Wekfest Texas 2015 Coverage…Part 1 of 2…

What’s up all…busy, busy week here. I wish I could find some time to really relax but it has been quite a run of things going on lately. Year 7 was absolutely amazing and thank you to all those who came out to show support. Now that it has passed I think I have a little bit more breathing room to just sort of relax but now I find myself scrambling to get things done before heading off to Las Vegas for the annual SEMA event. I hosted a little BBQ after-party for some of my closest friends last night at HQ but now in hindsight, I think maybe I should have been working on stuff while everyone else was hanging out because there is just so much to do in such little. I told myself I’d leave to Vegas before traffic gets heavy out here but the way things are going, that might not be exactly plausible…

In any case, I am setting some time aside now to put up these Wekfest Texas photos…finally. Yes, I know, things have been pushed back a little but I have so much content to work with that I think it might be a good thing. November and December slow down quite a bit towards the holiday season so it is good that there is so much content to post to keep things interesting. I can’t think of anything else that is going on besides SEMA and Wekfest Florida. Maybe a few toy drives here and there but that’s about it. I think I’ll have a ton of SEMA stuff for you guys to look at since it looks pretty exciting this year with all the new builds coming out. Before I run of into a tangent again, let’s discuss WFTX…

I don’t think it’s really a secret but Texas has long been my favorite stop on the Wekfest Tour. I think I started on this tour in Texas a couple years ago so it means a lot to me to get out there every year. I’ve met some great people out there and many whom I call good friends now. The community is just great out there, no lie. Every year there seems to be growth in a very positive direction for that community out there and it is always interesting to see what they have coming out next. The cars are great, the people are even better, and the food isn’t too bad either, haha. Whenever my friends ask me about traveling to check out the Wekfest events, I always tell them to go to Texas. There is just a very good vibe about that place and if any of you ever want to see a great car show outside of California or wherever you’re at, I highly suggest Texas for you as well. Things were little different this year as far as the layout of the show goes. The last couple of years, the Texas event has been held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. The 400 cars are usually kept inside one particular hall in the convention center but for 2015, there was a new Fire Marshall in town and he didn’t really like the idea of packing all those cars into one hall. Towards the date of the event, they pretty much forced the Wekfest staff to change the layout of the show and spread the cars out into two joined halls. It doesn’t sound too bad on paper but the convention center is pretty huge so spreading the cars out would almost make the show look a little too spaced-out, giving the impression that the show was not as big as promised. The staff quietly braced for complaints about the show being less busy than in year’s past with fewer cars when in actuality the show was as big as it ever was albeit with more space between each car. In the end, it really didn’t seem to matter as the crowd and show attendees almost preferred the larger space because they could roam around without bumping into each other or brushing up on cars. The space made judging the show a little bit more difficult in that we had to walk quite a bit to get around to each car but that’s no big deal…

Below are the photos that I captured from WFTX. I shot video as well which I hope you guys have seen by now. It provides a more “live” feel of the event along with some cars that I didn’t have enough time to capture with my dSLR camera. Judging the Honda and Acura Classes took up pretty much all of my time that afternoon so I shot whatever I could in the morning and towards the evening when the show ended. Also included are a few quick photos from the Wekfest Pre-Meet which was hosted by the guys from Mayday Garage. Enjoy…

The Wekfest Pre-Meet…

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Bagged Y34 Infinti M on WED’S Maverick wheels from car club, Low-Weezy-Ana….

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Big aggressive kit on this UCF10  Lexus LS…

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Amanda’s nicely executed Honda CR-X build with recently swapped B-series engine bearing a strong resemblance to a Canadian CR-X SE model…

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R32 Skyline looking good on Volk Racing TE37V in Rays’ signature bronze finish…

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John Peterson’s NA1 NSX from Mayday Garage with a fresh 6-speed manual swap. Also note the Car Shop Glow taillights…

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Chen Huang made the trek from Iowa to participate at Wekfest Texas and the Mayday Garage Wekfest Pre-Meet in his Mugen Integra Type R…

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Spoon Sports-themed AP2 S2000 from BRG. Interesting wheel choice…

These are the photos from the early morning roll-in at Wekfest Texas…

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This Hyundai Genesis coupe featured a Kei Miura-designed “Blood Racing” widebody kit…

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Mike from Team 5Star’s RHD Mugen EK Civic with recently acquired Mugen aero kit….

