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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 …

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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JASON MARKK x HELLO KITTY

To round out my Hello Kitty night, I went over...

HELLO KITTY CON

For me, Hello Kitty and Sanrio in general, defined a...

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Posted on by Fatlace Crew


BOO! Regular pricing can be scary, so we’re hooking you up with 25% off your purchase of $50! Just use the code HALLOWEEN2014 upon checkout! Treat yourself and shop now online at FATLACE.COM! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! 

*Some exclusions may apply. Customer must spend minimum of $50.00 USD before shipping and taxes to qualify. Discount code not valid on steering wheel or F/ZERO wheel purchases. Promotion cannot be applied to past purchases. Offer ends November 3, 2014.  

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JASON MARKK x HELLO KITTY

Posted on by Tricia

To round out my Hello Kitty night, I went over to the Jason Markk store to celebrate his latest collab with the cultural icon. They came together to collaboratively brand the premium cleaning product. As I mentioned in my Hello Kitty Con recap, this damn cat (or not really a cat?) has huge cultural impact. For her to still be present in my life as an adult and in a completely different manner as she was when I was 12, is testament to that.

Anyway, congratulations to Jason and stay tuned for his Tastemakers feature coming soon.

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HELLO KITTY CON

Posted on by Tricia

For me, Hello Kitty and Sanrio in general, defined a lot of my childhood. Growing up, my family would frequent this Chinese restaurant that was situated in the same plaza as a Sanrio store. I loved eating there because I knew that after my meal, I’d be treated with Hello Kitty strawberry bubblegum. In elementary school, my friends and I would pass around Friends Only Files. We’d write our secrets, announce our gripes, and memorialize them in a sacred notebook for our eyes only. I can go on and on about ring watches, picture wallets, stamp cards, etc, etc. So when I heard that the Hello Kitty Con – commemorating her 40th anniversary – would be right here in LA, I knew I had to go.

It was… alright. I’d describe it as pandemonium, unorganized; a marketplace more than anything. There were way too many people. Wait times were so long that I didn’t get to see everything. But it was nostalgic and proof of Hello Kitty’s cultural significance. She has presence in the sports, fashion, music, art, and culinary industries. And they all come together at MOCA for the next three days.

I really enjoyed going through their vintage section. Anything purchased came with a certificate of authenticity. I almost bought this 35mm camera.

The market area featured some of the coolest Hello Kitty collabs. Not pictured but very honorable mention were Hello Kitty x MLB, Hello Kitty x Spam, and Hello Kitty x Sephora. I wondered why Vans wasn’t there. But then again, I may have missed it since the wait to OTHER market was a good 2 hours.

This part of the convention was crazy. Tucked in between the carnival and a long line for something else, was a small room called “HK Ink”. Going into it I knew it obviously had to do with tattoos but I wasn’t expecting this:

You had over 100 Hello Kitty inspired tattoos to choose from. For free. Artists from LA Ink were actually on deck to help you out. The way you get it done is by arriving to the convention super early and booking your same day appointment. Apparently I lost my chance as of 8AM today.

And that’s pretty much Hello Kitty Con in a nutshell. The outside area had a lot more activities, and there were panels and guest speakers to hear, even workshops to participate in. But I was over it. It was exhausting and claustrophobic. Plus, I had to make my way to the other side of Little Tokyo for another Hello Kitty event, which I’ll post about next.

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“Down With The King”

Posted on by RichG

Jay’s like King Midas as I was told
Everything that he touched turned to gold
He’s the greatest of the greater get it straight
He’s great
Playing fame cause his name is known in every state
His name is Jay
To see him play
Will make you say
God damn that DJ made my day

Over the past 20 years I have probably seen RUN DMC live about 10 times. They are, and have always been timeless in my eyes. Most music comes and goes, what’s great today won’t necessarily be great tomorrow, one hit wonders are a dime a dozen, especially in hip-hop. Run DMC is legendary, and 99% of the reason why I fell in love with hip hop in the first place. (Their music, their beats, their rhymes, and their style will never die). Last year I was fortunate to have been about 5 feet from the stage to witness this performance in Atlantic City unfortunately it lacked one key player his name is Jam Master Jay! When the curtain opened and their new DJ Jam Master J’son (Jay’s son), was introduced it felt as as if the spirit of the band had come back to life, and I’m glad I was in the building for that show! Today marks 12 years that JMJ is gone, he was 37 years old, and was considered one of the greatest, no doubt!

