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!
I went with Tatsuya and my girlfriend the other night to the Wekfest Pre-Meet at Illest LA. There was a number of cool rides floating around Little Tokyo to come to the store. I picked up a Wekfest shirt, and Tatsuya was able to get his custom made Fatlace jacket with “madfix81” on it that Kenny in SF sent down for him. It was a really nice night in downtown.