18 Feb 2016

The World’s Baddest ER34

Being the ‘tamer’ version of the BNR34, the ER34 has bigger shoes to fill as it serves as an underdog to the mighty GT-R.  For car customizers who want something more challenging, consider this point that RB26 equipped model ‘must’ follow a certain formula. Why? As ‘properly’ modifying the GT-R

08 Feb 2016

Wekfest Hawaii 2016

Wekfest comes back to Hawaii for their 6th show in the Islands.  This show kicks of the Wekfest 2016 International tour. Only the cars that passed the pre-screening process were able to enter the show, which means only the top cars weather it’s a European, Japanese, Domestic builds are being shown.

27 Jan 2016

Hellaflush feature: RAUH-Welt Begriff Rough Rhythm

There are several builds that sparked my interest on the RAUH-Welt Begriff movement back in 2011. With only a few builds back then, there are 4 memorable cars I could easily recall: Stella Artois, Royal Montegobay, Advantage, and Rough rhythm. Considering these creations by Akira Nakai ‘OG status‘, taking photos and featuring it on

19 Jan 2016

2016 Offset Kings Calendar

We just recently kicked off our 2016 season with our first show in Guam. The weather was perfect and everyone showed up as expected, when the sun went down. We’ll be adjusting that show next year to make it a night show and will continue to transform our show. We’ll

08 Jan 2016

Ride Along: The Yakosuka Confession

With the increasing demand for Japanese classic cars, searching for your ultimate 70’s Nissan Skyline is no walk in the park. Considered in Japan as the ‘holy grail’ of classics, exporting a Hakosuka is the ultimate dream for any JDM car enthusiast. But have you ever wondered on why most of these cars still

23 Dec 2015

The Greatest Car Night Ever

As something close to six months late, the moments are still fresh in my mind. There are several reasons why this blog post will be my last feature for 2015 before my traditional year-ender. So why call it the greatest car night ever? It is because of these three things:

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27 Nov 2015

FatlaceTV: Hellaflush Taiwan Official Video

Hellaflush. The original fitment movement which started in 2003 and now in Taiwan. Check out the official video coverage of Hellaflush Taiwan presented by Illest Taiwan on November 15, 2015. Definitely an event to remember! See you guys next year! Directed and edited by Anton Ngata of ANfilms and Fatlace

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16 Nov 2015

The Manila Auto Salon 2015

Since 2006, the Manila Auto Salon has gathered countless Filipino car enthusiasts. This year’s show was held at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia from November 12-15, 2015. Check out some of my picks during the display. With the number of spectators and no media-exclusive day shoots, taking photos of the

10 Nov 2015

Nakai-San’s lair, the RAUH-Welt Begriff headquarters

Ever followed a car icon that much? I first saw Nakai-San’s creation back in 2008 when I first laid my eyes on RWB Advantage and a wide-body-matte-black S15. Being a huge Porsche and Silvia fan, their aggressive looks immediately called my attention. After that instance, I became hungry on any information about

20 Oct 2015

Sema show buildup

There’s only a handful of builds I’m looking forward to at this years Sema. Here’s one of them. The @boden_autohaus R8.        And my friend David’s 458GT built in his home garage. Used as his daily driver this is going to be a wonderful build.      More of my

19 Oct 2015

VIP x drift style S14 from Japan

For the last 15 years the S14 is considered to be one of the most modified FR platforms. Drift or grip, the car cemented its nameplate in the tuning scene with its countless aftermarket support. With the rise of fitment enthusiasts in the last 5 years, it has also been a solid choice due

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

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