THE AUTOCRAFT DRIFT TEAM says “IT’s MEXI TIME!”

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In the Philippines, Team AutoCraft is one of the most well-known teams in the world of Drifting. With numerous wins in their bag, they’ve become a spectacle to look out for.

This year, they’ve got onlookers at them again, with the new wheel fitment style they’re showcasing on their drift cars. If the “Hellaflush” trend has been making its waves here in the Philippines, then they’re defying all odds poking at it with some “Mexiflush“.

Mexi what!? Ok let’s define what it means: Mexiflush is when the wheels are simply too wide for the wheel arches that they poke out beyond the fenders. Both the wheels and tires poke out.

Some say inspiration came from the hotrods of the old days, or from 4×4 offroaders. But what I think is that the term “Mexi” was because of those Mexican lowrider cars on hydraulic suspension. Whatever it may be, the Mexiflush fitment gives a car a whole new image. Looks like you can get tons of grip with all that big fat rubber! But then the question is, will this will actually be functional on a drift car? Or is it more for form than function? Let’s find out! Read on…

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With Great Cars Come Great Women >> ANNA MASHKOVSKAYA and the FORD FOCUS RS QUADRUPLETS

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Russian model Anna Mashkovskaya struts her stuff together with Ford Focus quadruplets kitted with Focus RS kits. We’ll be showcasing more photos of these 4 cars soon, but in the meantime, enjoy the results of our photoshoot with Anna, doing what she does best.

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Dropped Teal It’s EF-fin’ Hot! Honda Civic EF Sedan by Garage C

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Honestly, when I first saw the Honda Civic EF Sedan way back in my younger years, I thought it was an ugly car. Whilst I loved the EF Hatchback, which was my dream car back then, I used to despise the EF Sedan as much as I loved the Hatchback. But I guess there was something I missed back then – one crucial factor that makes or breaks your love for a certain “species” of cars. And that crucial factor is known as “car customization”.

It seems there’s a secret recipe to making an EF Sedan look good, and that’s dropping it to the floor. Boy did that change my perspective on EF Sedans. With my new-found respect, I’ve grown to love these EF Sedans, to the point I even wished I owned one for just one simple reason – to scrape the floor.

So when Garage C rolled in to the StreetWise Auto Show in this teal Honda Civic EF Sedan, I’ve taken notice. It looks awesome! Check out the rest of the gallery below to see what I mean…

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Dance Showdown Video: Cute Girl on Diapers vs. Honda Civic on Hydraulics

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Shot during the 2012 StreetWise Auto Show at SM Center Las Pinas, Manila, Philippines. We spotted this cute baby girl, who was still wearing diapers under that attire, mind you, doing a dance showdown against this completely modified Honda Civic EG Hatchback bouncing on its custom hydraulic suspension, while music was blaring from its badass sound system.

Oh, and yes, we did ask permission from the girl’s parents if we can post it. Check out the video below. Enjoy!

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Mitsubishi Lancer Boxtype by KarLab

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I think old-school car enthusiasts of any age will agree with me when I say that nothing says “Pinoy Classic Car” more than the Mitsubishi Lancer Boxtype. While the rest of the world have been into restoring AE86 Toyota Corollas, then Pinoys have been into restoring these Boxtype Mitsubishi Lancers. I think this was due to the fact that this particular Lancer was made available here in the Philippines, while the AE86 was not.

Nevertheless, this is something that distinguishes us Pinoys from the rest of the world, and something that brings Pinoy car enthusiasts together across the globe. This car will always and forever be the Pinoy Classic Car.

Check out the rest of the photos of this super clean Lancer Boxtype…

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CPR Spotlight: Lexus LFA – Manila, Philippines

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Valued at roughly around Php 40 Million, the Lexus LFA that you’ll find in the Lexus Manila showroom is undoubtedly the most expensive car I’ve done a photoshoot of to date. It’s an epic car indeed, literally, as this is the last car developed with the help of Toyota’s chief test driver – Hiromu Naruse, the “Godfather of the LFA”, who died while testing the Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition back in 2010.

Check out the Custom Pinoy Rides Spotlight of Lexus Manila’s LFA, as we show you the beautiful lines and curves of this awesome and incredibly sexy ride. Enjoy!

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Event Coverage: STREETWISE AUTO SHOW 2012 – Part 3

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More awesome cars in Part 3 of our 2012 STREETWISE AUTO SHOW event coverage. Check out the rest of the gallery below.

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Event Coverage: STREETWISE AUTO SHOW 2012 – Part 2

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More awesome cars for you in Part 2 of our event coverage. Check it out!

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Event Coverage: STREETWISE AUTO SHOW 2012 – Part 1

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The recently concluded StreetWise Auto Show held last May 12, 2012 at the front parking lot of SM Center Las Pinas, reminded me of car club meets where you do some hard parking, then chat with like-minded car enthusiasts. The ambiance was more like that than an it was an actual competition, which to me, was really good!

And Custom Pinoy Rides, being a media sponsor of the event, was able to do some awesome coverage with the “Car Photobooth” that we’ve set up. So Philip Aragones and I set out to work that day, and we’ve taken a photo of just about every car in this event. Rest assured that car spotlights will be coming showcasing some notable cars. In the meantime, here’s Part 1 of this event coverage. Enjoy!

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Out of the Blue: Toyota Corolla AE86 Trueno Coupe by Toycool Garage

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Just when I thought that a Hachi-Roku couldn’t look any better, I came across this stunning AE86 Trueno Coupe by Toycool Garage. Instead of the traditional panda black and white that you’d usually see on just about every other AE86 in the planet, this example was done up in blue and black, giving it an attention-grabbing aura.

I can clearly see why they left the headlights up. Check out the projector lamps!

Read on to see the rest of the gallery…

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