Coming Soon this Summer of 2010: The 1st Annual CustomPinoyRides Car Show!

1st Annual CustomPinoyRides Car Show Teaser
CustomPinoyRides.com Presents:

The 1st Annual CustomPinoyRides Car Show.

This is scheduled for the Summer of 2010.

Full details of the event will be out soon.

For entries and enquiries, contact 0922 2575888 or email custompinoyrides@gmail.com. Or you can simply ask away on the comments section below.

Update: This event will be postponed to a later date. Will keep you all posted.

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The Most Exciting Way To Drive A BMW M5

Ian King BMW M5 Burnout
Though the BMW 5-Series is one of those posh rides where you can have a chauffeur drive you around town with, the BMW M5 is not! It would be a shame to have an M5 and not drive it yourself. All that unadaultered horsepower and pure driving bliss would be put to waste.

The M5 is a posh ride that can hold its own right with just about any brand of supercar on the track, plus it can pull triple duty after track day when it comes time to pick the kids up from school, and then it would still take you to that fine dining, valet parking, restaurant at night.

But the best way to get the most out of driving a BMW M5 is not on the city, but on the track. And the most exiting way to drive it? Sideways!

Let Ian King show you the most exciting way to drive a BMW M5 through this video of him driving his very own M5. Kudos to Struan Wallace for the footage.

Plus here’s a sneak peek on the specs of The King’s M5.

Struan Wallace is a Director / Cinematographer / Editor for hire.
+61422629655 (AUS) ; +639209207000 (Philippines)
struey@gmail.com

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Mitsubishi L200 by 4KAS Audio, 110 Carbase, Interior Inside, and Stikeran

Mitsubishi L200 Exterior by 4KAS Audio, 110 Carbase, Interior Inside, and Stikeran
Looking at it from afar, and you’ll never think that this ride is in fact an awesome show vehicle. That is, until you come a little closer. With a glint of sunlight, you’ll notice the custom paintjob, looking as if it were earthend where Patapon soldiers dwell in harmony. Children who play the famous PSP game would certainly drag their parents in for a closer inspection. And then you start to notice the glints of neon pink lights and blinking headlights that were as if the car was winking at you, urging you to come closer.

Mitsubishi L200 Engine by 4KAS Audio, 110 Carbase, Interior Inside, and Stikeran
The engine is neatly detailed, with certain parts highlighted with the same paint as the exterior, and the pink neon glow gives away the fact that this is not a your average workhorse pickup.

Mitsubishi L200 Dashboard by 4KAS Audio, 110 Carbase, Interior Inside, and Stikeran
As you approach the ride for a better look of the inside, the interior immediately captivates you. Louis Vuitton on white is a view that will, at any given day, enamour the ladies, and fill a man’s ego. Add a touch of neon pink lighting, and a Barney stuff toy between the seats, and you have yourself a ride that’s impossible not to love.

Then when you finally start to relax from the visual fixation, you start to notice the other details, such as the custom speaker enclosures on the doors and kickpanels, plus the video monitors on each visor (not seen on picture). Turning the stereo on, cranking the volume up, the music sounds crisp and clean. But wait, the bass indeed packs a punch! You start to wonder where all that audio power is coming from.

Mitsubishi L200 Rear Interior by 4KAS Audio, 110 Carbase, Interior Inside, and Stikeran
A peek into the back seat reveals the source of all that audible power. Amplifiers custom-mounted on the floor with matching neon pink lighting and Louis Vuitton leather consistent with the front just enthralls you. The pinkish glow emanating into the white seats gives nice visual treat, especially at night.

Mitsubishi L200 Subs by 4KAS Audio, 110 Carbase, Interior Inside, and Stikeran
Now here’s the source of all that chest pumping bass. A custom subwoofer is mounted neatly where the rear seatback used to be, blended with the same Louis Vuitton leather as with the rest of the interior.

