Aug 7, 2013
Words By: Cristian Loza, Josh Davis
2013 marked the 5th year anniversary for Wekfest, “the Superbowl” of car shows. The past two years we’ve attended as a brand Fort Mason in San Francisco was the official venue. After out growing Fort Mason this year marked the first year at the San Jose Convention Center (which is bigger by 40,000 square feet)! The new venue did not have the same feeling as being in San Francisco, but it was definitely a huge upgrade in size to accommodate the stampede of spectators that Wekfest is notorious for enduring.
For the 3rd year StanceWars has brought together slammed, flush and fitted cars together from the Pacific Northwest . The top 100 cars showcased on the rooftop of this VIP style event provides enthusiasts with a first hand experience to witness the finest cars in the area. Whether your into JDM, Euro, Static or Air everyone seemed to find a car they could connect with. This show is growing every year, so if you wanna make that top 100 you better spin those coils down and polish those fenders. We at Canibeat had I great time covering the event, enjoy the video!
Many times, we hear of car builds that seem to magically happen over the winter months, and their first reveal comes at the season opening car show. For Matt Cain, this process of creation didn’t just happen over night; no, it’s taken place over several years. With a handful of phases that the car has gone through, Matt tells us that he is finally satisfied with the end (or hopefully just current) result. The time it takes to come to completion depends on whom you ask, and for Matt, he strongly believes in taking the time to do it right, and we agree!
Being heavily involved in the European car scene, I was always inclined to think of Honda’s as a rival to my Volkswagen. As I’ve grown up, I have come to appreciate all the hard work that guys just like me put into their cars. Since then, I can honestly say that I have warmed up to the sight of a clean Honda rolling down the street and after seeing Kyle Gessler’s Civic in person for the first time, it has definitely got to be one of my favorites!
Doesn’t get better then this – Sunday, cars, food & a newly opened Illest store. The day was filled with chill vibes and good food from the Dogzilla food truck. The meet was hosted by Royal Origin x Illest OC, the turn out was great. Parking was difficult but people managed to find spots. It was a car show held on the streets, and everyone was welcomed. I can’t wait for the next one!
The pleasure was all mine when I visited Union, New Jersey, and in particular the Kean University Campus. Coincidentally Kean University was also the home of this year’s Fresh MEET Summer Bash. Fresh Meet events are held to provide a safe and secure area designated for enthusiasts of all ages and communities to attend, where they can display their vehicle and share a common interest. But more importantly they’re held to provide the new generation a direction that can provide inspiration and the willingness to build some awesome vehicles. After a long trek from Canada I arrived to the venue the night prior. I stopped to go over some setup information with Rey Pegan before making my way to my hotel to rest up.
As the S2000 draws closer to its 15 year birthday, the accessibility of Honda’s 50th anniversary celebration model is easier than ever. Early models can be found hovering around the $10,000 range, allowing young enthusiasts to jump right into the community, and immediately begin enjoying and building the car to their liking. The aftermarket has embraced the roadster, giving owners the option to pursue mild street-style, boundary-pushing stance, full-out track beasts, or any combination thereof. Sheldon Tran, a 19-year old Florida native, has dived head first into his S2000, fully embracing a variety of styles, with a look seemingly lasting only long enough for a few pictures to be taken.
The East Coast Honda meet is an annual gathering of people who proudly represent vehicles notoriously badged with that famous “H.” These enthusiasts come together from up and down the east coast and some even make the trip across the country. Flocking together in convoys, many groups arrived to Richmond International Raceway rocking new wheel setups, new paint, bigger turbos, and even some crazier tucked engine bays. The meet brought everyone who loved Hondas together to enjoy the showcase of all sorts of builds. Regardless of the intense heat mother nature had brought upon the two day event, the gathering was a success. Enjoy the video coverage of the 2013 East Coast Honda Meet.
This was the 3rd year that Stancewars held their show at Bellevue Community College’s parking structure. The parking structure has an amazing view of the Seattle Skyline and with perfect weather one couldn’t ask for a better show. This was my first time attending the show and I was thoroughly impressed with the selection of cars that were in attendance. The top floor consisted of some of the vendors and the Top 100, which were cars that were carefully selected by the staff and the best of what the Pacific Northwest has to offer! The lower levels consisted of general entry cars and there were a huge variety of cars from people all around the PNW. This is not a show to be missed, make sure and check it out next year and enjoy our coverage!
The NSX. The Crown Jewel when it comes to production performance in the Honda community. Sam Ip Media was lucky enough to catch Michael Mao’s Super Street Featured Acura NSX carving up the mountains recently. So sit back, turn the volume up and take in the intoxicating sound of a legend that has been lost to a world of bottom-lines and environmentalists.
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