Wekfest Los Angeles 2018 Coverage… Part 3…

Let’s jump right into the coverage today folks! Thanks to everyone for all the crazy amount of support and ordering all that stuff from the storefront! I’m actually gonna try to go through most of them today and make sure that stuff goes out to everyone before I leave for New York in the coming weeks. It’s still a one-man operation over here as it has always been so things can stack up sometimes. I really appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding. Today, I have some more photos for you guys from the Los Angeles Wekfest event that happened a couple weeks ago. These are still photos captured from the roll-in portion of the show, which happened on Saturday before the show happened. By this time, most of the car show exhibitors had exited the building and only the Wekfest staff was left behind. This gave me plenty of time and space to shoot without interference from passerby’s so I shot as much as I could before we left the venue for dinner. I think there were still some cars rolling in pretty late but LA Convention Center is pretty strict about their schedule and some people even had to come back the next day because the gate shut. Actually, looking through the photos now, about half of them are from Saturday. The rest are from the morning of the show, where we had a 1-hour window for people who couldn’t make it to set-up the day before. I think it’ll be pretty obvious to you guys because, well, you’ll see cars outside, lol. Anyways, enjoy the shots. Part 4, which is the finale, is pretty good too. I didn’t shoot much during the afternoon of the show because I was super busy with everything else but at the end of the day, I made sure to go outside to catch some of the cars leaving, and the lighting was pretty great so it made for some good photos. Keep an eye out for that in the next few days. For now, check out the third installment and have a good evening or day, depending on when you guys see this. Enjoy!…

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Robert from West Collective seems to always have really good decision-making ability when it comes to proper wheels and sizing. Last year he popped-up at Wekfest with a 16/17-inch staggered Mugen set-up and this year, he showed-up to the LA Convention Center running a set of 16-inch TEs in the front, barely clearing his front brakes, and a pair of concave 17-inch TEs in the rear. The car is so simple but this is another prime example of how ride height and wheel choice make or break a car build…

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Another angle of the NSX, here you can see the difference in the front and rear wheels. For those that aren’t familiar, NSXs traditionally run a 16/17 stagger from the factory so it’s not like Robert is doing anything outrageous, he’s just doing it right….

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Fly1 Motorsports’ full carbon-bodied Subaru WRX STI build running over fenders and Work S1R wheels…Love the bright green accents and how they contrast against the dark carbon weave of the body…

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Josh’s Integra Type R wearing a Spoon-inspired livery, P1 front lip/splitter, Desmond wheels, and a pair of Crowhouse vented front fenders…

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Gerard’s VAB WRX STI running a complete Chargespeed 1A kit paired with bolt-on flares and Mark II Volk TE37V…

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Jesse Sabater’s multi-time Best of Show-winning Nissan R35 GTR from Auto Concept Elite, presented on a full display, hosting a catalog of HKS components under the hood, SSR Executor wheels, and a combination of aero from different tuning companies draped in Midnight Purple paint…

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Emperor Motorsports always seems to bring out some of the best Evo builds in the nation, here is one of their finer examples, hosting complete Voltex aero, Advan GT wheels, and copper Endless big brakes…

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Super clean BMW 2002 coupe on custom BBS wheels…

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Beautiful W124 Mercedes Wagon laid-out on BBS mesh…

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I don’t know about you guys but I’ve always been a fan of pairing Volk CEs and TEs together. This DC5 in white had the set-up in bronze and it looks fantastic. I also like the fact that the owner choice to go with white calipers as well…

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Robert Huynh from West Collective’s Lexus GS350 bagged on Work Wheels…

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It’s nice to see GReddy Performance getting back heavily into Hondas again. For their display this year, they hosted a nice grouping of Hondas, including this PY Integra Type R wearing a JDM ITR face…

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Nimo from Royal Origin’s 10th generation Honda Civic SI sedan with GReddy’s new front lip spoiler…

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The Dreamer77 2JZ-powered Nissan 240SX wearing Rocket Bunny aero and 3-piece AG wheels…

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Custom widebody E60 BMW sedan from PureVIP hosted at the Infinitewerks wheels display…

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The Rywire-built custom widebody Mugen S2000 once again…

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Russ Corpuz’s F50 Q45 from Lowballers crew running Aimgain Cygnus aero and their now discontinued “G” wheel…

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I’d just like Andrew Custodio to know that I really appreciate the fact that he runs Ganador mirrors on his UCF20 LS…

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Lexus 2IS on SSR Professor TF1 wheels wearing the subtlely-stylish Mode Parfume kit…

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Just an insane amount of custom metal work on this widebody Accord sedan put together by the guys from Buddha Concept Designs….

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Jayo John’s K-Break Infiniti M45 tucking Auto Couture Magnifique wheels..

