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Top 5 Honda Builds at Wekfest San Jose

Our favorite builds from a 5th Anniversary NorCal car show that keeps on growing

Matt “Rodrez” Rodriguez
Aug 1, 2013
Photographer: Jofel Tolosa Writer: Jofel Tolosa
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Everybody knows the undisputed king of car shows in Northern California is Wekfest. The Wekfest event has come a long way from its humble origins at an underground parking lot in San Francisco to the international tour that it is today.

This year they relocated to the San Jose Convention Center to accommodate the thousands of expected spectators. Now in its 5th year, the show assembled some of the best builds from the Honda Community. So in no particular order we'd like to present the Top 5 Honda Builds at Wekfest San Jose.

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Rywire's Civic E-AT

Here we have a classic 80s Civic chassis that few try to build. It is completely restored and sporting some serious technology to boot. Sign me up! It's no surprise that Rywire set out to focus on the electronics side of this build, but to create a custom, one-off drive-by-wire system that controls a set of 55mm Kinsler ITBs is mind blowing. Oh yeah, this '86 Si relies on AEM's new Infinity management system and the fuses are completely eliminated thanks to a Racepak SmartWire PDM system. Whew!

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RC'S Garage Red Integra

From out of nowhere comes a bright red, Mugen-clad Integra sporting RC's Garage signature handiwork under the hood. Authentic parts, RCG-quality, and blurring the lines between street and show car while flirting with traditional lowrider shine under the hood - props!

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ATS Garage Blue Integra

Ferd's Integra, dubbed "kranky" due to its temperamental nature over the last ten years is a neck breaker. With help from the tight knit ATS Garage crew, the car finally saw the light of day and as expected did not disappoint. Anyone can throw high-end parts at a car, but the level at which ATSG does it is just too good.

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Black Mugen S2000

Sure, it has the same Mugen parts that many other S2Ks sport, but it's the fine mix of custom bits and clever organization under the hood that flow with the cars exterior and really set this car apart from the crowd. It might not make 500hp, but that certainly wasn't the goal. The fact that I walked by this car, then returned two more times during the day meant that I was sucker punched by its attention to detail and overall makeup. A job well done.

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ATS Garage Civic

Mike Jones' Civic is one of those cars that's just enough and never too much. It doesn't sport a high horsepower mill, nor does it give into standard trends like ridiculous camber. But what it does do is harken back to the Honda communities early days, when simplicity was king and functionality was simply expected. Miss those days...

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