Author Archives: THE aSTIG

Honda NSX Concept – Would you want one?

Photos by Philip Aragones 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 … Continue reading

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Gear for Gearheads: Casio G-Shocks

Photo credits to their respective owners Photo via Tal@ACGautomotive 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. … Continue reading

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A Pair with a Passion for Orange

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

Photos by Philip Aragones and THE aSTIG 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 … Continue reading

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Head-On with a Higher Hilux

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 … Continue reading

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Scooters: Making a Ruckus out of a Sym Jet?

Photos via Jose Oliver Llarena 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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

Photos via Philip Aragones and THE aSTIG 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 … Continue reading

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