21 Jul 2016

Good Vibes from Van City

I present to you Carlos’ JZX81 Toyota Mark II. Carlos hails from Vancouver, a city I feel is much like San Francisco’s brother to the north. The differences stop once you start noticing all of the Japanese Domestic Cars floating around in the city known for hardstyle and Tim Horton’s.

07 Jun 2016

Bash to the Future Prep: Brandon Lee’s 2JZ Powered 1996 Nissan 240SX

Back in 2009 I discovered the Fatlace blog and I remember being drawn to its grass roots automotive content. I remember when my friends and I would crowd around a computer to check out the latest Hellaflush article like young boys opening up their dad’s nudie mag for the first time. Every new

27 May 2016

My Other Car is Also a Drift Car: Sam Molakides’ 2003 IS300

What happens when your S14 is en-route to Oregon for Final Bout? You drive your other drift car around! Sam (@Asap_Salad) stopped by The Paddock the other day to pick up his custom stickers and surprised us with his IS300. For some reason this car had me feeling like some

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19 May 2016

Fatlace TV: Offset Kings Santa Monica 2016

Here’s an awesome video by Alonso Truman from our Offset Kings Santa Monica event. Enjoy!

04 May 2016

Affirmative Action

    Did a quick photo shoot with Justin and his FRS. Nothing too crazy but for some reason I like it for the simplicity. His car is always changing so if you want to follow him on his build just click here.  Parts list: TRD shift knob Touge Factory

03 Nov 2015

VOTE FOR THE “ILLEST” iM // Scion Tuner Challenge, 2015

The 2015 Scion Tuner Challenge battle vs. Crooks & Castles, continues! For the 11th Annual Scion Tuner Challenge, Fatlace/illest Creative Director, Mark Arcenal presents a Japanese VIP-inspired 5-door Scion iM hatchback. The iM Build features a Safari Dark Grey wrap, an Air Lift Performance 3H Digital air suspension kit,  a set

01 Sep 2015

2015 SPOCOM Hawaii Coverage

Spocom comes back ending their 2015 tour in Hawaii. Even with the hurricanes lingering around  the Islands Spocom along with sponsors Napa Import Auto Parts, Auto Fashion, Illest Hawaii took over Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Arena.  Enjoy the photos.        

10 Aug 2015

Toyota style, Offset Kings Japan 2015

For part 4 of my Offset Kings Japan coverage, I will be focusing on the Toyota’s from the show. Since the VIP styled cars are classified in a separate post, expect the notable classics and drift cars here. Enjoy the photos. Takuya Takahashi has been in the 80’s Corolla scene eversince. He

11 Jul 2015

Standing out while keep it stealth

So recently I sold my FR-S and got a 2014 4Runner Trail Edition and I’ve been researching lift kits and wheels for the truck. My friend Alex has a crazy tacoma so he’s been helping me out with parts. He runs Stealth Custom Series wheels and he suggested that I

19 Mar 2015

Aloha PNW Part 3 – Cars & Coffee

Last month, we said farewell to our island paradise to embark on our next adventure in a new world called the Pacific Northwest. Check out our adventures here in Part 1 and Part 2! After our road trip earlier this month, we brought the DBL OG out to the original