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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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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

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15 May 2014

Misa Campo for Illest in Manila

Fans and supporters of streetwear brands such as Illest, Diamond Clothing went crazy when they heard news that its founders are in town for The Rail’s grand opening in Glorietta 5 last April 29, 2014. It was also the perfect timing for the launch of the Illest X Misa Campo

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