Mark Arcenal repainted his green RWB Pandora One for a cleaner and more streetable gloss black. I love the all black look on SSR wheels. He told me the green was extremely hard to get by with around town. He’s been driving the blue 993 lately because it is a street version RWB car. This will allow him to take the 964 out more often and enjoy the 500awhp+ that it has whenever he wants.
Here’s a couple of inspirational videos that give a more in depth look at the lifestyle brand we know as Fatlace and its owner Mark Arcenal. I’ve been working with these guys since 2002 as Mark talks about in the video when he mentions drifting and how hellaflush came about. I was rolling around with my parents borrowed $2,000 Sony 8mm video camera, which by todays standards would be low quality, filming all the drift days and fun we had at our large BBQ Meets. I could go into more detail about then and now, but just sit back and watch the RWB and History & Culture videos.
I was hoping to make it to SEMA this year, but there’s been too much going on in LA lately. Mark Arcenal told me his RWB Porsche would be swinging by his illest store in LA before heading home to SF today. I immediately got on my way over there. This is a must see car in person. The only way I can describe it is that it seems like your looking at something from a movie or videogame. It seems unreal. This car is literally flawless. Mark tells me he will be doing a shakedown run at the track next weekend. The car is only pushing 6psi right now and makes nearly 400whp (awd). It will be pushing 15psi very soon. Expect big things for this car!
Sunday was a cool down day after Formula Drift for all of the Fatlace crew. Several of us met up at the Illest store in Little Tokyo for some food and fun. Team Fatlace Pro driver Walker stopped in with his little brother and long time friend Abbitt. He’s the nerd that makes all of those awesome AWFilms videos. Crew photo!
Yogi’s Ruckus was parked in front of the store. You wouldn’t believe how many random people stopped in and asked what it was.
Walker talking Drift technique with us.
This store is pretty cool. It’s all Japanese/American automotive inspired. They sell Ratfink and Mooneyes stuff there!
We grubbed down at some local spot that was healthy and delicious.
A street styled (it was literally on the street) Civic on Advans.
I picked up some new gear while I was there. The new Hellaflush Japan/Fuji stuff is fresh!
Here’s Walker Wilkerson tapping the wall at Irwindale and still goes strong!
If you get the chance swing by your local magazine dealer and get the new Super Street. This is one of the best issues I’ve seen in a while. It’s all dedicated with cars that are suited for wheel fitment. A few of my friends have cars featured in this issue. They also do an interview with Mark Arcenal. It’s one of those issues you’ll want to have to look back on years from now.
There’s big things happening from Mark Arcenal these days. RWB is moving next door the the Fatlace paddock in San Mateo thanks to his efforts to bring them to the states. I hear opening should be some time in October. I’ll definitely be coming out for that in the E30 project. Info here
Mark was featured on HBTV’s “Depth of Speed” and as you can see the video came out pretty awesome. I love anything like this that gets me pumped up to continue doing what I enjoy. You can really hear the passion behind his voice. I’m looking forward to all that is happening with Fatlace in the coming months.
No real Cali summer is complete without a Vegas run or two (or three in my case). Living so close to Vegas has really spoiled me. It’s only a few bucks in gas from LA, and you’re there to enjoy Billion dollar resorts and awesome food. If you throw in a little drifting I don’t see how it could get any better. I know this Slammed Society showcase at FD is going to be fun!