Wekfest East 2016 Coverage…Part 3…

Man, Georgia was hot as fuck. I figured I’d be used to the heat since it’s been pretty hot out here in California but boy was I wrong. Humidity is a real game changer and I don’t think I’ve been in as much heat since I was in Wisconsin last year for Final Bout 2. Anyways, I got a lot of photos to post up here for you guys so let’s jump right back into the Wekfest East 2016 Coverage. After I spent much of the morning shooting the cars outside, I had to begin judging the Honda/Acura classes once the show started at 1 PM. Tiffanie arrived and we walked around for a bit, looking over the cars parked inside the show, and then I handed off the photography reigns to her. She’s been quickly getting acquainted with shooting a ton of car events since she’s always with me so I trusted her to capture most of the great cars in the building that day. I didn’t resume shooting until the end of the day so a big chunk of the photos today and in Part 4 will be all her work.  Enjoy the shots. I gotta go grab some dinner and then plant myself in front of the computer again for the rest of the night to edit the photos from Gridlife South, as well as the next Vlog…

Wekfest East 2016

Photos By StickyDilJoe & Tiffanie Marie

Words By StickyDilJoe

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Nawshin Basher’s award-winning Voltex Mitsubishi Evolution…

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Phil Barone’s RE Amemiya FD RX-7 on Advan Racing RS-DF…

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Toyota 2JZ-GTE powered G50 Infiniti Q45 sedan running Aimgain aero and custom radiused front/rear fenders….

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R35 GTR at the RavSpec booth on Volk Racing G25 wheels…

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Ferio Vi-RS inspired Civic sedan with Voltex rear wing, half-cut rear bumper, and a fully-gutted interior with one single Bride seat remaining….

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This Lexus 2GS caught my eye from a distance because the bright purple finish could only really mean one thing: HKS goodies. Once I walked around and got a good look at the exterior, which featured a Vertex aero kit and custom front/rear flares, I took a detailed look inside the bay…

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Under the hood of the GS300 is a shaved engine bay hosting a 2JZ-GTE engine swap complimented by an entire catalog of HKS components. I haven’t seen a 2J this complete with HKS stuff since my boy Billy Shea’s IS300 from back in the day…

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Marc Ducrow’s Mugen ZF1 CR-Z….

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Not too often do you see a Honda Civic coupe running VIP Modular wheels…

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AP1 S2000 with a lot of metal reshaping front and back to fit the aggressive Work VS-KF wheels…

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Civic from Elite Lower Class running white Volk TEs and a carbon First Molding front lip…

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Gutted black Civic hatchback with J’s Racing front lip, PCI metal sides, and silver Mugen RnR wheels…

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Creamy VW GTI hatchback hammered to the floor on custom red Work VS-XX wheels…

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Widened Subaru WRX STI slammed via Airlift suspension on Work Wheels…

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Bagged Subaru WRX STI in a custom green hue on re-built Work VS-KF wheels…

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John Paul’s M&M Honda Hyper Widebody supercharged S2000 on Nessen Forged wheels…

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Anthony Rivera’s bright green K-swapped EG6 Civic Si-R from Rhode Island…

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K-swapped Civic coupe that you saw a couple photos of in Part 2 of the coverage…

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Phoenix Yellow EK9 Civic Type R on 15×8 Volk Racing TE37…

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Shyam Sookram’s Phoenix Yellow Mugen Integra Type R on bronze Mugen MF10…

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Chen Huang’s Integra Type R, which you’ve undoubtedly seen a ton of photos of here on The Chronicles in the past. It is currently featured in the latest issue of Super Street magazine, shot by my friend Ginash from JDMChicago with a story written by your’s truly…

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Anil Sookram’s Suzuka Blue AP1 S2000 running Spoon Sports side mirrors and front brakes…

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Kevin Beepat’s Integra GS-R…

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Not much has changed on Chris Panchoo’s Integra since last year’s Wekfest East event. He’s removed the splitter piece from his P1-Spec front lip set-up along with the yellow tire lettering on his Falken tires…

