Wekfest Chicago 2016 Coverage…Part 2 of 2…

I find it pretty interesting that some were surprised that I actually found some time to capture photos at Wekfest Chicago this year. Everyone thinks that I am totally focused on video now and not doing photos anymore but I honestly love shooting with the dSLR still and if anything, I’m probably more motivated than ever to improve my photography skills. Video is fun but they are just so, so different. Admittedly, I wish I could do as much photography as I did before but video has its perks too. You get to see a lot of angles and other things that photos just don’t normally capture, especially if I am just using a tripod inside a otherwise mundane convention center. Hope you guys enjoy both because I don’t think either are slowing down any time soon…

In any case, Chicago was great and I have this last set of photos for you guys to view today. I got some much other stuff to work on leading up to Eibach that I can’t spend too much time today chatting you guys up. There are a ton of people from Japan in town for both the Eibach Honda Meet and Wekfest LA so I gotta go show them around and be a good American friend and tour guide. I’m off, see you this weekend!!…

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Nick Dela Rosa’s Voltex-equipped Subaru WRX STI all set-up and aired-down inside the venue….

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Ginash from JDM Chicago’s Imola Orange NA2 NSX on Advan Racing wheels with color-matched Stoptech brakes front and back. Not really sure why I didn’t take a photo of his Hako but I guess I just casually forgot about it…

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Johnel Vidad’s freshly redone Lexus LS460 with complete Aimgain GT aero kit….

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Wekfest Chicago 2016 “Best of Show” winner Nawshin Basher’s Mitsubishi Evolution with full Voltex aero and brand new Volk Racing TE37V…

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Great fab work under the hood of Basher’s Evo. Nice to see an Evo with a fully-tucked bay and polished goodies…

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Love how the TE37Vs fit with the widened fenders of the Voltex kit. Also nice to see him rolling around on Advan Neovas….

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Mico’s EM1 Civic coupe from Ramblers car club with full livery…

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Chris Sullivan’s AP1 Honda S2000 which he regularly beats on at the track on Volk TE37s…

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Mikey from Rambers’ vinyl-wrapped EF…

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Dennis from Ramblers’ road-race EF Civic looking very raw…

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R32 Skyline on era-perfect Advan Racing wheels from Moonlighter x Street Dancer…

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Kouki S14 from GLEAM wearing URAS aero and Work Meister S2R wheels…

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Love this blue Zenki S-chassis from Street Dancer. Definitely one of the better looking cars from last year’s Final Bout event in Wisconsin. Glad to see it pop up at a car show…

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Mike from Street Dancer’s SR20-powered R32 Skyline…

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…and his 13B Rotary-powered Mazda Miata…

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AP1 S2000 rocking Voltex front bumper, rear flares, and J’s Racing front fenders to fit the concave Volk Racing TE37SL wheels…

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Spoon Sports-themed EM1 Civic SI coupe on Desmond Regamaster EVO. Nice tight fit with the spokes of the EVO wheels and the big Spoon Sports brake calipers up front…

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It wouldn’t be a car show in 2016 without at least one Liberty Walk R35 GTR, right?…

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Benjamin Tran’s CL9 TSX was driven all the way from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada for Wekfest Chicago…

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I remember this TSX from last year’s SEMA event actually and was surprised by how thorough the build was, from the engine bay to the exterior, interior, and suspension…

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It is one of those cars that has every inch of it customized in some way, maybe a little overdone for most, but I appreciate the effort he put into it and how willing he was to make the drive from Canada to be a part of the show…

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Itasha-themed S14 Kouki from TF-Works/Touge Factory…

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Cindy from Royal Republic’s custom widebody C63 Benz on K-Break wheels…

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Mark Inriquez’s Evo X from Xclusiv Alliance…

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Another angle of Cindy’s widebody C63…

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…and another of Ben’s TSX showcasing the Spoon Sports front bumper and Kraftwerks front-mount intercooler…

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Royal Republic JZS161 Aristo with integrated Toyota Crown front end, also running a custom widebody set-up with radiused fenders and huge Leon Hardiritt wheels…

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Another RHD Aristo from Royal Republic/Fortune Minds with custom widebody treatment, this one sporting a front mount intercooler set-up for the 2JZ-GTE motor…

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JDM RHD Nissan F50 Cima bagged on Leon Hardiritt Waffes…

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One more shot of the Aimgain GT LS460 at the Lucky Brakes booth…

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K-Break LS460 built by Fizz Autosports…

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This widebody NB Miata was wearing some really deep-dish Work VS-KF wheels…

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Josh Buado’s Origin Lab-kitted RPS13 180SX…

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Hood-less S14 Zenki showcasing the SR20DET swap wearing no aero other than widened blister rear fenders on Work Schwert wheels…

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Can’t remember the last time I saw a strawberry-faced S13 in awhile, especially with a C-West front bumper. Looks very early 2000s-ish, especially with the V-Opt and Gran Turismo banners…

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I really enjoyed this Civic hatchback with a K-swap and custom paint. The gray Regamaster wheels go great with it as well. Also, nice touch with the paint-matched First Molding Flugel Plate…

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EM1 Civic SI coupe looking good with a BYS front bumper and Mugen Ferio rear wing. Wheels I believe are old Desmond wheels, but I don’t remember if that is accurate…

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Awesome to see a rare Mugen BB1/4 kit on a stateside Honda Prelude. I can count on one hand how many of these kits I’ve actually seen in my whole lifetime…

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Integra Type R wearing a JDM ITR front face and full Mugen aero kit. Interesting that the owner chose to go with Spoon Sports brakes and black/yellow Recaros…

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This 96-spec Integra Type R looked spectacular, especially with the rare Mugen bug-eye front lip paired with the Mugen sides and Gen. II rear wing. The engine bay was also fully Mugen-themed as well…

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Closing things out for this series with a shot of this Midori Green EK Civic, parked at the DWS booth, which ended the day winning the “Best Engine Bay” award, and for good reason. The entire bay was shaved cleaned, color-matched and the K-swap couldn’t have looked better. Excellent work all the way around and the rest of the car doesn’t look too bad either…

Well, that’s a wrap on that. Up next is some Japan coverage leading up to the Wekfest Japan 2016 coverage. Make sure to check back regularly and stop by the YouTube channel to catch the latest Vlogs. Thanks for looking!!..

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