17 Jul 2014

Offset Kings Japan, The Winners

Ever since I started my search for looks, ideas, tip and tricks for car modification ‘basically everything in my life‘ Japan has always been my number 1 source of inspiration. It is the country with the most diverse aftermarket scene. Whether what route the owners are going for ‘style’ is always present in their

14 Jul 2014

That Red Soarer

One of the cars that struck us in our hotel parking lot aka “mini carshow” was this red Lexus SC430/ Toyota Soarer owned by Koki Matsuyama. He rolled in together with Ichiraku Toshiya-San and the Ismart x 1048 style boys at the recently concluded Offset Kings Japan. Here are some of

12 Jul 2014

The Roll In, Offset Kings Japan

The big day, July 6, 2014. The day has come after numerous schedule and itinerary checks. Offset Kings Japan has finally begun, an event which I always dreamed of since it’s first arrival in Japan. On that day the Formula D, the 180sx and Rx-7 meet, time attack challenge (WTAC?), a

10 Jul 2014

The Daikoku Dream, Offset Kings Style

Ever since I started searching through the interwebs about the Japanese car culture, visiting the Daikoku Futo parking lot was definitely on my bucket list of things to do. I have heard stories on how the underground scene in the streets of Japan goes by and I know someday I

30 Jun 2014

Aloha Slammed Sundays

Following the popularity at Illest Orange County, last night was the inaugural Slammed Sundays event at Illest Hawaii!  MAHALO to everyone who came out to support!  Look forward to these monthly events on every second Sunday of the month but don’t forget to follow @illest on Instagram for updated information

25 Jun 2014

The Black Magnet

What inspires you to build your own? What challenges you to create your own style? For some it is the growing trend of “flush” vehicles that makes them go-with-the-flow on what the internet dictates. Bruce Tayao did it for himself. The Civic FD is one of the commonly used platforms in

10 Jun 2014

The cars of Car Porn Racing Manila

Car Porn Racing Manila,  driven by the words  “bringing Manila to the map”  is one of the major reasons why the local car scene has grown to its peak.  The car-customizer in Taguig City specializes on V8-swaps and air suspension installation. They are also responsible for bringing in major players

31 May 2014

RWB Ménage à Trois

Last week, Akira Nakai of Rauh Welt Begriff was in town to build Manila’s 5th RWB. I dropped its home base ‘Car Porn Racing‘, to shoot some photos for the site. Enjoy. Its almost been a year that Manila streets had a taste of Nakai-San’s touch, RWB Victoria. Its Nakai-San’s

23 May 2014

Offset Kings 2014 – Hawaii

Next stop on the Offset Kings showcase is paradise – Honolulu, Hawaii, once again taking over the Ke’ehi Lagoon Memorial Park last weekend.  First off, huge MAHALO to everyone for coming out – you are the reason why this event is so awesome!  So we’ll start off this post with

25 Mar 2014

We are 7107

February 22 to 23 weren’t just two ordinary days for many, if not all, music enthusiasts. Two days of endless partying, drinking, and having fun. Two days of 7107 International Music Festival. Because that event was highly anticipated, Illest had to be there. And so, Mark and the Trilogy group