RWB Akira 2.0

AK2RA. Here’s a quick look on RWB Manila #2 “Akira” in 2.0 flavor. Notable changes are its pastel baby blue paint, Rotiform MLWs and Championship Wing. Transformation photos can be seen below through a link from this blog. Hope you enjoy the photos. SPECIFICATIONS: Exterior: RWB Full Wide Body Kit (Front/Rear Fenders, Front/Rear Bumpers, Side…

Photo Gallery: RWB Akira

Before I publish my year-ender post for 2016, I’ve decided to add a quick feature on RAUH–Welt Begriff Manila #2, Akira. The one-off moniker draws inspiration from its creator, Akira Nakai. Built back in June 2013 together with Car Porn Racing, this example is known to be one of two non-993 RWBs in the Philippines. I…

Rough World roots: Manila’s V86

Before becoming a worldwide phenomenon, Akira Nakai first fell in-love with the AE86 during his Rough World days. The infamous drift crew had modified Hachirokus as their weapon of choice in mastering the tight corners of Mt. Tsukuba. This made the AE86 a solid foundation for RAUH-Welt Begriff. For the past 3 years, Nakai-San logged…

High-risks, high-rewards? Raising the bar, once again

When you think you have built the ‘perfect car’ for yourself, what’s next? You outshine it. I like the idea of escalating things and ideas; it shows that you are ready to face bigger challenges. High-risks, high-rewards; this is my way of thinking. Enter the world of Keith Bryan Haw, known for his aggressive yet refined builds.…

The Bavarian Twist

Every time I visit Car Porn Racing, I make it sure to take photos of their builds. This time I focused on their most controversial project to date, their BMW E46. The shop caters to the wildest parts in Manila as they are the official distributor of several well-known brands. Before we go into the photos,…

Taste, Exquisite Taste

When it comes to car modification in the Philippines there are a few names that stand out from the rest. Keith Bryan Haw has been in the scene for more than 10 years. With the different styles that car shows attract he has been constant on how he executes his builds, exquisite taste. On a rainy…

Showing respect, Rough World Style

As a an avid follower of Akira Nakai’s craft, I make it sure to visit RWB Manila‘s turf known as Car Porn Racing whenever he is in town to watch him work on his latest creations. Last week, Nakai-San worked on ‘Nene‘ and ‘Balbonic‘. But what is it behind those names? Enjoy the photos. Rauh Welt in…

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 to the photos. Let’s start…