With Wekfest East fast approaching, we’re taking a look back at the Seattle stop of the tour. A good friend of PRIME, Sebastian, made the journey to the other side of the US to capture the scene. It was a new stop on the Wekfest tour that seems to have paid off for the organizers and attendees. Due to Instagram, which is making our world smaller every day, we’ve been following some of the builds and crews from that region for some time now. Seeing the photo below, I didn’t realize there were these many car people out there! Pretty crazy when you think about the number of cars that the Wekfest crew had to turn down. It’s good to see an area of the US that isn’t too often in the spotlight thriving like this. A number of quality cars made me instantly wish I was there to see it in person. Sebastian captured a lot of the quality builds in this photo set and we’re honored to share them with you.
I’m still in RX-7 mode so the opening shot to the post which explains the opening image of this post. The classic RE and Enkei look is just so appealing to me. We need an FC like this in New York! Anyone up for it?
This EVO, is just killer. I’m pretty sure I’ve wasted hours looking at catalog photos on Varis’ website years ago with the CT9A was initially released. This aero is usually used for Time Attack, but even then, you don’t really see it often since it’s so pricey. Looks like it also has the power to back it up! I’m still kicking myself for missing this while it was near my area. Hopefully, he makes the trek out to Wekfest East as well.
To be honeset, as I’ve aged, I’ve become one of those “cleaner is better” guys. I think it’s due to the over fender phenomenon that everyone is into these days. This EVO 7 looks great. I would have tried a bit harder on the graphics but still not to bad.
These over fenders I don’t mind, however! Very cool 1st gen hatch back. Reminds me of the old Shakotan cars in Japan.
Loving this S13. Spirit Rei aero, which I’ve never seen in the US. I mean It’s just rare to see this chassis look clean at all these days. Not being shy about the 1JZ swap either. Sick build.
One of the things I really found myself enjoying about Sebastian’s photos is the amount of content that can be seen in one shot. I have found when taking photos, I worry too much about what I am pointing at rather than considering what else is available right next to the subject. Seems Wekfest Seattle provided the perfect setting for this.
I think the original S15 in Tokyo Drift was called the “Mona Lisa.” Kinda cheesy but still fun I suppose. This S15 pays homage to it using the original livery. I wonder if it has an RB26 as well? I’m not into the rocket bunny kit but I guess it’s trendy so sure. I kinda wish people would go back to other body-kit options already. There are so many companies out there.
What a sick R34 GTR. Still the holy grail of JDM for many. You, youngsters, are so lucky you can easily see these nowadays. I had to travel to Japan 10 years ago just to see them in the wild. The prices are shooting through the roof. I’m sure these will be collector cars soon, only a matter of time. For folks in Seattle, their neighbors up north often tease locals with the JDM imported counterparts due to the 15 year respection versus our 25 year laws. Luck them!
Seems the Honda community showed up in full force! So many quality builds, I didn’t want to exclude any of the shots Sebastian provided. Here’s a gallery for your inspiration:
I’ll let the photos do the talking from here on out. Expect to see some more car life contrasts in the rest of this post. I’m partial to JDM but I most certainly love all aspects of car life. You will see below, lowrider cars sitting next to some of the standard quality JDM builds that we usually see at Wekfest. I’m all about mixing the two lifestyles together in order to create some interesting imagery. Hope you enjoy the rest of this photo set, enjoy!
Once again thank you to Sebastian for the photo set. You can check out more of his work here.
We’re looking forward to Wekfest East! The day of that event is 8/20. We hope to see you there!