Event: Wekfest LA 2012 – Long Beach, California V.4

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It’s almost been a week since Wekfest LA, and I’ve just about wrapped up all my coverage.  I’m going to try and squeeze everything I’ve got into this final post – so it’s going to be massive.  I went ballistic on this one so, by far, you’ll see the most diversity in cars throughout this post.  I’ve also included another slideshow gallery at the bottom for the masses.  Hope you see your car!  Also, if you want some special VIP only coverage of the show, check out our friends down under at Street-Cover.  I supplied them with a few shots to help spread the Wek love over in Australia.  You should probably check the site out anyway because it’s pretty rad.  Again, special thanks goes out to all those at Weksos Industries involved in organizing such a massive tour, as well as the city of Long Beach for being cooperative.  Let’s just jump right into the coverage.  You know the drill – click the break for more.

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I was super stoked to see this Z34 decked out in the Amuse Vestito aero; probably the most classy lines you can achieve on a Z body.  The dual star spoke Venaci’s, a wheel that is gaining popularity with Z34 owners, match the car perfectly.

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It wasn’t the only one on hand though – this red variant was parked next door.  I think this may be the one we saw at AutoCon last year, or maybe not.  The gunmetal TE-37 SL’s give it a sportier look.

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I was really digging this Infiniti sedan on SSR Professor’s.  Another example of a ‘mature’ build at the show.  I’ve been throwing that term around throughout this entire coverage, partly because I’m tired of seeing builds that go overboard with the parts and colors.  It really does take a special eye to put together an entire package – it’s more than just buying cool and rare parts.  Over the past 5 or so years, I’ve really been into the less is more mind state.  Seeing a nice sedan like this reminds me of how much I need a daily driver…

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This four dour , K powered civic was sitting all by its lonesome in the grass area.  I was wondering why it wasn’t with the other Hondas.  I remember seeing it on the back of a trailer in the parking lot before going into the show – maybe it showed up late or something.  Makes me wonder if it’s running or not.

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Closer shot of the front end of that white EVO 9 posted earlier.  The AME Tracers fill the wheel wells nicely.  This is the same wheel that FEEL’s has on their time attack FD we featured last month.  Varis supplies the body work – can’t go wrong with that combination.

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Speaking of things you can’t go wrong with…

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While a bit low for me, this 240 was looking pretty good on the Work XD-9′s.  I like the OEM aero.

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This EVO X with Varis kit and bright green Volk CE28′s was sitting in the sun all afternoon.  I really dislike shooting in direct sunlight.  In fact, I dislike doing anything in direct sunlight…except maybe the beach.  That’s part of what made Fort Mason a cool venue – it was indoors haha.

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Pretty nice GS300 with Job Design kit.  I think it would look much better without the strange decal on the rear quarter panel.

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Although it’s not the best location for photos, if I was showing my car I’d definitely want some shade.  This S2000 has got the spot!  The Spoon Sports front bumper looks so mean.  Sometimes I still can’t believe it’s a Spoon product; they’re typically so mild when it comes to tuning aero.

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Gumby shirts attract all the ladies; or maybe it’s Nahn’s cheesy smile that attracts them…

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This Datsun is typically at shows in Long Beach; JCCS, Wekfest, etc…It’s super clean.  I like all the Japan-spec emblems.  It’s main claim to fame is probably the rotary engine sitting in the bay.

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One of the Project G Miatas that was brought out.  I actually met these guys at the Miata meet I went to the night before.  They took off earlier and said they had a car show to go to in the morning.  I inquired as to which show and they mentioned Wekfest.  Small world.  I got there information at the show and will line up a shop tour soon.

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This Subaru was sprayed in a really sparkly paint.

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Holly Lee was looking as good as ever in her location appropriate attire.  The Cressida she was modeling on was one of my favorite ‘classic’ cars at the show.

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Here is a full shot of the Toyota.  The beige matches the car perfectly.

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One of my favorite VIP builds of the show was the Bippu LS430.  Again, the pin striping sets it apart from others, and I was really liking the wheels.  I wish I could tell you what they were – they look like Kranze Elaborar’s, but the spoke is slightly different.  Anyway, I don’t think I’ve seen these before.

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One of the more interesting VIP builds was this Lexus SC430.  Something you don’t see that often.

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So, later in the evening we were just sitting around in the grass, exhausted from walking around all day.  Out of no where this chick starts trying out for the next Cirque Du Soleil show in front of some guys S2000.  Not sure what they were trying to do, other than get some crazy picture of her doing a no handed cartwheel in front of a S2000; it was pretty cool though – wish I could do random shit like that.  Looks like real life Street Fighter.

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R35!  That’s the extent of my randomness.

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That’s a wrap from Long Beach.  Hope you guys enjoyed the coverage, and I hope I was able to get a little bit of everything for you.  I always find it difficult to get interesting shots at car shows because of the way they are displayed.  You’re really constricted as to how you can frame things, and often enough, the coverage can be quite mundane.  I try to switch things up as much as I can so it’s not just car after car after car all in a row.  Again, many thanks to Weksos, and who knows, maybe I’ll be out to cover the New Jersey show.  Don’t forget to check out the gallery of shots right underneath this.  Thanks for visiting – cheers!

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