Wekfest San Jose 2016 Coverage…Part 2…

What’s up everyone, back now with some more photos from the 2016 Wekfest San Jose event. I spent most of the morning trying to cram both photos and video together and the Vlogs are currently in the process of being pieced together. I wish I could have taken more photos but there was just so much going on that weekend that it was a bit difficult to capture everything that I wanted to shoot inside that building. While judging the Honda/Acura classes, there were specific rows that I wanted to go back to get shots of certain cars but the show was so busy that it just didn’t happen. Bummer, because there honestly were a lot of great builds at this show that I just completely missed out on. Nonetheless, I have some more shots for you guys to check out today. It’s getting late over here so I’ll keep it short today and discuss more of the show and its happenings in the final third portion of this series. Enjoy…

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Creaminz aka Darren’s 991 Porsche with GT3 front and rear bumpers. The week following the show, he and Mikey decided it was time to remove the Spoon-inspired Crooks Corsa livery…

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Mikey’s 997 Porsche before he went back to black…

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Jaycray’s Lexus RC coupe is on the verge of a major makeover in the next few months. He showed me the rendering of what it is set to look like when it is finished and it looks pretty crazy. Stay tuned for this one…

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Victor Wu’s F80 BMW M3 resting on the showroom floor on custom BBS LMs paired with Toyo Tires…

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Mark Arcenal’s Hakosuka looking great as always…

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Thomas from Team Prospekts originating from Houston, Texas making the trek out once again in his Liberty Walk Audi S5 coupe…

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For Wekfest San Jose, he decided to go with a more eye-catching motif utilizing a vinyl livery depicting his sponsor, RSV Forged wheels…

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Joseph LaFlare from Nemo’s Garage brought out his personal DC5 RSX build running a mixture of Japanese aero components and Exceed Japan SSD coilovers…

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Also newly on Exceed Short Stroke Dampers is Chuy Navarro and his Japanese Honda Integra Type R…

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As mentioned in Part 1, one of the newly debuting builds that really shocked the WFSJ crowd was this TRA Kyoto Boss S14 240SX. The kit itself always brings a ton of attention but it was what was under the hood that made this build truly interesting…

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Lurking within is a BMW N54 motor that has been retrofitted into the Nissan engine bay with a custom turbo set-up utilizing a big Turbonetics turbine…

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The inside of the right-hand drive converted S14 also features a retrofitted, working, BMW instrument display…

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4-Spoke Rotiform 3-piece forged wheels…

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Lexus RC coupe wearing subtle (and very rare) Varis Magnum Opus aero and SSR Professor wheels…

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Manofied BMW E30 wearing TRA Kyoto Pandem widebody kit and custom BBS RS wheels…

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TRA Kyoto Pandem E36 BMW M3 coupe on Air Lift Suspension and Rotiform wheels…

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Liberty Walk Audi R8 on Rotiform wheels…

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JDM Drew’s GM LSx-powered Mazda RX-7 from Inspire USA…

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A couple shots of Tovar’s widebody and bagged Acura NSX on Volk TE37SL parked at the SELLOUTS booth…

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Benny aka “Giganticmango” showed off his DC5 on BBS LM wheels with his custom engine bay featuring individual throttle bodies, a tucked radiator set-up, and a custom fabricated strut bar that is also used as a oil breather…

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The other Tovar’s S2000 from Stoopidlow running Racing Factory Yamamotor front bumper, J’s Racing front fenders, rear fender flares, and re-barreled custom Dunlop Formula Hart CP-R wheels…

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Pablito’s Accord Wagon is always a welcome sight at the Wekfest events. It seems almost perfectly period-correct in its current state, resembling many of the builds from the early 2000s…

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He recently upgraded his air set-up inside his trunk and showed off all the matching bits…

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Chargespeed widebody Mitsubishi Evo X from Team Xclusiv….

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This TE Corolla looked great on SSR MKII wheels and a newer 20-valve Toyota 4A-GE swap…

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Voltex-equiped Mitsubishi Evo IX running a rarely-seen Esprit rear wing…

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This Civic sedan has a pretty interesting backstory. The owner originally saw an ad for a Civic coupe on sale and decided to go meet with the seller to check it out. When he arrived, the Civic wasn’t even a coupe at all and was a beat-up sedan. He liked the car so much for whatever reason that he decided to buy it. He and his dad tore the whole thing apart and built it to the point in which you see it now. Pretty cool…

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Rotrex-supercharged Integra running a BYS front bumper and Work Wheels owned by Des from NVUS…

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350Z running Rocket Bunny front fenders and rear over fenders on RSV Forged wheels…

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One of the builds that I always look forward to seeing is Kelvin Bulda’s Civic hatchback. He only brings it out once or twice a year and always manages to keep the car in just near perfect condition. For comparison, here’s a photo of it from 12 YEARS AGO….

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Of course he would have a timeless combination of wheels and brakes. Wrapped around the old Nitto Neo Gen tires are Mugen MF10 wheels and behind the spokes reveals a Endless big brake kit…

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One of the things that makes this car look so great is the proper ride height. Nothing better than a slammed EK on Mugen wheels…

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Junior from Wekfest is a huge Lowrider aficionado so he invited a solid gather of these builds to the show. I didn’t get a chance to capture all of them but here is one of the more eye-catching ones…

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Nice beefy rear tire set-up on this VW Beetle…

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50s Chevy pick-up truck dumped on wire wheels…

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Movie-perfect replica of the Toyota pick-up truck featured in the Back to the Future movie trilogy…

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For reference, here’s an actual screen-grab from the movie. As a huge fan of the series, it is great to see this truck making the rounds at various shows throughout California…

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Widened Z33 on Superstar Leon Hardiritt wheels…

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PURE VIP Jay’s 3GS build featuring a Onestar Japan aero kit and Rotiform wheels…

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Custom front bumper on this 2GS from PURE VIP on customized SSR Koenig wheels…

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Chris Cu’s Q50 now on Work Wheels after showing at WFLA on WEDS…

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Nice BMW cafe racer parked next to a BMW 2002…

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GReddy’s line-up at Wekfest San Jose featured the Rocket Bunny Lexus RC, Sung Kang’s Rocket Bunny S30Z, and Pandem BMW E36 M3….

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Another look at the great Integra line-up by the front stage area hosted by ATS Garage…

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Joseph LaFlare’s DC5 all set-up at the Nemo’s Garage booth…

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Front view of the LTMW Pandem EG Civic…

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A trio of Rocket Bunny builds from LTMW…

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Ryan Basseri’s K-powered Integra Type R on 17-inch Volk ZE40s…

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Wrapping-up Part 2 of 3 with a couple of photos of this Rocket Bunny FD3S powered by a turbocharged GM LSx motor-swap. Check out that rear tire and wheel set-up. Quite a bit of rubber there….

One more section of coverage still to come. Stay tuned!…

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