Something about celebrating another trip around the sun that makes you appreciate all of life’s blessings.
This year I spent it enjoying all of my little things.
Because little things are what make up big things.
Stingray catch! No worries…he threw it back.
Long life noodles! #tradition
Cheers to our years!
Had to get soup dumplings off my #bucketlist.
Watching my Gmen in some random downtown SF bar with some suits!
Posted in Life, Stayfresh Crew | Tagged Kingdom of Dumplings, Larry's Produce Corn Maze, NLCS, Safari West, sf giants, Tony's Pizza | Leave a comment 20/10/2014
I was recently asked to shoot the RWB Porsche 911 aka Pandora One. Of course I wasn’t going to pass that up. I had to a week to figure out what I wanted to do with it but at the end I pretty much just went with the flow of the shoot. The night before the shoot, Max brought the car out to me to check out and get an idea of what kind of stuff I wanted to get out of the shoot.
We brought it to a garage to just take a few test shots.
Even with the more stealth color, compared to its previous green color, this car will still grab everyones attention.
The following day I had a few friends help me out with the shoot, which I’ll thank later in this post. We started off by taking it to Mines road in Livermore.
Then we took a few shots of its parked because the view of the valley was amazing.
A few minutes later we were back on Mines road to get more actions shots.
With all that driving we had to refuel… Tiffany’s Mazda 3 didn’t but the Pandora did.
After that we were off to Redwood Road in Oakland.
Then we really lost the sun.
But lucky for us we had cars passing by with tail lights…
Special thanks to the crew: Kenny, Tiffany, Jenn, and Max for coming out and helping with the shoot. I couldn’t have done it without you guys. Tiff I owe you food for driving the other car while Kenny and I shot out of your trunk.
Posted in Features, Hellaflush, Motorsports, Racing, Slammed Society | 1 Comment 20/10/2014
Like I always say, First Class Fitment is one of the best if not the best show of the season for most on the East Coast – and this year was like no other! With a slight push for more meaty fitment than previous years (i think), the crew at Canibeat put together another awesome event for the hundreds of spectators to roam through the private airport in NJ. From the careful selection to final execution, they always come thru with the best cars, event details and organization to make you come back for more. As I had mentioned, it’s been a crazy busy year for me personally and as for previous events, I was not able to make it out to New Jersey for this one either. Luckily Archie, a close friend and #XclusivAlliance teammate, was able to grab some coverage for us – thanks again Archie! Make sure to follow him and his amazing STI (see below) on Instagram @xitsarchiex.
Take a peak thru the gallery and share the love!
Posted in Events, Features, Garage Life, main, Stayfresh Crew | Tagged Archie Bustamante, canibeat, event, FCF, FCF2014, first class fitment, fitment, north east, Sebastian Marin | Leave a comment 18/10/2014
Once in a while you regret things in life and alot of the times you find yourself reliving the past. This week was one of those weeks. I unloaded my beloved Defender 90 to a good friend and ever since that day I knew it was one of those “why did I do that” moments. So as weeks went by I found myself looking at Defenders every day and watching the prices soar to unobtainable status not only locally but pretty much on the entire west coast. Prices for Defenders doubled in the past 3 years and some have even tripled (low mileage NAS models).
I decided to look out of state (pretty much every and any state that was selling them). I searched Craigslist, Autotrader, Forums, you name it, I’ve looked and what I found was that the price of these NAS D90′s are constant. Random finds of right hand drive Land Rovers, grey market, and some of them that say they’re “100% legit” but who really knows. I wasn’t about to gamble on one after hearing a few of them have been crushed due to improper importing.
Out of nowhere popped this ad from Boise, Idaho. The price seemed too good to be true. Was it that nobody wanted to take a trip to Boise or was it that the seller didn’t care to see how much these were going for these days. Priced pretty much at the sticker price in 1995, this one-owner Defender was mine. The owner ordered it with a ton of options. From the all metal hard top to it being fully carpeted, this D90 seemed to have it all. It was even equipped with factory Air Conditioning which the owner added a few years later.
One of the coolest things about the truck was that it had an operational cel phone from back in the 90s. Here’s Brian pretending to talk on the phone.
The scenery of Boise / Oregon is spectacular.
You don’t ever see the sky like this where we’re from. Everything was so vivid.
If there was a time to be scared, it was now. No reception for 130 miles and this little town of Mcdermitt had only 2 places open to eat. The gas station or this small casino / cafe. Brian and I noticed nobody but Semi’s at the parking lot so we parked and headed in. To our surprise the food was actually pretty good (we were at the starving window but don’t let this review get you. try it if you’re ever near).
We stopped by Winnemucca. It wsas our last stops before reaching Reno.
Posted in Stayfresh Crew | Tagged boise, California, d90, defender, nevada, Oregon, reno, road trip | Leave a comment 15/10/2014
Check out this little teaser film of what to expect at OFFSET KINGS GUAM! Join us for a day of cars, drifting and more on Saturday, December 6th at Guam International Raceway! Registration is now open! Sign up now at OFFSETKINGS.COM!Events, Hellaflush, Motorsports, Slammed Society, Stayfresh Crew, Upcoming Events | Leave a comment 15/10/2014
Posted in Life, Stayfresh Crew | Tagged Happy birthday! | Leave a comment 14/10/2014
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 million dollar classic over the weekend. Would you do the same if given a chance to own one?
Judging from the visual side, no words can describe how Pininfarina and Enzo Ferrari envisioned the car.
He also brought in his McLaren 650S but chose to spend more time at the track with his F40. Talk about taste.
Out of curiosity on the single stage painting process I checked the small details to see what the exposed carbon fiber weave looked like. Ferrari fans/enthusiasts’ say that the F40 is more of a car built on the backyard rather than the production line, those misaligned rivets can attest to that. Bucket list stuff for me.
The car can be usually seen roaming around the streets of Tokyo, during meets and on places you couldn’t imagine driving a Ferrari in. Check this out: facebook.com/CarGuy.jp
With the variety of high horsepower cars during the event the V8 twin-turbo engine note definitely sounded best, especially on downshifts.
The driver on living his dream.
It was my first time to see my favorite Ferrari in the flesh and sure it was memorable.
Til next time, bedroom poster.
Fatlace | Manila Fitted
Filipino Pride All Day, Everyday.Posted in Motorsports, Slammed Society | Tagged Car Guy, F40, Ferrari, japan, Japan Motor Games, slammed society | Leave a comment 13/10/2014
Nike’s Pan American Highway five-day skateboarding roadshow concluded this past weekend at the skate hub of Los Angeles, Lincoln Park skatepark. The tour began in Sao Paulo, Brazil before entering Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lima, Peru, Mexico City, Mexico before finishing in LA.
The event featured an athlete meet and greet, live musical performance, DJs, shoe trials and more. Top Nike skaters Paul Rodriguez, Luan Oliveira, Ishod Wair, Shane O’Neill, Youness Amrani, Theotis Beasley and Karsten Kleppan, gave a skateboarding exhibition for the fans at each location.
I sent my cousin to snap some shots of the event, check them out below. Thanks @jordans_photo
Posted in Skateboarding, Stayfresh Crew | Tagged Lincoln Park, Los Angeles, Nike, Pan American Highway, Paul Rodriguez, PRod, skateboarding | Leave a comment ← Older posts