Wekfest Houston 2017 Coverage… Part 2…

I can’t believe it’s already nearing the end of 2017. This year has just flown by but it doesn’t seem like things are slowing down one bit. Normally December is a slow-down time for me, as the car show season has pretty much ended with the exception of Wekfest Florida, but with all the craziness of the year, including some natural disasters, Wekfest Houston was pushed back to this month and I find myself posting Wekfest coverage on the week when I have to fly out for yet another Wekfest event. I’m looking forward to getting out there to see what’s new in Florida, but I am also a bit anxious to get back as I am already gearing-up for a huge 2018, which marks ten great years of The Chronicles. Today, we look at the rest of the photos from the 2017 Houston event. Enjoy and happy holidays if I don’t see you guys this month…

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A “Black Limited” inspired AE86 Corolla cruising into the venue nice and low…

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Right after the black Trueno was this red AE86 wearing Run Free aero…

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Chris Montano wins the award for “Most Enthusiastic” at Wekfest Houston as he didn’t seem the slightest bit upset about the early morning roll-in time…

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Larry’s Audi S5 on Vossen wheels representing Endless Projects Texas…

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Another look at the AE86, here you can finally see the faces on the deep-lipped SSR Longchamp wheels…

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About an hour later, Andy still hadn’t burnt enough fuel to meet the 1/4-tank requirement to get inside the venue…

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Nice to see Amanda’s CR-X once again. I knew going into it that there was a strong chance she would end-up winning the “Restomod” award as she’s built her car to meet all the requirements of the new Wekfest award, which honors those who are into restoring their vehicles and maintaining them to a higher, near showroom, level, all the while still modifying the car tastefully…

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Her’s is actually a Canadian domestic market-styled build with the addition of 15-inch Volk Racing TE37 wheels in bronze along with a J’s Racing lip to set-off the EF8 face…

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Dante Bui’s turbocharged DC5 running a pretty rare Top Secret aero kit (front, sides, & rear) paired with INGS+1 Hybrid front fenders and rear over fenders. Also setting-off the exterior are Mugen aero pieces in the form of a rear wing, vented hood, and MF10 wheels in bronze…

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Fernando Huerta got bored of messing with his award-winning del Sol build so he went and started throwing a bunch of Mugen parts onto his CL9 TSX…

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Added to the TSX is a complete Mugen lip kit, rear wing, bronze MF10 wheels, window visors, and front grille…

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Yoel made the trip out from Florida in his K-swapped Mugen-themed Integra Type R. He’s currently running the newly released 16×8 Mugen MF10 wheels…

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Fernando didn’t forget about the del Sol of course, and cruised down to Houston with the car in his Vision Technica Imus seats…

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Here’s a look at the backside of Bui’s DC5 which features a Top Secret rear bumper and Mugen rear spoiler…

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One of the guys that I know personally who was affected by the wild weather and flood a few months ago was my buddy Tom Syhachack. His house was damaged and he actually had to sail away from his home by boat during the evacuations, leaving his cars behind to get away from the rising waters. He seems to be doing fine now though, with his S2000 still intact, a house with some water damage, and a missing cow…

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GM LSx-swapped Kouki S14 wearing Midnight Purple paint and Work VS-XX wheels…

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…and then the rain came…

…it didn’t stay very long…

…but it was fucking pouring down for a good hour or so…

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Cars quickly rushed into the venue as the rain came down, trying to stay as far away from the water as possible…

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This single-cam turbocharged EF sedan crawled into the venue without a hood and a engine bay covered in rain…

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Don’t know too much about these things but I love the way modded Groms look. I don’t imagine it was very fun riding this thing in the rain though, if the owner did in fact, ride into the show on it…

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Some of the Wekfest attendees and exhibitors waiting for the rain to stop….

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While some were waiting for the rest of their friends and car crew members to show-up, their cars stayed outside drenched in the downpour…

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Kerry Guevara was one of those guys who waited patiently outside…

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BMW E36 sedan on Volk Racing TE37RT from Square One…

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The thumbs-up signaled that Andy was finally good to go…

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…burning enough gas to get inside. Unfortunately, he also could not avoid getting his car rained-on in the process…

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Get some RE Amemiya aero, add some water, and a crowd forms…

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Perhaps Kerry was trying to manually defrost his car while he waited…

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A-Spec TL from Square One…

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Tom Starkey’s R32 Skyline GT-R was one of the more-interesting builds of this year’s Wekfest Houston event…

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The vented hood let some water into his engine bay, featuring an RB26DETT powerplant running a Tomei engine cover, ARC Induction Box customized to work with a GReddy Suction Kit, and more…

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Custom front splitter from Late Apex Fabrication with Titanium rods and carbon canards…

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The rear features a chassis-mounted rear wing that also hosts titanium rods for added structure…

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A clean FD3S RX-7 running a JDM Efini RX-7 front face and Work Emotion CR2P wheels…

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Nicely done Pontiac G8 on custom BBS wheels…

The lighting inside the venue wasn’t ideal and I spent most of my free time filming for the Vlog, so the few photos that I did capture I decided they looked best in black and white…

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Johnel Vidad’s Aimgain GT Lexus LS460 from Lucky Brakes which ended the afternoon winning overall “Best of Show”/Car of the Festival honors…

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Period-perfect FC RX-7 on Advan Racing RA3-DT wheels…

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Towards the end of the day I snapped one more photo of this white K-swapped Civic with C-West face…

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Montano’s NSX sans overly happy owner…

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…and to cap off the set, one more of Khiem Pham’s 2JZ-powered FD RX-7 running TCP Magic aero and RE Amemiya front bumper…

That is indeed a wrap. Catch you all in Florida this weekend… Thanks for looking…

2 thoughts

  1. Man oh man…that EF Civic looks so good! Really digging the two-tone look. As for those wheels on that car, what in the world are they? And that shot of the black FC looks amazing, Joey! Definitely a desktop background worthy shot! I normally don’t like black on black cars…but something about that FC really got me to love it. Nice to see people still running classic 3-spoke Advan wheels..Thank you for another great post.

  2. The hood on Dante Bui’s gray RSX is actually an ings+1 piece. Makes me wonder who came out with the basic three-hole design first.

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