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Wekfest X 2018 – San Jose

Words: Denny

Photos:Denny

What were you doing 10 years ago? Still in high school? Just graduated college? Or buying your first house. 10 Years ago marked the beginning of Wekfest. I believe , 2 years prior it was called Weksos Industries Meet. Regardless, after 10 years, people still can not pronounce it. Wek, derived from Weak, pronounced wēk, just to set the record straight. Anyways…

10 years, OMG, the venue was packed, beyond belief. Walking room was almost non-existent, rubbing shoulders, asses, and bodies. Capturing photos was pretty painful. Nevertheless, I was able to capture a few shots.

Right as you enter you see a beautifully executed RHD EF hatch by Jose on Function and Form suspension and Volk TE rollers. A K-series filled the bay and tucked with Rywire.

Close in proximity was the GReddy’s booth with Ryan’s Mugen S2k.

Illuminate was in the house with a packed crowd gawking over the YouTube buzz we live in today. I must admit, some of their video sare entertaining and Randy has some sort of camera presence with his bromance self. Congrat’s on the sick new house though. This man is Jelly!

In Ryan’s Rywire booth sit his Integra GT3 RS

Kevin’s close shaven S2k had my heart, but Randy’s R32 is always a favorable choice, hand’s down, Skyline over all things.

1JZ Corolla anyone?

I first saw Phil’s 510 and SEMA and since then I have seen it a handful of time and is the sickest 510 in my opinion. Great story behind it and awesome build. From a complete rust bucket to a 13B powered monster on Airlift Performance suspension and BBS’s <3.

Ive always wanted a Honda City the first time I cracked the pages of Option Magazine in the early 90s.

CRX glam. DAYUUM. Fresh!

Our humble home at Wekfest X. Tjin Edition F150 and Genesis Coupe.

Thank you very much Wekfest Crew! It’s always good to see Kenneth, Ernesto, David, John, and the rest of the Wekfest Crew!

Check out the rest of cars we captured.

Peace

Extreme AutoFest 2013 – San Diego

It’s another busy year for DaYUUM and I’m a little disappointed in myself that we haven’t been able to pop out our show recaps quick enough. Our personal goal is a few days to a week at the latest but preparations for the next event has kept us busy and behind. A couple weeks ago, we headed south to Qualcomm Stadium for Extreme Autofest’s San Diego event. Headlining the entertainment was DJ Quik.

Last year, we attended with a full staff including our DaYUUM Hunnies and stayed overnight for the event. This year, there was so much going on that not everyone could attend, so instead of staying overnight we managed to run a skeleton crew and drove to SD during the day of the event. Myself, Nilo and Scottie attended the event – four, if you count Glen from Long Beach Auto Tech, whom also joined us.

The drive to San Diego from LA County made for a long day, so long that once we arrived and settled in, Nilo had already fallen asleep before the event started.

The day started at 7:30 AM, when Scottie and myself met with Glen at a local Ralph’s. We headed south on the 405 and made a pitstop to meet Nilo and for me to pick up the Tjin Edition Fusion.

We arrived at the venue and was immediately greeted by Ale. Ale and the crew has always taken very good care of us and since we were a little late to the party that morning, we were quickly taken in via escort.

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EAF_SD_CARS-8317Featured in our booth was Glen’s S2K, Nilo’s AirREX NSX, Tjin Edition’s Ford Fusion, and Scottie’s TRD Supercharged 2nd Gen xB.

EAF SD was also the same day as WekFest SJ, so some of our friends were up there as well. We still had great friends there such as AutoFashion and their latest endeavor, Trendy Vape.

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EAF_SD_CARS-8368Kevin’s FR-S was a centerpiece for Trendy Vape, and rightfully so. Kevin’s FR-S is hot!

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EAF_SD_CARS-8336-2Trendy Vape has been popular in So Cal with their arsenal of unique pieces. Their retail outlet is a vaper’s candy store.

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EAF_SD_CARS-8362-2In addition, the AutoFashion family had an arsenal of dope cars including Bluebirds and Hakosukas.

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EAF_SD_CARS-8354-2Other dope rides with Autofashion and Trendy Vape

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EAFSD2013-8383Flossy was there with the lovely Myra. They are a manufacturer of custom shift knobs for your car. They also had a few hot rides on display including a widebody FD.

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EAFSD2013-8397We don’t request much when we go to an event because we know last minute demands can add additional stress to the team, but Nilo has always made one request which EAF has always honored, and that is to be near the models lounge. In the model’s lounge was our long time favorites including Ashley Clark and Amanda Kerr.

This event’s theme was pin-up. It’s a pretty cool theme because it really puts the models in character. So far, every model we have shot has always wanted to do a pin-up shoot, so maybe this theme was a request from the ladies that attended the event.

Since we were close to the model’s lounge, Glen and Nilo pulled in the ladies to shoot with the cars. By doing so, it created a crowd, to the point that it was difficult to set up for a shot but at the same we time had some good laughs.

Away from the models lounge, Marie was with Lexani, so I decided to harass her.

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EAFSD2013-8460Here is her flirty pic reenacted… At first she did it so nonchalant but I wasn’t quick on the draw with the camera.

The golden hour was upon us so we tried to get as many shoots in as possible. Some ran longer than others and I didn’t bring any strobes because, well, I didn’t plan on shooting any models in the extent that we did. It got late; by the time we shot with Brittani Paige, it was almost next to impossible to capture anything in focus, but I tried.

