And He Began To Learn The Art Of Post-Processing…

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Yes. Fueled by passion for improvement, and by gratefulness for the increasing loyal viewers and readers of CustomPinoyRides.com, I’m beginning to up the ante by equipping myself with post-processing skills for even better, badder photos. This is the new and improved me. I may not be the greatest car photographer of all time, but I assure you, I will get better and better in time, and I will continue honing my skills with the goal of bringing you some of the most spectacular automotive photos in the Pinoy car tuning industry.

Watch out for more! And of course, more of this awesome Impreza by Tomato Garage!

Below is the full picture of the edited shot…

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If I were a car, then THIS would be me…

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If I were a car, then THIS would be me. I know, this is a Mazda RX-7. But I don’t wanna be just any Mazda RX-7, I want to be THIS car. You know that test you can take on Facebook that would tell you what kind of car you’ll be? Screw that! I can tell you what car would best describe me and my personality. THIS is it.

See all the photos here…

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Wheel Crew – Official Carrier of Rota and Linea Corse

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Dressing up your ride with wheels is fun and awesome. Especially if they’re Rotas and Linea Corses. These wheels are very light but extremely sturdy. As you can see, they’re run on a lot of cars shown on CustomPinoyRides.com. From Old School to New School, JDM to Euro, or even American V8-powered beasts. See these rides featured at CustomPinoyRides –> http://custompinoyrides.com/tag/rota/.

Wheel Crew’s wheels come straight from the factory of Rota and are guaranteed to be at its best quality when given to you. These wheels come with a box and a warranty straight from Philippine Aluminum Wheels Inc.

Not only does Wheel Crew offer wheels, but tires and wheel repainting as well!

If you share the same passion as we do with cars and wheels and want to avail of these awesome Rotas and Linea Corses, then please feel free to contact Wheel Crew at 09175501193 (Steve) or 09178996499 (Malone). You can also reach out via Facebook –> http://www.facebook.com/wheelcrew. Don’t forget to hit the “Like” button! Thank you!

See some of the latest wheels and how they look on some awesome rides here…

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Omar Pine’s Neat Crew Honda Civic Orthia Conversion – Spreading Stance-ism in the Motherland!

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Omar Pine and the rest of the Neat Crew have been spotted in the recent 2010 Bumper2Bumper car show representing the Neat, Fitted, and Stanced Movement in the Philippines. Omar came in his bespoke Honda Civic Orthia conversion. Sweet Jesus, if car tuning was a religion, then Omar’s ride would be the prophet of stance-ism. Just check out his awesome ride!

See all the photos here…

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VIP Style A32 Nissan Cefiro by Careation and Dawg Audio

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I guess it’s safe to say that the A32 Cefiro was initially marketed towards the executive segment. But even though I’m not the executive type, hell I wouldn’t mind being ferried in a Cefiro if it were this good! Or better yet, rather than be ferried in it, I wouldn’t mind being seen driving it!

Check out the rest of the photos, as seen in the 2010 B2B Car Show…

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Team BRE-Chevrolet’s Cruze wins 1st Place in the Nov 21 Philippine Production Car Championship

Photos by Michael Anton
Words by Francisco “Pacho” Blanco


The recent Philippine Production Car Championship (PPCC) held last November 20-21 at the Batangas Racing Circuit will truly be unforgettable, specially to team BRE. The team captured 2 3rd place finishes on Saturday and 2 1st place finishes on Sunday with Cyrille Fontaine, BRE’s Race Car Driver on board the BRE-Cruze PhTC.

(1Corinthians 9:24 “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run but only one get the prize?”)

Recalling this verse Mr. Francisco Blanco, BRE founder, thanks God the Almighty for giving this victory to the team.

Why it’s truly unforgettable…because of a number of reasons.

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CustomPinoyRides GYMKHANA DAZE Action Shots by Don Salazar

Photos by Don Salazar

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Photographer Don Salazar captures the action from our recent GYMKHANA DAZE event. We’re proud to have been covered by a photographer like him. Just check out the shots and you’ll see what I mean!

See the rest of the photos here…

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Patrick Principe’s Isuzu Fuego LS tackles the GYMKHANA DAZE Track!

Videos by Roberto Minosa

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We’ve heard feedback that some people had second-thoughts of going to our GYMKHANA DAZE event with the thought of not having an appropriate track car to use. Well guess, what… Cars of different makes and models came in! From stock daily drivers to fully modified trailer queens, from old-school to new-school, even some cars that you frequently see in car shows!

And just to show you some proof that any car can go to the event, Roberto Minosa took some footage of Patrick Principe tackling the GYMKHANA DAZE track with his diesel, open-diff, Isuzu Fuego LS.

Check it out…

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Nissan Skyline R33 to R35 GT-R Drift Car Conversion by A-Toy Body Kits – Unveiled in the 2010 Manila Auto Salon!

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The much awaited Nissan Skyline R33 to R35 GT-R Drift Car Conversion by A-Toy Body Kits has finally been completed, and unveiled in the 2010 Manila Auto Salon last November 18. And true enough, it won the Best Body Kit, and Best Extreme Custom awards in the said show. A huge congratulations to the Atoy Customs crew!!!

If you missed the 2-part buildup of this radical conversion, you can see it right here:
R33 to R35 Part 1
R33 to R35 Part 2

Check out the rest of the photos of this awesome ride as seen in the 2010 Manila Auto Salon…

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How To Get The Perfect Cover Shot – Behind The Scenes On The CustomPinoyRides.com December Cover Photo Shoot featuring Atoy Customs and Rockstar Energy Drink

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My favorite saying in photography is “Walk Three Steps Forward, and Shoot Four Times As Much”. Well, that’s what I did to capture the perfect cover shot for CustomPinoyRides.com for the month of December 2010.

Atoy Llave and the rest of Atoy Customs, together with Rockstar Energy Drink, dropped by during our recent and totally successful CustomPinoyRides GYMKHANA DAZE held at The Kings Playground last 28-Nov-2010. And of course, it was the perfect time to do a photo session! Burning rubber like there’s no tomorrow, Atoy Llave took the Rocktar Drift Car out for a spin through our Gymkhana Track layout, and also did some fantastic burnout sessions to top it all off.

Check out the rest of the photos, and of course, how it led to the cover shot…

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