Wekfest San Jose 2013 Coverage…Part 3…

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Happy Monday all, welcome back to the 2013 Wekfest San Jose coverage. We are now knee-deep into show coverage and today will be no different. I was pretty happy with being able to cover the entire show before the gates opened to the public but since not everyone returned to their cars early that morning, there were various cars that weren’t properly set-up yet for the show (hoods popped and displays and what not) so I made sure to go back and get photos once they were done. Even still, it got so hectic later on in the day that I somehow managed to forget to photograph some cars that I really wanted to capture. It happens from time to time and it’s not really that big of a deal but I do pride myself on being thorough so it is a bit of a bummer to me when I suddenly remember that I forgot someone’s car when I get home and are going through the photos. If I did manage to miss you when you finally go through all this coverage, just remember that it wasn’t intentional and I just forgot to come back…

With that said, I think we should take a few short minutes to cover the idea that many of you may have thought that the show was smaller than you expected; As I mentioned in the previous posts, the venue that was used this year was actually much larger than the Fort Mason venue of old. It was actually supposed to be even larger but the San Jose Convention Center was going through renovations and one of the halls that the Wekfest show was supposed to occupy ended up not being ready in time. During the registration and approval process, there were cars that were accepted to be in the show that later had to be turned away because Wekfest just ran out of space. It was a tough call on their part but with fire code and making sure that there was enough space for spectators, it was necessary to make the cut. I talked to the guys from Wekfest and they assured me that next year, the show would most certainly be bigger because that unfinished hall within the convention center would be ready. So for those of you who were wondering, the show was supposed to be bigger, but it was already much bigger than the Wekfests of year’s past. Next year promises to be the biggest yet…

For those that are lagging and missed the first two parts, I’ve provided the links to those two posts below. Catch-up please before you continue…

Wekfest San Jose 2013 Coverage…Part 1…

Wekfest San Jose 2013 Coverage…Part 2…

Now that that is out of the way, let’s get into Part 3…

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The homie Mauricio’s immaculate RHD EF hatchback on SSR EX-C Mesh wheels… This dude loved SF so much that he ended up staying an extra day during his trip to Norcal…

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Noel Barnum’s Import Tuner-featured Scion FR-S with Rocket Bunny aero mixed with a T&E Vertex front lip. Wheels are Work VS-KF…

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Scion xB also rocking Rocket Bunny aero and Work wheels…

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Hubert Barnum’s BMW M5 on custom Leon Hardiritt Ordens…

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GD3 Honda Fit with Mugen front lip and silver MF8s w/blue caps…

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Salem’s Acura TSX from Phaze2 with J’s Racing front bumper, hood, rear spoiler, and black Desmond Regamaster Marquis Promadas…

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Eye-catching brown Honda CR-Z on Airrex air suspension with Futura big brakes wedged behind the custom Neochrome Gram Lights wheels…

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White Lexus 3IS on black-faced Work Meister S1R…

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Mitsu Evolution with full Varis aero kit and Advan Racing RG-D wheels…

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Mike Kojima’s bagged Z33 planted to the San Jose Convention Center floors on custom refinished Work Equips… Love the Nismo V2 front bumper…

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Sam Ip’s CT Engineering supercharged FA5 Civic Si with Mugen RR-style conversion and red Volk Racing TE37SL…

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Michael Johnson’s VIP-styled Acura TL always looking fresh on VIP Modular wheels. Had a chance to chat with him momentarily at Wekfest and he tells me that he’s working on a E36 M3 project now. Should be interesting…

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Rocket Bunny Scion FR-S on JLine wheels…

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Josh from SFKrew’s Lexus 2IS…

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Wild-looking Scion FR-S build from Asuka Design and N1 Concepts…

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Joey Abundiz’s Honda del Sol on 15×8 Volk TE37s. Nicely done engine bay with the single cam still intact….

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White Acura TSX with Accord Euro-R conversion and CCW Classics…

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Civic coupe from TRONICS with Mugen front lip and sides….

