Wekfest San Jose 2017 [Event Coverage Part 1]

Before I begin, I should point out that I probably took photos of about 30% of the cars at Wekfest SJ, so calling this a “coverage” is a bit far fetched but to maintain the quality standard of this site, I will only post my personal favorites on here. As some of you may have noticed, I’ve been transitioning the site and its related social media platforms to focus more on the Japan side of things as far as car tuning goes. Whether it’s on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, or here, most of my posts come directly from Japan as of late. With that said, there’s still a few shows throughout the year that interests me stateside, Wekfest SJ is one of them. Every year this show has been coined as the “Super Bowl” of all shows as it attracts some of the best builds on the West Coast. I agree with this statement in a sense just because there were some great builds present but the truth is, I personally believe that the screening process was flawed as I felt some cars did not belong in the show. But….. I don’t own or operate this show, so all I can do is spectate, take photos, and mind my own business. One of the things that did catch my attention this year was the strong showing of quality Hondas, and that’s where I’ll begin my coverage.

Photos by MoMoHitsTheSpot!



Couple of clean EP3s on Mugen MF10 and Work Meister, respectively.

I believe this was the ‘Best Honda’ winner.

In my eyes, this Mugen themed RSX was a serious ‘Best of Show’ contender. Although it did win ‘Best Integra/RSX of the Festival’.

This Phoenix Yellow ITR on MF10s was a favorite of mine.

My buddies Hanzel and Chris showing off their Mugen themed Berlina Blacks.

I was extremely surprised to see the incredible showing of NSXs this year. Here’s only a few of them from mild to wild!

Clean and authentic is the way to go. Even though this Formula Red AP2 looks simple, it was rocking some authentic products like the Mugen hardtop.

RHD, ITB K-swap and Mugen MF10L are perfect fit for this old school Honda.

Closing this first post with another one of my favorites of the show, the Nemos Garage FA5 equipped with FEEL’S Honda Twin Cam exterior!

Be sure stay tuned for the next segment coming soon!

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MoMo Swings By Car Shop Glow [Part II: Hunt For The Brown Beast]

So the time has finally come for me to wrap up my last Japan trip photos, although I will probably still post up more photos on my INSTAGRAM so be sure to follow me there! As for this post, as I mentioned previously, I had made a stop to check out Car Shop Glow and perhaps get a closer look at some of their cars. To my surprise however, I found out that they keep their cars at a separate location from the actual shop. Luckily, Matt was able to give me some directions to their whereabouts, so after browsing the shop a bit, I was off to find the hidden CSG cars.

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After about a 30 minute walk, I stumbled upon an apartment complex, and there they were… just out in the open collecting dust and all.

The gorgeous CSG R32 and RX7.

But my real motive for coming was to check out their Time Attacker RX7.

RX7s has one of the finest booties ever, especially with a rear diffuser and carbon spoiler.

The RE Amemiya Facer N-1 bumper is probably my favorite that RE Amemiya offers, and it looks especially good with the huge carbon splitter as seen here.

Of course, what better wheel to match up with the brown scheme than a set of 18×10.5 bronze CE28.

Details are everything, and every piece of the car serves as a purpose for propelling this beast through some of the fastest lap times for a street car.

So, this about sums it up for my Japan adventures on the site, I’m glad a lot of you guys have stopped by to check out the photos and I will probably make another trip back in the near future so stay tuned for that. As for now, thanks for looking, and I will have some U.S. show coverage sometime soon!

MoMo Swings By Car Shop Glow [Part I: A Peek Inside]

The time has finally come, my Japan adventure posts are finally coming to an end with my last shop visit at Car Shop Glow. I chose to visit Car Shop Glow because they’ve been gaining massive popularity with their LED tail light conversions, so I know a lot of readers can relate to this brand. Also, their shop is relatively easy to access in Tokyo, and I wanted a closer look at some of their glorious cars, mainly their famous brown FDs.

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CSG is actually on a busy main street so it’s quite accessible and easy to find.

First thing I saw when I entered the shop was their “main” time attack FD that was going to undergo some significant changes. One of their employee, Matt, gave me a rundown on their plans for this FD.

Here’s a closer look at the aggressive RE-Amemiya front with custom splitters and canards for maximum downforce.

Here is Matt working on a light assembly. It was definitely a breath of fresh air meeting an English speaker at a shop because I was able to ask questions and give my comments on the shop. Matt also shoots for Narita Dog Fight, you might have heard of them…

Of course, with every shop there’s a rest area with couches and magazines for your viewing pleasure.

Parts were scattered everywhere, both on the ground and on shelves and the shop was slightly messy, but I thought that gave it its unique character. Matt was also kind enough to clean some stuff off the FD shell, so I could get some shots of it which I really appreciated.

Overall, this was a really laid back visit and I was really happy that I got to chat with someone at the shop. Stay tuned for “Part II” when I head out to a secret location.