Small but Terrible, but in a good way. No wait, an awesome way! That’s a better way to put it. This Mitsubishi Minicab you see here is one helluva ride. Whoever said it’s difficult to achieve both form AND function in one ride should probably take notes from this. Because that was definitely achieved here, albeit in a small package, it’s as good a show vehicle as it could be a tool vehicle!
This ride ticks multiple boxes altogether – Clean and stunning exterior? Check! Drool-worthy cockpit? Check! Functional load-carrying capability? Check! What more could you ask for? Read on to see what I’m talking about… Continue reading
With the booming popularity of Hot Hatchbacks, it’s no wonder we’re seeing a number of them in car shows. One of which was during the Wheels & Machines car show. We’ve featured different genres and categories of vehicles who joined this particular car show recently, and today it’s time to showcase the Hot Hatchbacks of the show.
Starting with the Stanced Mitsubishi Mirage you see above. Amongst all the hot hatches in the Wheels & Machines show, this probably had the most aggressive stance. Continue reading
Posted in In Car Entertainment, Paint and Body Modifications, Speed and Power Modifications
Tagged 2013, Audio, Car Show, Civic, Custom, Fit, Honda, Jazz, Kia, Mirage, Mitsubishi, Philippines, Pictures, Stance, Wheels & Machines
Photos by Philip Aragones
Though we’ve already featured this car a few months ago as seen in the Trans Sport Show earlier this year, since today is a Thursday, and for our “Throwback,” we try to feature old school cars which are restored, customized, tuned, and driven in the present day, we thought it would be worth showcasing this fantastic example once again as seen in one of the previous Stance Pilipinas meets.
What do you think guys? Would you agree with me if I tell you that this is probably one of the Best Resto-Modded Old School Toyota Celicas in the World? Let’s see what you have to say. Meanwhile, I’ll just shut up and let the pictures do the talking. Continue reading
Posted in Paint and Body Modifications, Speed and Power Modifications
Tagged 2013, Celica, Custom, Old School, Philip Aragones, Philippines, Pictures, restoration, Stance Pilipinas, Toyota
Photos from Toni Arakaki
Whenever something big happens in the Automotive Industry, there’s always someone behind the scheme of things. And for Drift Muscle Philippines, the man responsible for bringing this from Japan into our local shores is none other than our very own Pinoy-Japanese drifter – Toni “Half-Breeds” Arakaki.
We’ve done an exclusive interview with him to find out more about how he met Drift King Keiichi Tsuchiya and Tokyo Auto Salon and Option Magazine founder Daijoro Inada, and he tells us how they became his mentors. We also ask him about the difference between drifting in Japan and the Philippines, and what we can expect to see at Drift Muscle Philippines this coming December 7-8 at the Quirino Grandstand.
So read on to find out more. Enjoy! Continue reading
During the last 2013 Manila Auto Salon, as we walked around the show, we saw Mika, our previous babe feature. We had a little talk and noticed that her sister Angel was also with her working on Bewith booth. So I thought, why not we have her for next feature! So we instantly put up some impromptu questions for this interview. Here in Custom Pinoy Rides, we are not just bringing you cool cars, but we also bring you the car show babes so you can get to know them more.
Our Babe feature for this month is Angel Adrienne Umali, 18 years old, and a first time car show model. Here’s how our interview with Angel goes… Continue reading
Drift King and #1 Drift Judge Keiichi Tsuchiya’s Personal Invitation to the Launch of Drift Muscle Philippines on Dec 7-8, 2013 at the Quirino Grandstand. Want to meet him? You gotta be there!
Watch the video below now! Continue reading
Alright guys, for those following the build of CPR’s Project Car – Nissan Cefiro A32 “Project Majesty,” here’s a video showing the before and after comparison of the stock muffler versus our Stivo Racing Street Sport Muffler. This was recorded prior to having the straight-pipe cat-delete done, to show a direct comparison. So this is still on the stock engine and stock exhaust pipe.
Check out the video below now! Continue reading
Posted in Speed and Power Modifications, Videos
Tagged Cefiro, Custom, nissan, Nissan Cefiro A32, Philippines, Project Cars, Project Majesty, Rota, Stance, Stivo Racing, Tech, Video, VIP Style
It’s really nice to see what the Car Community is doing to help the Yolanda/Haiyan victims. Last November 16, 2013, along with Round 5 of the Lateral Drift Championship, Stance Pilipinas held their Anniversary meet in the same venue, and along with it was the Yolanda/Haiyan fundraiser, where donations were accepted, and Lateral Drift T-shirts and Hiromi stickers from Japan were sold, and part of the proceeds were donated.
Of course, some of the most awesome stanced rides were in attendance. So check out our coverage below. Enjoy the photos! Continue reading
Posted in Paint and Body Modifications, Random Snaps
Tagged 2013, Adventure, BMW, Celerio, City, Civic, CRV, Custom, HellaFlush, Honda, Lancer, M3, Mirage, Mitsubishi, nissan, Philippines, Pictures, skyline, Stance, Stance Pilipinas, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota
That’s right guys! Apart from Drift King Keiichi Tsuchiya and Option Magazine and Tokyo Auto Salon Founder Daijiro Indada, Top Drift Muscle Japan Drift Driver Kenji Kiguchi is coming to Drift Muscle Philippines 2013 on Dec 7-8. So block your calendars and head over to Quirino Grandstand on that weekend. Be there, or be square!
Watch Kenji Kiguchi’s video, together with our favorite Pinoy-Japanese Drifter Toni Tsuyoshi Arakaki a.k.a. “Half Breeds,” who is actually the man behind Drift Muscle Philippines. Check out the video below now! Continue reading
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With the recent conclusion of Round 5 of the 2013 Hyundai Lateral Drift Championship held at Aseana City, we’ve seen David “DMF Drift” Feliciano bag the top spot in the pro division with his Nissan S13 Silvia. 2nd place went to Alex Perez in his Nissan RPS13. The photo above shows the two in their tandem battle, and as you can see, it was indeed a close fight!
Posted in News and Updates, Random Snaps
Tagged Cefiro, Custom, DMF Drift, Drift, Genesis, Hyundai, Lateral Drift, nissan, Philippines, Pictures, S13, S14, Silvia, Toyota, Track Day