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Stephanie Flores’ TSX with OEM A-Spec lip kit and add-on front splitter…

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Harvey Flores’ Mugen DB8 on Mag Blue Volk Racing SE37K…

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TRONICS guys sure do love their Mugen…

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White E-AT Civic hatchback sitting on some Mugen CF-48s with Aero Discs…

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First gen. Acura Integra also on Mugen CF-48s complete with Aero Discs and center caps…

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TSX from PlusOne on Junction Produce Scaras…

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JZA80 Supra Turbo wearing a full Ridox aero kit…

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Nissan S14 240SX with a Toyota 2JZ-GTE heart…

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It was awesome seeing this 1st generation CSP311 Silvia in person. This thing was in amazing shape considering its age so it was a pleasure to see a piece of Datsun/Nissan’s family heritage…

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S30Z on Advan Racing Oni wheels. You’re probably noticing the towel underneath the front end of this car. The San Jose Convention Center management required that all cars that participated in the Wekfest show have towels to absorb any fluids that could potentially leak onto their floors…

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Our buddy Hiro Ueda from Japan had a special surprise for everyone at Wekfest San Jose. His buddy, also conveniently named Hiro, had his E-AT Civic from Japan transported over to the states for display. The car will remain in the states for awhile until it returns for Wekfest Japan, if I remember correctly…

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EVO with full Voltex aero kit on red Volk TE37SL….

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Chris Gonzalez’s RHD EF9 Civic SiR with H2B swap and custom raised hood. This build also features a J’s Racing front lip and rear wing along with 15-inch Volk RE30s…

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Leonard Yee’s long-running DC2 Integra build on front-staggered Volk TE37…

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Ranz Motorsports’ incredibly well-engineered Mazda RX-4 build featuring a Toyota 2JZ-GE swap. This thing has to be seen in person to truly be appreciated. I believe it has parts from like 4 different vehicles combined into one. The interior is nuts and has a Lexus IS300 dashboard…

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E30 BMW M3 looking great on OZ Racing wheels…

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Another incredible creation by Ranz Motorsports is this W114 Mercedes Benz 240 coupe with a Toyota 2JZ-GTE swap. You last saw this build here on The Chronicles in my 2012 SEMA coverage where it was parked in the Wheel/Tire Hall…

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Since the car was all locked up the night before when I first got shots of Chris Sakai’s Civic, I decided to go back and get some better shots…

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While I was over there I couldn’t forget about my boy ATS Jones’ EF aka “Rusty”…

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One of the greatest ITR builds I’ve ever witnessed in all my years in this industry. I think this might be the last show for Anh’s R but I guess we will have to wait and see. If it is, it had an incredible run and made its mark in the Honda community for years to come…

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Really loved this TE27 Toyota Corolla better known as a “Mango” to many old school Toyota heads. The whole build comes together well with the fender flares, RS Watanabe wheels, 2TG motor and Solex carbs…

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Graffiti artist “Girafa” working his craft all over DSR Loreto’s LS430…

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This 350Z looked really good on these new M-Technica Directional wheels. Sometimes the most simplistic designs are the best…

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Chameleon-coated Z33 bagged on Luxury Abstract wheels…

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Interesting to see this S2000 at Wekfest SJ because I believe it is originally a build from Miami, Florida. I saw it for sale not too long ago and I guess someone from out here purchased the car. Pretty unique-looking S2K with Sorcery front bumper, Spoon front fenders, and ASM rear fender flares. It used to have some rare First Molding side mirrors too but I guess maybe the original owner sold those separately… I believe the car was also a lot lower before. Guess the new owner didn’t want to risk breaking that expensive Sorcery carbon front lip…

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Closing out Part 3 with a couple shots of the chrome vinyl-wrapped RWB Porsche from eGarage. Looks great with the HRE Vintage Series wheels . I’m also really happy with how the shots came out of this car because it typically isn’t an easy task photographing what is basically a mirror…

Much more to come this week. Thanks for looking!!…

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