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11 Jun 2015

A taste of Offset Kings Manila part 1

One of the most awaited meets in Manila just happened last night, Offset Kings. When Mark gave me the go-signal to create a flyer and promote the event I made it sure to invite the very best in the scene. Here’s part 1 on what happened during Offset Kings, Manila Fitted style. The

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02 Jun 2015

The Price of Luxury

I have to admit that the Philippines lacks VIP styling. Up to this point, I am still figuring out what a valid reason could be. It could probably be due to the shortage of available platforms and wheels or the price tag these cars carry. Let me summarize how luxury tax works

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19 May 2015

The Skychase

I met Jam Jimenez during the last Sushi Factory Run and asked him if I could feature one of my favorite videos in my playlist. A 6 minute clip named “Skychase” which he shot that serves as an inner look on one man’s dedication for classic cars. Jeiven Perez runs Sushi Factory and is all

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13 Apr 2015

The Manila International Auto Show 2015

The 2015 Manila International Auto Show was held from April 9 – 12 at the World Trade Center Manila. The show focused on upcoming cars for the local market. It also had few classics and a bunch of modified vehicles.  Here are some that stood out. A Veilside Fortune RX-7 on Work

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29 Jan 2015

The Comfortable Runabout Vehicle?

The first generation Honda CR-V was a major hit in the Philippines. It was the best seller in its class during its 1998 launch. While the platform is seldomly modified except for its B20 engine, Filipino’s see it as a family hauler. My friend Pipo had a different perspective as

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15 Jan 2015

Black Box

Starting off my first entry for 2015 with a platform that is very popular in Manila, the NCP30/31. Known in various parts of Asia as the Toyota BB, the sub-compact hatchback has been a go-to-car for modifying for the past few years. There is a good number of these builds in

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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

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03 Aug 2014

Sole Slam Manila 2014

Taking a short break from my Offset Kings coverage with Manila’s biggest sneaker event to date, Sole Slam Manila 2014. This year’s convention was held last August 3, 2014 at the World Trade Center for sneaker fans to buy, sell and meet enthusiasts. Check out the photos. Sole Slam Manila marked

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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

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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

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