We awoke early Saturday morning to join a caravan to the Queen Mary Events Park in a foggy and overcast Long Beach harbor for WekFest’s second event in Southern California this year. The WekFest name has always been synonymous with the hottest things in the car scene today. This years event in Long Beach was no exception. Read on for our massive coverage of the event as well as features on some of the award winners!
We arrived at about 10:30am with our small caravan of Stance Stories cars and some friends. Our registration process was as hassle free as can be, thanks to the great staff at the event we were in our sports and setting up our booth at around 11:00am right by the great folks from 8thGenAccords.
Posted on the left side of the booth opposite our girl Heather Brehm’s Honda Fit was the newest edition to the Stance Stories Syndicate. Arthur Luevano and his Kouki S14 snapped necks all day long and drew quite a crowd at one point. Being the overall cool cat that he is we asked him to join as a permeant member and he excitedly agreed. Were really glad to have this Euroline rocking Kouki on our roster, and Arthur as the newest edition to our growing family.
Speaking of gorgeous 240s, this Silvia on SSR’s was posted up down the ways from us. The owner had some of the sickest fitment I have ever seen on this car and the Skyline RB26 motor I hear is sitting under the hood definitely does not make it any easier to hold down certain appendages.
The Volkswagen community was thin and far spread at the event but it was still nice to run into fellow MK4 Dubbers like this GTI rocking a set of fresh Rotiform NUEs. I do believe he won a runner up for Best Volkswagen but I’m not positive.
How often is it that you spot a Lotus Elise at a car show now-a-days? Let alone a gorgeous one like the Lotus pictured above rocking some flawless polished CCW Classics wrapped ever so up neatly in Falken tires. MR2 owners rejoice!
It took me a while to make heads or tails of this car, but this Miata with a Pitcrew front end conversion is one of the cleanest and most original retrofit builds I have ever seen. This car definitely stole my heart and Jordan’s as well. It’s definitely a new addition to our Top 5 Favorite cars!
These twin Infinity Q45′s from Import Fashion decimated there entire row of cars. From the minute your head turns to look into the aisle these are the first two beasts you spot. Rocking equally gorgeous fitment and almost identical cosmetics these cars effortlessly set themselves apart from the rest of the competition, as well as each other!
FX AutoDesign rolled deep to the event and we apologize for not getting pictures of all the prize-winning crews cars. However the S13 and AE-86 definitely left me drooling and wanting to see more. Though the Civic was pretty hard too… Coming from a man with a strong hatred for Civic hatches. That’s saying a lot.
This wide-body AND prize winning Kouki S14 stole one of the awards for Best Nissan as well as most of the crowds hearts. It seemed like no matter when we approached this car there was always a small crowd gathered around it with there eyes glistening. Every inch of this ride screams perfection. From the ultra deep dish Work VS-X’s to the 10mm wide body this 240 set itself apart from any 240 I have ever seen… In a world of bland S-chasis enthusiasts, this was definitely a breath of fresh air.
As I’ve mentioned countless times… I hate Civic hatchbacks, but Joe Schneider’s Backyard Designs SOHC Civic is just what the doctor ordered. The attention to detail and obvious time and love put into this car is jaw dropping and the story behind the build is just as fantastic! Look out for his very own feature coming soon right here on Stance Stories!
We’ve been seeing a lot of this Silvia this year and the artwork on the hood never ceases to grab my attention. Especially being a Star Wars nut… The R2-D2 hidden inside the rising sun is a huge treat. Not to take anything away from the cars hard stance and gorgeous Enkei RPF1s but the hood is definitely what makes this car stand out for me.
If there were ever a time to start drooling it would be now. Though the cosmetic aspects of this Civic were pretty enough to look twice at… What really pulled me in was the gorgeous work in the engine bay. From the pearl purple paint to the full polished head. This twin-cam setup is one of the cleanest I have ever seen… On any car mind you.
Overall we feel the folks at WekFest hosted a fantastic event and we’d like to thank them again for allowing us to have our booth up last minute. With tons of eye candy, great cars, and enough awards to make a calculator explode this was definitely the best WekFest yet in our opinion and we hope the next one is even grander than the last. With a dedicated staff committed to excellence and a fantastic crowd. This show can only get bigger… and better.
- Written by Aleksey Royt
- Photos by Aleksey Royt & Jordan Adkins
- Edited by Aleksey Royt