End of Year Meet

Wanted to thank everyone for coming out to our end of year meet. Was pretty skeptical considering the rain but a bunch of you guys came thru and supported. Hope to see you soon. Lots of stuff releasing from the brand and hope you all have a safe holiday season. – mark photos by Mark…

Illest Manila at The Rail

The Hometown.  Back in the blog with fresh updates from Illest Manila’s offerings for Q3 2019. Found in one of the Philippines’ premier lifestyle boutiques, The Rail, the SF-based streetwear label focuses on bold prints for this season. Last weekend, I visited one of its flagship branches  – U.P. Town Center Quezon City. Check out…

The prelude or the main event?

Akihabara UDX. Every second week of January, Japan’s unparalleled car scene is emphasized through the Tokyo Auto Salon. A pilgrimage for enthusiasts from all over the globe, the festive mood extends to cater to different events throughout the week. Don’t get me wrong, TAS itself is way worth the trip with all the big names…

Tokyo Auto Salon 2019: The Classics

Below nineties only.  Off to my favorite part of every show – the classics.  Japan has been very well known for their diverse approach on classic vehicles.  In this post expect a good number some of the best classic builds during Tokyo Auto Salon 2019. Enjoy. Compared to 2018, this year’s show featured a significant…

The Finale, Take 6

2018… What a fast-paced year as 2018 draws to a close. With another year down, looking back at several key moments is worthwhile as it reminds us of  the lessons we learned from challenges and all the other memories to treasure. Here’s my annual Fatlace Year-Ender – Take 6. As I started blogging here at…

The Gasket Alley, Malaysia

I’ve been fortunate to travel the world because of the connections I’ve made in this relatively small world (due to the inter webs) and because of the internet and social media, I’ve made a lot of friends. Malaysia is one of those places that I know of because of a few friends that have business…

King of Nations – Philippines

Clark International Speedway. The wait is over.  Drifting is officially back in the Philippines. Last weekend, BackStage Events successfully organized King of Nations Philippines 2018 (KON2018) in the country’s “favored” racetrack. Regarded to be one of the most highly anticipated race events this year, KON2018 served as a platform for top local drifters to compete…

Tokyo Auto Salon 2018 – The Exotics

Makuhari Messe. 2018 Known to be one of the biggest platforms for project debuts, The Tokyo Auto Salon has catered to different styles of modifying exotic cars. Over the past few years, the style has progressed from simple lip kits, widebody kits, GT-style kits to neon-clad Lamborginis. Here’s a look at some of the cars…