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Wekfest VIII [Event Coverage Part 2]

Almost a month later, I’m still posting Wekfest San Jose pictures… such a shame, but I’ve been super busy lately with other things in my life and the blog has been put in the back burner for the time being. But this site is still a passion of mine so I’m still going to update from time to time which brings us to this post. I said previously that I was going to go more in depth about my thoughts on this show so let’s get right to it.

A lot of people have mentioned that Wekfest SJ is the one of the heaviest hitting show of the season and it could very well be because I did see a great number of notable builds. However, with that said, I do think there’s a bit of favoritism within the show and perhaps the Wekfest organization because there were several cars that were questionable with their eligibility for the show. I mention this because Wekfest is advertised as being the “Super Bowl” of all shows and there’s a strict screening process associated with entering the show. So this makes me question how a stock C63 AMG with only a matte black wrap make the cut, or how other borderline modded cars make the cut? Is favoritism involved? It definitely looks that way from my standpoint. Also, keep in mind that I’m not associated with anyone in the automotive industry, so this post is strictly based on my non-biased opinion.

As far as the experience of the show, I actually had a great time and ran into several friends I haven’t seen for awhile and the check-in process was smooth and swift although there was a slight delay with their setup at the entrance. Overall, the show went by smoothly but they do need to step up their screening process if Wekfest really wants to be considered “ELITE.”

Now on to some pictures!

Photos by MoMoHitsTheSpot!

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A few of the West Collective guys from SoCal.

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A proper EK.

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F80 with some JDM goods.

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Arizona S2K with the Sorcery front end.

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Seen this Voltex Evo in many Bay Area shows.

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Rocket Bunny GTR owned by a very famous Instagrammer.

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Mackin Industries + Evasive Motorsports.

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Always been a fan of this Speed Element STi.

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GTR on the floor.

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K20 and turbo = perfection.

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The Fatlace GTR.

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Rocket Bunny V2.

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This was definitely a crowd favorite, the RB Boss S14 with a BMW swap and a giant turbo.

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The famous Rywire ITR looking absolutely gorgeous in person.

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And finally……..how much is too much?

Stay tuned for part 3!

800 HP of Garage Ito Goodness

The Osaka-based tuning shop Garage Ito is synonymous to some of the best GTRs on the streets of Japan, and this brilliant R34 on sale at Global Auto Sales is a perfect example of the workmanship of the tuning house.

Photos via Global Auto

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Some faces are more intimidating than others…

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The exterior of this beast has a gorgeous mixture of Nismo (Z-Tune), Auto Select, and Car Shop F1 pieces.

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The back end is highlighted by a gigantic Voltex Type-5 GT wing.

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Footwork courtesy of Volk Racing TE37SL in Pressed Double Black finish and Endless BBK combo.

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The heart of this car is, of course, the 800+HP stroked RB26(28) motor and the San-Ai TF08 turbine that helps this beast achieve its high output.

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Interior wise is kept a simple street/track setup with the essentials such as roll cage, Bride buckets, various gauges and so forth.

Simple Fresh GTR

I’ve always said that R34 GTRs are one of those cars that needs very little in aftermarket modifications to perform well against other sports cars. And til this day, I still stand by this statement.

Photos via Global Auto

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Even though this particular GTR looks very simple on the outside, it really stood out to me because the combination of the silver body with the gloss black Volk Racing SE37K looks absolutely perfect.

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The ride height on this thing is also perfect in my books.

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Although the exterior is relatively mild, this R34 packs a pretty good punch thanks to a fully built N1 block as well as a ton of HKS engine mods, most notably, the twin GT2530 turbines that pushes this race car to 550 HPs.