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24 Nov 2014

The Manila Auto Salon 2014

It’s that time of the year again when the Philippines best car customizers gather at the SMX convention center for the Manila Auto Salon. This year’s show packed a variety of interesting builds. I won’t go to detail on some of the cars as I plan to schedule individual shoots. On

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23 Nov 2014

Slammed Aloha Sundays

MAHALO to everyone who came out to support our Slammed Aloha Sunday events and especially those who donated to the Toy Drive too!  Don’t forget to follow @illest on Instagram for updated information on upcoming ones!    

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20 Nov 2014

Conversations with Kei Miura

Game-changing designer, art maestro, extraordinaire. These are the words that best describe TRA Kyoto’s Kei Miura. Last July, I had the privilege to meet and talk about design with him. So what’s really in for the Miura-San? As a graduate of Industrial Design, I must say that he is one

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30 Oct 2014

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 that Rocket Bunny kits really do look good, if not the best. But Takashi Mine‘s add-ons made his PS13 distinct

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14 Oct 2014

No to Garage Queens

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

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24 Sep 2014

The Hectopascal Silvia

Some build cars to stand out from the rest, mostly go with the trends and there are a few who build with their own taste. With all the beautiful Silvia‘s I encountered during my recent trip to Japan, Ty Okamoto‘s S14 stood out because of its simple approach. With the

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11 Sep 2014

RWB Kamiwaza, Maria and Yves Piaget

Being an avid follower of the RWB culture I made it sure to take photos and listen to insights of the men behind these cars during Offset Kings Japan. Rauh-Welt Begriff displayed three builds, Kamiwaza, Maria and Yves Piaget.  Check out the photos. First up is one of my personal favorites, Kamiwaza

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04 Sep 2014

Offset Kings Canada

The long-anticipated Offset Kings event finally landed on Canadian soil last Monday during the labor day holiday! Our french-Canadian neighbors flocked to Autodrome St-Eustache to check out the Formula DRIFT action in addition to participating in Fatlace’s flagship event. I didn’t get a chance to attend but was fortunate to

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