Who would have though “stance” would have lasted this long? I didn’t, but secretly inside I REALLY hoped it wouldn’t turn out to be a fad. C’mon you know you did too! At this point we can all safely say it isn’t going anywhere, so why not embrace it! Sure the word “stance” is super annoying but so is “yolo” and “swag” and look how long those phrases lasted. Anyway’s as we embrace stance, lets check out this cool vid on a stanced out RSX. Personally, I’m in love with this thing. I’ve always had a soft spot for RSX’s but this one is definitely extreme. Air ride always helps with crazy fitment and the addition of the super wide Works just put this car over the edge. Boy, I would rock the crap out of this thing. Props to the builder!
Well not exactly. But then again…This is the type of car that stands out SO much, but ask a random onlooker and they couldn’t tell what was done to make it SO outstanding. It looks stock, but then it doesn’t. That’s whats great with OEM+. A car keeps it’s awesome factory lines and still manages to stand out. What this car is rocking are some over-fenders, some lovely rolled front fenders, and a set of Works that fill those fenders perfectly. This car wouldn’t have the same effect is it was rocking a full on body kit. It’s just a different look, and shows that with the right combination, you don’t need much to build a show stopper.
Of course the Scion FRS is basically the same car, but I have been hearing the Subaru has better suspension as well as other small additions. As for me, since there isn’t a Toyota emblem on the car, I rather see a Subaru emblem then a Scion. But that’s just me. I have to say I am really impressed how well this car came out. I looks good, I mean it looks REALLY good. I have no doubt that this car will soon become an instant classic and seeing modified examples from around the world. The picture below is an example of this car’s potential, at least visually. Great to see a new F/R car that is both affordable and great looking.
Yet another car we never got in the states, that I’m sure plenty of us would love to rock. My favorite is the first generation but I’m sure if we had the chance, we would be seeing a couple of these super dope. The model below is a C33 Laurel, and looks drift ready with widened fenders, SSR or Work wheels and aggressive body kit. You know this must be packing a punch under the hood.
My third and final installment of Wekfest weekend leads me to the show. I always loved indoor show because the cars always look great with the lighting and sound great with all the noise bouncing off the walls. We got there at about 10am and didn’t leave until about 9pm so it was a very long day. Once the sntrl crew entered we were all shell shocked by the quality and diversity of cars in attendance. Needless to say, we started snapping away. Now, before you start wondering where all the people are, we got in during setup, so we got a lot of our pictures in before the crowd entered. On to the pics.
McCormick Place ftw!
And the sign of the devil tattoo to let us in. haha
We walked around where all the show cars were waiting, for a while and headed back out for breakfast. And also to get soaked in the downpour.
Setting up. I’m pretty upset, I didn’t get a decent picture of this car at the show.
I’ll start off with Unique Auto. The attention to detail on this hatch is incredible. It was basically a full restoration, and if you want to win shows, this is the type of car you need to build. Props.
Another car in the line up is this Integra Type R with all the JDM and carbon fiber goodies. Another very well built car. Got to love the white Mugen’s.
The perfect car with a perfect drop and a perfect set of wheels. This car is so bad ass.
Here is the whole line up. Quality.
Posted this up for Kenny and his love for Cressida’s.
Love everything about this NSX. This is one of the cars seen on forums but never thought I’d get to see it in person. Classic.
Super slammed 240 from the Junkhouse crew. Damn it must be crazy to roll that hard.
As you can see the diversity and quality was pretty staggering.
Ok here is the deal with this Caddy. For me, it was one of the most anticipated cars of the show. The amount of custom work is incredible. The Japanese Work wheels are a great touch with the K-swap. But, I noticed some flaws here and there. I don’t know, for such a outstanding build, I would want everything perfect. Guess that’s just me. Not here to judge though. Love the truck.
Some Civic eye candy
A couple of wide body 240’s. The purple one is powered by an LSx. Such a nice swap.
The lovely rhd Accord wagon. I would love to know how he got this thing to the states.
As you can see, I got very lazy with the editing here. Super yellow!!! But look at that engine bay! Shaved with a sick turbo setup.
Some more of the Junkhouse/Risky Devils crew. All these guys ride super low. A well deserved best team award given to them that night.
Two cars I really liked. Something about the faded paint.
I have such a soft spot for these first gen. RX7’s. Car didn’t get much attention, but damn it’s a classic. Owner was super cool as well.
this Nova was really a shock to see. Even bigger shock was that it won best in show.
Sickest S15 ever. Period.
I know most people won’t like this trendy BM. But this thing is pretty sick in person.
This was the biggest surprise. Honda Odyssey, lip kit, air ride, this thing had some pretty serious street presence.
This is the sexiest car in the world. I am convinced. Another car that looks just ridiculous in person. Perfection.
Freshly built AE86 with a F20 powerplant. Super clean and build right.
