Wekfest Chicago 2018: Part 2

Part 2 is the final part. After going through the first post again, I’ve been thinking about how it compares to our scene here and while there are notable differences, the overall consensus is about the same – everyone is pretty much on the same page. The only difference is to what extent is quality and attention to detail is kept. I’m sure there are plenty of cars that exist in Calgary that have a very high quality build but choose not to join car shows or show much of themselves at meets or social media. At the same time, my assumption is that Wekfest has a much stricter level of expectations to be in the show – so we’re seeing the best of the best that Chicago has to offer.

Most of the cars at Wekfest Chicago are very well kept – paint is all in immaculate condition, bumpers are free of scuffs and driveway damage. These are all things that are a reflection of the car scene – regardless of what kind of weather or road conditions they have to deal with. As I mentioned in my previous post – Chicago roads are TERRIBLE compared to ours – yet all these cars are all here with no sign of such conditions. There are some cars in Wekfest that come in with minimal mods but have a selection of very high quality parts. Anyway, the point I’m trying to make is that I wish we’d see a bit more of that locally – even if you only have a lip and wheels – make it worth it. Make your car stand out by correcting the paint, by cleaning the interior, pay attention to small details that count when put together as a whole. You don’t have to spend thousands on expensive aero to look good, but don’t cheap out on the one mod that matters either.

Let’s get through part 2, shall we?

Red STI on CE28’s and a built engine.

A slammed red Evo

Ramblers race prepped EF

A K20 swapped EF and hood cut out on RPF1’s with a panda theme going on.

Close up of the hood cut out and the K20

370Z with flares aired down on Works

Johnny’s Spoon S2000. We’ve been following each other for a while now on Instagram and he messaged me a few weeks before my trip to Chicago and asked if I was coming to Wekfest. Honestly, unless Johnny messaged me to tell me Wekfest was happening while I was there, I probably wouldn’t even have known. I got the chance to meet him as well and he’s coming down this week in return to check out our car scene.

Johnny’s engine bay

Rear shot with Voltex goodies and a spoon hard top

ZE40’s with Spoon brakes peeking out from behind.

LB M3. I like these a lot – I wish there were more of these…

RB BRZ from the rear quarter on Meisters

Slammed Impreza on VS-KF’s. Super clean – I love WRB.

Carbon panda themed FRS on RPF1’s. He also drifts this thing often – you could barely tell by looking at it here.

I took this for Diana only cause she loves Sasuke. LOL

Kai’s 86 on Gram Lights 57CR

RB BRZ with a Nur Spec wing out back. It looks like this was wrapped with all that gold glitter in the black.

Aired down M3 on Meisters.

A custom mini R8

This was an amazing S15. No corners missed on this build – everything with high quality parts on this thing.

Fully built RB26 with carbon and titanium bits all around.


Interior held yellow Recaro’s with Cusco and Takata.

Evo X on TE37’s and varis aero

A simple 350Z

A murdered out LS400. I love this look.

Aggressive 240SX on Work’s in a beautiful blue.

This Silvia was interesting. I was taking the pic, a passer by asked if I knew if it was paint or a wrap – I didn’t know and assumed it was a wrap. Upon closer inspection, it definitely looked like paint – someone correct me if I’m wrong though. I couldn’t find any wrapped edges and there were pieces where you could see the paint chipped in a few spots.

This Midori Green EK was great. I absolutely love this colour – I wish there were more around like this.

Super clean K20 swap with a shaved bay and Jackson Racing Supercharger to boot.

Another look.

Slammed S4 wagon on Rotiforms

Tjin Edition Focus RS. I haven’t seen this colour in person yet – I love it.

RB BRZ in a matte grey/silver.

Lotus on Advan Super Racing wheels! So cool – I remember when I wanted these for my Civic way back…

Another angle of that RB BRZ.

Track-prepped IS300 on SSR’s and battle aero.

Yellow 350Z on TE37’s. This was not wrapped either – so good.

Stillen Supercharger mounted on top.

Another IS/Altezza with fender flares.

IS350 in a teal blue

One of my favourites from the show was this NSX slammed down on TE37’s. Red and white is a combo that just never looks bad. I dig the pop up lights too.

Super tight fitment on the TE37’s

S14 super low on very aggressive TR7’s

Rear quarter shot of the red NSX. Ah man… I wish!

This green VIP GS is no stranger – it’s been featured online many times but it’s certainly a sight to see in person. The body work and quality is exceptional and everything has just been done so well.

A close up of the molded fender flares in the rear quarter and door

A closer look under the hood

A pink Evo X on mag blue TE37’s and Voltex aero. The paint on the side has been airbrushed in and is not vinyl – dedication.

Yo. I was so surprised when I realized you could drink at this LOL. I mean, its the States but damnnnnn lol. I mean, I shouldn’t be THAT surprised but still… I can imagine some dude getting so hammered and angry about not winning or something and throwing a major fit.

Slammed 8th gen

Another red NSX slammed down on Weds

Old school cool.

Nismo 370Z. Wao

Green M3

Voltex S2000 on bronze ZE40’s

Blue R32 – reminds me of Giuseppe’s old Skyline…

One last shot of that S2000 from the rear with that crazy fitment. That’s all folks! It was a great show to attend – I’m glad I made the time to come out and see. Now I hope that Driven this year is going to bring the same kind of heat… See you guys on Saturday!

2 thoughts on “Wekfest Chicago 2018: Part 2

  1. Took me a while to get this comment up here but my god I am jealous you saw all this! Thanks for sharing these!

    The Midnight Purple RB26 S15 is one of my favourite builds out there; I am so in love with it it’s not even funny. Talk about goals. Also that yellow Focus is one I want to see in person some day – it’s the Tjin Edition RS (not ST šŸ˜‰ ) in a custom yellow. Ford really missed out by not offering yellow on the RSs.

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