“Rota” and “Illest” Don’t Match No More…
Read on to find out why…
If you check out JDM Ego, one of Fatlace’s channels, they are really into the “I Hate Your Fake Wheels” thing. And they say it goes out to all those who are rolling on Rotas.
They also have a saying that goes “Friends Don’t Let Friends Roll On Rotas”.
No pun intended to the owner and driver of this sweet Nissan S15 drift car, as those stickers may have been there for quite some time already, before this issue happened. Anyways, before, you’re cool if you have an “Illest” sticker, and you roll on Rotas.
Mark Arcenal, founder of Fatlace and Hellaflush, happens to be Pinoy. A lot of us in the Philippines have been fans of Hellaflush, and a lot witnessed how Hellaflush went mainstream because of posts showcasing Rota wheels.
But now, they have this huge dislike about Rotas, and seem to have removed all traces of posts showcasing these wheels on Hellaflush.
Well, whatever. Rotas are Rotas. If you can’t get past that, and can’t look back at where you came from, then that’s not our problem. Each to their own.
As for us, well, WE REP ROTAS HERE AT CUSTOMPINOYRIDES! <-- You can click on the link to see what our AUTO GUROs have on their rides.
Edit: Looks like I’ve been heard by the Fatlace crew, as they responded to this post on their blog. Don’t worry guys, we’re happy with the compromise. Thanks for hearing us out. Check out what they had to say… –> http://fatlace.com/slammedsociety/reps-or-real/
And I quote:
After much debate, we’ve come up with a solution where we hope everyone will be happy with. Featured Cars (these are the cars we contact to do a particular photoshoot) – Must be rocking the real deal while with Readers rides, Reps (meaning replica wheels – THE aSTIG) will be ok as long as cars fit the mold.