I can still remember the first time I heard this song and saw the video, it was a monumental time in my life. I was young (11 years old), impressionable, and I was drawn to the sound as if they were speaking directly to me! The 2:10 mark when they break through the curtain to meet Aerosmith wasn’t only a break-out moment for music in general, but it was all in that moment I knew this was the music for me, even though back then our elders figured this was just a fad! I knew it wasn’t going away anytime soon, if ever…I also knew I needed a clean pair of shelltoes (with FATLACE’s / no pun intended), and that I had to have this record stat! Honestly, that was the moment when my mom and dad knew I wasn’t going grow up like your average white kid from the suburbs of NYC!

To this day I still keep a clipping from the local newspaper inside of a notebook that I use on a daily basis at work!


The best way for me to describe what it was like to hear about Jam Master Jay’s passing is by comparing it to the pain your mom and dad felt, or in some case your grandparents felt, when John Lennon was killed. Maybe Elvis would be a better example. Both of them were before my time but hopefully this can help people relate! #RIPJMJ

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The Hiroshima Bomber

Posted on by Kevin Carlos

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 with his personal touches. On to the photos.

When photos of this S13 struck the web earlier this year, I said to myself, “I have to see this in person.” Fast forward to the Japan Motor Games last July, I met Takashi-San and then I realized the real sense of the build.

He did not go for the full 6666 PS13 kit, instead he only went for the front bumper, side skirts and signature ducktail. He is also the first to use 6666 RPS13′s front lip and rear diffuser on a PS.

“You wanna know how I got these scars?” Takashi-San utilizes his 400hp Silvia on local drift grassroots events while living up to his dream “I want to drift on a customized car at any age!

He also said that the Silvia is his only weapon of choice for modification. Takashi-San said that this particular build is his favorite out of the 8(!) S-Chassis he has owned.

Takashi-San also proudly represents Bad Quality together with Nakagawa Shuichi, one of the most respected groups in Japan based in Hiroshima.

Takashi-San also took this opportunity to spread his motto “Drive your Silvia’s! Drift it!” Look how his raw approach influenced the car. And yes photos don’t do justice.

Builds like this show that bad-ass-in-your-face-looks should have a deeper meaning into it. Drive it, hard.

Owner: Takashi Mine

Location: Kobe City, Hyogo

1990 Nissan Silvia (S13)

Exterior:

Rocket Bunny front bumper, side skirts and ducktail wing

Custom Rocket Bunny 180SX Front and Rear Diffusers

Custom overfenders

Wheels:

Front:

Volk Rays TE37V 17x9J -10 (f) and 17x10J -20 (r)

Engine:

400Ps

SR20DET with APEXi Power-FC tuned by Nishimura Engineering

Trust TD06, exhaust manifold, wastegate

Suspension:

Megan Racing suspension coilovers

Extended LCAs

Voing Special Customized R33 brake kit

Reinforced Subframe

Nismo GT Pro LSD

Be back in a few with my sepcspecial final post about my trip to Japan.

Instagram: @kevcarlos 

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Filipino Pride All Day, Everyday. 

 

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Pleasure Before Business in Dallas

Posted on by Anthony Nguyen

While on a business trip to Dallas a few weeks ago, I was fortunate to still fit in some pleasure during my visit :)   First stop in the Lone Star State was the Fall Concorso at Boardwalk Ferrari, which was easy to find because of the migration of supercars on the highway…everything really is bigger in Texas!

Mahalo to Shane for the invite!  So last but definitely not least, here’s a few photos of his 1984 Ferrari 308 GTS QV European Model.

Part of my travel preparation is to always find ideas for photo adventures.  So I may or may not have discovered an active railroad tracks at least 75 feet off the ground…definitely one of the most sketch photo adventures I may or may not have been on recently ;)

Despite the short stay, I still managed to find some time for some monkey business at the Gas Monkey Garage and the Gas Monkey Bar N Grill.  In the words of the man himself “Get you some of that!”

 

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One, Two…

Posted on by christine

…THREE…

 

…years of blogging for Fatlace!

 

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Fall in Hawaii

Posted on by Mark Arcenal

It’s always nice in Hawaii. Even when it’s raining you know its only a matter of time when the rain stops and the sun shines thru the clouds. Recently we met up with Alyssa Wooten, who recently returned from a surfing trip in Asia, and got to shoot some of our latest offerings for our Hawaii location and online.

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