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Al’s supercharged, widebody, Lexus GS350 sedan representing Liberty VIP crew and Autofashion USA…

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Toyota CH-R built by the guys from Autofashion USA running a complete Lexon Exclusive kit and rarely seen Rays Versus Variance V.V.5.2S wheels…

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Ira Alani Fouquette’s wild 2009 Acura TSX build from Nokturnal CC. Definitely not your traditional Honda build you’d see at an event like this but Ira’s been around for a long time and has taken a completely unique route with this TSX. You can say it is more on the Lowrider-side of styling inside and out, particularly in the paint and engraving details, but it also hosts very traditional Japanese aftermarket parts. Very cool build that probably isn’t to everyone’s liking, but you can certainly appreciate all the work that went into it…

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Inside the smoothed-out and painted engine bay is a supercharged K-series engine that is tuned and fully-functional. The front strut brace has been custom engraved, along with the intake pipe, and the rest of the components have either been chromed or polished…

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Check out the engraving on the lips of his Work VS-XX wheels…

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A closer look at the custom paint work and all the metal flake involved with the pin-striping and overall aesthetic…

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Hanzel’s Mugen-themed NA2 NSX made the trip from the Bay Area, looking great as always…

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G50 Infiniti Q45 with a JDM Nissan President conversion and custom body kit tucking Junction Produce Scara wheels…

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One of the finest builds in the building was Alex Alfaro’s 1997 Acura Integra Type R, running Ganador mirrors, 94-97 Mugen front lip, Mugen sides, Mugen Gen. II rear wing, and even a rare Crowhouse rear bumper, which I unfortunately did not get a shot of…

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If the oddball wheels look familiar to you, they should, as they resemble the classic Mugen M7 wheel. What they actually are, are +Sure MD7 wheels. +Sure, pronounced “Sure Plus”, are the original manufacturers of the Mugen M7 wheel, thus the similarities in overall design. The only discerning differences are the center cap and the lack of an engraved section for the Mugen logo. Not sure how Alex acquired them, I’m sure I could just ask him the next time I see him, but it’s unlikely you will see another set around in 2018…

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Amazing to see these wheels that have so much history behind them. Also crazy to think that Alex cruises around on these things like it’s completely normal…

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KJ from San Diego took off his Rando kit for the WFLA event and decided to run a simpler JDM front bumper paried with a carbon replacement ITR front lip…

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H22-powered Civic hatchback running a M&M Honda Hyper widebody kit and Rays wheels. Had a chance to talk to the owner for a bit and he says he might do a full color-change soon…

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Tan Tran’s K24-powered right-hand drive Midori Green Civic running some J’s Racing products and Volk TEs…

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Ferny’s Voltex Evolution wearing a complete vinyl wrap inspired by the Supreme Season FW17 Brooklyn Camo design…

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It’s camouflaged obviously but if you squint your eyes, there’s a Voltex Evo in the photo somewhere…

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Sang Pham’s turbocharged J’s Racing GT widebody S2000 is looking great these days, nice and low on Volk TE37 Ultra…

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Pretty cool to see this turbocharged Honda Beat make an appearance at Wekfest LA. Had a chance to chat with the owner and he oddly resembles Kristian Wong from Battlecraft in both appearance and personality. Also like him in his quirkiness and willingness to do weird stuff with cars. It was surprising to see how many parts had to be retrofitted to this car to make it this way, including suspension parts like arms from an Accord, Civic brakes, and more…

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Also notice how huge the 326power rear wing looks on the tiny Beat…

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Beautiful Porsche 964 hammered to the ground on BBS wheels…

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Jeremy Allgier has one of the best Prelude builds around and I actually got a rare photo of it with the carbon hood on, considering how he usually goes hoodless at events to showcase his ARC-themed engine bay…

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Jonny Grunwald’s Lucky 7 Racing 13B-REW powered TCP Magic widebody FD3S RX-7…

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John Liwanag escorting Ferny’s Supreme-inspired Voltex Evo to its parking spot within the show…

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A couple of Lexus LS builds presenting Central Pine…

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Central Pine’s Lexus 3GS on complete T-Demand suspension and SSR Minerva wheels, which have recently been re-released…

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Also running T-Demand Prodamper suspension components was this two-toned LS400 owned by Ayeeejayyy tucking Work Emitz wheels…

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Aimgain Cygnus-equipped UCF20 LS400 seated on WEDS Kranze Vishunu…

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Love the lines of the Lexus LC500h, especially when it is low to the ground, bagged on T-Demand suspension…

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The guys from Milestone Collective always seem to have some of the cleanest 90s-era Hondas. For Wekfest, they brought out this DA Integra, owned by Anthony Keuth, which was actually originally owned by his uncle…

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Jose Reyes’ DB2 Integra GS-R sitting on classic Work RS-Beta wheels…

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This was the line-up at the front entrance of the Wekfest LA event this year, starring Dominic Le’s S30Z, the Rywire S2000, and Phil’s K-powered Integra from ATS Garage…

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While I was running around, I caught a glimpse of this crazy custom widebody Lexus ES300 on Work Equip wheels. Never seen anything like it and unlikely I’ll ever run into another ES like this… Props to the owner for trying to be different…

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Two very different builds entering the LA Convention Center, one completely custom and the other classically styled…

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And so we end Part 3 here with a shot of this white Integra, kissing the ground on Work Ewing Fins…

Part 4 is a good one because it has some roll-out shots in it. Thanks for looking and please come back for the rest!…

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