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R32 Skyline coupe on custom Work VS-KF wheels…

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Cream-colored RHD EG6 Civic on BBS wheels…

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Milano Red EM1 Civic SI coupe with BackYard Special front bumper and Volk Racing CE28…

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One of the builds that I was interested in seeing was this twin-turbo 6-speed manual Accord coupe built by TechnologyR. Crazy to see a almost brand new Accord torn down and built from the ground-up with Mugen front end, front/rear big brakes, custom interior and everything…

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Gato Performance went nuts on this engine set-up, which features custom turbo manifolds, twin Precision turbochargers, and a custom metal engine cover all plated in this gold hue to make the entire engine bay pop. I think the current set-up at 17lbs of boost is good for about 650HP with the clutch slipping. Once they get the transmission dialed-in, it should be good for close to 800HP…

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Full custom interior of the twin-turbo Accord featuring four racing seats…

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I always wanted to build one of these IS300 Sport Cross wagons but they were just too expensive when I was in the market for one. Still, I enjoy seeing them and when this pulled into the New Jersey Exposition Center, I was super excited. You don’t see these modified very often so it is great to see someone really put some effort into making it a solid all-around build…

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In the engine bay of the IS300 Sport Cross was a 2JZ-GTE engine swap…

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TRA Kyoto Rocket Bunny Ver. II Scion FR-S at the RavSpec booth on Work Emotion CR2P wheels…

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Japanese RHD FC3S RX-7 on Work Wheels…

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Kemal from SUPRLIFE STUDIO’s JZS147 Toyota Aristo…

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Interesting textured vinyl wrap finish on this Volkswagen GTI….

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Bagged Infiniti G-sedan on 2-piece Work Meister S1R…

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Dave Tormey from Canibeat’s AP2 S2000 with OEM hard top, Powerhouse Amuse front bumper and 17-inch Regamaster EVO…

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Gutted EM1 Civic SI coupe on 15-inch Almighty Grey Desmond Regamaster EVO…

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Simple white Civic hatchback on 15-inch Mag Blue Volk TE37 with an interior that’s been fully-gutted with a roll bar added for chassis rigidity…

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Bagged FA5 Civic sedan with FD1 front end conversion and custom BBS RS wheels in the traditional “Primadonna” finish…

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Sammy Rodriguez’s Acura 1.6EL track-spec build with custom roll cage, Bride seats, Volk SE37K and a carbon Password: JDM front lip retrofitted to the 1.6EL front end…

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Slammed Civic hatchback on aggressive Rotiform wheels…

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Bagged CL9 TSX on Work Meister S1 3-piece wheels featuring a CL7 Euro-R conversion…

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Flared, traditional white/black two-tone AE86 Corolla on SSR Longchamp XR4…

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Newer 4A-GE swap under the hood with individual throttle bodies…

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The matching RC car  was a nice touch…

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Boosted S2000 with J’s Racing front bumper and Circuit Garage over-fenders…

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One of the more unique finds at Wekfest East was this ST204 Celica coupe on Volk Racing RE30s. You rarely ever see these things modded anymore, let alone at a car show and this one looked great. One would think that the owner would go for a full GT-FOUR style conversion and look but he definitely went his own route with this build…

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Awesome to see a newer BEAMS 3S-GE motor swap in this Celica…

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Nifty center-exit exhaust set-up on the Celica with a custom rear diffuser mounted under…

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Acura TSX Wagon converted to appear as a Japanese Honda Accord Euro Wagon bagged on Luxury Abstract wheels…

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Custom trunk set-up in the TSX Wagon with dual subs and an Accuair set-up mounted under a false floor with windows…

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This white Civic Ferio was pretty unique in many ways, starting with the billet aluminum wheels paired with OEM Honda Access accessories. The headlight covers and front hood protector pieces are pretty rare. Interesting to add the roof rack with the surf board but it all kinda works to the owner’s vision of the car just being a street cruiser from Japan…

That’s all for today. Still more photos to come, thanks for looking!!…

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