I’ll be honest with you, I’ve never seen a Mitsubishi L200 as neat as this. Who would’ve known that you could turn a workhorse pickup into a posh ride?

Specifications:

1993 Mitsubishi L200
Owner: Niño Ignacio
Sounds by: 4KAS Audio
Paint by: 110 Carbase
Decals by: Stikeran
Interior by: Interior Inside
Detailed : Niño and friends. Hehehehe.

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AC Schnitzer Tunes The New BMW X1

“Joy Is The New BMW X1″ – That’s what the folks at BMW say about their latest creation. But really, what is the BMW X1? By the looks of it, it’s not like any vehicle we’ve ever seen out there.

They say it’s an SUV, but I know what an SUV looks like, and it isn’t like this. It carries the 1-Series badge, but it sure ain’t a beefed-up 1-Series, as it rides on a 3-Series platform, made into a wagon, with higher ground clearance. It sure ain’t no offroader, but it sits high enough to suck up the bumps and potholes in the urban jungles of the Philippines.

It seems BMW has created a whole new type of vehicle with the X1. With a cargo capacity of up to 1,350 liters of storage space, it’s the ultimate grocery getter and lipat-bahay machine. With a semi command sitting position, performance control, the handling of a 3-Series Tourer, acceleration that will definitely beat any SUV and most cars at any given day, and suspension that seems to be meant to tackle the unruly roads of the Philippines, and fuel economy of 15km/L (combined) that won’t burn a hole in your pocket, you have yourself a Swiss Army knife for the Philippines.

But going back to the looks, since it really is DIFFERENT, what if you can turn “Joy” into “Ecstatically Euphoric Bliss”?

Enter BMW tuner AC Schnitzer.

Just take a look at these pictures, and try to tell me you wouldn’t dare to be DIFFERENT in the BMW X1 with AC Schnitzer wheels.

BMW X1 on AC Schnitzer Type VI Wheels
AC Schnitzer Type VI Wheels

BMW X1 on AC Schnitzer Type IV BiColor Wheels
AC Schnitzer Type IV BiColor Wheels

BMW X1 on AC Schnitzer Type IV Silver Wheels
AC Schnitzer Type IV Silver Wheels

AC Schnitzer has been kind enough to provide a list of available wheel sizes for these three models.
AC Schnitzer BMW X1 Wheel Size Chart

So tell me, if you had the chance to get one, which would you choose?

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Anthony Go’s Honda Civic Dragster by JCT-Blanche Racing

Anthony Go Honda Civic by Blanche Racing
This is what happens when you put together a bunch of gearheads, greasemonkeys, and car buffs, and have them work on a single project. When you have a combination of drag racing experience, mechanical expertise, automotive wisdom, and lots of Honda wizardry, the product is Anthony Go’s National Drag Racing Championship Pro Class winning Honda Civic.

Anthony Go Honda Civic by Blanche Racing Front View
Honda enthusiasts know that the formula for making a Honda go faster is by combining low weight with high horsepower. So to reduce weight, ERE Racing, Ednell Heshan, and Jonathan Young of Jonathan Racing built the car on a half-tube chassis custom-made specifically for drag racing.

For gobs of monstrous power, Jon Sarmiento of Blanche Racing went to work and brought Frankenstein to life to propel this lightweight car down the quarter mile. The monster engine is actually a Honda B20B Frankenstein engine. Frankenstein because it was built by putting together all the best parts from different Honda engines, such as the torquey but non-VTEC B20B block, and topped it with the magical horsepower-generating VTEC B18C5 to create this monster.

Anthony Go Honda Civic by Blanche Racing Race
The secret to all that winning power is that this naturally-aspirated engine runs on pure methanol fuel – the sort of alchohol fuel that propels the likes of top fuel dragsters and other high-performance race car engines. With a car that weighs only 810 kilograms and equipped with and engine wielding 246 horsepower and 196 lb-ft of torque, and a driver that knows all the ins and outs of drag racing, you have a combination that’s as potent as King Arthur wielding Excalibur. Would you know of any other that’s as hard to beat as this?

