2015 Wekfest East
Legitimate car shows are greatly outnumbered by unorganized meets. The anticipation of a large-scale car show gives car owners a deadline to complete their modifications. The hope of taking home a trophy urges updates to each build between years. When the Wekfest car show tour makes its annual stop in Edison, NJ, the Northeast unleashes its finest show cars.
The morning is full of cars awaiting their parking instructions from the Wekfest staff.
This RHD CRX SiR had a track inspired look with its custom number plate and olive drab Kosei K1 wheels wrapped in meaty Toyo R888 tires.
Though not a big event for the Volkswagen crowd, some examples make an appearance including this MKVI Golf.
The chrome OZ Futura wheels with gold hardware sit flush at the fender thanks to the custom air suspension setup.
This bagged Subaru STi was equipped with a Varis lip kit and refinished Volk Racing Super Fine Mesh wheels.
The stepped lip, and new bronze color give this forgotten wheel new life on this STi.
One of the best wheel-to-fender fitments in attendance was this B5 Audi S4 with Carline CM6 wheels. Now let this sink in… It’s static.
This 911 Carrera S showed that the 997.2 chassis only needs subtle modifications to stand out.
The addition of the Suncoast aero kit and CCW Special Edition SP2K Hybrid wheels help mold the aggressive exterior, while the color matched roll cage transforms the interior.
This RE Amemiya kitted FD3S RX7 from Regiment Zero screams Japan. The use of Enkei wheels, RE Amemiya fender mirrors, and assorted carbon fiber aero pieces match that of a true Japanese RE Amemiya build.
The custom headlight duct and numerous “Attack” stickers suggest this car also sees track time.
This imported RHD Integra Type-Rx on Hyper Blue Volk Racing CE28 wheels has been heavily modified using Spoon Sports/Type One parts including brake calipers, and carbon fiber hood/lip/mirrors.
The Type-Rx in Japan features factory keyless entry, and a factory tinted wiperless rear windshield among other options. All non-Rx Integra models outside Japan were not available with these options.
A fitting personalized license plate on this Mitsubishi Evo IX.
Sporting a full Varis widebody kit and super wide bronze Volk Racing SE37K wheels this Evo has it all.
Also equipped with Varis aero pieces was this blue Scion FR-S from JSutai.
The grey paint used on the refinished BBS RS wheels contrasted nicely with the rich blue body color.
Originally built as a display car for Tokyo Auto Salon in 2003, this RE Amemiya FC RX7 catalog car was on display at the Japanese Classics booth including a $16,995 price tag.
Completely dressed in RE Amemiya aero pieces, with a Tamon GT hood, and Pan Speed front fenders, this car was a nostalgic treat for attendees.
Barcelona Green Pearl Mica is actually the OEM color for this RHD EF9, a color only found on this chassis in foreign markets.
The spotless exterior with rare Barramundi Starmarlin wheels transitions into the flawless interior. Housing a rare European market vintage Honda steering wheel made by Momo.
Simplicity describes this white S2000 with the new Spoon Aero front bumper and mirrors.
The battleship grey refinished NSX-spec Desmond Regamaster Evo wheels were the perfect addition to the exterior.
One of the craziest cars at the event was this Rocket Bunny FD3S RX7 from RavSpec Raceworks.
The interior was comprised of a Bride reclining and fixed bucket seat, with Sabelt racing harnesses threaded through.
The widened body housed the aggressive specs of the new Work Emotion CR2P wheels, which this car debuted at the SEMA show last year.
All white party! The RavSpec booth cars impressively occupied an entire row of the Wekfest show with only white painted cars.
Among the white RavSpec cars was this Lexus RC350 F-Sport with Aimgain aero pieces and the new Work Zeast ST2 wheels.
Also from the RavSpec crew, this Toyota FJ Cruiser brought a little off-road flavor to the show.
The Bride Euroster II Cruz seats with optional armrests won’t see much off-road use despite what the Large PCD Volk TE37 Ultra wheels suggest.
Though common Honda swaps include the B/H/K series engines, this EG Civic with homemade carbon aero went a completely different route. A Rotrex-supercharged F20C engine out of an S2000 was chosen.
At the Canibeat booth, this E92 M3 had Mode Carbon lips and BBS RS2 wheels.
The amount of imported RHD vehicles at this year’s event was staggering. This real EK5 Civic Ferio was stuffed with OEM options not commonly seen. Also donning the full Mugen Type STYLE lip kit.
These aggressive GTR-spec Desmond Marquis Promada wheels barely fit underneath the fender.
This red Mitsubishi Evo IX on air suspension had fully polished CCW Classic Race-version wheels for a classy look.
The trunk showcased the unique scene of its custom Airlift air tank setup.
AE86 Corollas have become uncommon in recent years, as the number of usable chassis drop due to body rot, or neglect. This particular example had been sprayed a new coat of the classic white/black paint combination.
SSR Longchamp XR4 wheels added a period correct flare to the exterior, while carbon accents livened up the dated 4AG 20v engine under the hood.
Last year’s Best of Show winner this Honda Del Sol, ditched the Mugen bumper in favor of a new look including a paint matched First Molding Flugel-plate lip. This particular lip is for an EK Civic and was trimmed and refinished for mounting to the targa’s OEM bumper.
A Mugen intake setup was also trimmed and refinished to fit in this car’s engine bay, while matching Mugen/Recaro MS-R buckets were fixed into the interior.
We’ll finish our coverage with a pair of EK Civic hatchbacks. Both of these cars with subtle exterior touches that come together to create a clean understated look. The Vogue Silver Metallic hatchback on Mugen MF10 wheels looked ready for the racetrack. With its K-series engine swap, Recaro SPG buckets, and roll bar completing the visible modifications.
The Midori Green hatchback on Volk Racing TE37 wheels was refinished with new OEM pieces to create the newer generation of a restomod.