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16 Nov 2015

The Manila Auto Salon 2015

Since 2006, the Manila Auto Salon has gathered countless Filipino car enthusiasts. This year’s show was held at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia from November 12-15, 2015. Check out some of my picks during the display. With the number of spectators and no media-exclusive day shoots, taking photos of the

12 Nov 2015

The Spirit-Rei Miyabi S13

“Miyabi is one of the traditional Japanese aesthetic ideals, though not as prevalent as Iki or Wabi-sabi. In modern Japanese, the word is usually translated as elegance, refinement, or courtliness and sometimes refers to a heart-breaker.” Combine these elements with a Silvia S13, Work Wheels Japan and Spirit-Rei for their next demo

10 Nov 2015

Nakai-San’s lair, the RAUH-Welt Begriff headquarters

Ever followed a car icon that much? I first saw Nakai-San’s creation back in 2008 when I first laid my eyes on RWB Advantage and a wide-body-matte-black S15. Being a huge Porsche and Silvia fan, their aggressive looks immediately called my attention. After that instance, I became hungry on any information about

19 Oct 2015

VIP x drift style S14 from Japan

For the last 15 years the S14 is considered to be one of the most modified FR platforms. Drift or grip, the car cemented its nameplate in the tuning scene with its countless aftermarket support. With the rise of fitment enthusiasts in the last 5 years, it has also been a solid choice due

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

26 Sep 2015

Formulating Your Own Formula

Meet Robert Limtiaco, a former student of Automotive Technology at the College of Southern Nevada. Now based in Fussa, Tokyo, I met Rob during my recent trip to Japan. He always wanted to build a car for himself, originally from the Honda scene he felt that his plans won’t jive

21 Sep 2015

Guest Blog: 3rd Annual Shukai event

Guest blog: Eric Francisco San Juan is based in San Jose, California and is a good friend of the Fatlace crew. Last September 13, he attended the 3rd Annual Shūkai event brought to you by Wheels N Meals and Headliners San Jose. The event shows supports to one of the last

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

08 Sep 2015

Coffee over Beer

Last September 6, I decided to attend and check out some of the cars at the Manila Sports Car Club (MSCC) monthly meet. It is a gathering that I always wanted to attend to relax and see classic sports cars. But as a nocturnal, I spend time during Saturday evenings on

04 Sep 2015

Offset Kings Japan, Nissan Style

If I could choose one Japanese car brand to drive forever, it would be a Nissan. For the past 10 years, Silvias and Skylines are the cars I pay closer and immediate attention during meets and shows. It has been a part of my automotive DNA and that’s what makes