[Event Coverage] Hot Import Nights 2015 *San Jose Edition*

Better late than never! Finally caught up with my posts this week with the few photos that I took from HIN San Jose a couple weekends back. My impression of this show was not very positive and I thought it was lacking in some degree to other big name events. Of course, there were some obstacles the HIN crew had to overcome, most notably the last minute changes in venue which was probably the reason behind the sub-par showing of cars and overall in-cohesiveness of the show. The highlight of the show for me personally, was seeing Miss HIN 2015, Vicki Li in the flesh as she’s my favorite import model at the moment! Other than that, most of the notable cars were repeats from Wekfest, and the rest were just okay at best.

Photos by Marco Mo



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Couple of the Team Rev crew.

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Pretty clean GS.

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Lineup on point.

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Couple of clean Subaru wagons.

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As simple as this TSX is, this was one of my favorites at the show simply because it’s SO CLEAN!

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Mugen’d out Type R.

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This old school Subaru pickup had a nice crowd around it at one point.

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Couple of famous Bay Area Lexuses.

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V6 powered.

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The Osaka JDM EF was another favorite of mine.

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An finally, Stephanie and the Chibi Cars group were also out and about.

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And that’ll do it folks! I know there were A TON of cars I missed that were post worthy, but the sun was setting fast and I had no external flash with me……until next time! Thanks for looking!

[Event Coverage] Wekfest SJ 2015 [Part 6 End]

Finally! Eleven days after the event, I’m done with the coverage! Although I missed a ton of cars, I’m pretty satisfied with all the photos I got, and I appreciate everyone for checking out the photos here, on Instagram, and on Facebook. Now, I’m getting ready to go through the Hot Import Nights photos which shouldn’t take half as long as the Wekfest stuff. So stay tuned, and enjoy the last of the Wekfest coverage after the break.

Photos by Marco Mo



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Alright, gonna start this post off with the Inspire 350Z by the ChibiCars booth. Love the Amuse kit on Work VS-XX.

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There were a few pretty clean IS300/Altezzas present.

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This was definitely one of the more interesting builds at the show, V8 powered and all.

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Gorgeous 2JZ off the GS from the previous post.

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F12 on gold Ryft Design wheels.

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Loved these two murderers.

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Simple and extremely clean Kouki S14.

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One of many GRBs in attendance, this one rocking some beautiful ZE40s.

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IS all the way from Texas.

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NvUS DC2.

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Brandon’s sexy S2000 rocking my old Sorcery front end.

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I love the SLs and everything else on this car.

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Another S2000. This one slammed to the ground on BBS RS.

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One more look at this 4DR DC2 engine bay.

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And finally, the Speed Element lineup of sexy Evos and STis, starting with this Ings +1 kitted Evo on Volk TE37RT.

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Voltex STi on TE37SLs.

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Varis Evo X.

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Varis Evo VIII.

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Love this one on Advan GTs.

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And two of the best Subarus in the Bay Area.

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This Hawkeye is probably my favorite Subaru on the West Coast.

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This Mature Bugeye is also among my favorites especially with the updated look in the white Advan GTs.

Ok guys, so that about wraps it up for the Wekfest SJ coverage. Thank you again for coming through and checking out the site, and stay tuned for a little Hot Import Nights Bay Area coverage in the next few days!

[Event Coverage] Wekfest SJ 2015 [Part 5]

Continuing right along from my last post, it looks like I have a few more photos to go through so part 6 is gonna be in the works. In the mean time, check out this part for some more Wekfest eye candy!

Photos by Marco Mo



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Starting the post off with this sexy J’s Racing FD2 from the Inspire guys.

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Evil X on TE37RTs.

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Another Rocket Bunny FRS.

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This Voltex Evo is one of the staples of nearly all Bay Area shows.

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The Inspire guys had a ton of cars out including this Karlton-flared STi.

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Lexus IS with Lexon goodies slammed on Airrex suspension.

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Clean Acuras and Hondas were bountiful.

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The Osaka JDM EF was on of the cleanest in the show.

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Evo x SSR Wheels x 326 Power.

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Seen these two in previous shows; love them both, respectively.

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GRB on Work D9R.

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I LOVE Ducatis.

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Rocket Bunny 180sx looking fabulous.

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Went from a Rocket Bunny/Overtake GTR to a 458 on Advan GT……not bad at all.

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This is hands down one of the cleanest S14 ever built.

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E46 M3 on Mag Blue TE37.

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2JZ’d GS on this month’s Super Street cover!

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Super super clean ITR at the Chronicles booth.

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And…..finishing off this post with the West Collective guys from Socal starting with Thanh Le’s 4-Series on TE37SLs.

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NSX dropped perfectly on CE28s.

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Another perfectly executed car from West Collective in this gorgeous DC5.

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And ending this post with the long forgotten Civic in the EP3, although this Mugen example represents the few that are clean as fuck!

Stay tuned for one more post on Wekfest SJ!!!