I’ll leave you guys with my favorite car of the show. A beautiful 240 with a Four 6 Customs Rocket Bunny Kit, Nismo wheels, and a LSx powerplant. Perfect in every way. I want one now!
Overall it was a great show. I really wished I had taken my car, but eh, there is always next year. Now for some extra’s.
A slammed flyer for all your gear. YES!
Hmmmmm. Insert your own caption here. smh.
This was so cool! Errthang slammed.
Some remote control drifting to pass the time. Sweet!
Well that about closes my coverage of Wekfest Chicago. It was the most draining yet exciting weekend I’ve had in a while. Can’t wait for next year. Loved Chicago. Such a beautiful city. So until then….
I was trying really hard to free up some time and money to get to Import Alliance this year, but it just couldn’t happen. Definitely planning for next year. As many of the emerging car shows IA really seems to be getting bigger and bigger each year. The video I posted a week or so ago shows just how many cars were in attendance. And I’m sure you’ve seen coverage from the many site’s and forums out there. IA didn’t fail to impress with loads of quality built cars. The east coast Honda game is no where near the west coast, but we are starting to take it more seriously. It’s crazy to see how the game changes over the years. Anyways, I waited a little longer to post because I wanted to view the heavy hitter posts as well as the “regular guy” posting pictures on a forum. You’d be surprised what some people miss. Anyways here it is. Now, this isn’t EVERY SINGLE nice car from the show. These are just the cars that stood out to me in this particular show. That means if your car has been around for a while, unchanged, I probably won’t post it. Not saying it’s time has come and gone, it’s just a car that everyone knows is a standout. On to the cars.
First real surprise was a stanced out Prelude. I was always curious as to how these would look slammed on wide wheels. I have to say I love it. With the oem goodies, shaved bay, and great color it was easily the nicest in the show.
Evo X’s have fully grown on me and with a set of CCW’s you can’t lose.
Easily one of the nicest EG’s of the show. Just something about the clean white on white that never gets old. That and the fact that it’s immaculate.
Now these two green EG’s were tied for the nicest out. Although each very different. I don’t know if you noticed but the green on the second is off a Porsche GT3.
Here was another complete shocker. We all know I have an love for 80’s honda’s, and this thing is just sick! Remind’s me of a 80’s Accord out in Japan. Interesting color. Props to the owner because we all know there is absolutely NO aftermarket for this gen Accord.
Although most of us have seen this car floating around the interweb, it doesn’t hurt to show it again. Damn it’s beautiful.
I know many might not understand why I post something like this. I just have a huge soft spot for these LS’. I plan on dailying one a some point.
My love for these Accords has really grown over the past year. It’s pretty sick what can be done to them. This brown example is no different.
My “dream” car. A E46 M3 slammed on a set of Work’s. Gorgeous.
Perfect color. Perfect Mugens. Perfect tucked bay. Perfect!
I’m going to keep all the EK’s together. Really loved this car when it came out. The color is so outstanding. A simple drop on some CCW’s and you have a winner.
This was the Honda of the show for me. A complete build, done right. No short cuts. A lot of hard work wen’t into that bay. If it had some interior done, it would’ve been the car of the show.
Minty Type R. And it’s real. If I’m not mistaken this belonged to dut out in Cali. Glad to see the new owner is keeping it clean.
Another really nice real Type R. I usually wouldn’t like blue wheels on a yellow car, but it seems to work.
Two beautiful BMW’s from Stanceworks. The first is a JZ swapped 5-series. The second is a heavenly E9 on 18 inch RS’. Many of you should know the owner by now.
Two cars I have seen personally in New York. Glad to see they made the trip.
Three beautiful examples of simple, clean JDM tuning. Of course the RX7 has a LSx swap but you get what I’m saying.
Always love seeing this S2K. The owner’s newest addition are the gold Volk TE37’s and is now on ITB’s. I hear it gets tracked hard too.
Last but not least is THE car of the show for me. A MK1 Caddy with a K20 swap. I have been following this build religiously and it is nothing short of amazing. Some may call it sacrilege, blah blah blah. You can’t deny the imagination and custom work that wen’t into this car. Sitting on a set of Work CR01’s keeps with the jdm meets euro theme. This truck is just so perfect in so many ways.
I wanted to show a picture of the nightlife from Stickydiljoe. This is from the “party” hotel. I’ll make sure I won’t be staying there next year, from the story’s I’ve been hearing.
Anyways it looked like a great show and weekend. Can’t wait til next year.
With the most recent show, Import Reactor, we have another onslaught of new car pictures. There were a lot of nice cars at this show but one stood out for me. It is the White on white FG pictured below. First off its just nuts to see how low people are getting this car. And supposedly it doesn’t take too much work, just a set of coilovers spun all the way down. The stance on this car is really spot on, I mean look at that rear fitment! Not too sure about the wheels. Could be a set of Work’s, but hopefully it isn’t a replica. The white on white is such eye candy.
Random note, but why aren’t there more fitted/slammed cars like this up here in the north east??