Wekfest Japan 2017 Coverage… Part 4…

Holy shit, I really did take a lot of photos this year. There’s still one more post coming with the final set of photos but today, we’re going to continue diving deep into the Wekfest Japan 2017 event with some more great builds from the show. There’s a little bit of everything here, Rocket Bunny stuff, Liberty Walk here and there, a really quality Euro build from Crazy Rabbit crew, familiar Honda builds from Tactical Art, and more. I have tons to do today, including packing all these orders for the new t-shirts that recently dropped so I’m gonna run along. Check out the photos below and enjoy all that Japan has to offer….

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Liberty Walk Performance’s one-off widebody Mazda Savanna/RX-3 parked at their display booth…

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RPS13 on Mikado KI-43 wheels in the Hectopascal booth…

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Really well-built Mugen Pro.2 CR-X on 15×8 Volk Racing TE37 wheels from FIVE MART. Check out that nifty full-sized Tabata radiator….

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First gen. Honda CR-X from FIVE MART sitting on rare 25th Anniversary Mugen MR-5 wheels with their original signature teal faces…

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Another FD3S RX-7 wearing a full Rocket Bunny widebody aero kit from Racing Padock Miyoshi….

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One of my favorite builds all-time from Japan is Common Snapper’s RB26-powered S30Z. This is the same one that you may remember in white, built originally by Noriaki Miyamoto. It still has the same RB motor and R33 Skyline interior, but Miyamoto has since done a full color-change on the car in his own custom mix. The Z sits on Barramundi Design forged wheels because Miyamoto is also the owner and creator of BMD wheels…

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Miyamoto is known for doing all kinds of wild engine swaps in his cars and his S30Z is a prime example of the type of work he is capable of doing…

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The body is basically in factory form other than the bolt-on fender flares and custom side mirrors. Out back is a center-exit exhaust…

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Common Snapper also brought out this Z31 Fairlady which hosts an RB26-swap under the hood…

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Hiroki Matsuo’s USDM NSX has seen some significant changes since last year’s Wekfest Japan event. The front now wears a Spoon Sports front bumper, staggered bronze Volk CEs, and a Voltex rear wing. Sides look to be Marga Hills and mirrors I think are Craftsquare…

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Shigeaki Hosoguchi’s Porsche Cayman on Oz Futura wheels…

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Don’t see A70 Supras much these days, especially in Japan. This 2.5L twin-turbo version sits nice and low on BBS wheels…

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I remember seeing this FC3S the last couple of years at WFJP on BBS LMs but this year, the owner brought out a freshly-built set of 3-piece Panasport G7 C5C wheels…

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Masafumi Eto’s rare DB2 Integra GS-R is one of the truly great USDM-specific builds in Japan. He continues to add to it every year and the car is just in beautiful condition with just the right set of parts. The body remains mostly untouched, except for a front lip and full respray, and understandably so because DB2 Integras are unicorn-like in Japan, being that they were never available for purchase there. I almost think that 2nd gen. Integra fanatics over there look at the DB2 GS-R the same way we look at the Type R here…

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In the engine bay of the DB2 is the factory B17A, which was only available from 92-93, which Eto has completely overhauled from the inside-out. It features a billet aftermarket B-series valve cover with full TODA Racing valvetrain underneath. Also note the Kinsler individual throttle bodies, custom tucked radiator set-up with -AN lines, and the coil-over-plug set-up with full Rywire engine harness….

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Yuki Takebayashi from Lime Force and Crazy Rabbit has one of the best MK1 Rabbits I’ve ever seen. The rare U.S. Westmoreland front-faced Rabbit is a perfect example of one of the many high-caliber Euro builds in Japan. Even those who wouldn’t exactly understand or normally look at old school VWs would stop to study this build in detail. It’s damn near perfect.

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Takebayashi’s smoothed-out engine bay and Keihin motorcycle carbs…

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Kiyotaka’s BN Sports PS13 Silvia and Guarana Antartica-themed engine bay…

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Bagged NA1 NSX in a custom blue hue wearing a Taitec front bumper and Work XD9 wheels…

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Only at an event like Wekfest Japan will you see a Toyota Tercel slammed on Work RSZ-R wheels wrapped in Toyo R888s…

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Kohei Moja’s Kouki S14 Silvia with custom front fenders and rear blistered quarters on Work Meister M1 wheels with fat lips front and rear…

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Through the cut hood you’ll see that the S14 is powered by a naturally-aspirated Toyota 1UZ-FE V8 engine swap…

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A look at the rear with the higher wheel arches which allow the S14 to cruise this way at a static height…

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Sukekawa Autobody’s widebody PS13 Silvia on WEDS Kranze LXZ which also features a Toyota 1UZ-FE V8 swap made possible by a Collins 1UZ-swap kit…

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Spotted this Z31 Fairlady a couple years ago in some photos and was stoked to see it in person. Love the front bumper and low ride height. Also one of the few times when the famed SSR Longchamp XR4s look good in 5-lug configuration…

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Yuma Saito’s USDM 240SX went through a huge change since last year’s Wekfest Japan event. It previously had a very “U.S.” sense of style with just the stock body and radiused fenders. It just made sense after all, being that it was a U.S.-spec 240Sx. This year, he decided to switch it up and re-imagined his car to look like a JDM 180SX Type-X. How much more USDM can you be by taking a U.S. vehicle and replicating a Japanese Domestic Market vehicle?… Talk about coming full circle…

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Southside Auto Customs’ USDM ED Civic hatchback on SSR Dori Dori…

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This slammed USDM Civic sedan was hammered to the Port Messe pavement on SSR Takechi Project Racing Hart Spinner Fin wheels…

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Worn, dated, but relatively good condition Spinner Fin caps…

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It was amazing to finally see someone pull-off the classic RENOWN CHARGE Mazda racing livery, as seen on this Rocket Bunny FD RX-7. The car just looks great, especially on Work Meister S1 wheels…

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Full side view of the RENOWN CHARGE Rocket Bunny FD…

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As mentioned before, this was the first year where true Japanese Domestic Market vehicles were allowed in the building. In year’s past, you wouldn’t see something like this Toyota Soarer on Volk TE37SL at WFJP…

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R30 Iron Mask Skyline RS-Turbo on U.S. CCW Classic wheels…

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Keigo Okada’s Tactical Art-built Integra Type R running Kinsler individual throttle bodies…

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Motoki’s K-swapped EK3 looking slightly different this year on new Volk TE37 Sonic wheels…

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Kazuya Kawashima’s K-powered Ferio with a new facelift running a Sergeant front bumper and new Tactical Art carbon front lip. He also swapped out his CCW wheels in favor of silver Enkei RPF1…

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Masashi Kameoka’s EF9 Civic SiR looking as good as it has in the last few years with little to no changes…

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Closing out Part 4 with a photo of this slammed USDM Civic sedan on custom-built Mugen M7 wheels with high-polished faces…

That’s all for today. Stay tuned for the fifth and concluding portion coming real soon!…

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