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The Most Awesome Drifting Footage at Clark International Speedway Philippines

Ever seen the show Time Warped at the Discovery Channel, where they film even the most senseless things for the sake of watching what it looks like in slow motion? Well you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. This is the most awesome drifting footage ever taken at Clark International Speedway.

Drifting at Clark International Speedway Philippines

The stars of the show are a BMW M5, and a Nissan R33 Skyline.

But also seen on the video are various exotics such as Porsches, a Corvette, a Nissan GT-R Skyline, a Nissan Silvia, a Lamborghini, and Audi R8 among many others. You’ll see some super moto bikes and sport bikes making their way around the track.

This is the most awesome drifting video footage ever captured at Clark International Speedway. I assure you that this is worth the 5 minutes of your time. Enjoy!

Shot and edited by Struan Wallace. Featured is Ian King’s BMW M5.

Struan Wallace is a Director / Cinematographer / Editor for hire.
+61422629655 (AUS) ; +639209207000 (Philippines)
struey@gmail.com

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Drag Spoon Honda Civic EF Hatch by GotSpeed, Street Kustom, and Alfan Muffler Haus

Honda enthusiasts know that the formula to make a Honda go quicker is light weight, plus high horsepower. When it comes to light weight, nothing comes close to the Honda Civic EF Hatchback. When it comes to high horsepower in a small naturally-aspirated package, it’s hard to match the 100 horsepower per liter capability of the venerable Honda B16A. And by making these two work together, you have yourself an instant rocket-on-wheels.

Such is the case with this particular Honda Civic EF hatch.
Drag Spoon Honda Civic EF Hatch by Speed2Autoworks
Just look at this beauty. Modified to work as a purpose-built drag car, just by looking at it, you already know that it’s capable of travelling at neck-snapping speeds.

Just look at that engine! This is no ordinary show car. It’s definitely got the speed to match the looks.
Drag Spoon Honda Civic EF Hatch by Speed2Autoworks Engine

That sweet interior still has all the creature comforts fitted. But come race time, everything that’s not necessary is to be removed to reduce weight.
Drag Spoon Honda Civic EF Hatch by Speed2Autoworks Interior
Ease yourself into the snug-fitting Bride racing seat, and make sure you strap yourself in with the Takata racing harness. Shift into first gear, and mash the throttle to the floor. The magical concoction under the hood screams out loud with the voices of hundreds of mad horses going like crazy. Suddenly… the world disappears in a blur.

Specifications:

Owner: Ice Tizon
1991 Honda Civic EF Hatchback
Spoon Yellow/Blue Paint by Street Kustom
All the way spoon, Rare Advan Wheels, Advan Neova Slick Tires, B16A Engine, EF Valve Cover
Headworks by GotSpeed, Hi-Tension Wires, Spoon Distributor Cap, Manifold, Street/Drag Throttle Body, Crower valve springs and retainers, camshaft, Toda power camshaft gears, Toda timing belt, block, Arias pistons oversized to 2.0 with Eagle block guard, Spoon headers, 4-1 Stainless and pipings by Alfan Muffler Haus, Lightened Flywheel, 6 puck racing clutch, double D pressure plate, FCC, Spoon LSD, Close gear ratio, Tuning by GotSpeed
Skunk2 Coilovers, Spoon Side Mirrors, Spoon wing, Bride bucket seats, Takata 5-point seatbelts, Spoon Shift Knob, EF9 gauges, Cusco Strut Bars front and rear, Cusco rollcage by Alfan Muffler Haus
Decals by Gound Style Grafix
Detailed by Checkered Flag

Awards: Champion Best 2 Door, Best in JDM, Best Race Car, Best in Graphics, Best Engine Roar.

