Wek’Fest 2010 Weekend…Part 1 – The Drive…

Finally, time to tell you guys about the trip up to Norcal for the 2010 Wek’Fest event. It was quite a weekend and I took a bunch of pictures of everything before and after the trip so be prepared to brick your phones. There are a bunch of sites out there that already have the pictures of the cars. As much as I would like to show you every single car that was at the show with detail shots and what not, I just can’t. I’ve always taken pride in being able to cover the lifestyle aspect of the shows more so than just the cars itself. This site is here to show you how we cars guys out west operate and how what we do, so if you’re here just for the cars, I’m gonna have to apologize to you beforehand because I honestly didn’t take that many pictures of the cars. I was busy running around like a fucking maniac the whole day of the show talking to people, looking for cars for work, and running into random people I haven’t had a chance to see in a long time. I did do coverage though so don’t worry about that. I was so busy I didn’t even get a chance to sell Chronicles merchandise. I was all over the place. I didn’t worry too much about covering all the cars at the show either because I just don’t have the equipment yet to do these cars justice inside this darker venue. If I was covering a Hot Import Nights or something, the pics would come out darker than 6 Wesley Snipes’…Anyways, on with the coverage…

So I was running around with my head cut off for most of the week. I was trying to get a bunch of stickers knocked out and to catch up on all the orders from the storefront. That and I had to cut stickers for Big Mike as well as picking up the new Chronicles shirts. I’m pretty happy with them and I hope you guys are too. Friday morning a bunch of us met up at the Denny’s off Magic Mountain Parkway at 10am. Of  course, I never show up on time anywhere so I got there at around 10:30 or so…

They’re all smiles here but a couple of them were kinda pissed off that I was so late but oh well, what can you do haha…

Lost is Black Brandon, Big Mike, Jeremy scratching his nuts, and Teresa…

Jeremy’s Euro-R converted TSX wasn’t apart of the show but he decided to come up with us just to hang out in Norcal and to help out some of the guys with set-up…

Big Mike hadn’t really had enough seat-time in his Prelude yet and with the storm ready to come in, he didn’t really feel comfortable driving it so he had the car trailered as a precaution…

Salem and the Phaze2 TSX sitting on 24K Work VS-XX…

Everyone shot the shit for a little bit and then we headed out…

After a couple hours and probably 3 bottled waters and coffee later, May had to use the bathroom so I decided to take this one exit super late and somehow managed to lose Mikey in the process. Oh that and it was the sketchiest gas station EVER….

Jeremy wondering why there was a random lawnmower out front, along with an old oven with caution tape around it….yup, they all totally belong in front of a store…

Somewhere along the way, we randomly ran into the As1 Subaru Legacy on the road. As1 Bryan was riding along with him and they decided to caravan with us…

Bug massacre…

Jeremy and Salem aka Alternate Dimension Rodrez discussing TSXs…

Back on the road…

I’ve actually never seen this section of the 5 so green before. I guess the recent rain and what not helps. Sorry the pic is kinda blurry but I took this while I was driving and eating fried pork rinds and drinking an Amp energy drink. I multi-task…I was also driving both TSXs simultanesously too, wrap your brain around that one…

Somehow Salem got us lost and we missed the 152 exit so we had to turn around. We decided to stop for gas and more high volume peeing…

Salem was smart and decided to apply some Rain-X to his windows because the storm was definitely up ahead…

Hopefully the rain would help get rid of this mess…what’s blue tape?

Jeremy was heading a different direction because he had to head to Concord for some punk concert or something with Teresa so he stayed on the 5 while we turned around and went the other way…

…and we ran into this. The rain had come full force while we drove through garlic country. Shit got hairy for awhile and definitely made the drive interesting…

Here we are making our way through Gilroy and to the 101 freeway…

While Salem was leading the way and digging his car into the rain, I did what anyone would do in dangerous driving conditions…

…I ate a sandwich.

The rain began to calm down and we saw some blue in the sky as we neared our hotel. Chris from Chicago arrived in San Fran hours before and called me to tell me that the storm was so bad that our hotel actually had no power. Luckily everything was fine by the time we got there.

We checked in and took a break for a little bit until everyone else caught up and made it to the hotel. Once everyone arrived, it was already night time. We had such a bomb ass meal at Texas Roadhouse the last time we went to Norcal so we had to hit that spot up again. We met up with the Sean Bradford and Chi-town Chris and headed out once again…

Oh it was Big Mike’s birthday that day and he was all smiles about it…

Chris aka CRSFOTO aka The Blizzard Man aka My Ass is Haunted and The Sean Bradford breaking bread with us…

Of course the waitress forgot my order completely so I just sat there and watched everyone else eat. By the time my food came everyone was pretty much finished and I didn’t even feel like eating it. So I took most of it home and just ate it the next day…

Blurry onion contraption…

Tina with her steak…

Salmon seemed to be a popular item that night…

Yay. Birthday…

After that we all went home for such much needed sleep. I watched some TV and KO’d for the rest of the night. Tomorrow we were heading off to Wek’Sos to talk and chill with the guys that were running the event. And that’s where we’re gonna leave off for today….

Back tomorrow for more…

11 thoughts

  1. Even though I haven’t met any of you guys personally, I love reading these stories and looking at your pics because your writing is so damn entertaining! lol keep the coverage coming!

  2. LMAO love the pics of Mike’s enthusiasm, i totally forgot to say happy bday to him at the show! >_<

    great pics from the drive, sorry that it decided to dump on you guys once you hit the Bay, but at least it helped clean all those bugs off. cant wait to see the pics from the show! i was editing all of mine while wearing my fancy new Chronicles tshirt ^_^

  3. Nice! I can’t wait to see the rest of the coverage.

    May I suggest to Big Mike that he invest into a snug custom fitting, quality hand sewn car cover for his Prelude? http://www.calcarcover.com that’s where its at. The family and I use the Extremeweave and Superweave models on all our cars. They even have loops for straps and strings that hold the cover down and to the car so it doesn’t fly away. =]

  4. Awesome coverage..I’m diggin ur skills with the cam.. Perfect rolling shot on the bridge… Fun times brotha..Keep them coming…

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