Besides steaks, guns, and honorary Ranger Chuck Norris, Texas is also known for having an extremely strong car community. If you're looking for speed, you go to Texas2K, but if you're looking for style, your best bet would be Wekfest Texas. Going four years strong, Wekfest returned to Houston for high-caliber builds and good ol' southern hospitality. Despite the hazy pre-meet festivities at the Sigma Brewery the night before, the event was still able to yield a crowd as big as, say, a show in California.
"Cars from all over Texas showed up, from San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and even surrounding areas like New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Tennessee," says Junior Sarmiento of Wekfest. While VIP style and JDM supercars have dominated registered cars the past few years, this year saw an influx of some serious Honda builds. "Big body cars are popular and there are also a lot of girl tuners who also win at these events. But the Texas Honda/Acura game is legit, too, and even rivals NorCal and SoCal," Junior adds. Teams such as Refined Elegance, Team 5Star, Squirrel Squad, and Prospektz debuted new builds, but at the end of the day, Arizona resident Mike Schietroma's '99 Civic Si won the Car of the Festival award.
We foresee nothing but good things for the tuner scene in Texas. Believe the hype - Wekfest is still the king of car shows.