Shaer Reaz | The Daily Star
  • Shaer Reaz

    Started his writing career as a willingly-underpaid writer for Rising Stars, former youth magazine of The Daily Star. Currently he feeds his obsession for all things related to cars by working as Sub-Editor of Shift (automotive publication of Daily Star). He was part of Shift's inception since 2013. This Dhaka University economics student is mostly broke from buying scale model cars, fixing his real car and eating terrible food that often causes him food poisoning. To supplement he also takes on career related articles for Next Step. He is often seen keeping the office computers warm by playing LAN games of Need For Speed Underground 2 because that is the only game that will run on all the computers. In 2015.

  • Integration theory: 1991 Honda Integra DA

    When Honda Motor Company expanded to North America as American Honda Motor Co. Inc. in Los Angeles in 1959, they made history
  • Vehicle ownership a bigger burden

    In a stark contrast to the past few years, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal proposed 10 percent supplementary duty on issuance or renewal of all kinds of vehicle reg-istration, route permit, fitness certificates and ownership certificate—with exemptions for
  • Butter smooth performance: 1991 Toyota Mark II X81

    It’s a rare moment when a locally built project car leaves everyone on the Shift team in utter awe—having seen countless hack jobs and botched builds over six years of sourcing Bangladeshi enthusiast builds, we’ve pretty much seen the entire spectrum of what is possible with the unique constraints placed on project car owners in the country. This is one of those moments.
  • FWD Tofu run: Toyota AE91 Trueno

    On May 1983, the world got the latest version of one of the most iconic sports cars from Toyota’s stable—a plucky, lightweight, chuck-able (albeit underpowered) two door coupe based on their best-selling sedan, the Corolla/Sprinter.
  • Spanners in the works—how labour unrests shaped the auto industry as we know it today

    Since the early days of the automobile, the importance of skilled labour was readily understood by the pioneers of the industry and in most cases, exploited.