Wekfest San Jose 2018 Coverage… Part 3…


Lots and lots of stuff coming up in the next few weeks….to be honest, I think I’m mentally preparing myself for all that is happening and how little sleep I’ll get probably until the end of 2018. That’s good though. I’m happy to be back on track with content and finally being able to go any and everywhere to shoot more and do more video stuff. All this stuff seems kind of exciting now after all that has happened earlier this year. This weekend is the annual Spocom Anaheim show and I’m not affiliated with them in any way other than friendship and acquaintance, so it’ll be a nice chill day just hanging out in the free A/C, drinking some ice coffee, and chatting with friends. I’ll cover the show too of course but it’s an evening event and roll-in is so early on in the day where I think I can knock out all the media stuff by the time the show starts. Spocom is a fun show, I look forward to it. The following week is the Wekfest Seattle event and that is one of the shows I’ve been anticipating all year. The quality of cars is going to be better this year, the show itself should be way bigger thanks to the success of the previous year’s show, and well, I think there will be some good debuts coming, and who doesn’t love build debuts? The Pacific Northwest is a beautiful place to be as well so I’m pretty stoked for that trip. After Seattle, there’s no time to rest because the Los Angeles Wekfest event is happening at the LA Convention Center for the first time and that show is going to be FUCKING HUGE. I think it’ll be a lot like the San Jose event but with a little bit more personality… It’s interesting because both shows are in the same state but the two areas are so different…

Anyways, I guess I’ll see most of you guys out at events. If you’re a car enthusiast, you should be out and about because now is really the best time to experience car culture. The weather is heating up, there are just events everywhere, and plenty of car stuff to see. Today, we’re diving right back in to the Wekfest San Jose coverage. This is the third and final section of the series and you’ll see the erst of the cars I captured the day of roll-in, along with some photos that I shot after the show, while waiting for everyone to leave. Check it out and enjoy. Make sure to follow me on Instagram (@stickydiljoe) for futher updates and all that good shit…

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Wild 1JZ-GTE powered RA21 Celica waiting to get inside the building. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing this car in person at a few other events before over the years and it is super detailed and well-executed…

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Here’s something you don’t see everyday, a (tastefully) modded 3rd generation Camry coupe. Lip kit appears to be custom and it sits nicely on WEDS wheels….

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Dell from PUREVIP’s custom widebody Lexus IS wearing Aimgain aero and WEDS Kranze LXZ….

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Phil’s custom widebody Lexus LS430 wearing Mode Parfume aero and Work Meister S1…

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Dana’s Pandem widebody Lexus RC F coupe covered in iridescent vinyl wrap sitting on Work wheels…

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Will from Wekfest USA’s Rauh-Welt Begriff Porsche 993, which is usually hidden in one of his many garages within his mansion…

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Posted right next to the Wekfest USA booth was this Junction Produce Rolls Royce Phantom, which just looks fucking amazing…

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Endless Projects member Eric Lam’s 800whp Toyota Supra Turbo running complete, authentic, Ridox aero, ABFlug rear wing, and Work Meister S1 wheels…

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Phil Sison from ATS Garage finally took his Integra out of hibernation and brought it out for the annual San Jose Wekfest event. The car is still looking great since the last time we saw it and he also acquired a set of 16×8 Mugen MF10 wheels, mated with anodized blue caps, and matching lugs…

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The K20A motor with AT Power individual throttle bodies has remained unchanged mechanically, but in terms of appearance, many of the engine components and accessories have been recoated in a black finish including the engine and trans. Prior to this, the accessories were in a raw metal finish but everything has been completely redone thanks to fellow ATS member Fred Chapman…

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ATS Anh’s Integra Type R made a rare appearance and arrived to the event also thanks in part to Fred Chapman. The car has not changed much at all and still carries its signature teal accessories in the engine bay that it had back when it was one of the nations top Integra builds…

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Custom metal widebody BMW 5-series sedan on RSV Forged wheels with great body work done by the guys from Buddha Concept Design…

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Another shot of the 1JZ turbocharged Celica. These were captured during the day of roll-in and I didn’t get a chance to go back during the show to get a photo of it with the hood open. I think in the Vlog you can actually see how great the engine bay looks….

