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

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

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

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

30 Oct 2014

The Hiroshima Bomber

TRA-Kyoto. It may be hard to stand out from the rest with the growing number of S-Chassis on a 6666 designed kit. Don’t get me wrong, but I still believe that Rocket Bunny kits really do look good, if not the best. But Takashi Mine‘s add-ons made his PS13 distinct

24 Sep 2014

The Hectopascal Silvia

Some build cars to stand out from the rest, mostly go with the trends and there are a few who build with their own taste. With all the beautiful Silvia‘s I encountered during my recent trip to Japan, Ty Okamoto‘s S14 stood out because of its simple approach. With the

28 Jul 2014

Offset Kings Japan, Nissan Style

One of the types of cars I looked forward to during my trip was the Nissan‘s. The diverse style of these cars in Japan was simply amazing. From being a big Nissan fan, I also took the opportunity to know the cars and owners better.  Here are some from Offset

23 Jul 2014

The Silvia and 7’s Fuji Japan Motor Games Meet

The annual 180sx/Silvia and 7’s Meet was held during day 2 of the Japan Motor Games at Fuji International Speedway. As a big S-chassis/Rotary fan, I made it sure to cover the event that was simultaneous with Offset Kings Japan, Formula D and the World Time Attack Challenge. Check out

08 May 2014

360 with Matt Powers

Matt Powers, one of the most outspoken (or gangster) drifters out there has done it again.  Watch the Fatlace team drifter’s 360 video here.     Dang. Instagram: @kevcarlos Fatlace | Manila Fitted

10 Apr 2014

The Autoplus S13

In these times, what makes a car stand out? Good choice of wheels and aggressive fitment? Not all the time. This 240sx made its name the old fashion way: form follows function. When Autoplus built a D1 spec s13 for local competitions back in 2007, they envisioned the car’s future to be