OSAKA BY FIRE

Since 2013, before my annual year-ender, I make it a practice to publish a Hellaflush feature that moved me during that year. Last year, our adventures in Daikoku PA/Tatsumi PA took the cake for being a memorable night for numerous reasons. For 2016, as I planned my trip to Osaka, Japan, I was puzzled on how to match that…

YEAR SEVEN

December 11, 2016 marked Stance Pilipinas / Manila Fitted‘s (SPMF) 7th Year Anniversary meet. The group, which was originally meant to gather vehicles/owners who are inclined towards the “aggressive fitment movement” has embraced different types of car customization. Here are several photos from yesterday’s meet. QUICK BACKGROUND: Before the group page was established on the eve of…

BUILT FROM SCRATCH: DAT Z FROM JAPAN

The way how Japanese dedicate a lifetime to their craft is extraordinary. An incomparable process, achieving a certain level of “experty” begins with each goal being instilled from the start as they perfect their craft. Each day, each challenge, numerous techniques are developed in their quest for perfection. For example, before reaching “itamae status” or…

JAPANESE SOUL

Everyone may agree that in today’s modern times, building a car can be easy with the right parts with the use of digital platforms. But here’s my question, how does your car establish its own persona? At the end of the day, the best feeling is creating your own masterpiece that suits every inch of…

THE FORMULA D OKAYAMA PADDOCK

The Formula Drift World Championship was simultaneously held with Offset Kings Japan last August 20 – 21 at the Okayama International Circuit. Organized by Japan Motor Games, the 2-day event gathered 36 drifters for FDJP’s 3rd race for 2016. Here are some of the cars at the race paddock. We cruised down the paddock late…

OFFSET KINGS OKAYAMA VIP AND VAN STYLING

Some of the types of vehicles I look forward to during Offset Kings season were vans and VIP-styled vehicles. Best known for originating in Japan,  Bippu and “vanning“, are two very popular styling techniques that requires lots of research and unique taste. On to the photos. “Dajiban“, or Dodge vans are techniques of modifying large American vans in Japan.…

Wagon Life

Stance and comfort can be difficult to combine but Alex’s daily driver BMW 328i wagon achieve’s the two quite harmoniously. Alex, in his search for good fitment and comfort wanted to add one more dimension to the mix, handling. Believe me, I rode shotgun in this up a freeway on ramp and felt my brain slosh…