was a kid. I was 17 and one of my friends was given an AMG Mercedes for his 16th birthday. We drove it around and I was so impressed by how fast and how sweet sounding it was.   So

21 Sep 2015

Guest Blog: 3rd Annual Shukai event

Guest blog: Eric Francisco San Juan is based in San Jose, California and is a good friend of the Fatlace crew. Last September 13, he attended the 3rd Annual Shūkai event brought to you by Wheels N Meals and Headliners San Jose. The event shows supports to one of the last

18 Sep 2015

Offset Kings Japan, Part V

With more than 1000 photos and countless use of Google Translate for specifications, it took me 2 months to wrap up my recap for Offset Kings Fuji 2015. Working on an event recap definitely made everything worthwhile because of the people I get to interact with and the knowledge I gathered throughout the

04 Sep 2015

Offset Kings Japan, Nissan Style

If I could choose one Japanese car brand to drive forever, it would be a Nissan. For the past 10 years, Silvias and Skylines are the cars I pay closer and immediate attention during meets and shows. It has been a part of my automotive DNA and that’s what makes

26 Aug 2015

The Star Road Hakosuka

How can a GC10 Skyline exceed its nameplate? With the different approaches on styling a ‘Hakosuka’ it is hard to decide which one looks best. It is a type of car that does not need the wildest modifications to stand out because of its cemented presence in the tuning scene.  Enjoy these

13 Aug 2015

The Stars of Star Road

With the growing ease of comfort and the way of living a fast paced life, it is now a rare opportunity to meet people who put their passions first before anything else. Nowadays, building a car has all the shortcuts or the similar formula.  For this entry, I will be focusing on a

10 Aug 2015

Toyota style, Offset Kings Japan 2015

For part 4 of my Offset Kings Japan coverage, I will be focusing on the Toyota’s from the show. Since the VIP styled cars are classified in a separate post, expect the notable classics and drift cars here. Enjoy the photos. Takuya Takahashi has been in the 80’s Corolla scene eversince. He

09 Aug 2015

The Keen Project Safari 911

Finding yourself lost in an array of different subcultures is the norm when collecting all different types of cars. From owning Japanese to British to German, I’ve come across the most purist to the ever so free spirit rebel. And in today’s modern world the biggest divide isn’t between owners

07 Aug 2015

Gotta take it EASY

Everyone first Saturday of the month R Gruppe gathers for their monthly meet at EASY’s in Emeryville. R Gruppe as some of you may not know is a private invite-only club of radical pre-1974 911s including backdates. I’ve been to two of these now and both times they’ve greeted my

02 Aug 2015

The cars of Formula D Fuji 2015

Round 1 of Formula Drift Japan was held during the Japan Motor Games last July 11-12 at the Fuji International Speedway. Here’s a look on the drivers paddock, demo cars and a special Rotary 0nly meet. Enjoy the photos.   The UP Garage drift car is driven by Kazuya Taguchi. It has