The otaku, a Japanese term for people with interest in Japanese visual media – anime, manga, and video games – that borders on obsession has itself spawned numerous subcultures. One of them is the itasha, a slang term which denotes the otaku trend for the decoration of cars, including their steel tubes, with anime, manga

One of the things you should consider when your child graduates from college is buying him or her a car as a gift. Aside from it being a generous gesture, a car also helps a lot, especially when you consider how hard commuting in the Metro is. The thought of significantly contributing to the noise

There are different forms of car rotation, and the one being implemented in Metro Manila is called the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVRP). Its goal is to bring down congestion rates in the already very congested roads of the Metro. Basically, it’s a day off for your car and its steel tubes. History The

The acronym B.L.O.W.F.A.T.C.H. (It’s actually quite longer!) represents components and conditions of a vehicle that every driver (amateurs and professionals alike) must be aware of other than mufflers, engines, and U-bolts. We know it’s sound like a mouthful, but you best know what it is if you want to drive safely and smoothly. Don’t worry;

Defensive driving, as defined by the National Safety Council, is “driving to save lives, time and money, in spite of the conditions around you and the actions of others.” In other words, it’s driving properly and efficiently while being consciously aware of what’s going on inside and outside your vehicle. Sadly, a lot of people

A busted radiator is costly to fix and a huge problem to go through. After all, it’s a hassle to wait in line at your local auto workshop just to have it repaired or replaced. But what if you could do it on your own at the comfort of your garage? Actually, you can. It

Drivers know all too well that, just like your exhaust system, you can get exhausted too (pun intended). After all, if machines can get tired, then so can human bodies. If not for the heavy traffic that usually clogs up the roads, driving in our country may just be smooth sailing, and when you say

Drive-in theaters are the product of an auto-parts salesman’s ingenious spin to what was already being done. In 1933, Richard Hollingshead opened the first drive-in theater, which came from his solution to his mother being too big for cinema seats. Hollingshead sat his mother in his car, put a projector on the hood, and strapped

The season of love is here, and what better way is there to remind your lady of your love than by spending time together? For an idea, why not go for a road trip? Check your steel tubes, fasten your seat belts, and step on the gas. Enjoy the drive with your honey, on the

We’ve already heard a lot about those car and racing films like The Fast and the Furious, Drive, and Rush. But while you’re too busy admiring their hot rides and their exhaust systems and engines, you might’ve missed some of the finer points of the story, particularly the drivers and their love lives. So let’s

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