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EAFSD2013-8649Alexia Cortez is one of the more known girls, there is always a line to take a simple picture of her. When we managed to drag her from the model’s lounge, all nearby photographers swarmed like bees, so we got what we could get.

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EAFSD2013-8442-2Sexy Lilly Evans was kind enough to give us some of her time. We will be setting up a shoot with her soon.

Glen then went to the R1 Concept’s booth and not only did he drink all their alcohol, he also borrowed some of their ladies.

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EAFSD2013-8880-2Lori Lin… She has since taken a break from the scene, but she will always be welcomed with open arms.

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EAFSD2013-8551-2Next up was Amber, she was totally fun as well and we took all kinds of random shots.

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EAFSD2013-8953Then it got late, but we were able to capture a couple shots of Brittani Paige, included this ghosted one of her. haha

Back to some of the other cars…

EAF_SD_CARS-8318-2Love this Celica. It was super clean.

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EAF_SD_CARS-8353-2I’m always a fan of the S-Chassis

EAF_SD_CARS-8358-2Old school flavor with Style Over Comfort

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We had a great time and before we headed back to LA we had a feast at Gordon Biersch. Probably not the best idea before driving 2 hours home, but everyone was starving and it’s become a tradition to eat after an event to unwind and recap the day. On the way home we almost witnessed Nilo jacking up his NSX when he attempted to 4×4 over a center divider. That would have made for a long day!

We want to thank Extreme Autofest for the hospitality, we always enjoy their events and entertainment.

-@DaYUUMDen

Historic Japanese Classic Car Gathering

Some may call it “NorCal”, some will call it “The Bay Area”. I’ll just refer it as “Northern Cali”. Historic Japanese Classic Car Gathering “Shokuji J-Tin” (HJCC) was held on April 20, 2012 at San Leandro, California. For those unfamiliar with HJCC,  their goal is to gather old school Japanese car enthusiasts from the area into one central location for people like you and me to enjoy

Jayson (DaYUUMJayce) and I flew to San Francisco Airport (SFO) early Saturday morning, to meet up with our good friend Patrick. As many of you may (or may not know) we featured Patrick’s Corolla back in November as one of our top car choice at SEMA 2012 due to its elegance and quality under the Enkei booth.

We started our morning “in awe” just admiring Patrick’s work of art as it came out of hiding.

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We finally hit the road with the Corolla hitched behind us.  We cruised along San Mateo Bridge while people slowed down and stared… not because of Patrick’s Filipino driving skills nor was it because of our stunning good looks but to admire the appeal of the Corolla SR-5.  For a minute or so, we felt like celebrities of the highway.

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As we near the event, we started to see more and more Japanese classics.  The excitement and anticipation grew as we got closer to the  the event which had a great setting next to the waters of San Francisco Bay.

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At the event there was an abundance of old school Toyota’s, Datsun’s and Mazda’s, it was truly  amazing to admire these cars which are 40+ years old.  To be honest, I didn’t know there were so many of these Japanese classics around the bay area.

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This venue was like a miniature version of Japanese Classic Car Show (JCCS) down in Long Beach, California. The parking lot was right next to the water and had a gorgeous view of the Bay, perfect for taking pictures.

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We also had the opportunity to have small Q and A with one of the event coordinators, James,  of Historic Japanese Car Gathering. Though it was brief , it went a little bit like this…

DaYUUM: What does Shokuji J-Tin mean? And what is the theme behind this event?

James: Well the theme behind this event was to gather cars and food. “Shokuji” in Japanese means meal and  “J-Tin” is what people called classic Japanese cars.

DaYUUM: How did it all start?

James: These events started about 5 yrs ago, I owned a classic car but at the time there was really no seen for it where I could just go out and meet fellow car owners and just hang out. There were probably few events out there but none that really brought all of the car brands together. Usually the Toyota owners stuck with the Toyota owners and the Datsun owners stuck with the Datsun owners. I owned a Honda an there was no crowd for me and I like all classic Japanese cars. So for some reason I decided to just hold an event. “cause if u want something you gotta just do it lol” Then later along the road I meet my partner Ivan and asked me if I wanted to do this stuff at a larger scale and told him sure. The first thing we did was gave our selves a name and its been a hit ever since lol

DaYUUM: So James, when did the first gatherings start?

James: My partner Ivan and I have started doing these events as a team about a year ago.

DaYUUM: Does your show mimic other gatherings in Japan?

James: I think the event is unique in its own way but has the same camaraderie as the events in Japan. I would actually be really honored if it where to be compared to any events in Japan. Lol

DaYUUM: Why did you choose San Leandro as your location?

James: Well the reason why we chose this location is because it was right off the water and we knew that it would give it a nice background for the photographers.

DaYUUM: Do you see a large support of old Japanese classics in NorCal or is it still bigger down in SoCal?

James: I think that there is a big following of classic Japanese car enthusiast in NorCal and the following is growing cause there is more exposure. SoCal scene is a bit bigger because I think there is more exposure down there for instance JCCS plays a big role in that.

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Being that this is my first time attending this event, this experience was not to forget. We spent the majority of the time floating from car to car fascinated on how some builds were.  Every build took time, patience and passion.  Just as you enjoy being around your car, you will always find a way to get inspired and looking DaYUUM Fresh!

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Finally, as we round up our coverage of HJCC, we just wanted to give a special shout-out again to Patrick Ng, Ed “Boogie” Dizon, Ricky Silverio, James Vorasane, Ben Hsu, and the crew at Japanese Nostalgic Car as well as Historic Japanese Car Gathering for their hospitality. Till the next meet!

-Scottie

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