10 Sep 2014


When I interviewed Ja Tecson for Tastemakers, conversation started to brew about teaming up for a photography show. After going back and forth on concepts, schedules, locations, etc, we all came to an agreement. Illest would host “Snapshots” – a show featuring Ja’s personal collection at our Little Tokyo store.

27 Aug 2013


As we have said from our recent Fatlace Fridays recap post, if you missed last week’s back to school sale, you’re in luck as we will be having our Labor Day sale this Friday at the Fatlace Paddock exclusively for Fatlace Fridays! Apart from the sale, we will have another

31 Jul 2013

Slammed Society 2013 – WTCC Sonoma

After a successful event in Seattle, Slammed Society will be hosting its ONLY stop in Northern California for 2013 at the FIA World Touring Car Championship at Sonoma Racetrack. Slammed Society 2013 – WTCC Sonoma September 8, 2013 Gates open at 8:00 am and event will run through until 5:30

12 Feb 2013

FTLC Motorsports: Word Up! 2.16.13 & Recap

    Two weeks ago, Word Up 2013 commenced its first drifting event for the year which means drifting season is officially in session! Get more pumped as the second drifting event is fast approaching! Register and lock up your spot for Word Up! this Saturday February 16th at the

04 Sep 2012

Event Coverage ~ Torres Empire Los Angeles Super Show ~ Los Angeles

Exactly one week later the Los Angeles Convention Center hosted another large scale car show. This time around it was the second annual Torres Empire Los Angeles Super Show. Sam, James, Tim and the rest of the Torres Empire crew once again produced a great event. From Friday’s & Saturday’s

21 Jan 2012

Images ~ 2011 A Year In Photos ~ July – December

This post is the second half of 2011. I will post highlights from July through December.  I won’t post everything but I invite you to view the archives for a complete look at each month. I’d like to thank everyone for checking out the blog and hope you will continue

08 Jan 2012

Images ~ 2011 A Year In Photos ~ January – June

For the next two post on the site I am going to review 2011 with some of the images that have been posted in previous months here and on my web site. I am going to start at the beginning of the year through June with this post. I won’t

Brisk Bodega
09 Sep 2011

Brisk Bodega

With the resurgence of the Brisk claymation videos earlier this year, the old school beverage brand has reestablished itself on top of the iced tea world. Call me a sucker, but when my favorite rapper drinks Brisk… I’ll drink Brisk. Now, the iconic blue can is taking to the streets

15 Aug 2011

Event Coverage ~ Nisei Showoff ~ Los Angeles

Saturday morning I met up with my good friend Eric Valdes to check out the Nisei Showoff in Little Tokyo area of Los Angeles. It has been years since either one of us attended the show so it was good to see it was still going strong. Ken Miyoshi waved

12 Jul 2011

Event Coverage ~ Extreme Autofest/Lowriderfest ~ San Diego

Stephanie & I were  in San Diego on Sunday for LowriderFest at Qualcomm Stadium. We were invited to the show by Emil from IMG who produces the show. The show was filled with a little bit of everything for everyone but the majority of the show was Lowriders. Here are