Wekfest Japan 2016 Coverage…Part 3…

Well, this is the third and final concluding portion of the Wekfest Japan 2016 coverage. It was a hell of a time and I hope to get back there next year for an even bigger and better show. I’m not feeling too well and just got out of the Emergency Room last night with an ailment so I really need to get some rest and stay off my feet. Thanks for the support guys and enjoy the shots below!!…

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Starting things off with a shot of two of my favorite builds in the venue that day; Yosiyuki Hatano’s Mugen SS S2000 and Takahiro Hasegawa’s Mugen Integra Type R…

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Hatano showed up to Wekfest Japan last year with a Spoon Sports theme but arrived on the scene this year with his more recognized Mugen SS-look…

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Takahiro Hasegawa, however, was making his Wekfest Japan debut in his Nighthawk Black Pearl Mugen-equipped Honda Integra Type R. This used to be a complete Mugen demo car in Championship White with the Mugen stripe along the side of the car but Hasegawa has since remade the car in this dark tone…

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Hideo Shingu’s Honda Integra Type R is actually a Japanese ITR converted to a USDM ’97-spec Type R front face…

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Rhythm Motors’ TRA Kyoto Pandem EG Civic…

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Masataka Maeyama’s K-swapped Honda Integra Type R representing Five Mart/OsakaJDM…

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Shaved engine bay featuring U.S. aftermarket K-swap components from companies such as K-Tuned and Skunk2. The front features Top1 Motorsports add-ons and a C-West front lip…

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Inazuma Worx AE86 Corolla Trueno that you saw in the previous parts, as well as in the Vlogs, with custom retrofitted suspension and aggressively-sized SSR Longchamp wheels…

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Toyota Soarer twin-turbo coupe on Volk Racing TE37SL…

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Really enjoyed how this JZS161 Aristo looked slammed on BBS wheels…

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One more of Atsushi Oka’s Rocket Bunny Fairlady Z convertible…

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Daisuke Ishiyama’s EG6 Civic is one of the finest examples of how a USDM Civic build would be executed. I really dig the current set-up with the Spoon Sports carbon front lip and the Dunlop Formula Hart CP-R wheels…

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DB8 Integra sedan on Mugen M7 wheels wearing a USDM 98+ front end…

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Matsuura Masanari’s USDM Integra GS-R themed DC2 was one of the biggest surprise debuts at WFJP and definitely had all of us coming back to look at it multiple times to enjoy the finer details…

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The shaved engine bay of the Integra features a B18C5 engine-swap, 1.5-way LSD, full cross mission gear set, Maxim Works header, FEEL’S catalyzer, and much more…

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One of the more unique modifications done to this Integra were the Spoon Sports FD2 CTR side mirrors which were retrofitted to the older Integra…

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Inside is a fully-gutted interior with the top half of an S2000 dashboard and instrument cluster fitted to the cockpit. The dash was modified and then re-wrapped in suede to match the ICB seats…

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M&M Honda Hyper Wide Body Honda S2000 sans GT wing, with a custom cut rear bumper, and SSR wheels with color-matched faces…

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Mao Nakai’s bagged Skyline GT sedan representing Phaze2 Japan…

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VW Jetta from CrazyRabbitt slammed to the show floors on Fifteen52 wheels…

Towards the end of the show, cars began rolling out and I had a chance to get a lot more photos of the debuting Pandem EG6. After seeing this one from Rhythm Motors, I think it’ll be pretty hard to top this one. Whoever decides to build one in the future has quite a bit to live up to…

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The color, graphics scheme, and raw pieces like the carbon doors just flow so well on this build…

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I think the biggest surprise for me with this kit, and what made me really like it, is that it isn’t really as wide as I suspected it would be. This is just the right amount I feel, and anything wider would just make the entire car look unbalanced and awkward…

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Even from the rear it doesn’t look too crazy. The wing takes some getting used to but overall, I think it works well with the car…

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The Pandem BMW E46 and Civic together for a photo-op…

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The face of the Pandem E30 BMW….

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TRA Kyoto Rocket Bunny S30Z loaded-up onto the trailer for its journey back to Kyoto…

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84Base Volkswagen Rabbit is the perfect combination of Euro-styling and Japanese Boso-influence…

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Hiro’s K-swapped E-AT Civic with a Midori Green EK Civic up on a trailer behind it….

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Another shot of Nakai’s Skyline…

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Pandem BMWs side-by-side…

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Akio Harano’s Datsun Bluebird built with the help of S&A Autocreate on new Barramundi Design wheels…

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Masafumi Eto’s USDM Integra GS-R featuring a B17A engine with full TODA Racing head package…

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Keita Kikuchi’s Infiniti Q50 slammed on 326Power wheels…

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Racing Padock Miyoshi’s TRA Kyoto Boss FD3S RX-7 getting shot for Custom Car magazine after the show ended…

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Phaze2 Ikuto’s Honda S2000 on Volk TEs with a massive StopTech brake kit…

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Yasutaka Shimomukai’s custom widebody Audi A6 sedan on 19×12 CCW wheels…..

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Banzai Attack stops to pose for a photo with the Pandem EG6…

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A couple more of the Wekfest Japan 2016 “Best of Show” winner, the 84Base Volkswagen…

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A couple guys from the CrazyRabbitt crew posing for a group photo…

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Akio’s beautifully-built SR20DE-powered Datsun Bluebird…

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Southside Auto Customs USDM EF Civic sedan…

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Matsuura Masanari drove his car over to the Phaze2 DC to get a photo together…

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Still feels weird to see Mikey’s old DC2 Integra in Japan…

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A pair of EF Civics from Southside getting set to leave the Port Messe venue…

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One more of Masanari’s Integra…

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Atsushi Honda’s BMW 3-series coupe didn’t get completed in time but the Rotary-powered BMW should be a sight to see once it is finished…

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Phaze2 Yasu’s Millenium Jade HKS GT-Supercharged S2000…

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…and a closing shot of the Phaze2 Japan and USA crew before we left for dinner that night…

Well, that’s that. Hope you enjoyed it. Still lots of other cool shit to look at so stay tuned…

4 thoughts

    • yeah buddy, doing that to the FD should be a crime. I love my FD with it’s timeless design and lines, I would never put that kit on my car.

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