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Wekfest Japan 2018

Wekfest celebrates its 10th anniversary with one of its best events in Japan yet

May 15, 2018
Photographer: David Ishikawa

We've been fans of the Wekfest show series since the very beginning. Their organizers always impress with a strong show focus and a knack for bringing the best and freshest cars to their events. There are no gimmicky performances, only a handful of select models, and they create an environment for enthusiasts of all ages to enjoy and appreciate. This year marks its 10th year in the business and they continue to stay true to the game, especially with their always-popular international show, which took place in Nagoya.

Wekfest japan 2018 tomonori idekawa rocket bunny boss s14 Photo 2/199   |   Wekfest Japan 2018 Tomonori Idekawa Rocket Bunny Boss S14
Wekfest japan 2018 tomonori idekawa rocket bunny boss s14 Photo 3/199   |   Wekfest Japan 2018 Tomonori Idekawa Rocket Bunny Boss S14
Wekfest japan 2018 tomonori idekawa rocket bunny boss s14 Photo 4/199   |   Tomonori Idekawa (@tomo_review1135) wild Rocket Bunny Boss S14. Full feature coming soon.

Wekfest Japan happens during the Golden Week holiday, where basically the entire country has the week off of work and school. This allows Wekfest to throw their show on a weekday, which helps car builders and fans from all across the country make the journey to Port Messe Nagoya.

Wekfest japan 2018 masatoshi shimizu FC RX7 Photo 5/199   |   Wekfest Japan 2018 Masatoshi Shimizu FC RX7
Wekfest japan 2018 masatoshi shimizu FC RX7 Photo 6/199   |   Masatoshi Shimizu (@masafc3s) and his super clean FC RX-7.

Unfortunately, we weren't able to attend this year, but our local shooter, David Ishikawa, was reporting on our behalf, snapping photos of the latest and greatest cars in the Japanese scene. David mentioned to us there was a lot to take in this year to his surprise, demonstrating that the Wekfest Japan show series continues to get bigger and better. A couple of his favorite cars included a Rocket Bunny Boss S14 with an RB25 swap by Tomonori Idekawa (@tomo_review1135) and a very clean FC restoration by Masatoshi Shimzu (@masafc3s). Enjoy David's full gallery and don't sleep on next year's show if you've ever wanted to see some of Japan's dopest enthusiast-built rides.

The next stops for Wekfest's 10th anniversary tour include Chicago on 5/20, San Jose on 7/1, Seattle on 7/22, Los Angeles on 8/5 and New Jersey on 8/26.

Wekfest japan 2018 miyoshi racing paddock RX7 Photo 16/199   |   Wekfest Japan 2018 Miyoshi Racing Paddock RX7
Wekfest japan 2018 miyoshi racing paddock RX7 Photo 17/199   |   Miyoshi Racing Paddock unveils an interesting hatch conversion on one of its FD3S RX-7s.
Wekfest japan 2018 seiji ookawara S14 Photo 27/199   |   Wekfest Japan 2018 Seiji Ookawara S14
Wekfest japan 2018 seiji ookawara S14 Photo 28/199   |   There is such a thing as a Static of the Festival award and it went to Seiji Ookawara (@seiji_ookawara) and his S14.
Wekfest japan 2018 maya Photo 38/199   |   The gorgeous Maya (@maya_75s14).
Wekfest japan 2018 mizuki morioka VW golf V Photo 48/199   |   Wekfest Japan 2018 Mizuki Morioka VW Golf V
Wekfest japan 2018 mizuki morioka VW golf V Photo 49/199   |   Wekfest Japan 2018 Mizuki Morioka VW Golf V
Wekfest japan 2018 mizuki morioka VW golf V Photo 50/199   |   This VW Golf V was done from head to toe. Owner Mizuki Morioka (@twentytwofour_mz) won the Euro of the Festival award.
Wekfest japan 2018 mika Photo 63/199   |   Local beauty Mika (@mikaa.tanabe).
Wekfest japan 2018 junki noguchi MR2 Photo 76/199   |   Wekfest Japan 2018 Junki Noguchi MR2
Wekfest japan 2018 junki noguchi MR2 Photo 77/199   |   You just don't see too many MR2s anymore. Nice job, Junki Noguchi!
Wekfest japan 2018 hakosuka Photo 90/199   |   Wekfest Japan 2018 Hakosuka
Wekfest japan 2018 hakosuka Photo 91/199   |   All the way from Fukuoka (about 500 miles), this Hakosuka won the Restoration of the Festival honor.
Wekfest japan 2018 9010design porsche cayman Photo 104/199   |   9010Design's Porsche Cayman won the Interior of the Festival award. You can see his full feature in our upcoming Japan issue.
Wekfest japan 2018 ashley vee Photo 117/199   |   Former Super Street model Ashley Vee (@msashleyvee) made the journey to Wekfest Japan from California.
Wekfest japan 2018 masataka ikeda corolla Photo 130/199   |   Wekfest Japan 2018 Masataka Ikeda Corolla
Wekfest japan 2018 masataka ikeda corolla Photo 131/199   |   Masataka Ikeda (@1ke_z) always wins the Best Engine Bay award. No argument there!
Wekfest japan 2018 71 datsun 240Z Photo 144/199   |   Wekfest Japan 2018 71 Datsun 240Z
Wekfest japan 2018 71 datsun 240Z Photo 145/199   |   Clean and classic '71 Datsun 240Z with an RB25 swap.
Wekfest japan 2018 hiroki matsuo NSX Photo 158/199   |   Team Level's Hiroki Matsuo (@msism) and his NSX won the Acura of the Festival award.
Wekfest japan 2018 spoon s2000 Photo 168/199   |   Wekfest Japan 2018 Spoon S2000
Wekfest japan 2018 spoon s2000 Photo 169/199   |   Wekfest Japan 2018 Spoon S2000
Wekfest japan 2018 widebody NSX Photo 179/199   |   Wekfest Japan 2018 Widebody NSX
Wekfest japan 2018 widebody NSX Photo 180/199   |   Very nice widebody NSX that we've never seen before.
Wekfest japan 2018 custom leather engine bay Photo 190/199   |   You've seen shaved bays but how about leather bays?
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