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There Is No Rival, Because There Is No Equal.

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December is an interesting time for car shows. It’s the holiday season and everyone usually has their minds set on the idea that the car show season is over. Whenever people have asked me about where I’m heading to next around this time, I tell them Florida and they look at me with bewilderment before asking me why. I tell them I go for Wekfest and the most common response is, “oh, that hasn’t happened yet?” Well, no it hasn’t. I mean, yes it has. That’s confusing but at the time, no it has not happened yet, that’s why I’m going to the humid state of Florida; for Wekfest Florida. It always happens around this time, I think people just kinda forget. I think people still find it out that there is a Wekfest in Florida even though it’s been going on for some years now and it has a lot to do with the time of year that it happens in. For this year, DPK David, Tiffanie, and I were all flown out there to check out the event. David was going to help with the staging and judging, while Tiffanie shot the photos for the Wekfest website. I do my usual thing where I do coverage for myself and also handle the judging of the Honda/Acura categories. It is usually quick a painless because there aren’t too many Honda/Acuras at the show but I was a little busier this year because there seems to have been some growth down in Florida and more Honda/Acura guys are building their cars for the show. Man, that was a long ass sentence. Anyways, competition is getting tougher because more Honda/Acura guys are coming out now and I think that is a great thing. Honda/Acura is a staple in this community so the more the merrier. It brings better competition to the show and also a bigger crowd of enthusiasts…

The community down in Florida is starting to grow a lot more and we’re starting to see better builds overall, not just in the Honda/Acura classes. People are starting to grasp the idea again of how to assemble a really well thought out project car with quality parts selection. Many of the cars are catered towards more of the “stance” side of styling but that is to be expected with younger car enthusiasts. It’s the easiest thing to do and the quickest way to get any type of online exposure. Stance-heavy social media sites are abundant and people are on that constant chase for recognition so it makes sense to take the route because it is easy. I get it. If that is what you enjoy well then who is anyone to say otherwise, right? I enjoy them. Some are way beyond the scope of understanding but for the most part, I accept things as they are and try to embrace them while they are popular in our current state of automotive affairs. Shooting cars that are aggressively fitted with huge wheels is always fun because they honestly just look a little bizarre. Some in a very good way and some are just plain bad, but you take what you can get. On the other side of the spectrum, you have some really detailed car builds with all facets covered. I was happy to see guys like Will Tetro out there at Wekfest again with their cars. Guys like him have a great understanding of how to build cars and they provide great examples to today’s younger crowd of how to create a well-rounded build…

New Year’s is literally right around the corner so I’ll keep it short for you guys. I’m sure you’d like to see the photos and go through the captions. Enjoy and here is to an amazing 2017 to all of you guys…

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