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Mitsubishi Pajero by Pitstop Customz and Bombilyaz

How can you make something as hot as this:
Mitsubishi Pajero by Pitstop Customz and Bombilyaz

From something as ordinary as this?
2nd Gen Mitsubishi Pajero

Take it to Pitstop Customz and Bombilyaz!

Pitstop Customz took a standard run-of-the-mill 2nd Generation Mitsubishi Pajero and began work on the front doors. Try having your driver roll down the Greenbelt driveway to pick you up and open the door in a normal Pajero – nobody will take notice. But if your doors open upwards – ala Lamborghini, everyone will take notice!

As you enter this stunning ride, you’re immediately greeted by the sight and scent of plush luxurious Burberry-print leather; the kind of interior fit for an Arab Sheik. As you get inside and take your place on the front seat, it’s not that hard to imagine yourself cruising down the Middle-East desert this Dakkar Rally-bred Pajero riding on wide all-terrain Bridgestone tires, on your way to pick up your Brazilian model dates (yes dates) for the evening.
Mitsubishi Pajero by Pitstop Customz and Bombilyaz Dash and Interior

Looking for entertainment along the way, you crank the music up to find yourself bouncing to the beat – the pounding bass punching through the air. With the unmistakeable “feel” the music, it’s clear that this ain’t no ordinary sound system. Looking out back, you’re greeted by no less than 4 massive subwoofers, with enough power to cause momentary deafness (not that you’d want that to happen), or host a beach party!
Mitsubishi Pajero by Pitstop Customz and Bombilyaz

As you stop to pick up your companions for the night, you’d be delighted to see the surprise in their faces as you open the rear doors – suicide style, ala Rolls-Royce Phantom. And they’d be more than happy to join you for that ride, as the ambiance is set by the same Burberry leather that adorns the rest of the vehicle.
Mitsubishi Pajero by Pitstop Customz and Bombilyaz Rear Door
Ever wonder what that door-mounted monitor is for? Well, aside from giving onlookers a visual treat while parked with the doors open, partying to the music along the beach, this may also serve another purpose with the doors closed… perhaps to give your Brazilian dates some visually-entertaining motivation while chillin’ around in various positions? LOL!

You reach your final destination – to watch the sunset at the beach, with Brazilian models by your sides, a campfire to keep you warm, a bottle of champagne, and your Pajero, with the rear door open, giving you audio-visual entertainment, as you party through the night.
Mitsubishi Pajero by Pitstop Customz and Bombilyaz Rear

Specifications:

2nd Gen Mitsubishi Pajero
Burberry Interiors, Vertical Doors, and Suicide Doors by Pitstop Customz
Sounds Setup by Bombilyaz

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Honda Civic EG6 vs Mazda RX8 Touge Run

Honda Civic EG6 vs Mazda RX8 Touge Run
If you race a modified Honda EG6 against an equally modified Mazda RX8 on a mountain pass or “Touge”, most people would say the RX8 would come out as the winner.

But this particular Civic has an ace up its sleeve – it will be piloted by superstar driver Keiichi Tsuichiya! So who do you think will win? I assure you this is a video you will never regret watching. Enjoy!

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Porsche GT3 Philippines 320kph Skyway Run

Porsche GT3 Philippines 320kph Skyway Run
The legendary Porsche GT3, whose racing brethren have won several major 24-hour races, and dominated their class in the Le Mans, one of the most gueling races you could ever subject a vehicle to, beckons to you and invites you in for a ride. Where else can you test the top speed of such a high-performance car? The Metro Manila Skyway is the answer. With a 65 peso entrance fee, you’re in for an exciting and enjoyable ride.

However, if you’re uncomfortable with neck-snapping acceleration, and travelling at speeds that will cover 4 football fields in 5 seconds, then leave now, before the exits are sealed.

Our mission is about to begin. So please, fasten your seatbelt, and prepare yourself. We’re going for a virtual ride.

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