Wekfest LA 2013 Coverage…Part 2…

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This three-week block of shows has created an interesting conundrum….While it’s great that we have so many events to attend to keep us busy, it almost seems to create some over-saturation when it comes time to present coverage online. I mean, it’s bad enough that there are new sites every week that provide show coverage but when you have three shows in three weeks, everything is multiplied tenfold. You see so much coverage online that you almost get tired of looking at the photos and you just want to block all the images out from your brain to retain some sanity. I myself like to provide in-depth coverage of every event I attend, and you should already know that most events I go to require more than one post. Sometimes they range from 2-3 parts, sometimes even more. At times I will go up to seven or eight parts. I just like to be thorough you know? But when you have this three week block, everything just gets moved back because there just aren’t enough days in the week to get through one event with all the different posts. What I’m trying to say is, I hope you guys are worn out from seeing coverage online. I like to think that people prefer to wait to see the coverage I provide first, because I put so much work into covering these events in full detail. The Chronicles isn’t like many of the other sites online that just throw up photos and filler content. I like to describe things to you guys and tell a story, and that just takes time. Hopefully you guys get that and appreciate the work that is involved in providing coverage. The Wekfest coverage is going to ride through into the middle of this week before I can even begin to start on the Autocon LA 2013 coverage, which is an event that has just happened this past weekend. I try to keep things fresh but damn, it’s tough sometimes when you see a lot of the same cars. Even still, I try to provide a different take on each event to give them their own feel…

Today, we are going to be taking a look at the second portion of the 2013 WFLA coverage. I’ve got more car stuff, some personal photos, and even a little bit of model coverage. As I said in Part 1, WFLA has always been one of the more personal events for me and being that I had most of the day free at the event, I tried to capture the more candid side of the show for you. Thanks for looking and I appreciate that you guys continue to come back to view the content here on stickydiljoe.com….

If you missed Part 1, here is the link for you to view it…

Wekfest LA 2013 Coverage…Part 1…

With that out of the way, here is Part 2 of 4…

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Ken from Wekfest’s complete Junction Produce LS460…

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After seeing so many red and orange Rocket Bunny cars, it’s almost refreshing to see a grey Rocket Bunny FR-S. This particular one was parked over at the ARK Performance booth at WFLA…

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David aka Cheeseburger’s Civic coupe has been down for what seems like years now. He’s always been around but he decided to tear his car down while he started to hoard parts for it. I don’t think many people even knew that he was going to bring the car out for WFLA but it was indeed a pleasant surprise. He’s got a nice collection of quality products and executes it in a way where it doesn’t seem overdone. Personally, I am not a fan of Voltex or GT-style wings on the coupes but it fits the direction of his build. Overall, it’s pretty cool. There are little things here and there can be touched-up but I’m sure David still has plans in the works for it…

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Airrunner brought out a nice fleet of vehicles to show off their products…

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Lexus 3GS on Airrunner suspension and Luxury Abstract wheels…

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Samson Mak’s LS430 representing Revision Audio from the island of Hawaii. The car has been over here in California since SEMA 2012 I believe and has been used as Airrunner’s demo car at most events since then…

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Jin Ueno’s LS400 from Kyoei USA. I finally had the opportunity to meet Jin at WFLA and we actually chatted in length about all kinds of stuff. He’s a good guy and very knowledgeable…

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9th generation Accord coupe on Airrunner suspension…

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Skyline Mikey’s turbocharged Hakosuka Skyline on Watanabe Type R wheels parked in the Autofashion USA area…

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RB20DET swap inside the Skyline…

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The interior is in great shape for its age with only minor upgrades like the Nardi woodgrain steering wheel…

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The view of WFLA from the front of the Autofashion USA booth…

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Big Steve is such a huge supporter of Autofashion that he even went as far as to have the brand painted onto the body of his LS400…

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On display with Autofashion was the SquadOne LS430 from Las Vegas…

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Mode Parfume F50 Q45 on SSR Professor MS3….

