The Chronicles Wekfest Japan Trip 2014 Coverage…Part 7…Closing Out The Day At WFJP…

It seems like there is a shit ton of content to see but we are now finally at the close of the WFJP coverage. I have more content still coming our way from my trip after Wekfest Japan, but today will conclude the actual show portion of it. The rest after this will consist of all the other fun stuff we did outside of the show when we returned to Osaka. Today we’re gonna see the rest of the cars that I hadn’t shown you guys yet as well as some candid photos of some of the people that were involved with the event. There isn’t much left to be said about the show other than it being a pretty amazing show for its first time in Japan. I hope you guys enjoyed looking at the cars that make up the ever-growing USDM style car culture overseas and I can’t wait to go back for the next one…

There is plenty of coverage prior to this post today. If you missed any of it, click the links below to catch up…

The Chronicles Wekfest Japan Trip 2014 Coverage…Part 1…

The Chronicles Wekfest Japan Trip 2014 Coverage…Part 2…FEEL’S Twin Cam and Tokyo Bay Dinner….

The Chronicles Wekfest Japan Trip 2014 Coverage…Part 3…#Wekfestprep With Tactical Art…

The Chronicles Wekfest Japan Trip 2014 Coverage…Part 4…WFJP Begins…

The Chronicles Wekfest Japan Trip 2014 Coverage…Part 5…Wekfest Japan Inside and Out…

The Chronicles Wekfest Japan Trip 2014 Coverage…Part 6…Even More From WFJP…

…and here we are with the rest of the pics…

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Masaki Fukuda’s EG6 SiR from L2P is always one of my favorites from Japan. The last time I was in Japan, I even had the pleasure of riding in this car with him when we went to Arvou…

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Noriyuki Ebara’s FA5 Civic SI that was imported from the U.S. on Black Edition Volk Racing TE37SL…

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Akifumi Ikeda’s Honda Integra SI-VTEC also on Volk TEs…

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Daisuke Ito’s DC5 Integra with newly added Mugen rear wing and J’s carbon rear diffuser. Nice touch with the polished wing stands…

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Takeru Tojo’s Honda Element S/C, which you also got a glimpse at during my last journey to Japan in January. Tojo was the man who showed us around the Maebashi area where we met the rest of the L2P crew…

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Really dig the window gate-thingies on this VW. Builds like this make me really enjoy the VAG scene in Japan…

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This VW was one of the wildest builds of the show with its custom front/rear flares…

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This EA has a pretty interesting back story to it. I don’t know if you guys remember it, but the first time we got to see it was during last year’s Wekfest event in San Jose, California. The car was actually shipped over to the U.S. for the show and then after, it stayed in America for a couple months while they swapped in the K20 motor into it. After the swap was completed, the car was then sent back to Japan in time for WFJP…

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Even in North America, seeing a K-swap inside an E-AT is extremely uncommon. Imagine the reaction of all the Japanese enthusiasts when they looked at the engine bay of this Civic and saw this set-up. Not only does it have the K in it, the bay has also been shaved and cleaned-up. You can see in the bottom photo how the core support had to be trimmed to clear the intake manifold. The motor is a tight fit but it definitely fits in there….

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The interior is still in pristine condition but with some modern day additions like Bride seats and aftermarket gauges…

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This EG build, while incredibly subtle, was clearly one of the best Honda builds at Wekfest Japan. This is the epitome of USDM styling in Japan. From the engine bay execution to the 949Racing wheels and other parts selection, it is just on point. It even had custom audio and everything. The owner, Daisuke Ishiyama, took home second place in the Honda Class that day. Love this car and its subtlety and how it represents USDM style to a “T”…

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Over here, this may just seem like an Integra sedan on Dunlop Formula Hart wheels but this is actually an original Honda Integra Type R sedan that the owner has converted to U.S.-spec. The front end was swapped out for a U.S. 98-01 front end, moldings were added, and even a sunroof was put in so that it replicates a U.S. Integra GSR sedan. Pretty wild and proof that these guys are really dedicated to executing a particular style…

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Kazu Imai’s incredible Honda Integra Type R on BBS LM wheels with custom radiused front/rear fenders. This is one of my favorites from Japan and there really isn’t another Honda like it out there…

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This DC5 was yet another really well-built Honda at Wekfest. The exterior is really simple but the engine bay has seen an extensive amount of modification. Check out the fab work by the shock towers and how the entire bay has been smoothed out. The motor itself features a host of USDM parts from Skunk2, Hybrid Racing, and Checkerd Sports….

