Offset Kings Chicago 2016!

We are excited to bring back Offset Kings to Chicago in collaboration with Gridlife and Fatlace.  This will be an amazing track/drift event with a car show! Although the track event is almost closed (via gridlife), please head over to offsetkings.com to register your car for the automotive showcase.

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Wekfest Chicago 2016- Part 4

Here is the concluding photos for Wekfest Chicago. Special thanks to Young Ko for the bonus “over head” shots I’ve also added here.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Wekfest Chicago 2016

Another NA1 NSX from Wisconsin on Rega Masters.

Wekfest Chicago 2016

Bart’s fully built z33 with an aggressive mercury z racing wide body kit along with work S1R’s (rear specs- 11.5 -34 !). <photo by Young Ko>

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Award winner Gene picking up his trophy. Gene owns the Varis 370z we posted in Part 3.

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Mike’s Subaru Impreza GC8 on Advan RG3’s.

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BTR models came out in full force…  <photo by Young Ko>

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Aristo with a majesta front end/fenders/hood.  The aero is via k-break that fits nicely with the radius/flared out fenders.

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Aggressive Leon Hardiritt’s. 

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One of the founding members of the Wekfest tour, Ernesto.  Honestly one of the coolest guys you’ll ever get a chance to meet.

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LS 400 on Black Chrome Eurolines <photo by Young Ko>

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Carlos’ mustache… on point.

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Fizz Autosports LS460 on Leon Hardiritts.

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Wekfest Chicago 2016

Dave’s S13 you guys may remember that I shot for Super Street Magazine. Click here for more pics of this car. 

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Steve’s S14 on Work Emotion XT7s.

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Shane’s Del Sol.  <photo by Young Ko>

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C63 AMG with Prior Design Aero on K Break Wheels.  Exceptional bodywork was done to fit the aggressive wheels.

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Scott Anderson’s S13.5 now in yellow. 

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Wekfest Chicago 2016

Ryan Derrick’s insane Cobalt. I heard it has 5,000 HP or something…  <photo by Young Ko>

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Another shot of Marcus’ G. <photo by Young Ko>

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Wekfest Chicago 2016

Everett Scott sitting on possibly the world’s smallest chair and his S2000 on new TE37v’s. 

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That concludes our Wekfest coverage….. looking forward to the tour again when they return in 2017!

-jdmchicago

Wekfest Chicago 2016- Part 3

Just when I thought I was going to wrap up my coverage today, I have to extend this to one more day.  As usual, these are in no particular order. We have a bit of everything captured here; from the roll-in as well as end of day shots. I dont like to put more than 20-25 photos in one blog post, so come by again tomorrow for Part 4.

Part 1
Part 2

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Gene’s Varis outfitted 370z.  

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Mark Enriquez’s Evo X . This is the second time Mark has taken the long trek from the East Coast to Chicago. 

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Ron from JDMCHICAGO. 

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A miata on Work CR01’s rolling into the show. I believe this is a wrap since I remember this car being red last year. 

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Since Marcus was practically winning every possible show in California, he had no choice but to move.

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Classic combination on this ITR.

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Lakers fan?

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Nissan Quest from Fizz Autosports. This is a daily driver with the Elgrand front conversion, ideal bbk, and 20″ Mvericks.

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Mike’s Varis Evo X on new TE37’s.

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Robert Cooper brought both his Z’s to the show. That turned out to be a good idea since both ending up winning awards.

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Nick’s ruined Subaru.

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Wekfest Chicago 2016

Erick might be a sarcastic and mean spirited individual, but his civic is cool.

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One of the few NSX’s that came through from Wisconsin.

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Bagged Z33 on Weds.

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Team Nostalgic had a big representation at the show. If you like vintage Japanese cars, may want to check out their season opener BBQ on May 29th. 

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The grey Regas looking good on this finish.

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I believe this prelude took an award at the show. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to take a closer look.  But anyone with Mugen M7’s is winning in my  book.

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Another NA1 NSX from Wisconsin.

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S2K on Gold CCW’s 

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Wekfest Chicago 2016

Jessie Edmund from Royal Republic. His rhd Aristo with Black Pearl kit, AME wheels, and Futura brakes

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Vintage VW Bug…

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Sorry, I snapped a shot of this NSX when his variable ride height system was up.

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Corrado on FZERO2 wheels. 

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Honda Fit on the always popular Enkei RPF1’s.

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Morris winning at life at the moment….  Part 4 tomorrow….

