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The Wekfest 2022 LA Car Show Represents the Best Builds in the West

The Wekfest 2022 LA Car Show Represents the Best Builds in the West

Last October, Wekfest 2022 returned to the Los Angeles Convention Center as the country appeared on its toes to return to normalcy. With more people moving out of their homes and events becoming more popular, their SoCal visit was one to remember with a long list of high-level builds. This time everything seems to be in full swing again, with a few events already sweeping through the region and far fewer masks to be found among those in attendance. The quality builds were still there and so were the fans, with the LA Convention Center Hall packed with display vehicles and vendors, and a noticeable increase in foot traffic.

Many consider Wekfest to be the highest echelon of indoor auto show tours and year after year, most cars are high caliber. That’s the result of the group vetting process that determines which candidates are accepted to participate and which are declined for that particular event. In terms of California show vehicles (along with a handful of out-of-state travelers), this group of attendees is considered upper echelon by most.

Here’s a rundown of some of our favorites from this year’s Los Angeles gathering, and you can check out the attached gallery of over 100 additional images below.

@6205gene tucked this CRX away at GReddy Performance Products headquarters for a few years while chipping away at a basic build intended for track use. In the meantime, it was showcased at Wekfest and earned 2nd place “Honda of the Festival” honors.

Butt welds, custom roll cage, classic B-series power, Osaka JDM widened front fenders and SiR front end are just a few of the changes made so far.

you have seen @dsrxpresident’s rich black Civic EH a few times from us in both event coverage and a feature we did earlier this year. In our opinion it is one of the most complete Civic builds out there with a complete suspension makeover, K-swap, fully custom interior and some hard to find parts such as long discontinued FAL plastic side windows. The car has attended and won multiple shows, has been abused on the drag strip and has done its best on a road course and remains in perfect condition. On this occasion, the hatchback won the “Honda of the Festival” award.

The award for “Car of the Festival” went to the 911 SC from the CSF Radiators. We gave you a complete overview of this free-of-charge restomod during its debut at SEMA ’21, and later an insider’s look at the meticulous metalwork by Perry’s Custom Metal.

More and more Tesla is appearing at auto shows and what was once considered an outsider has quickly become accepted among the gas-guzzlers. Finished in deep purple, this one has a carbon fiber lip kit and white Regamaster Evo that fits snugly into the fenders using custom air suspension.

@drvnmind makes a strong case for the R33 GT-R’s status with the legendary Skyline family.

A mix of Varis aero, Airrex suspension, SSR Professor rollers and much more come together for: @domafozzy’s unique Forester build. The selection and execution of the parts were enough to take home the 2nd place in the “Subaru of the Festival” category.

In the late 1980s, a campy Japanese TV show called Gorilla: Metropolitan Police Squad 8 featured a gull-wing-equipped Starion hero car in its intro. Perhaps that’s where the inspiration for this deep green build comes from. Even if that is not the case, intro to that police show is worth watchingit’s as cheesy as you’d expect from the television shows of the day.

Quite a few NSX’s were on hand, including this very rare yellow version with matching factory yellow leather interior. To keep things simple and very clean, it featured a color-matched front lip, vented hood and carbon fiber wing with a paint-matched stretcher cover along with magic blue TE37.

Be sure to check out the recommended owners, and maybe we’ll see you at the shows.