Brandon Kim’s S2000 CR Build Photos… Part 1…

I haven’t done a build feature on this site in awhile, since we typically cover most of this type of stuff on the Vlogs these days, but I decided to capture some photos of Brandon Kim’s S2000 build so both you guys and Brandon can see detailed updates as Yuta moves forward with it. It just made sense to get photos to document everything because Brandon actually lives in Hawaii while his S2000 spends a majority of its time here in California. The car was shipped over via boat a few years and is a resident here at our shop. After Yuta Akaishi came back from Arizona after working at HKS USA for a year, the two of them decided to install an HKS GT2 Supercharger on the CR. Along with the install came a bunch of other stuff that eventually will make its way onto the car. It seems like new things are being added every day as Yuta continues to go through the car. Most of the info and technical aspects of this build-up will be detailed on future episodes of the Vlog but periodically, I’ll toss up some photos as well. Here are the first batch of photos that I captured recently at the very start of the build…

Wekfest Japan 2019 Coverage… Part 3…

Being in Chicago this past weekend made me really appreciate my trip to Japan a week before. I’m not saying that to shit on Chicago or the Midwest or anything, but damn, sometimes I think even being there in-person that I don’t really get to fully take-in what I am seeing. It just continues to …

Wekfest Japan 2019 Coverage… Part 2…

Japanese custom car culture is amazing. We Westerners love it for exactly what it is and appreciate its rich history. Though many of our ideas and styles have made its way across the world, we still very much want to leave (Japan) unchanged. The community is great there because it is so very unique and …

Wekfest Japan 2019 Coverage… Part 1…

One of the most common questions I get asked when people realize I’m on the Wekfest Tour full-time is the one you’d might expect me to be asked: ‘Which stop on the tour is your favorite one?’ I get asked this more often than you’d think. Even with me often trying to figure out ways …

Exceed Japan’s EK9 Type R Build…

Whenever Wekfest Japan comes around, I usually like to head overseas a couple days earlier just to see what my friends are working on in preparation for the event. I’ve been going since Wekfest first hit Japan and it has quickly become one of their most anticipated shows annually. Enthusiasts and tuning shops throughout Japan …