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This Evolution X from Streetfighter LA is running the “street version” of the widebody kit originally designed by Jon Sibal for the CSF Radiators Evo X SEMA car…

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Kevmannz’ widebody 9th generation Honda Civic sedan with a carbon fiber hood utilizing a clear window to showcase the engine and carbon kevlar accessories…

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Harvey Flores comes out every year to show support in his long-time DB8 Integra build. Love the color-matched First Molding front lip and the Mag Blue Volk TEs. The car always ties together so well in not only parts and execution, but also in how meticulous clean it is kept…

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The engine bay is equally as well-kept as the exterior, with a tidy engine bay running a B18C1 engine, Samco Sports pieces, and Mugen air box…

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Ray Moralez’s JDM ITR-faced Integra project running a Special Projects front lip/splitter combo, along with PCI sides and Volk TE37 Sonic wheels…

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The engine bay is executed in very similar fashion to Harvey’s, being that they worked on the car together, and also runs a B18C1 with a Mugen air box, this one mated to a custom pie-cut intake pipe….

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Voltex widebody Subaru WRX STI on Volk TE37V Mark II wheels from Speed Element also running a not-often-seen Do-Luck rear wing…

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Patrick Baltazar’s 2016 Subaru WRX STI wearing a Varis Arising 2 Ultimate kit and Volk Racing TE37SL. The rear wing is also of the Varis variety, side mirrors are MRacing carbon mirrors, and behind the TEs are Endless 6-POT big brakes up front and 4-POT rears…

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Elvis Skender from Stancenation’s Lexus GS350 wearing Aimgain front bumper, sideskirts, rear diffuser, and roof spoiler…

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Spoon Sports-themed CL9 Acura TSX running a Spoon carbon good, Spoon/Phase front bumper, Spoon brakes, and black Desmond wheels…

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Not too far away was another CL9, but built in a completely different fashion. This TSX, from NVUS, has been repainted a rootbeer brown tone, also running a Spoon/Phase front bumper, hosts custom interior, and even has a shaved trunk…

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The engine bay has been shaved clean, tucked, re-sprayed, and hosts a K24 engine with a collection of engine components which have been coated copper…

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Nifty little 1969 Toyota Corolla Sprinter on classic SSR MKII wheels, complete with caps, sitting nice and low with a front air dam and bumper-mounted fogs…

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Crammed inside the tiny engine bay is a 20-valve 4A-GE engine running individual throttle bodies….

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Stephanie Flores’ Accuair-bagged CL9 TSX running a Mugen lip kit, grille, and Volk TE37SL…

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A day later, after the show finally ended, I was able to pull my camera out after a long, hectic day to get some photos as the cars were rolling-out. Above is Kei Miura’s personal Pandem E30 BMW…

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Rauh-Welt Begriff 993 from LTMW on BBS E88 wheels…

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The guys from PUREVIP getting ready to roll-out…

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Kelvin Bulda’s classic EK9-look Civic hatchback, always sitting nice and low on bronze Mugen MF10 wheels…

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Mercedes G-Wagon looking like it jumped over a giant sand dune from Dubai and landed in San Jose, California…

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Johnny Chuong’s widebody NSX from SGC Motors…

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Nicely-done widened Honda Accord sedan on Work Wheels…

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Jonathan San Juan’s Mugen Type AERO EK Civic hatchback….

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Phil from PUREVIP’s Mode Parfume LS430 planted firmly on the ground…

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Another look at Miura’s Pandem widebody E30 coupe on Rotiform wheels…

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Danny Pak’s Ferrari 458 GT3…

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…And well, that’s a wrap on this one. Nice to finally get a solid set of photos from this great event. Thanks everyone for looking. Many more events coming in the next few months so stay tuned!…

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