Wekfest Japan 2018 Coverage… Part 3…

I can’t help but look back at these photos and just be so happy and honored to say that I was there to even see this event in person. It’s crazy to think that it’s already been 5 years of Wekfest Japan and I’m still so excited to attend every single year. Japan is always a great refresher and when you have cars like these to study and gawk at, there’s just no way you can have a bad time. Today, we’re going to be looking at the third and final installment of my coverage of the event. There’s a mix of everything, from Skylines to Civics and even a slammed Lotus Esprit. After the awards ceremony, I stuck around for maybe an hour or so and shot the cars leaving and whatever else was left in the building. The Port Messe venue makes for an epic back drop and a lot of the times, sticking around after the show yields some pretty good photo opportunities because it’s a little bit more empty and the cars look like they are being posed even when they’re not. It’s always a pleasure being in the presence of such cool shit and I gotta thank the Wekfest staff, both in the USA and Japan for providing me the outlet to experience it. Enjoy the photos and have a safe Memorial Day…

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It’s always nice to see more traditional Japanese builds, being that we are in Japan after all. This clean BNR32 Skyline GT-R showed-up looking great with just an carbon fiber front lip and sitting nicely on aggressive Work Meister S1 3-piece wheels…

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Pandem widebody Porsche 987.1 V2 Cayman running baller Roberuta air suspension and Work Meister M1 wheels…

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Another BNR32 Skyline GT-R, this one running a Top Secret front bumper and what looks to be TBO sideskirts…

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Lovely black 96-spec Integra Type R sedan, utilizing a carbon fiber Spoon Sports front lip, Spoon front brakes, and Desmond Evo Brites…

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Takeru Tojo wasn’t around for this year’s Wekfest because apparently his wife wouldn’t let him out of the house, but it didn’t stop some of the other guys from Lowered2Perfection to come out and represent. Here is Seiya Suzuki’s pristine Phoenix Yellow DC2 Integra Type R wearing full Mugen aero, minus the Mugen hood….

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Kohei Taguchi’s Championship White DC2 Integra Type R from L2P running a Spoon Sports carbon lip, Spoon brakes, Spoon mirrors, a Mugen Gen. 1 rear wing, and Sprint Hart CP-R wheels…

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It’s always good to see Preludes at car shows that are done right. This BB4 Prelude sat nicely on Barramundi Design forged wheels, wearing a Aeromagic front lip and Kaminari sideskirts…

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Always one of my favorites from year-to-year at the Japanese Wekfest events is this CR-X del Sol running a complete EG6 Civic front end retrofit with a Mugen front lip. I think this is a bit of a polarizing look for many people but I honestly really like it. It almost looks like the car should have came this way. I also like the addition of the Spoon Sports sidemirrors that were originally from an NSX/S2000…

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Also really cool to see that the only decal the owner has on the car a Chronicles decal on the rear glass. Also make note of the Mugen exhaust and rear wing as well…

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Thank goodness there was an EG6 Civic in attendance not running USDM corner lights, haha. I mean, seriously it just looks so much better without the amber. Anways, this Civic was super clean, running a Spoon front lip and Volk Racing TE37 Sonic in bronze…

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Tomo from REVIEW’s TRA Kyoto Boss S14 Silvia drift car that you saw plenty of in Part 1…

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In the engine bay which has been painted a candy red is an RB25DET engine themed similarly to the exterior. Check out how the wheel tubs have been modified and reinforced….

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The coolest aspect of the exterior is all the paint work that was involved, down to the brand and label sponsors which have been intricately painted onto the trunk. Talk about details…

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Daito’s AE86 Levin grip and drift race car from E.PRIME Racing…

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Seiji Ookawara’s static S14 Kouki running a mix of Vertex and BN Sports aero…

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Not sure what aero is on this E30 BMW 3-series coupe but it looks mint on BBS wheels…

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The wild RX-7 builds from Racing Padock Miyoshi made an appearance once again. Here is the Mazda Atenza-front FD that wore the Supreme/LV livery that you guys saw in January. The car has now been redone with a different livery but it still has its Lambo-style doors…

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Pandem BOSS RX-7 bagged, sitting on Enkei RPF1 wheels wearing a full Red Bull livery representing Racing Padock Miyoshi…

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This Rocket Bunny FD3S sat on SSR Formula Mesh Neo wheels, full Rocket Bunny aero, wearing a full Gulf livery…

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Voltex aero, Itasha style, and Reebok Kamikaze IIs….

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Supercharged ZF1 Honda CR-Z on BBS LM…

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After the awards ceremony ended, it was time for show participants to exit the Port Messe venue, which made for some good photos…

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So cool to see this crazy wide NSX exit the building…

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Great airbrush work on this Z33 Fairlady…

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Everybody seemed to stick around for roll-out to watch the cars leave…

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Angling out to avoid damaging that carbon Spoon Sports front lip…

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Kamui Produce is actually a vinyl graphics shop that is responsible for all the artwork on the Racing Padock Miyoshi builds…

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…including this Gulf livery done in vinyl…

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This Rocket Bunny FD from Racing Padock Miyoshi actually stood out in their fleet because it was the only RX-7 they displayed which didn’t have a full graphical livery…

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One of the builds that grabbed the most attention this year and last was this Series 3 Lotus Esprit that looks straight out of an 80s sci-fi movie. On one side it had silver SSR Formula Mesh wheels…

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…and on the other side it had red variations of the same SSR wheels…

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Love that the owner used the signature SSR colors and graphics to give the car some contrast and also to showcase the wheels…

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How crazy is it that Ookawara drives static like this and the body shows absolutely no wear or tear?…

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One more of Suzuki’s PY ITR from L2P…

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…and another of Eishi Suzuki’s Voltex S2000…

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The Integras from Lowered2Perfection making their way out of the venue and taking that long drive home…

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An R35 GT-R from Rush Motorsports being loaded onto its trailer…

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The widebody Porsches from 9010design…

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Slammed BMW 5-series on Alpina wheels…

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Hiro’s Spoon Sports-styled USDM LHD Acura NSX NA2 from LEVEL ONE Japan…

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Another of my favorites of all-time, the E.PRIME Racing Levin, built for pretty much everything, whether it be grip, drift, or car shows…

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Two spectacular E.Prime Racing builds under the dome of Port Messe…

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…And that is officially a wrap on the 2018 Wekfest Japan coverage. Always one of the best shows to attend and I can’t wait to go back next year to see what else it has to offer. Hope you guys enjoyed seeing the photos as much as I did actually being there, haha. Thanks for looking!!…

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