REMIX Irwindale

Coverage of the Remix Irwindale was brought to you by one of our photographers – Whistle. I wasn’t able to make the event but she and John went and participated in the event and had a lot of fun.  Looked like a good turn out but i’ll let the pictures speak for them selves. and here.. they go ..

Once again credits to Whistle for the great photos.

Had to chime in on this motor set up .. and i’ll can say is CARGASM foreal! whoa! Love this guys set up! props to the owner of this bay.. LOVE IT!

Perfect pic to end the coverage.

 

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IS300 at the track! WORD!

It’s been a while since i’ve had the IS300 at the track but i started reminiscing and dug up some old pics. Here’s some pics taken at Button Willow Industry track day.

The Omega on the track ! .. and what it does when the car slides for a bit catches and bucks. (next picture)

 

OUCH~!! haha.

Overall had fun definitely worth the cracked fender.

WEKFEST III MIKE Edition [Part 2]

The next category that had a huge presence as the same at any other show are the Acura/Hondas

I think this is the first time I have seen this “Euro R” in person, and I must say I am a great admirer of it. I have never seen a TSX ever modded that wasn’t hella dumped/flush.

This group of NSX’s was definitely a site to see. I was having a hard time getting a picture of all their entire line up. I believe there were four or five more that I couldn’t get into the picture. Personally, I think NSX’s are becoming a “dying” breed and to see such a large gathering of them at a show made the statement that they shouldn’t be forgotten as on of the great JDM sports cars.

Big Mike’s Prelude. Well I have never met the guy personally, but from word of mouth, online features, and his name printed on his engine covers, I’m assuming thats his name. I remember seeing this car last year for the first time at last year’s Wekfest and it still has a very strong presence. I do not really know the mods that have been done to this car, but I could still appreciate the time and effort that he put into this build.

There were many S2000’s present at Wekfest, but for some reason this one caught my full attention. I think that in itself is a tough feat because it is hard to make your car unique when it seems like everyone has already has “done that”. I am not sure if this car has or ever will see track time, but I favor this amongst all the others due to its simple yet aggressive stance.

I never thought I would ever give praises to a Civic, but I thought these two deserved recognition. I mean on the streets of SoCal, spotting one of these in your rear view mirrors is going to be pretty rare (well unless you are rolling into a show). Sometimes I wish that more cars on the street would have the same taste in mods such as these two, but sadly not all people share a common taste.

Last major categories of cars present at Wekfest III were the Rare JDM/ Euro/ Others

Well this picture pretty much speaks for itself. It is not very often that you see one, let alone two, but three of these historical JDM vehicles. I feel as though if you were to see any more of these that you would be in a car museum. I really hope these cars make the trip down for the Wekfest show that is supposed to happen in SoCal.

I am hoping I did my research correctly on this car, but this is a Toyota Century. Now this is the first one of these I have ever seen stateside. I don’t even care that this car doesn’t have a 19″ step lip whatever rim because even in its OEM stance this car can turn heads for those who know what type of car this is.

This SL65 AMG was the only Mercedes I could remember from the show and what a Mercedes to represent for the maker. The HRE’s fit like a glove for this car.

This is Jamari’s newly revamped STI. This car won best of show in the import category at SEMA this past year and was on the cover of Import Tuner.

Speaking of Import Tuner, be sure to look out for Johnfob’s model feature. He definitely has what it takes to take all the models that have been featured on the cover so far. HAHA

Overall, I thought the Wekfest III was a success. The crowds were flocking the venue almost the same as last year. The quality of cars I would say almost surpassed last years group. I am looking forward to when Wekfest is coming down to SoCal. Hopefully the people from up north wouldn’t mind driving down south just for the show because I think mixing in a variety of NorCal and SoCal whips is what defines Wekfest.

WEKFEST III MIKE Edition [Part 1]

Wekfest III has come and gone. Going into this event, I was unsure what to expect of this show due to the announcement that it would not be held in J-Town, San Francisco as previous years. I attended last years Wekfest and loved every aspect of the show (minus nearly dying during roll in with all the exhaust fumes). The whole parking lot car meet type of feel mixed in with the sheer masses of people that attended. I heard that last year it took an hour to two hours just to enter the venue.

A few weeks prior to the event I came across pictures of where Wekfest III would be held and it was a completely different style of venue. The location looked similar to the berths that could be found in Ken Block’s Gymkhana 2 video. I was quite weary of this new look to the Wekfest venue because I always felt the garage scene in J-Town was what defined this show.

The day of the show has come and I am still in Southern California. After the long drive with Johnfob and a couple of his buddies, we are finally ready to see what Wekfest had in store for us. Upon roll in, it seemed a bit hectic compared to last year, but I think that was mostly because they didn’t have that extra lot to stage the cars like last year. After getting the car parked and wiped down, I took a quick look around to see who else has came to the show. As expected, the quality of most of the cars were top notch.

Continuing where Billy left off in the previous Wekfest post, the large line did not seem to be as long as last years, but I heard that it took nearly 2 hours to get in. Someone did really well in promoting this event.

While walking around the show, I noticed that there were only a couple categories of cars that stood out the most.

For the Lexus/VIP section, there were lots of familiar faces.

Abe’s custom widebody Lexus LS430 done by Platinum VIP. I absolutely love this car and I’m not being biased just because he is a local. This car has a perfect stance. I actually saw this car come together for SEMA.

Kennedy’s Aristo also done by Platinum VIP. I remember when I saw this for the first time at last year’s Wekfest. This car is definitely one of a kind.

Solomon’s LS430. I remember working the days before last year’s Wekfest to help him adjust his coilovers to the perfect stance. The car has undergone a facelift with the Job Design kit that made its debut at SEMA this past year.

Glen’s Job Design / Rod Millen Supercharged GS400. This car also had gone under the knife in preparations with the previous SEMA. I have to say the Job Design kit does give the ride more of a presence.

Johnny’s IS250. I guess you could say “newly” supercharged. I have seen this car with so many different paint jobs and so many different rims, I can’t even count it on both hands. His IS250 has always been up top of the ISx50 scene and probably one of the easily noticed.

If I remember correctly this is a GS400h. Yes a hybrid. I remember seeing this car over at Evasive getting a custom diffuser fitted. I had never seen the final product of this car, but my oh my what a sight.

So guess which car I think has too much rubber showing? LOL

This LUIGI Edition ISF (or at least thats what I’m calling it) definitely stuck out amongst all the other cars.

This matte ISx50 really caught my attention. The finish on the rims was something I have never seen before. It was like a magnesium blue from one angle, but from another almost an electric blue. I wish I had a chance to talk to the owner about his set up.

Well this is it for part 1, I will definitely be updating the next part very soon.

Here is a picture of Mr Shea putting in some work for LocalCarMotion.com
Also a slight preview of other cars to expect in the next post.