Honda NSX Concept – Would you want one?

Photos by Philip Aragones

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The recently concluded Philippine International Motor Show gave spectators a real surprise with having the Honda NSX Concept on display. The car, which was being promoted since 2012 in some of the biggest car shows across the globe, had some various iterations and improvements in the past 2 years. I think it’s looking so much better!

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Gear for Gearheads: Casio G-Shocks

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Photo via Tal@ACGautomotive
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We’re kicking off a unique series here at Custom Pinoy Rides called “Gear for Gearheads,” where we showcase some of the cool gear that car enthusiasts or gearheads wear and/or use. We’re starting this series with watches – particularly the world-renown Casio G-Shock.

Popular in every walk of life where ruggedness is of prime importance, the Casio G-Shock, short for “Gravitational Shock,” has found its way onto the wrists of just about everyone from mountaineers, to emergency personnel, to police and military, to astronauts, to athletes, and of course race car drivers.

With that, check out some G-Shock “wheel and watch shots,” the watch enthusiast’s equivalent of a selfie portrait with your car in the background…

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A Pair with a Passion for Orange

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I don’t believe there’s any other car that comes into mind when you hear the words “Passion Orange” other than the venerable EK Honda Civic SiR. Would you agree? Now the good thing is that since the EK Civic SiR has been around for some time already, people who own them have have already customized these cars according to their personal tastes, all while retaining the factory passion orange color.

Here’s a pair of Passion Orange Honda Civic SiRs, with different takes – race, and stance. Enjoy the photos…

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The Mansory Mercedes-Benz SLK Renovatio Rex Accelero Widebody???

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For sure this is one way to make a Mercedes-Benz SLK stand out. I’ve placed “???” at the end of the title as I don’t think this is one complete kit, but rather a mix and match of things that seems to have blended together harmoniously to form a head turning Mercedes SLK.

Correct me if I’m wrong guys, but what I see here is a front bumper inspired from the Masonry Renovatio Mercedes-Benz SLR Mclaren, grafted onto an R171 SLK, fitted with a Rex Accelero Wide Body Kit…

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Attack of the Stormtroopers! – When Star Wars meets Car Tuning

Photos by Philip Aragones and THE aSTIG

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Whether these were intended, or happened by coincidence, this is probably what happens when Star Wars geeks have their way with their cars. Whatever the make and model, it seems like you couldn’t go wrong with the Star Wars Stormtrooper theme. Check out the rest of the gallery below, featuring American, Japanese, and German cars, all clad in Stormtrooper outfit. Enjoy!

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Head-On with a Higher Hilux

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When you see a modified Toyota Hilux like this coming at you head-on like this, what would you do? Would you run in fear of being turned into mere roadkill, or would you stand aside and admire? Personally, I’d prefer the latter. After seeing that it’s lifted with aftermarket suspension, sports a bomb-proof-looking bumper, rolls on meaty mud-terrain tires, sports Hella spots lamps and LED fogs, and breathes through a snorkel, how could you now want to see more?

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Scooters: Making a Ruckus out of a Sym Jet?

Photos via Jose Oliver Llarena

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While elsewhere in the world, the customized Ruckus movement has really grown in popularity, here in the Philippines, it has been other scooters like the Yamaha Mio, Honda Beat, some smaller 2T scooters, and underbone bikes which have been more popular. And it’s not until recently when the equivalent Honda Zoomer was released. So with Pinoy ingenuity in mind, what do you do when it’s hard to get a Ruckus? Well, make one!

Here, Custom Pinoy Rides reader Jose Oliver Llarena showcases what he affectionately calls his “Jetrucks” scooter. It’s a Sym Jet 100 modified into a Ruckus. Of course it wasn’t made to look like an ordinary Ruckus, but a modified one, complete with extended wheelbase and big fat rubber. Check out the rest of the gallery below!

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What You Don’t See Everyday: Old School 3rd Gen Toyota Sprinter

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It’s Thursday again, so we’re taking it back to the old school. What we have here is one of my favorite old school rides, because of its uniqueness and rarity (at least here in the Philippines). While you’ll see an old school Corolla in car shows here and there, it’s not common to see a 3rd Gen Sprinter in car shows, more so rolling the streets. So I believe this deserves a place here at Custom Pinoy Rides. Don’t you think?

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Orange Old School Brethren – Corolla and Celica by Bochet’s Car Care Service

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When two classic old school rides – a Celica, and a Corolla, clad in paint more orange than your juice, roll by the parking lot, it’s hard not to take notice… especially when they pop their hoods to reveal clean immaculate engine bays.

I won’t say much, because at this point, I think I’d rather shut up and let the pictures do the talking. I guess you can just stare in awe as I did. All I can say is that these cars are just fantastic restomods. Enjoy the rest of the gallery…

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Mig Dizon’s Mercedes 190E 2.3 16V DTM Race Car

Photos via Philip Aragones and THE aSTIG

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Even though 3 out of 4 times, some people, including me, would probably choose an E30 BMW M3 over a Mercedes 190E, there’s something about Mig Dizon’s car that makes me wanna change my mind completely. Maybe it’s the color-matching, or the Cosworth kit, or the race car fitment, or all of the above, it just all goes together to make a gorgeous 190E.

There’s a saying that goes something like “It’s not a matter of how many modifications you’ve done to a car. Rather, it’s all about not doing anything wrong. It’s about making things work and blend together in harmony.” And I think it’s been perfectly executed here. Would you agree?

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