2nd Gen Old School Toyota Corolla by Cartistics Auto Restoration Garage

2nd Gen Old School Toyota Corolla by Cartistics Auto Restoration Garage Custom Pinoy Rides Car Photography Philippines pic1Previously, we’ve featured a 1st Gen Old School Toyota Corolla done by Cartistics Auto Restoration Garage. This time, we’re featuring a 2nd Generation ‘Rolla. What’s nice about this is that it has that stripped race car ambiance to it. The rollcage, visible in this photo, gives you a hint.

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With Great Cars Come Great Women >> Premier Vixen Linda Jean Stevens and the Subaru Impreza STi Sedan

Premier Vixen Linda Jean Stevens and the Subaru Impreza STi Sedan Custom Pinoy Rides Car Photography
What do you get when you put together a hot car with a hot babe on a hot day? This is what you get – Premier Vixen Linda Jean Stevens and the Subaru Impreza STi Sedan. Like our saying goes… With Great Cars Come Great Women.

Here’s a bonus solo shot of the STi…

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Mean Green Nissan 350Z by Atoy Customs

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Like a boss! Check out this mean green Nissan 350Z by Atoy Customs and tell me if you don’t find this to be a head-turner. Featuring a Nismo body kit, carbon fiber hood, and a totally awesome rear wing reminiscent of those Porsche banana-type spoilers, and topped off in green paint, this is a car that screams “look at me now!”. Completing the package with 19-inch staggered-offset Rota Wheels, this car is definitely a winner in our books.

Check out the view from the rear…

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CPR Project Car >> Nissan Cefiro A32 “PROJECT MAJESTY”

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Ok sorry guys as I haven’t been posting a lot lately on the blog and am only able to put up stuff on our Facebook Page lately. It’s because I’ve been busy with a recent acquisition which I’ve now decided to feature as the first ever CPR Project Car – a Nissan Cefiro A32 a.k.a. “PROJECT MAJESTY”.

maj·es·ty Noun:
1. Impressive stateliness, dignity, or beauty: “the majesty of the Rockies”.
2. Royal power: “the majesty of the royal household”.

We’re calling it “Project Majesty” because the direction this project is going to take will most likely be towards VIP-styling, which seems most appropriate for the A32 Cefiro.

Why a Cefiro you might ask? Here are my reasons…

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Top 10 Most Expensive Cars to Insure

Guest post as written by Matt from 4AutoInsuranceQuote.com, get auto insurance from 4autoinsurancequote.com

No-one likes paying their auto insurance, but that doesn’t stop us complaining about our
insurance premium at every chance we get.

As of 2012, Arizona is the least expensive state to get insurance in with the annual premium
being just $800 on average, whereas New York is the most expensive state with the average
premium being $2,500.

But forget about rates by states for a second, we’re going to look at the most expensive cars
to insure, by judging the average insurance rate across the whole of the US for 2012.

10. BMW 750Li Hybrid – $2,641 per year

Even though the BMW 750Li is a hybrid car, the fact that it has a V8 engine and costs over
$100,000 to buy leaves no mystery as to why it’s so expensive to insure.


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Manny Pacquiao’s Dodge Ram El Capitan modified by Atoy Customs

Manny’s photo with Freddy Roach by Frederick Manligas Nacino


We’ve all heard stories about the variety of high-end cars that Manny Pacquiao owns. But of course, there are some people of celebrity status such as Mr. Pacquiao himself, that own vehicles that are meant to get you from point A to B swathed in luxury, while still looking inconspicuous and less flashy from the outside. Such is the case with Manny Pacquiao’s Dodge Ram El Capitan van modified by Atoy Customs.

While on the outside, it looks just like a stock Dodge Ram El Capitan, it’s the inside that makes this ride worthy of Pac-Man “knocking himself out” in. Extensive interior modifications include the seats being finished in “boxing glove red” leather, laminated wooden flooring, a custom mobile entertainment audio-video system, and many more Atoy Customs touches that’s good enough to turn the El Capitan into an El Presidente!

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The ‘Raging Bull’ has landed…officially!

Lamborghini Manila inauguration

Many of us grew up with images of different Lamborghini models hanging on our wall. They defined what supercars were for different generations of automotive enthusiasts. In the past few years, we have been fortunate to see examples of the brand on local roads and car shows. And just recently, Automobili Lamborghini officially has set foot on the shores of the Philippines with the opening of Lamborghini Manila. Here is a glimpse of the newest Asian home of the ‘Raging Bull’.

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EURO PLATES, the Colors and Symbols – WHAT THEY REALLY MEAN

Photo Credit: TLRandz’s 1994 Toyota Corona “Carrie” on CarDomain
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EURO PLATES are a probably one of the most widely used car accessories around (at least here in the Philippines). Some die-hard car enthusiasts who want to deviate from the more common JDM theme go through thick and thin to get the right “Euro Look” on their Euro-Inspired rides, while others install it just to make their cars look “different”. Maybe to set their car apart from the other same model, same color cars in the parking lot, or to fill the space of the large plate number mounting point in their cars, whatever the reason, you’ll see European Plates on almost every other car you see on the road today, with the local plate bolted right over it.

But the question that boggles my mind is that with the variety of Colors and Symbols found on Euro Plates, DO PEOPLE KNOW WHAT THE COLORS AND SYMBOLS ACTUALLY STAND FOR? Or are they installed just for the heck of it?

This holds true especially for vehicles who take part in car shows and try to win the much coveted “Best Euro-Inspired” award. Some car show judges (like me) are very particular about this. That’s why I’m writing about this.

I’d like to share what I know about Euro Plates for the benefit of everyone. If you do some research there’s a lot of information about this on the internet. Here’s a good article about this on Wikipedia, which I’ve used as a reference for this post. But that article contains a boat load of information which you might not need, so I’ve put it in bite-sized chunks, relevant to our use here locally. Please note that I’ll be concentrating on German Euro Plates, as that’s the most widely-used Euro Plate around.

Also, since 99% of people who install these plates bolt the local plate over it, only the left and right ends of the German Euro Plate is visible. So even if there’s more to discuss about the characters in the middle of the plate, I’ll just be focusing on the areas of the on the left and right sides of the plate – those which are visible after you bolt the local plate over it.

Here goes…

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Random Snaps >> Spotted! One of only 200 Roush Performance 428R Ford Mustangs

Roush Performance 428R Ford Mustang Hot Import Nights Custom Pinoy Rides
Well I’ll be dam*ed. If isn’t the Roush 428R Ford Mustang. With only 200 of these ever built, I’m starstruck to find one here on Philippine soil.

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With Great Cars Come Great Women >> PREMIER VIXEN CATHY FREY for CustomPinoyRides.com

Premier Vixen Cathy Frey for Custom Pinoy Rides pic1
BAM!!! Super Hot Premier Vixen Cathy Frey reppin’ Custom Pinoy Rides! You should too! Follow us on Facebook NOW!

Enjoy the rest of the steaming images from our sizzling photoshoot below.

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