Wekfest Chicago 2016- Part 2

Here is part 2 of the Wekfest coverage. We’ll have one last set posted either tomorow or Thursday.

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You would be all smiles too if you had an R34 Vspec GTR.

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Wekfest Chicago 2016

Steve Lowell’s really clean EG. He’s really done some nice things to the car since I’ve seen it last. Maybe a full shoot of this car in the near future.

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All kinds of industry merch was available at the show. TF-Works with their in-house designers always have nice hoodies and shirts available for customers.  Although I didn’t focus on the guy on the right, while editing I noticed he was wearing a Car Shop Glow tshirt.  They make some really cool aftermarket LED taillights you may want to check out. 

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CTB Garage brought a plethora of Integras and Civics…. loving this white on white combo here.

Wekfest Chicago 2016

Ron from JDM Chicago snagged up these Volk GT30’s for a really gret deal.  I have to admit, they really look nice on his boosted 350z.

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Candid shot of a few of the Rohana models.

Wekfest Chicago 2016

It was nice to see a few of the new roadsters out.  Here is Rayan O’Neil’s pride and joy on red TE37’s- A  perfect complement to the factory meteor grey.

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There were quite a few r32’s at the show. You can say this one kinda stood out.

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The Advan brothers from 4 Star Society. More pics of these cars in Part 3 tomorrow…

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Nice to see some of the 4 Star crew stop by the jdmchicago booth.

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Mico’s EM1 looking sharp.

Wekfest Chicago 2016

TF Works recently purchased a Ford Mustang which has been outfitted with a Stance coilover system. Once again, this proves that TE’s look good on ANYTHING.

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Young Ko you may know from Blackie Photos.

Wekfest Chicago 2016

Wekfest Chicago 2016

Our good friend Pat brought out his Matrix to the show after being under the knife these past few months. He was showing with the Fizz and Royal Republic crew out of the east coast. This group pretty much cleaned house and showed Chicago what VIP was all about. More photos of their cars in part 3. 

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Wekfest Chicago 2016

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Chad from the Subaru “Ruined Crew.” I caught him before he aired out for the show. To me, this is an acceptable ride height. haha

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Until next time…

Wekfest Chicago 2016- Part 1

After a 5 year absence, Wekfest came back to Chicago in an impressive fashion.  Speaking to one of the organizers, Ken admitted that Chicago was the first shows he conducted outside of Northern California.  By Wekfest’s standards, the 2011 event was probably one of the wekest in terms of attendance and participation. Since then, Wekfest has become a tour de force and has built a solid following throughout the US and  Japan.  Yesterday’s show at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center reflected the growth of Wekfest and it’s reputation.

We arrived at the venue around 645 am for vendor check-in and it took me a moment to take in the sheer size of the show. Originally, Wekfest booked one of the smaller convention halls not knowing what to expect.  Within a few weeks of advertising, Wekfest realized that not only was this show going to be big-  but possibly one of the better tours in terms of car entrants and spectators.

The show had a great variety of cars not only from Chicago, but other regions of the US.  Iowa, Florida, New York, North Carolina, Texas, and even Canada came through.  If you missed this event, you really missed out on one of the more unique and best organized indoor shows we have had in awhile.  The crowds were friendly and vibes were excellent throughout.

Although it’s pretty late this evening, but I wanted to post up some quick shots for you to enjoy.  Note, these are all in random order…    We’ll have another few sets of pics over the next few days…

-jdmchicago

Wekfest Chicago 2016Nawshin Basher’s amazing Voltex Evo. Well deserved best of show.

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Willy from Nostalgic Grains. 

Wekfest Chicago 2016

Wekfest Chicago 2016

Emanuel Crespo took home best Toyota. The Corolla is looking fresh with the SSR Long Champs. 

Wekfest Chicago 2016

Wekfest Chicago 2016

Nice looking Civic EF on Work Equips.

Wekfest Chicago 2016

Remember “Chunk” from the Goonies?

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Greg Park hustling. 

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I went with the OEM wing this year with my NSX.

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Loving this FJ on TE37’s.

Wekfest Chicago 2016

Wekfest Chicago 2016

Chen’s incredible Type R Integra from Iowa.

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Another very nice Integra on Volk TE37’s.

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Joey from “The Chronicles.”

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Josh Buado’s S13 on concave Volk TE37’s.

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Wekfest Chicago 2016

Mike aka Street Dancer SR20 R32 + 13b Roadster

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Wekfest Chicago 2016

Danny’s VIP-styled RX8 on VIP Modular wheels. 

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Congrats to Miguel!

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Until next time…