The long-awaited Wekfest L.A. 2018 gathering has come and gone in a blink of an eye. For those of you who have yet to attend a Wekfest event, you’re definitely missing out on one of the most elite shows in the industry. One key factor that makes this show unique is the Wekfest staff selects the vehicles to display from thousands of submissions to have more quality control. Southern California is often referred to as the mecca of the automotive industry, so its likely that some of the industry’s best of the best will be on display.
If you’ve seen coverage of the previous Wekfest L.A. shows, including ours from Wekfest 2017, you would notice the spectacular backdrop of the waterfront park at the Queen Mary. This year, however, the event took place indoors in the South Hall of The Los Angeles Convention Center. Considering the scorching summer we’ve been experiencing in Southern California, I’m sure this was a relief for exhibitors and spectators to enjoy the show indoors.
The CSF booth was a bit different from other shows that we’ve done in the past. We had the opportunity to display 4 vehicles so we showcased both #CSFEVOX and #CSFM5. Alongside the CSF cars, we had an encore appearance from Sergio (@that_red_evoix) with his killer Evo IX that has been getting a lot of media attention lately. Next to the CSF M5 was Felix’s stunning F10 M5 rocking the CSF Twin Charge-Air-Cooler Set in a custom Vintage Rose Gold colorway to match his Vossen Wheels.
As Wekfest LA continues to grow, so does the diversity of vehicles on display. The VIP scene made its presence known especially our friends at Auto Fashion USA. They’ve always outdone themselves with their booth and it’s a must to stop by and check out their display at any show they attend. They are some of the most down-to-earth guys in the industry and they are on a mission to “Make Our Industry Great Again”!
Another unique display that drew the attention of many spectators was the RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF or RWB display. RWB is a Porsche tuner originally from Japan and has recently opened its US operations in California. Each kit is hand-made and built by the infamous Nakai-san. If you haven’t already seen some of the build videos on YouTube, I highly suggest doing so.
Our good friends Dominic (@dnicle) and Ryan (@rywire_motorsport_electronics) displayed their one-of-a-kind builds and were part of Wekfest’s Honorary Builds Feature. They have exceptional taste and are definitely key influencers in the industry. We are honored to have them involved in our Evo X build as well.
Overall it was an amazing show. We got to catch up with some good friends and chat with some of our supporters. The end of the show is always a time to look forward to if you enter your car for judging. As the crowd gathered around the Wekfest booth, which was not too far from our booth, the anticipation grew as the winners of each category were announced. Considering this show had many heavy hitters, the judging process must have been a challenge. In the end, we took home Best Vendor Display Car and Sergio’s Evo IX (CSF Booth Car) got Best Mitsubishi. It’s quite satisfying taking home some hardware especially a Wekfest award!
For more in-depth coverage of Wekfest Los Angeles 2018, check out our friend Joey’s (@stickydiljoe) blog that features the CSF Evo X and Sergio’s Evo IX. The Chronicles – Wekfest Los Angeles 2018!
As the CSF brand continues to grow, so does the presence of cars cooled by CSF at shows. It’s good to see our supporters who rep our brand we appreciate each one so a big shout out to you guys! Without you guys, we wouldn’t be where we are today and we hope to continue this momentum for many years to come. This event pretty much wraps up our show schedule for now. Next up, we shift gears to prepare for SEMA and PRI. Till next time! STAY COOL!