Liberty Walk 458
22 Nov 2015

Walk on by

Wide-body, aggressive fender flares, crazy aero. I don’t think this trend will slow down anytime soon. But how about applying these styling choices to a platform which doesn’t need modification, say like, a… Ferrari? To purists, blasphemous, but for the adventurous, why not? I mean, <sarcasm> I wouldn’t want to look

06 Oct 2015

Miura and Kato? Just Like Batman and Robin

“Love or hate the brand, Kei Miura and his fleet of bunnies are here to stay.” These were my final words from last year’s recap/interview post. The wide-body phenomenon may not be for everyone but it has been a mainstay in the car community. Judging from the builds I saw

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

31 Mar 2015

The Architect of Illustration

With the ease of engagement to various artists on Instagram I met Azizi Zulkifli from Malaysia,  a student of Master in Architecture in Melbourne. Azizi dedicates 6 – 8 hours per car illustration. I asked him if he is open for a feature on this site. Check out these wonderful ‘art pieces’. Had

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06 Feb 2015

Wekfest Hawaii 2015

After recovering from the post processing blackhole that was Tokyo Auto Salon 2015 (, I managed to do a quick cruise by Wekfest Hawaii 2015! Year after year the Aloha State shows off their true Elites, and this year is no different! This Revision Audio creation came to the show

24 Nov 2014

The Manila Auto Salon 2014

It’s that time of the year again when the Philippines best car customizers gather at the SMX convention center for the Manila Auto Salon. This year’s show packed a variety of interesting builds. I won’t go to detail on some of the cars as I plan to schedule individual shoots. On

23 Nov 2014

Slammed Aloha Sundays

MAHALO to everyone who came out to support our Slammed Aloha Sunday events and especially those who donated to the Toy Drive too!  Don’t forget to follow @illest on Instagram for updated information on upcoming ones!    

20 Nov 2014

Conversations with Kei Miura

Game-changing designer, art maestro, extraordinaire. These are the words that best describe TRA Kyoto’s Kei Miura. Last July, I had the privilege to meet and talk about design with him. So what’s really in for the Miura-San? As a graduate of Industrial Design, I must say that he is one

18 Mar 2014

Meeting your idols

If you are into exotics then normally Europe would be the place to head.  Japan doesn’t often spring to mind when you say ‘Ferrari’…until now. Normally Ferrari’s don’t make Katherine go ooh ahh, although when it’s owned by Kato-san from Liberty Walk and infused with a bit of Japanese ingenuity