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

27 Jul 2015

Fulfilling a Promise

How do I start? Friday night: I attended a late night meet with several friends from the car industry organized by a late great friend of mine, Iori Suzuki. While en route to the gathering he called me and asked if I was going to feature it for this site

21 Jul 2015

Can a non-GTR R34 steal my heart at a show?

One of my main goals during my recent trip to Japan is to shoot as much cars for this site and upon looking at my photos there are some builds that needs to be highlighted right away. One of my favorite cars during Offset Kings Japan 2015 was not a widen-out

19 Jul 2015

The Roll In, Offset Kings Japan 2015

I AM BACK JAPAN! After several months of excitement, I am finally back in the land that I once dreamed off visiting. This year, I had a similar routine going through the spots that I will cover for this blog. I will be splitting it into 8 parts plus an

18 Jun 2015

A taste of Offset Kings Manila part 2

Last June 10, we transformed a normal parking lot at Grams BGC into a venue for one of the most anticipated meets in the local industry, Offset Kings x Stance Pilipinas. The late night gathering was a preview of the things to await for Offset Kings Manila which is scheduled to happen early next

11 Jun 2015

A taste of Offset Kings Manila part 1

One of the most awaited meets in Manila just happened last night, Offset Kings. When Mark gave me the go-signal to create a flyer and promote the event I made it sure to invite the very best in the scene. Here’s part 1 on what happened during Offset Kings, Manila Fitted style. The

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