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EK Civic on bronze Volk TE37 wheels…

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Bagged CL7 Accord Euro-R with polished everything under the hood…

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Teru Ito’s RA3 Odyssey with 5-speed H22A swap and concave-faced Magnesium Blue Volk TE37s…

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Turbocharged Honda Odyssey with U.S. Isuzu Oasis badges and R32 Skyline GTR wheels…

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Interesting to see how the USDM culture has even transitioned over to Japan’s popular vanning scene…

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Cream DA Integra sitting on some Barramundi Design forged wheels..

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Kazuki Hirota’s BMW E46 M3 from Lowballers Japan on Rotiform TMB wheels…

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Hiroyuki Nakamura’s KA7 Honda Legend on Desmond Regamaster EVOs…

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Masaki Morohashi’s award-winning Nissan S13 Silvia…

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Masao Adachi’s Lexus IS representing Lowballers Japan…

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With all this USDM craziness, it’s surprising to actually see an OEM Toyota Altezza grille on an Altezza that hasn’t been converted to look like an IS300….

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Yuto Sugure’s EK on Work Seeker DX wheels. Yuto actually had a tire blowout on the way home from WFJP which ruined his front fender…

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It was nice to meet Yuji Yoshida finally after only seeing his photos and car online previously. Like many of us he too is a Honda guy that is into photography as well..

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Seiya Suzuki’s second Phoenix Yellow Integra Type R. He crashed his previous one and then bought another one right away and started modifying it. For Wekfest, he showed up with a First Molding front lip and Desmond EVO Brites…

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This Civic coupe was pretty interesting. You don’t see Honda builds over there running coil-on-plug set-ups yet but this owner even went as far as to make his own brackets to mount the coils. He also has a Go-Autoworks intake and a bunch of other USDM parts in his bay. The exterior is a bit dated with the shaved moldings and all but overall, it’s a very detailed build…

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Absolutely loved the custom fender work on this Lexus GS. This is the way you should do VIP-themed builds…

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Civic Ferio sitting low on Osaka JDM Loop5 wheels…

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Another shot of the Civic sedan with the BYS front bumper and BBS wheels…

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DC5 Integra on SSR Professor MS3…

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One of the most unexpected builds at Wekfest Japan was this slammed Chevy Love pick-up…

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Akio Yoshioka’s MK4 Golf on Barramundi Design Eleven wheels…

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This bagged Mazda Atenza looked pretty sick…

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One of the coolest and most unique builds at WFJP was this custom USDM Ice Cream truck on Cadillac wheels. If you take a closer look, you can even see that this truck was originally from Fresno, CA…

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Hiro Ueda, one of the key people behind Wekfest Japan…

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She seemed nice…

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Taku Kusugami was pretty delirious by the end of the day…

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Ryan from Rywire and our friend Ayako Kawato…

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Yuko Abe and Hideo Shingu…

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Shingu and the rest of the homies from the TPK crew…

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I’m always happy to see Atsuki from Tactical Art happy. This guy has to be one of the hardest working men in the community out there. He and Yasu literally put 7 builds together for WFJP in a matter of a few months…

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Beeyan Hamada eyeing some snacks….

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I brought Elissa Alva over to the Tactical Art booth so she could help me and Brandon out with the Wekfest video we were putting together and all the guys leaped at the opportunity to get a photo with her. Here is Beeyan with Elissa…

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Elissa and Taku…

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…and we close out my WFJP coverage with a shot of my boy Brandon from BOWLS LA. This dude is a killer when it comes to digital media and his videos are some of the best around. Much respect to this guy for all that he does…

Well, I gotta get back to work on Mikey’s Integra since Wekfest Long Beach is this weekend. There’s still much to be done but hopefully many of you will get to see the fruits of our labor. Thanks for looking!!….

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