Streetcustoms PH is an online magazine that started off as a Facebook page that would post pictures of cars from car shows, found across Facebook, or on the streets of the PH. To celebrate 5 great years of endless passion for cars online, We decided to hold a Tokyo-inspired car meet that would be composed of several clubs and hand-picked individuals that have built their cars to be of the “Right Spec.”
The ENDLESS Car Meet catered makes and models you’d least expect to see in the PH. Dozens of cars ranging from Japanese, European, and American markets showed up that night. All of which had a very unique presence that made them stand out during the meet.
Lancer Evo’s and STi’s courtesy of the AWD Squad PH ranging from new to old were the welcoming committee as you entered the 6th floor of the parking building, you could sense the rivalry between two rally-oriented sedans that lasted for decades as you drove past them.
Aside from the all-wheel drive monsters, well-built Hondas and Toyotas also made an appealing presence that night. Corollas, Civics, and other models from the brands that were built with parts straight from the brochure definitely stood out as well as the rest of the cars that were there.
Staunch Performance happily brought out two of their shop cars to represent their name in the meet, “Staunchzilla” the R35 GTR and a VAB STi. Quickstart Performance also brought out 3 of their shop cars, one of them being the famous Lancer Evo IX named “Pureza,” who has been under the radar of social media for quite some time.
To our surprise, a couple supercars courtesy of Speedtroopers were able to make it despite the oddly heavy traffic on a Saturday. A Teal-colored Ferrari 458, a Lotus Exige cup 380, a couple Porsches and Nissan GTR’s graced the venue with their high-priced tag presence.
A couple Nissan Silvias also came out to play courtesy of Club Silvia PH, ranging from the boxy S13, to the aggressive S15.
A Tokyo-inspired meet isn’t complete without anything from the weird and wonderful. Luckily, our friends from VanKulture Philippines did not disappoint. With two modified Toyota Hi-Aces and a Toyota Previa with a big brake kit from Endless. Buzzhype, on the other hand, brought out their Toyota Cressida that sported a retro Falken-esque livery that gave it a Shakotan vibe.
As the meet progressed into the later hours, some cars would leave and at the same time, more cars would arrive. The people enjoyed talking about their cars to new people they’ve met, it was more of a social gathering rather than a car meet, actually. But seeing people meet more people because of a mutual passion that everyone under that roof that night had put a big smile on our faces. It was one of the most satisfying feelings we have ever experienced despite the horrendous pain in our feet due to standing up for hours.
We would like to thank Decal Republic for providing our stickers, Motul Philippines, QuickStart Performance, FlatOut Race Series, Staunch Performance, Hazardboy Performance and Buzzhype for sending out their awesome stuffs for the meet. Mr. Lanz Ang, and Dan Inalvez of the SM MAAX Parking management for letting us use the parking venue for the monumental meet.
Props to After Midnight, Gaijin Automotive, Hindotismo PH & ET.525 for providing the photos for this article.
We would also like to thank the people, clubs, photographers of media pages, and other entities for attending the meet. Without you guys, ENDLESS wouldn’t be possible.
Photo: Mark Laroza, Quinton Baterna, Pao Viaje & Ernest Tan
Words: Dino Ayuyao, Juan Miguel Jimenez
Watch the after-movie of the Endless Meet.