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Bagged Chrysler 300C looking good laid out on the floor during roll-in…

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RE Amemiya wide-body FD RX-7 on Advan Racing RS…

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Only thing better than one RE FD is two of them…

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Scion FR-S sitting nicely on Enkei RPF1 wheels…

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NSX with individual throttle bodies and RSV Forged wheels from Team Apokalypse…

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AP2 S2000 with J’s Racing GT wing, OEM CR front lip, rear flares, and widened front fenders to house the deep concave Volk Racing TEs….

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Honda Odyssey that has traveled to multiple stops on the nationwide Wekfest tour from CVT Designs…

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Flared Subaru WRX coupe…

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Subaru WRX STI from Team Prospekts…

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Another shot of Chenstur’s ITR and his yellow ICB Japan bucket seats…

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Slammed S13 240SX coupe with a fresh windshield…

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Another shot of the Prospekts STI on CCW wheels…

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One more of Chen’s Mugen Type R with J’s Racing front fenders and over fenders…

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The S13 coupe from earlier waiting to get staged inside the George R. Brown Center…

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AP2 S2000 rocking Advan Racing wheels and custom titanium wing stands…

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This Mazda 3 was pretty interesting with the flares and WED’S Kranze LXZ…

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K-swapped Mugen del Sol from Team 5Star…

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Acura NSX looking proper on staggered Advan Racing RG wheels and a rare Advance aero kit. Love the center-exit exhaust as well…

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“RX-8 Girl” Lina Rodriguez’s bagged RX-8 on Superstar Leon Hardiritt Ordens…

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Another angle of the S2000 from earlier with a glance at the front end set-up with splitter and canards…

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Real deal Vertex Edition Toyota Aristo on Work wheels…

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It was cool to finally see this J-spec Milano Red Honda Integra Type R in person. It is pretty much as “Spoon Sports” themed as it gets, all the way down to a Spoon Sports-built motor and trans….

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This Integra build had a pretty heart-warming story behind it; the current owner’s younger brother once owned this car but he passed away. As a tribute to his brother, he rebuilt the car from the ground-up to its current state and even kept the Phoenix Yellow tone because his brother loved that color…

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This FA5 Civic looked like something straight out of Thailand. They are known to turn anything into wild VIP-style builds and this Civic was pretty insane, just like the ones overseas. This one had a custom-fitted K-Break aero kit on it and the fenders were re-shaped to fit the aggressive AG forged wheels. Also check out how they used the Accord front grill to give it a much more bulky face…

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Nicely-done Lexus 2GS build with a custom aero kit resembling that of a newer Lexus LS460 but with Wald sideskirts…..

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Another look at the UCF10 from earlier at the Pre-Meet…

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Infiniti M from BRG bagged on VIP Modular wheels…

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Custom wide-body Lexus IS on red-faced Work VS-XX wheels from Apokalypse…

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Another of the NA1 NSX on RSV Forged wheels…

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Chan Le’s colorful Subaru WRX on Work Meister S1…

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One more of the Spoon-styled S2000 from BRG…

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This S2000 was also bearing a Spoon-style theme but executed very differently than the other S2K above. This had a more street-appeal to it but was still aggressive with the flared fenders and the concave Volk TEs…

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RHD-converted CL9 Acura TSX with a cleanly-tucked away engine bay, WED’S Kranze Vishunu wheels, modified lip kit and front bumper, as well as full Accord Euro-R interior…

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SW20 MR-2 from Prospekts on WELD Racing wheels…

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If I remember correctly, this turbocharged DC5 re-imagined in this bright yellow colorway came all the way from New Mexico..

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Interesting to see such round flares on a Subaru with such linear, boxy body lines…

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Closing out Part 1 with a look at this 911 Porsche. If you’re wondering, no, this is not a Rauh Welt kit or even a RWB build at all. The story behind this is that Akira Nakai was building an RWB Porsche down here in Texas (Danny Barber’s) and spotted this Porsche build. He liked the car and the custom bits like the custom intake manifold so much that he decided he wanted to put a Rauh Welt banner on it. And when Nakai wants something, hell, who’s gonna say no, right?…

Well, that’s a wrap for today. I’ll be in Vegas all week so make sure to follow me on Instagram or Snapchat to see live updates from the SEMA Show. I’ll try to get Part 2 of 2 of the WFTX coverage up as soon as possible. Okay, gotta go, thanks for looking!!…

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