Wekfest LA 2012 Coverage…Part 3: The People, The Cars, The Afternoon…

Let’s just skip all the hoopla and just dive right into the coverage. There is so much good content to come that I really just want to keep the momentum going so that the coverage has a seamless feel to it. In part 1, we covered the day prior to Wekfest where you guys had a chance to see all the prep work involved and in part 2, I provided  you with coverage from the morning of the event. Today is going to be a little different…I will cover  a good chunk of what went on in the early afternoon but will do so by providing photos of the people that were involved with the Wekfest LA event. You guys should all know by now that I love to cover not just the cars, but the people and everything else surrounding the events I go to. I think that getting to know your fellow enthusiasts is important and that’s why I’ve gotten to know all types of different car heads from all over the world. Part 3 is going to have a much more personal feel. If you are here strictly for photos of cars, then I invite you to just come back tomorrow because you’re going to be seeing a whole lot of people today. With that said, let’s get moving…

I’ve limited the site to just one post per page because of the volume of photos per post so if you happened to have missed any of the parts from the Wekfest LA 2012 Coverage, click below to catch-up…

Wekfest LA 2012 Coverage…Part 1: Show Prep…

Wekfest LA 2012 Coverage…Part 2: The Morning…

Now on with Part 3: The People, The Cars, and The Afternoon…

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Jay Powers and Chris Sakai’s Civics ready to shine in the afternoon…

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Ken from Weksos sad about something apparently while speaking with ATS Garage members Fred Chapman and Anh Truong…

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Anh snapping a photo of ICB Matt and our two friends from Japan, Tetsuya Yamaguchi from USDM Jam and Takeshi from Type_K Autosource. They were fully entrenched in the USDM lifestyle and eating fried food and BBQ stuff that they probably shouldn’t be consuming…

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Happy to see that people were down to rock their Chronicles tees at the show…

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Nice little Ruckus with a custom Bride seat…

Okay, for those of you who don’t know Anh from ATS Garage with the black ITR, he’s actually a super religious guy and spends much of his free time not only being a good father, but also as a youth minister at his church. When it comes to car shows, there are always women involved…women that aren’t wearing much clothing, so Anh can’t always just go home and show photos of his car from the car shows he attends because his car can be a magnet for import models. Even when his ITR was featured in Super Street magazine a couple years back, he had to put Post-It notes over the girls in the magazine so that he could go back to show it to his church friends…

There was a point in the afternoon when there was an unnamed breezie floating around that proceeded to climb all over Anh’s engine bay for photos. Being that I wanted to keep photos of his car G-rated so he could show his family and friends, I decided to “modify” her attire…

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Anh’s daughter is a huge Dora the Explorer fan, so Dora did a little modeling for Anh’s Integra…

Haha in reality though, here are some actual shots I got minus the Dora transformation…

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I don’t know how Anh felt about this chick climbing all over his ITR but she just put her body parts all over it without even asking…knees, elbows, etc…

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The guys were kinda laughing about it because they knew Anh would be a little weird considering the circumstances. It was all fun and games until I looked to my right and saw this old dude gawkin’….man with hand in pocket feel cocky all day, you know what I’m sayin’…haha…

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While all that was going on, Ken from Wekfest was also feeling cocky all day, but talking to ATS*FCB aka Fred Chapman… Hologram Tupac was performing that day as well, trying to relive his 15 minutes of fame from a couple months ago, but nobody gave a shit…

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Liked this shot that I took of Anh’s CE28s and Endless brakes. Nice to see it all cleaned up after that long drive from Norcal…

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A shot of the teal horns of Anh’s individual throttles…

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Johnny Wong from Super Street magazine, only dude who was down to wear a jacket all day at a sunny ass event…

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Super Street’s special guest, Noriko “Coco” Komatsu, who flew in all the way from Japan just to hang out at Wekfest LA…

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Random shot of Jay Powers’ radiator setup…

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I wanted to show you guys this shot of Lloyd Morales’ interior of his S14 because I wanted you guys to check out the coating on the dash. It’s almost like a felt like material that Lloyd says is a spray. It comes out pretty nice and he says that it is very durable… Might be something for you guys to look into if you are looking to redo your dashboards without having to re-wrap or paint them…

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Sakai’s Regamaster Evo…

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Not really sure what PG+K Jay was doing in this shot…probably just caught him at the wrong moment, haha… Tokenphoto Mike to the right of him…

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Michael Mao with the NSX along with David aka DeviousCTR stopping by to check out some of the ATS x DPK builds…

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JDM Wong working the Super Street booth in his white limited edition Osaka JDM tee…

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Speaking of which, here is Kazuhiro Furukawa from Osaka JDM taking in the Wekfest festivities… He flew over from Japan to check out the show and from the looks of it, he and his friends had a really good time…

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There was Osaka JDM gear available to the public all day at the Super Street booth…

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A shot from the waterfront to an opposite end of the show…

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Big Abe was torturing his own neck once again, carrying a big ass wheel around his neck all day and stopping to take pictures with fans…

