Would You Believe That This Was Originally a Honda Civic EG Hatchback?

King Spyder Honda Civic EG Hatchback Custom Pinoy Rides Car Photography Manila Philippines pic1
Yes, that’s right. This car was originally a Civic EG Hatchback. Having undergone an extreme makeover, it has just about lost it’s Honda exterior physique, and reshaped into something that looks to have been Lamborghini Gallaro-ish inspired. It’s now called the “King Spyder.”

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The New XE30 Lexus IS is THE BOMB!

Photos by Philip Aragones

The New XE30 Lexus IS is THE BOMB Custom Pinoy Rides Car Photography Manila Philippines Philip Aragones pic1
The New Lexus IS is THE BOMB! It’s just oozing with so much XXX appeal – with emphasis on the spindle grille and everything that flows from there to the rest of the body lines.

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Pinoys Abroad: EVO 6 x S15 Silvia in Australia!

Pinoys Abroad EVO 6 x S15 Silvia in Australia
We always love hearing from our readers, not just in the Philippines, but also abroad. And what’s even more awesome is seeing their beloved project cars come to fruition.

Today, we’re featuring 2 super cool storm trooper-themed JDM rides owned by Davey Bartolome and his cousin Daimler, both Filipinos from Sydney, Australia. Here’s what they had to say:

Good day sirs. My cousin and I are frequent readers of your page, and just wanted to share our rides with you. Filipinos from Sydney going strong! My EVO 6 and cousin Daimler’s Silvia. – Davey Bartolome

Well Davey, we’re always proud to showcase awesome rides like yours. Thanks for sending your photo. Cheers and more hp mate!

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Neon Ninja – Monster Samurai!

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It’s amazing, the things you can do to a Suzuki Samurai. With the proper modifications, you can turn a simple boxy little off-roader that barely anyone in the local urban society wants, into a mountain conquering monster, feared road-raged drivers. It’s like night and day, like turning a Kia Pride into a Ford Mustang! I know it’s not of the same gravity, but you get what I’m trying to say right? Which is one of the things that make the nifty little Suzuki Samurai so great, and why this deserves to be featured here at Custom Pinoy Rides.

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All-New BM Mazda 3 – Another Game Changer?

Photos by Philip Aragones

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The all-new 3rd Generation Mazda 3 (BM) is looking really nice, I should say. Do you remember when the 1st Generation (BK) was released? I thought it was a game changer in terms of design, looking futuristic compared to the rest of the market in its class, that is until its platform sibling – the Ford Focus, came out, and then followed by the Honda Civic FD, which then became the new game changer.

But now, with the launch of the 3rd Generation Mazda 3, I think it’s a new game changer for its class. The design details that look as if you’d only find them on premium mid-size and up sedans are found here, and it pretty much seems that you’ll be getting more than what you bargained for. Let’s just see how engine power compares to others in its class. What do you think?

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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

Photo credits to their respective owners

Photo via Tal@ACGautomotive
Custom Pinoy Rides Gear for Gearheads Casio G-Shocks Nissan GT-R
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

A Pair with a Passion for Orange Honda Civic EK SiR Custom Pinoy Rides Car Photography Modification Manila Philippines pic1
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???

Mansory Mercedes-Benz SLK Renovatio Rex Accelero Widebody Custom Pinoy Rides Car Photography Manila Philippines pic1
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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