Stance Pilipinas Slowdown Saturdays 07-06-2013 Event Coverage – Part 1

Photos by Philip Aragones

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As car enthusiasts, we completely enjoy going to meets that have been put together by our friends at Stance Pilipinas. Why? Because of the camaraderie. There’s something about the ambiance in those meets that makes it feel like a brotherhood… A brotherhood with a passion for making cars look good.

See, in Stance Pilipinas meets, it doesn’t really matter what car you drive. What matters is whether or not you’re pushing it to the limits in terms of making your car/s look good. And when I say “look good”, I mean low, wide, stretched, tucked, poked, cambered or what have you, that it turns your once stock car into an absolute head-turner, in an aggressive and menacing sort of way.

You’ll see what I mean as you check out the collection of cars owned by the people in the “brotherhood”. These range from old school to new, from econo-boxes, to family and sports sedans, to sports cars. Like I said, it’s all about making your car look good. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show…

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A SPEEDHUNTERS Guy who Rolls on ROTA WHEELS

Photos via Kenwood Electronics and shot by Scene Media for Performance VW Magazine

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This is a 2012 Volkswagen TDi Beetle. Not just any other Beetle, because this car is Kenwood Electroncs’ 2013 Demo Vehicle. Not only is it running a plethora of Kenwood Car Audio goodies on the inside; on the outside, it’s running a set of ROTA 19×9.5 ET20 (front) and 19×10.5 ET20 (rear) Grid Drifts.

But that’s not all. This Beetle is stanced to perfection thanks to a full Airlift Performance suspension setup and a full Independent Rear Suspension conversion allowing the wheels to camber in and tuck the tires into the fenders once lowered.

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1971 Toyota Celica TA22 by Sushi Machine

Photos by Philip Aragones

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Okay boys and girls, it’s Thursday once again, so in a “throwback” sort of sense, we’re bringing you something old school from back in the day, which was of course restored by Sushi Machine Garage as a nostalgic JDM racing machine – a 1971 Toyota Celica TA22, featured in the 2013 Trans Sport Show.

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J’S Racing Honda S2000 by DZ Racing

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The boys at DZ Racing have done it again with another Honda S2000, this time tricked-out with goodies from one of Japan’s greatest body kit makers – J’S Racing. The car you see here, as featured in the 2012 Manila Auto Salon, has just about everything you can find from the J’S Racing catalog – the full Type-S aero package.

What’s special about this particular body kit is that this had been developed by J’S Racing with one objective in mind – to win races. They have become so successful with this kit that in 2004, an astounding 80% of the field of Honda S2000’s in Japan’s Super Taikyu Series was wearing this kit. This was definitely a kit that had the “go” to match the “show”.

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Hot Sexy Car Show Babes Dancing in the Manila Auto Salon

Hot Sexy Car Show Babes Dancing in the Manila Auto Salon Custom Pinoy Rides
Remember those “Hot and Sexy Girls Dancing along with the Cars” scenes that you’ll find in just about all of the Fast and Furious movies? Well this is about as close as it gets to a re-enactment, as they dance all over this customized Nissan 350Z. Or maybe… just maybe… this can even be hotter? What do you think?

Oh, and it might help if you’re ready with that tissue box; coz as Twinkie told Shawn in Tokyo Drift – “That’s for when you blow your wad.” Watch the video below now!

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Bomex Widebody Bumblebee Camaro by Autobot Autoworks

Photos by Philip Aragones and THE aSTIG

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Known as the very first Bomex Camaro in Asia, and the fifth in the world, according to Bomex USA, it doesn’t get any better than this when you pair a world-class body kit maker with a muscle car that has known the world over…

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Raul Giles’ Pink 1971 Mini Cooper by Team Auto Vista

Photos by Philip Aragones

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With today being a Thursday, we thought it would be a good idea to continue with the “Throwback Thursdays” trend that we started last week, where every Thursdays, we feature some old school and classic metal that still look awesome until today.

So our feature car is something we’re spotlighting from the recent Hot Import Nights 2 event – a controversially pink 1971 Mini Cooper owned by a chap named Raul Giles of Team Auto Vista. I said “chap” because I’m feel like I’ve been bitten by a British bug today with our feature car being a Mini Cooper, and I said “controversial” because though the car is colored pink, it is owned by a guy! Besides, I’ve read somewhere that pink is actually a masculine color, while blue is more feminine.

Right, so moving along, as is the case with many other guys in the custom car world, what started as a simple hobby for Raul, with the number of customizations he has done to his Mini, he ended up with a car so stunning it was worthy of becoming a show car!

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Jun Escaner’s Hyundai Genesis Amuse Vestito Rocket Bunny (?) by Atoy Customs

Photos by Philip Aragones

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If there’s something that never ceases to amaze me in the custom car world, it’s the fact that people go through extremes just to set their cars apart from the rest. See, people buy cars based on many factors such as looks, purpose, reliability, speed, power, or what have you; so more often than not, the cars we end up buying are ones which other people own as well. Because if they’re that good, other people buy them too!

So when it comes to customizing the cars we purchase, we do things to it based on our own personal tastes. Our cars are as unique as we are as individuals. So in order for our cars to stand out amongst the other people who have the same, we customize and modify them. Such is the case with Jun Escaner, and his 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T.

Read on to find out how this project car came to be what it is today…

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Moses Bobby Gauna’s BMW E46 on Air Suspension

Photos by Errol Panganiban

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Once again putting the spotlight on some of the cars that for us, stood out the most in the various car shows and events that we frequent. And today, we’re featuring this head-turning stretched, slammed, and stanced BMW E46 on air suspension that we spotted during the 2013 MIAS.

See, here in the Philippines, it’s not every day that you see a car rolling on air suspension; the driver wielding the power to slam it to the ground at will, and to raise it up to a desired ride height for driving, or more so for clearing obstacles. So if you see one in a parking lot as slammed as this, you just can’t help it. This car will stop you on your tracks, and make you go back and take a closer look. The gleaming yellow paint makes it stand out even more!

Read on to find out more about this gorgeous BMW E46 on Air Suspension…

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The 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 – The Ultimate Classic Porsche?

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With the Porsche Club of the Philippines celebrating the Porsche 911’s 50th Anniversary during the 2013 Trans Sport Show, we drooled like crazy at the number of Porsches that graced the event. So much that it was very difficult to pick a car to spotlight here at Custom Pinoy Rides. So I took a look at all the Classic 911’s at the event, and basically closed my eyes and thought of which car left a lasting impression on me. Well, needless to say, it was this car – the 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0.

I also thought that today would be a perfect time to feature this car, as with “Throwback Thursdays” becoming a viral thing on the interwebs, I thought it would be best to post this car today. More like an “Old-School Thursdays”, if you would.

And why do I ask if this is the Ultimate Classic Porsche? Well, with this car being produced from 1974-1975 in extremely small numbers – somewhere around just 50-60 units, and built by the German manufacturer’s competition department specifically as a Race Car, Porsche gurus have claimed that the Carrera RSR is one of the most sought after of all Porsche 911 variants. Moreover, it seems like Nakai-San of Rauh-Welt Begriff has, in one form or another, drawn inspiration from the RSR’s flared wheel arches and ultra-wide stance, and integrated those features into his prized Stella Artois 911.

So, seeing a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 in the Philippines is like finding a needle in a haystack. So read on, as you might never see one of these cars ever again…

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