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…

Bryan’s 1/24 HKS R32 GT-R

My personal friend and owner of the Cool Qids Table blog, Bryan Neary has been grinding away to bring us some car model porn. The first of many builds to come starts with the infamous HKS JTC Group A R32 GT-R wearing the iconic HKS “Classic Livery”. This livery is deeply rooted in my early days…

OFFSET KINGS OKAYAMA AT SUNRISE

Sunrise at the Land of the Rising Sun. One of the most awaited stops on the Offset Kings 2016 calendar just wrapped up, Okayama, Japan. Visiting the Okayama Prefecture is a must not only as a car enthusiast, but also for someone who looks up to traditional Japanese culture. A 3-hour drive away from the busy streets of…

Number 33

Last July 31, Stance Pilipinas / Manila Fitted held its third meet for 2016.  Established in 2009, the group has 33 gatherings to date since the first meet was held late in 2011.  These meets are very simple: a parking lot, a bunch of cars with the same passion for slammed rides. Attended by different local fitment…

Honoring the Legend

Last July 25, we gathered at Circuit Place Makati to commemorate a friend, an inspiration to the community, a legend – Iori Richard Suzuki. Best known to unite people, he was honored in an inmate meet by guests from different branches of the Philippine car culture.  Based in Osaka, his family flew in to Manila to celebrate “year…