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

29 Aug 2013

That Silvia

“Will I see a highly modified Silvia?”  Was one of my first few questions when I arrived in Thailand last March for the Flush Style Anniversary.  As a big Kouki fan since it first rolled out back in 97, I still can’t hide my feelings whenever I see one in

I-Hotel Manilatown
11 Apr 2012

D1NZ Grand Final at Hampton Downs

Saturday saw the 2011/2012 D1NZ National Drifting championship come to a close with a nail biting finale at Hampton Downs raceway. With Mad Mike Whiddett in the Redbull/Speedhunters RX-7 MADBUL leading on the scoreboard, Curt Whittaker in his R34 Skyline and three time Drift King Gaz Whiter in the Tectaloy S14