I didn’t even know I was going to be in Northern California until about a day before I left. A few friends of mine were going up to Berkeley this past Friday for a concert and while I was hesitent to go because of my schedule, I kind of wanted to tag along to see a few friends that live in the City. I eventually ended up getting a ticket last minute and attending the concert as well. Since we were going to be staying in East Bay until Sunday anyway, the general consensus was to make the slight detour to San Jose and attend Wekfest.
This weekend I decided to take a little trip up to the Bay area to hang out with a few friends. I’m pretty lucky in the sense that pretty much anywhere I travel to now […]
It’s now been over a week since Wekfest SF and I’m still finding myself pouring over pictures from the event! I think I’ll just combine the few pictures I have left in this post to wrap up the coverage. Typically people start losing interest in shows after the first couple days, but I gotta say, Wekfest traffic hasn’t slowed at all! In fact, I’m still getting almost as many hits per day as when the first part of our coverage dropped. That’s some bay area love right there. Click past the break to see what everyone has been talking about.
As I wind down the Wekfest SF 2012 coverage, I was debating throwing everything I had into one final post. As I was going through the shots though, I realized I had a little too many for one post. So, in the sake of saving some time, I decided to split them up in to two posts. I saw though, that the majority of what I had left were photos of Honda’s! Which is actually pretty cool because now I have enough for a Honda specific post. If you’re a fan, then this will be a must to check out. There were so many nice Honda builds at the show and I hope I got to see most of them. Click past the break for a good sample of what was there.
I thought it would be a cool idea to make a post from an entirely different perspective for once – or, one perspective only actually. There were so many people at the event, that as I stanced myself down to photograph the wheels of cars, I’d always catch someones shoes in the background. It’s a little funny if you think about it – a car’s wheels are kind of like it’s shoes. I thought it was fitting (ha! fitting – get it?) to throw together a little post of some of the best shots that portrayed this. Plus, I love how these shots come out with the 50mm prime, so I wanted to share anyway. This just makes it a little more fun! Click past the break to view the ‘shoes of the wek, starting with these yummy step-lipped Meisters!’
By now I’m sure there is extensive coverage of this show up on every forum, blog, and auto site across the entire internet – so let me first thank you for sticking with NDF. There are a grip of sites out there to get content from, but I want you to know that, although new, NDF is here to stay. From where we are now, we can only get better. So I’ve gone through hundreds of photos and it looks like I still have two or three posts left for this show. Most car shows I just breeze through because I end up seeing the same stuff over and over; but since I don’t go to shows in the Bay area that often (I don’t go to care shows that often anyway; although I may attend more than I think!), I really got to see a lot of different things not from So-Cal. Enough with the talk, let’s get into some more coverage! I got some interesting stuff in this post, so click past the break for part three of NDF goes to Wekfest SF.
So I first saw this car at the Canibeat meet in Fremont on Friday night, and although I tried to snap some shots of it, they came out not great because there was absolutely no lighting in the lot. I wasn’t too concerned though because I had a good feeling it was going to be showing at Wekfest. This NSX belongs to Rothsen of Rising Suns Motorsports – and although I didn’t get to meet him, I know this because I’m really good at using the internet (:|) Rising Suns is a car club out of Salinas, CA and has a few nicely built cars. Click past the break to check out more of this one.
So I had my first chance to look at my opening post on Wekfest SF, and it looks as if all the pics are grossly under-saturated. I think this might be a result of the monitor I processed them on. I was staying at my friends place in East Bay, so I took advantage of my time there to throw together that first post. I wanted to get the first post out because I wasn’t sure about how much time I’d have when I got back home. In hindsight it looks like I should have held off! His monitor settings may have had the saturation and contrast way up, so I tried to compensate. Oh well, it’s a little too late to change them now, but this next round of pics should look much crispier. Anyway, like I said in the first post, this second round of coverage will be much less cookie cutter. Shooting car shows can get a little boring – so if there’s no story, it’s just a photo dump. I found my ‘lost’ CF card that had my shots around the city on it, including all the great places I ate at this weekend. I’m no stranger to San Francisco; as I used to fly there every week for about a solid 6 months in a row. This post will include some shots of the day before Wekfest. My coverage will probably end up being around 4 or 5 posts worth – so there is still plenty more! Click past the break to check out my view.
According to the internet, there are currently around 800,000 or so people living in San Francisco; I think roughly half of them were at Fort Mason this past Sunday to attend Wekfest. Yes, that is a gross exaggeration, but the Weksos crew did manage to more than oversell the show. The massive following the show has garnered over the years resulted in an attendance number much larger than what was expected; so large in fact that the police and fire departments had to refuse entry to some people due to fire code regulations – which was obviously out of the hands of the organizers. Other than that, from the eyes of a photographer, this show was unbelievable. The venue is by far the coolest I’ve been to, the lighting is great, the people are all awesome, and the selection of cars was really well thought out. Before I start the coverage I’d like to say thank you to the guys at Weksos and everyone one else involved in the organization of this show – something as large as this isn’t easy to pull off, and the hard work is appreciated. Click past the break to kick this off.
. When I got the bay area yesterday, I saw the guys at Weksos tweeted that Canibeat had posted up a pre-meet near an In-N-Out at Fremont. Thought it might be worth checking out, so […]
The one thing that continues to amaze me in this industry is the amount of great, down to earth people there are. No matter the discipline, whether you’re a driver, a spectator, a mechanic, or involved in media coverage, it just seems hard to come across a person you won’t get along with. Case in point; Joe McGuigan. Joe drifts in the Thunder Drift: Pro Am series here in Northern California. The series basically serves as a gateway for amateur drivers looking to get into national series like Formula D. As this season comes to an end, Joe is already looking to next year where, with an all new engine setup, will be shooting for his Formula D license. Let’s take a closer look at his weapon of choice past the break.
I flew up to San Francisco on Tuesday to visit with a few friends and visit for a few days. I hadn’t been back to Nor-Cal for years now, and it was nice to get back to my roots. On the way back to the airport, just before the 101, I saw this IS come rolling up next to us, so I grabbed the cam real quick and snapped some shitty pics of it. Turned out to be Joe McGuigan’s ProAm built Altezza. I thought it was a pretty cool catch. Click past the break for more.
. Wekfest is probably the fastest growing annual car show in California, maybe the nation. The third installment of the Northern California show took place last week in it’s new location in Fort Mason, San […]