Car culture in Japan never ceases to disappoint. There’s always something new, something inspiring or something downright crazy to get your heart pumping a little faster! Earlier this month we planned to go along to the Wekfest Japan show in Nagoya, and we knew it was going to be pretty big…
When we pulled into the main parking lot, what we saw absolutely confirmed this. The car park was basically a car show in itself! Every second or third car was something interesting and modified and we found ourselves wandering around for a good 20 minutes or so before heading over to the actual show.
I hadn’t planned on doing more than one blog post on Wekfest on here, but when I started looking through my photos I realised that I had to as I took so many! So I’ll try to keep it short just with some of my favourites from outside.
Wekfest is all about bringing Japanese style and American or ‘USDM’ trends together, which I think is pretty cool. Both these car scenes have had such a huge influence on each other and the Japanese simply can’t get enough of American tuning style. This white Toyota bB took me back to 2010 when I first fell in love with cars and the aggressive stance movement. It was a car exactly like this from America that inspired me to buy a bB of my own, and six years later this is still a classic look.
This FD3S was sitting just right on Volk Racing TE37 SL wheels and I couldn’t get enough of its reddish-brown paint colour. So stunning!
While some continue to develop trends to the extreme, others prefer to keep it simple. This peppermint-coloured Mazda Eunos Roadster was sitting at a ground-scraping ride height, but it still looked tame in comparison to some of the other cars!
See what I mean? You’d think this much negative camber would be reserved for cars inside the show at least, but not in Japan. These Toyota 86s were seriously pushing the limits…
The title of camber king had to go to Sasaki-san, the owner of this extreme Z32 Fairlady Z from Nagano. He’s made quite a name for himself since building this car and changing it to the curious matte emerald green colour you see here. Here’s his Instagram account.
Something I wasn’t expecting, an immaculate and super-low Porsche 964. With the RWB craze having swept the globe in the last half a decade, it was actually kinda refreshing to see one of these cars without a big wing or big overfenders.
Seriously, could Mazda have got it any more right with the ND MX-5? I’ve seen quite a few modified examples of these in Japan lately and just can’t get enough! TE37vs might just be the perfect wheel choice.
More camber, this time on a VIP-orientated build. I can only assume this is a real Infiniti Q45 seeing as it’s left hard drive? And I’m going to have to assume that it’s on bags too, considering the chassis was literally resting on the ground!
Before we left the car park I walked past our Soarer again and realised that it was parked next an earlier Z20 model! Miraculously nobody parked next to either cars so I could get a clear shot of them together; it was as if people recognised the awesome photo opportunity and left those spaces clear.
That’s it for the parking lot, but stay tuned for a full post from the actual show coming very soon!