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One of the many things that I enjoy about being on the Wekfest tour is being able to see all that goes on behind-the-scenes at these events. I think one of the many reasons why I like covering these events is because of the “insider-look” aspect where I can show you guys/gals all the cars before they are set-up inside the convention center halls. Sure, it’s cool to see all the cars parked in order and cleaned-up for the public but I really like to capture photos of all the cars in their more “natural” environments, which is outside. I think everyone is able to get a better look at the cars when they are outside too because you really can only see so much when they are all set-up inside a building. Every year for the Wekfest event in New Jersey, I make sure to go early in the morning so I can see all the cars drive-in to the giant vacant lot within the New Jersey Exposition Center. The lot is really vast so it allows for some pretty cool photos. I don’t particularly like the venue itself because the Convention Center looks pretty dated and the black walls within don’t make for very good photos. I think Jersey is the stop on the tour where I take the most photos outside. In the coming days, you’re going to see a lot of coverage from me from the Wekfest East event, and because I like shooting outside so much, you’re going to be seeing a bulk of the shots from the early morning hours. I will have photos inside the building as well but I handed off the shooting duties to Tiffanie because I was busy working the show as a judge. She captured some great stuff but I seriously shot so much in the morning that the first two parts, maybe even three, are from the outside. As usual, the RavSpec guys showed-up first in the morning so the cars in this first post are mostly from their group. They tend to bring some of the better cars at Wekfest East every year anyway so I don’t think there will be any complaints as to why they are getting so much coverage…

I’m feeling a little under the weather lately so I’m gonna keep it short today. I’ll try to talk more about the event itself in the following posts to come. For now, enjoy the early morning photos from the 2016 Wekfest East event…

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August is not only the hottest month of the year for us, but also possibly the busiest. Wekfest San Jose 2016 had just taken place at the end of July, but not two weeks later, I was already off to the East Coast to attend the Wekfest New Jersey event. This time around, Tiffanie Marie and I were the only ones to make the trip with the Wekfest staff. This Vlog series documents our adventures to NY/NJ for Wekfest, the Nitto Tire Auto Enthusiasts Day back in California, and for the first time ever, we head to Atlanta, Georgia to check out the Gridlife event…

Part 2 covers any and everything during the day of Wekfest East 2016. I arrived early in the morning as I usually do during any Wekfest event to check out the cars as they rolled-in. You don’t see it in the Vlogs but there was actually an entire day gap between the NYC cruise and the Wekfest show. I spent most of my Saturday exploring New York with Tiffanie along with some other friends but opted not to film as it was mostly just us doing touristy-stuff. I went back to the hotel that night and got a good amount of sleep so I was fully rested for the show that Sunday. I spent much of the morning by myself so there isn’t a whole lot of dialogue during the video except when I chatted with some of the guys who were outside getting their cars ready for the show. Other than that, this Vlog is dedicated entirely to the cars that really caught my eye at the show. Enjoy… Continue Reading

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Hope you guys had a chance to look through the first part of the SNTRL x Wekfest 2016 “Pregame” Cruise coverage. I really liked how those shots came out but the photos that I am really excited to post are the ones from the Times Square portion of the cruise, which you will see today. If you saw the Vlog already, you’ll know that the night didn’t exactly end-up how we all wanted, as one person took it upon themselves to ruin the night for many by doing burnouts and acting stupid right in the heart of Times Square. The guy who caused all the trouble actually got away without any issues while the convoy that just happened to follow behind him ended-up being stopped by the New York Police Department. All those guys actually got held up there for awhile as the Police took all their driver’s licenses away, preventing them from leaving while they were issued their tickets. I think, all in all, the night still went pretty well and the guys who got tickets didn’t really stress it too much. Everyone seemed to have a good time leading up to that point in the evening and we were all able to get some pretty great photos of the cars. Maybe it was worth the trouble to get some of these photos, haha, who knows. I love this part of the Wekfest East trip because we get to experience this type of stuff in such a beautiful part of the city. It is one of the reasons why I look forward to going back every year. There’s just something really exciting about flying across the country, getting off the plane, and being brought right into the epicenter of East Coast car culture with this cruise, hosted by the great guys at SNTRL..

Thanks once again to everyone who hosted, all who participated, and those were stuck around throughout the night to provide us with this great experience. Sorry to those who got ticketed but I’m sure we all understand that these things happen. Next time, hopefully these random douchebags don’t show up and ruin it for everyone. Enjoy the photos below and thanks for looking as always. This was the portion of the cruise where I was able to get more photos while doing video and Tiffanie jumped on board and killed it once again with the great shots…

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