At this point in the afternoon, it was time to go grab some lunch. If you remember last year, I got trapped on the public bus for a good chunk of the afternoon because we somehow got on the wrong one that sent us on a tour of downtown Long Beach. I was kind of reluctant to leave the show this year because I didn’t want the same thing to happen. We hadn’t really had a chance to eat all day though and we had baby Maddox with us, so we set off to take the free transit down to the Pike, a spot down in Long Beach that had a couple of restaurants…

We decided to grab some BBQ from Famous Dave’s and got our hand stamps at the gate so we could re-enter when we got back…

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Big Mike saying hi to baby Maddox…

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Maddox all smiles…

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A shot on the free Long Beach transit bus…

I didn’t take too many photos at the restaurant because it was pretty dark inside. Our buddies Ejay, Parnell, and J Nepo happen to be on their way to the show so we told them to stop by and hang out…

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Ejay and Parnell inside Famous Dave’s…

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This shot came out completely blurry but I thought it was cool to capture the moment…

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J Nepo listening to one of Big Mike’s many stories…

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A shot of the pier on our way back to the bus…

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Really liked this shot of baby Maddox…

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The Queen Mary, which can be seen in the distance from the venue…

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Aquabus II that many of the others took on their 4 hour lunch that I’m glad I wasn’t a part of…haha…

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A couple shots of Australian model Debbie Sath, who was also a special guest at the Super Street booth…

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Neil Tjin from Tjin Edition…

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Not really sure who this was…just happened to catch her at the right moment…

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Chaba in deep thought…

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Holly Lee looking dapper as always…

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Teddy’s EK with First Molding lip, Livesports rear wing, and Sprint Hart CP-Rs representing FX Auto Design…

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Karl’s S2000 with ASM front bumper and aggressively sized Work Meister S1s…

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Always been a fan of this S13 hatchback…

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Junior from Wekfest riding around the show on his bike…

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RC’s 4-door K-turbo Civic with Mugen aero and Mugen MF8s…..

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He’s recently changed up some stuff in his engine bay…

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Crazy H22 swap with a flipped cylinder head on individual throttle bodies…

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My buddy Brian from Auto Concept Elite and his friend Emmarose aka S2k_grl… I don’t know what he was trying to accomplish in this photo but me thinks he does some aggressive nose-picking with that hand…

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Acura RL on Rennen Forged wheels that you saw a photo of from Part 2…

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Custom supercharged Lexus LS that I failed to get an exterior shot of…why, I don’t know…

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A shot of Michael Mao’s custom exhaust and dual intercooler set-up on his NSX…

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Big Mike reppin’ Wek’Sos on his front bumper along with a bit of bird shit…

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His wild Bisimoto header set-up with individual wideband O2 sensors..

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A better shot of his bay…

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A couple of heavy hitters in the Honda community…

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DPK David and Freddie from Autofashion…

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Lexus IS350 slammed on white-faced Work Meister S1…I know crazy stanced out cars are all the rage these days but in my opinion, this is near perfect wheel fitment…

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Abe Cruz’s interpretation of a U.S. EK9 R…

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Closing it out for today with a shot of my favorite LS430 right now from Squadone…

That’s all for today folks, hope you enjoyed it…back with more tomorrow!…

17 thoughts on “Wekfest LA 2012 Coverage…Part 3: The People, The Cars, The Afternoon…

  1. emmarose’s bongos look like they are nearly going to fall out of her shirt lolz! gangsta. Awesome coverage and shots Joey. Been coming back wanting to see J Wong’s new look in detail

  2. WOW… wow… Wow! Mann diese Snaps sind wirklich nett und ich wirklich genossen sehr viel beobachten diese HD-Bilder. Alle diese Autos und Auto-Zubehör suchen hohe Qualität und diese sexy Modelle am Nachmittag noch heißer gemacht. Danke incorporate für den Austausch von super cool. :)

    http://www.autodox.de/

  3. I always love your coverage from the shows. I almost feel like I know everyone. I’m coming out to Eibach this weekend so I look forward to stopping by the booth and saying hello.

  4. I can see a mark of her leg on the cooling plate.
    Hope she didn’t dent it aswell…
    Great pics and coverage as always! Tnx!

  5. Lol that poor model, that’s what happens when you don’t ask before molesting someone’s car! Still not as bad as the oil ass print on that z from a few posts back! The Dora explorer Edit was funny as hell though! Again awesome coverage, I wish shows in Houston were at that level.

  6. flocked dashboards are cool…to do it proper like a race car it needs to be done with an electrostatic gun…i remember looking this up back in 05 and the units were expensive and a quick search shows that there are cheaper ways to do it now but I’m sure they don’t have the same durability or quality of a real electrostatic flocked dashboard.

    any info on that flipped head h22?? that looks bitchin…reminds me of the old touring car honda accords =]

  7. @vrocsone, damn, I’m so intrigued by this. I recall reading about this back in the days, but didn’t quite understood it then. Thought it was just a hardcore race thing to do for Super Touring. This is giving me ideas for the street. What does Bisi think about this?

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