Go ahead and roam
As an ex-rally driver and navigator, Egai Ortiz Luis is no stranger to cars. The owner of Shelby Auto Station, a restoration shop in Meycauayan, Bulacan, he is an experienced custodian of skillfully revived vehicles. This is his latest pride and
A Shakotan sled
Arvin Nogueras, aka Caliph8, is an accomplished visual and sound artist who just happens to like old-school Japanese cars. His 1979 Toyota Cressida follows the principles and styling guidelines of shakotan, which means "vehicle with body lowered" and represents one of
A few hidden gems that titos will love
The first day of the Manila International Auto Show is always filled with excitement and anticipation. This yearly event draws a massive crowd, and we are fortunate to be part of it. But what has become a habit is heading to the
Guaranteed mood-booster
If a machine could be the manifestation of a good mood, this car would be it. You cannot look at it without smiling. It has the appeal of a puppy! This is a Nissan Figaro, built in 1991, based on the Micra,
A restoration in progress
I first came across this Benz on a Facebook page dedicated to local vintage cars. It immediately caught my attention because it is a 1964 Mercedes-Benz 200S 'Fintail,' and I have my own Fintail project that I'm currently working on
It has been a while, we know
It has been more than two years since I last made a blog post about my 1967 W110-body Mercedes-Benz 200D. Damn, that's a very long time.The original plan was to document the car's revival, very much like
This Toyota Starlet is utterly stunning
The Toyota Starlet is not just an iconic car. It has reached legendary status in most Japa­nese old-school circles. Known then as a budget ride that had almost limitless setup capabilities, it was a car loved by both casual drivers
It took him two decades
The Volkswagen Type 2, more popularly known as the Kombi--short for the German word Kombinationkraftwagen--is an iconic van loved the world over. Its status is very much like the Beetle's. This van provided quality transport at a very low
Restored to its former glory
Imagining this 1979 two-door Mitsubishi Lancer in a junked state and covered in rust holes is virtually impossible in its current condition. The paint is shiny, the interiors are clean and maintained, and the engine rumbles with sureness. But according to
Ridden by Cory and Noynoy, too
Once upon a time, this car ferried Ninoy Aquino and his family while they were living in exile in Boston. Only a few cars in history have humble origins yet also have historical significance. One such car is this USDM 1980 Volkswagen
Yep, this car is in this state today
George Apacible is a true car guy and a well-known figure in the local racing community. He also has one hell of a car collection, including this 1972 Mark I Ford Escort.A brief primer on the model: It is acknowledged
Reliable, fun and daily-driven
We have a soft spot for cars from the '70s. Not too long ago, they were a dime a dozen, and even well into the '80s and the '90s, models like the first-gen Mitsubishi Lancer were commonplace on our roads. With
The place to visit if you're restoring one
A global cultural icon--that's what the Volkswagen Beetle has become. Over 21 million units had been manufac­tured in a span of nearly 60 years, before production ceased over a decade ago in 2003. The Beetle ranks among the most
The iconic car has grown so much
A handful of iconic cars are celebrating milestones this year. The Volkswagen Golf GTI, for instance, marks its 40th anniversary, while the Toyota Corolla turns 50 years old in Japan. And then there is the Ford Mustang, which also reached 50 golden
No? Ask your father about it
The original Mercedes-Benz SL was a tough act to follow. Based on a pure race car, the 300SL of 1954 had an unmistakable sporting pedi­gree, and became a legend while still in production. The second-generation SL had to be
It gave birth to Sushi Factory
Architect Jeiven Perez is a lucky dude for being able to build the car of his dreams. And when we saw photos of this scene-stealing 1971 Toyota Celica ST (TA22) floating around on Facebook, we knew we had to feature it."
How long did it take to complete?
There is an extreme level of obsession that Volkswagen enthusiasts are known for, and the car hobby is so much better because of it. One such diehard fan is Mark Herrera, owner of two Beetles--a 1962 model and a 1302 S--
Watching this makes us want to get one
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here. In January, we reported that 300 units of the classic DeLorean DMC-12 would be assembled and sold to extremely lucky (and presumably wealthy)
Iconic ancestor of the M2 Coupe
Over the weekend, we visited the city of Monterey, California, to drive the soon-to-arrive-in-our-market BMW M2 Coupe at the Laguna Seca racetrack. During lunch, inside the hospitality tent, we saw the two cars considered by BMW to
A relatively low-mileage unit
In 1970, the Range Rover was launched as the "four-in-one" vehicle: luxury car, performance car, estate car and cross-country car. A year later, it was exhibited at the Louvre as an example of modern automotive art because of its
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