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Wekfest Seattle 2017 - The Standouts: Part 1

The top cars from Wekfest's first-ever Pacific Northwest car show

Aug 2, 2017
Photographer: Sheldon Yagyagan

If you haven't already caught our full galleries of the first-ever Wekfest show in Seattle, WA, don't forget to check out the following links:

Wekfest Seattle 2017 - A Long Time Coming
Hondas of Wekfest Seattle 2017

Over the next week, we'll be highlighting some of the more standout rides from the show. And we've included a little bio on all of them, as well as their owners' Instagram handle if you want to bug them even more for info.

1. '89 Nissan 240SX

Owner
Ben Winterowd

Hometown
Spokane, WA

Instagram
@slowlane_benny

Highlights
Onevia with full Spirit Rei kit including fenders and splitters; 1JZ swap; hella rare Bee*R carbon-fiber door panels and Origin Lab rear seat delete

Build Time
3 years

About
Benny found out he's having his first child the day before Wekfest Seattle. Congrats, brotha!

2. '99 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec

Owner
Charles Wong

Hometown
Vancouver, BC

Instagram
@cw_unit

Highlights
Exterior includes parts from NISMO Z-Tune and Garage Kagotani; fully-built RB26 by Naprec with HKS turbo kit; footwork and chassis upgrades consist of Ikeya Formula and Ohlins

Build Time
6 months

About
Charles is a huge GT-R fanboy; in fact, he has a R32 and R35 in his garage as well!

3. '01 Honda Prelude SE

Owner
Nancy Cardenas

Hometown
Umatilla, OR

Instagram
@nancy_bb6luv

Highlights
JDM front-end; 17-inch Work VS-XX wheels powder-coated red; because you just don't see Preludes anymore these days

Build Time
3 years

About
It's not everyday we meet a girl who actually gets down 'n dirty at an auto body and paint shop for a living. Props, Nancy!

4. '68 Ford Mustang Coupe

Owner
Beau Miklethun

Hometown
Renton, WA

Instagram
@gulf_stang_2jz

Highlights
Toyota Aristo 2JZ swap (holy cow!); single turbo conversion; four-wheel disc brake conversion; 8.8-inch rear-end from Ford Explorer

Build Time
6 years

About
The purists hate him but we love him! Also cool about Beau is that he's in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and has been for 16 years

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5. '98 Nissan Stagea 260RS Autech

Owner
Brendan Taylor

Hometown
Vancouver, BC

Instagram
@stageathegame

Highlights
First 260RS brought in four years ago by Brendan's friend; rebuilt stock turbos; Kakimoto Racing exhaust; BC Racing coilovers; vintage Momo steering wheel and Trust shift knob; R33 GT-R seats

Build Time
7 months

About
Brendan's a fulltime actor in Canada and there's a good chance you've seen him on a TV commercial. Check @brentayofficial for more!

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