Wekfest Hawaii 2014 Details:
- Show's third edition from Hawaii bigger and better than ever
- Venue changed to Neil Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, due to rain
- Display cars included Voltex-kitted EVO VIII and Akira Garage turbo EG Civic
- Greddy single turbo conversion Supra could be fastest on island
Aloha bitches! While half of the country is frozen, we had the joy of spending a few days in beautiful tropical Hawaii. Jealous much? Just kidding. It's hard not to rub it in, but rest assured we didn't waste the entire weekend on the beach, instead coming home with a report on one of the island's biggest car shows of the year - Wekfest!
This is Wekfest's third time taking their tour to paradise and each event has proven to get bigger and better. The location was changed to an indoor venue, Neil Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, which ended up being a perfect choice as rain drenched the island come show time.
We saw plenty of familiar faces and machines, including our February 2013 cover car and its owner, Darwin Fernandez and his Voltex-kitted EVO 8, and Ronsyn Barrett's money-bay'd Civic turbo. There was also plenty of hot new shit that took us by surprise. Enjoy our coverage here and stay tuned for our full report in an upcoming issue of Super Street magazine!
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Mr. Akira Garage himself, Brandon Kikuchi, dropped the hammer with his turbo EG. Taking cues from the infamous Osaka JDM Kanjo-style racers, the ride features a built B16 boosted with a Garrett T3/T4 turbo. The exterior is ultra-clean sporting the Osaka JDM "Devil Wing," plus SiR chin spoiler and Work Meister CR01s. It looks strictly like it's out of Japan, which is why we love it. And best of all, Brandon drives his car every day to pick up his kids and go to work!
Two cars that stood out to us were these boosted S2000s. The red one is owned by Michael Yeung and it rocks an ASM I.S. Design kit with J's Racing front fenders and Mugen hard top. Dope! Not just a pretty, it's also supercharged with a custom CT Engineering kit. The blue S2K owned by Felipe Madamba rocks a similar ASM kit, painted Aston Martin blue and is boosted via Vortech V3 charger. These are easily two of the nicest S2000s in Hawaii.
Mike Matsumoto's 1992 NSX looked sexy as hell. Slammed on Zeal suspension, the Acura broke necks all day thanks to the perfect set of Work Meister S1s and aggressive kit (Shine Auto GT front spoiler, Stacy GT side skirts, Seibon carbon hood).
This new Supra build by Chad Barcelona definitely gave us a woody. Using a single-turbo conversion from Greddy, it's easily one of the quickest cars on the island. The exterior is kept simple with an RMM front lip, Stillen sides, Top Secret rear and staggered CCW wheels.