Hot Import Nights 2: Two-Door Sports and Muscle Car Madness

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Custom Pinoy Rides made a trip to the recently concluded Hot Import Nights 2 event held at the World Trade Center last April 20-21, 2013. As expected, the show did not disappoint. Due to the large number of photos we racked up, we’ll categorize it in separate posts, and then later on, we’ll do spotlight features on some of the noteworthy cars that caught our attention, along with the Hot Import Nights babes! It wouldn’t be Hot Import Nights without them right?

Anyways, for today, we’ll give you a glimpse of some of the cars that were featured on the show, starting with the awesome 2-door Sports and Muscle Cars that graced the event. Whether your taste be more towards JDM, KDM, Euro, or American flavor, Hot Import Nights 2 has got you covered.

Check out our story, and the rest of the gallery below. Enjoy!

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MIAS 2013: Custom and Classic Car Competition (Results and Photo Coverage) – Part 1

Photos by THE aSTIG, Errol Panganiban, and Philip Aragones

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Right, so previously, we’ve shown you guys some of the Brand New Vehicles the various Automobile Manufacturers had in store for you this 2013, which could be potential project vehicles for consumers and tuners alike. This time, we’re showing you the customized cars, as well as the restored or preserved classic cars during the event, some of which participated in the Petron MIAS Custom and Classic Car Competition.

Read on to see the rest of the gallery, as well as the results of the competition below. Enjoy!

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MIAS 2013: Brand New Vehicles for 2013 = Future Project Cars?

Photos by THE aSTIG, Philip Aragones, and Errol Panganiban

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The 2013 Manila International Auto Show is an event that really gave everyone a glimpse of what the car manufacturers had in their line-ups for this year. A total of 28 automotive brands joined the show, and nine new model debuts and launches were held. Of course, with us being Pinoys, more often than not, we can never let our cars remain stock for long. So this event really gave us a glimpse of what the platforms of our future project cars would be.

So allow us to take you around the Manufacturer’s booths at the 2013 Manila International Auto Show. Enjoy!

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Custom Pinoy Rides 2013 Manila International Auto Show Video Coverage

Custom Pinoy Rides 2013 Manila International Auto Show Video Coverage
Being the car enthusiasts that we all are, and of course with this being Custom Pinoy Rides, we’re all curious about what brand new vehicles the various automobile manufacturers are coming up with. This gives us an idea on what we want our next new car(s) to be, so we can start thinking of how we can customize them to suite our unique tastes. You wouldn’t be keeping your upcoming brand new car stock now, would you? Otherwise, I think you’re in the wrong website.

Kidding aside, with Custom Pinoy Rides being Media Partner of the Manila International Auto Show, we got a chance to take both photos and videos of this prestigious event. So without further ado, here’s our video coverage of the 2013 Manila International Auto Show, featuring Brand New Cars, Custom Cars, Car Show Models, and of course, the spectacular Russ Swift Show. Enjoy!

Click here to watch the video…

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Keith Haw’s Porsche Cayman S

Photos by THE aSTIG and Philip Aragones

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Keith Haw is THE MAN to talk to if you’re looking to get an exotic set of DPE custom forged wheels here in the Philippines. And if there’s one thing I know about Keith, it’s that he’s a guy who doesn’t take shortcuts. To him, things better be done right, otherwise, there’s no point in doing it at all. That type of philosophy translates into his passion for cars. Just take a look at his spectacular Porsche Cayman S. What Keith has done was to take Porsche’s award-winning sports car, and sourced nothing but the best aftermarket and performance parts he can put his hands on. It didn’t matter if he had to bring in parts from abroad, so long as he got what he wanted. No shortcuts, no easy way out.

Read on to see the rest of the photos as well as the full spec sheet of Keith Haw’s stunning Porsche Cayman S…

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VEILSIDE FORTUNE MAZDA RX-7 TOKYO DRIFT Movie Car Replica by JSK Custom

Photos by THE aSTIG and Philip Aragones

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The Tokyo Drift movie was known as the Fast and the Furious Installment that didn’t have a powerhouse cast. I personally thought that if it weren’t about drifting, it would have been a big risk for the production team to do this movie without any big star actors. But lo and behold, there actually was a big star in the movie – the legendary Veilside Fortune Mazda RX-7, Best of Show winner of the 2005 Tokyo Auto Salon!

So upon finding out that there will be a replica of the actual movie car in the 2012 Manila Auto Salon, I was ecstatic! Actually, I think everyone who knew about it was ecstatic. So we took a ton of photos of it for a feature here at Custom Pinoy Rides. Take note, when I mention “replica” in this article, by no means am I saying the Veilside Fortune kit seen here is a replica. I just mean to say that this project is a replica of the movie car. Just to make things clear. Now let’s move forward.

Allow us to take you a tour around this spectacular machine – the Veilside Fortune Mazda RX-7 Tokyo Drift Movie Car Replica by JSK Custom Paint and Auto Works

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Ded Bull Racing!?

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Ded Bull Racing
Ded Bull Racing at the 24 Hours of LeMons. Posted here just for fun. Happy April Fools!

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Car Photography Perspective: Round 1 of the 2013 Novice Drift Series

Photos by THE aSTIG, Errol Panganiban, and Philip Aragones

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Ok guys, I’m gonna do a little experiment here. Since a lot of our readers are actually into photography as well, I’m going to mix things up a little bit. As I am actually the founder of the Car Photography Club, I’ll be taking you through Round 1 of the 2013 Novice Drift Series from the perspective of a Car Photographer. I’ll be speaking on behalf of the Custom Pinoy Rides team as a whole, and I’ll be giving you some insights as to what went on in our heads during the course of the event, and hopefully, you’ll learn a little something about Car Photography too! Let us know in the comments section if you want to see more of this type of coverage.

Without further ado, come on and join us for a little ride as we take you through Round 1 of the 2013 Novice Drift Series. Enjoy!

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Project Car Completed: Atoy Customs Nissan A31 Cefiro to R35 GT-R Conversion

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For those who have been following the build-up of one of the most controversial cars we’ve ever featured here at Custom Pinoy Rides – the Atoy Customs Nissan A31 Cefiro to R35 GT-R Conversion, I smack myself in the head for not showing you, or dear readers, the final completed project car. But like the saying goes, better late than never.

So we’re pleased to inform you that the Atoy Customs Nissan A31 Cefiro to R35 GT-R Conversion is now a full-blown competition drift car, battling it out in the pro drifting circuits around the country by none other than the Wonderboy of drifting himself – Gio Rodriguez.

Read on to see the rest of the gallery as we showcase this awesome project car in action, as well as a video by Sprocketph featuring this very same car being driven by Gio himself in the popular television show Pilipinas Got Talent

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ROTA Wheels is now OFFICIALLY a part of JDM Car Culture

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That’s right ladies and gentlemen, ROTA Wheels is now officially a welcomed brand in the JDM scene. As you can see, ROTA is now part of The Drift Muscle series founded by none other than Japanese car gods Daijiro Inada – founder of Option Magazine as well as the Tokyo Auto Salon, and the “Drift King” himself – Keiichi Tsuchiya. With these two guys welcoming ROTA Wheels into their world, ROTA must have has gained respect within the JDM world. What can I say? Pinoy Pride baby!

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