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Autofashion Umbrella Girl Joolie Mai…

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JP 2GS on Junction Produce Scaras…

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One more of J. Mai…

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With the exception of the sign growing out of my Q45, I had one of the best spots at WFLA. I got Long Beach in the back, beautiful weather, it just didn’t get any better…

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Since I didn’t have a booth at WFLA, I brought my car out in support of SSR wheels and Falken Tire…

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Karl’s S2000 on custom Work Equip wheels…

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Eulises Torres’ S2000 from Forbidden USA…

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Sam Ip’s supercharged FA5 Civic SI on his newly fitted Mugen RR style front bumper…

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Alex’s Mugen DC2 Integra Type R…

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Mauricio’s Toyota pick-up, one of 5,000 cars he buys and owns, haha…dude literally has a different car to drive every day of the week…

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Jay Mayuga’s TSX with Mugen rear wing, Spoon Sports brakes, and front-staggered Volk TE37s…

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Jason Hutchinson’s S2000 from San Diego…

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1JZ-GTE swapped 3rd gen. Toyota Celica coupe…

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Chris from SOC’s Rocket Bunny Scion xB on Rotiform NUE…

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xB from Alpha Squad on Work Meister CR01…

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Random capture of Tony and Gilbert from It’s JDM Yo!!

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Two bagged Subaru WRXs, one on BBS RS, the other on black-faced Work Meister S1…

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Michael Mao’s always-recognizable Acura NSX on gold-plated Mugen MF10…

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A couple more of Marcus Cooke’s supercharged G35 sedan, which was parked over at the Canibeat booth at WFLA ’13…

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Brad Lim from Falken Tire took time off from his busy work schedule to check out Wekfest LA and chat with DPK David…

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While that conversation was going on, I snapped this photo of DPK Jared and his girlfriend Leslie…

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Robert Kochis’ Rocket Bunny FR-S…

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Luigi Arroyo’s J’s Racing S2000 on Takata Green TE37SL from Limitless Society…

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Infiniti G coupe on custom Altstadt wheels…

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Actually kinda dig the bright green on this G35 coupe on Work VS-XX…

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The Mackin Industries booth featured a trio of FR-S builds. One of them was this Rays Gram Lights-themed Rocket Bunny FR-S…

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The other was the Project Mu FR-S on matte black Advan Racing TCIII…

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…and the third was Kevin’s FR-S from Autofashion USA/Trendy Vape…

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Nilo Miranda’s vinyl-wrapped Acura NSX on Airrex air suspension…

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Yogi’s recently vinyl-wrapped T&E Vertex 3GS also on Airrex suspension…

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Alf Serrato’s Infiniti G35 coupe with Kuruma Z front bumper and SSR Professor SP3 wheels…

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His G-coupe engine bay has one of the best engine bays I’ve ever seen for this chassis. I love the yellow accents on the valve covers, all the polished components, and the Cosworth intake manifold with carbon end caps. Just beautiful execution overall…

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Speaking of beautifully-done engine bays, I’m gonna close it out for today with a couple photos of Ka Wong’s S2000 F20C-swapped, turbocharged, AE86 Corolla with JDM Corolla Levin front end conversion. This is perhaps one of my favorite builds of all-time and I love seeing the continued progress on the car. I shot it for Super Street magazine a few years ago and its awesome to see how much it has changed since. Love all the fab work by John Russakoff and how well thought-out and well-rounded the whole build is. It touches all bases; custom paint, quality parts, major custom engine work, wheels/suspension, and you can’t see it here, but it also has custom audio work. It’s no wonder that it ended the day as WFLA’s Best of Show…

That’s all for today. Thanks for looking and make sure to come back for more…

6 thoughts

  1. Best coverage out…
    “I like to think that people prefer to wait to see the coverage I provide first, because I put so much work into covering these events in full detail. The Chronicles isn’t like many of the other sites online that just throw up photos and filler content. I like to describe things to you guys and tell a story, and that just takes time. Hopefully you guys get that and appreciate the work that is involved in providing coverage.”
    This says it all…Thanks Joey, Hope to meet you at a show sometime!

  2. ^ What he said. I know there’s coverage of WFLA all over the internet, but I wait for your coverage because of the descriptions you add, rather than just aimlessly looking at pictures. Thanks for keeping this going in the same manner for all these years

  3. thank you for the pictures Joey. I always like your coverage over others because you actually point out the minor details versus the other guys just loaded a ton of pics.

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