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Photos by: Shota Mori & Joey Lee

I’ve always been a fan of Hondas. I remember in the late 90’s Ken Miyoshi, (founder of Import Showoff and Mainstream Productions) used to promote a event called VTECNIK in SoCal. I’ve always thought the concept was awesome and wanted to do something similar here in Hawaii. I figured last year was as good a time as any.

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So I decided to talk to Kazu Furukawa about creating a Honda meet here in Hawaii. We discussed it a little and he had mentioned that he had an annual meet called “Funny Night” that was a fundraiser for victims of the Tohoku earthquake that took place back in 2011. That sounded like a great idea and therefore we decided to do the first joint Japan-USA meet to be held on the same day.

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In the meantime I had been in contact with my NorCal homies, Ferd Natividad and Phil Sison from ATS Garage USA and in our group text I mentioned the meet happening in both Japan and Hawaii. Then it dawned on me, “why not have the meet in NorCal as well?” Three cities, three timezones, one meet. Fuckingawesome.

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We then went full speed ahead with it. We made a special Funny Night tee and sticker that was sold at all three meets. We collaborated and posted pics from all the meets and overall it was a huge success. Now on our second go-round, we look to make it bigger and better.

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There are a few things I am proud of doing and Funny Night is definitely one of them. It was a groundbreaking concept and I can see it becoming an annual tradition that will carry forward for years to come.

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As promised, the second part of our Wekfest Hawaii coverage. This also just in, we’ve been informed that Wekfest LA registration has been closed four days after it opened due to the overwhelming number of entries. 970 to be exact. 970!!!!!!! That’s just crazy. Anyway, enjoy Wekfest Hawaii Part 2!

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Super Mike Nasty in the house! Lovin’ the Cusco Blue and the tight fitment.

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Todd Yee’s sexy FR-S reppin’ Smartwax and our Racesauce homies.

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VPR’s Chris Bornios killin’ it. Business as usual.

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Our homeboy Justin Oria with his current Equip setup and JDM conversion.

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Co Yara always scoopin’ up those awards with his xB.

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James Bautista with his Ruined S2000! Always LURKN and always reppin’ that LOWLIFE!

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Tight lineup of Hondas with Phil Balisican’s CRX and Scott Miyata’s Accord sticking their noses out.

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Revision Audio always comin’ out hard. Samson’s new Airrunner Sienna.

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Chris Calimlim’s Supra FTW.

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Our homeboy Ryan Pasion from Team Mansu with his sweet ass whip.

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Well R U? Lon Hoshino’s S2000 asking the question we all wanna ask.

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And that’s a wrap folks. We hope everyone had a good time as we know we did. Thanks for the support and we’ll see you at the next event!

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Our event coverage starts here with the first major show of 2015. Wekfest Hawaii has now become a staple in the Hawaii show scene. Now in its third year here in the islands, the 2015 edition did not disappoint. Props to the Wekfest team for putting on another great event and kicking off the new year right. Thanks to Kenneth Li, Junior Sarmiento and William Kha from Wekfest for making it happen year after year and thanks to all our supporters that came out to se us. See you at the next show!

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Also a special thanks goes out to our JSPIRIT team, Alice Cheng, Jana Guira, Nicole Mosher, Jerry Baxter, Shawn Kinney, Chad Kobayashi, Justin Whaley, Les Felipe, Dean Hartwell, Bradlee Aceret, Keanu Mosaphir, Keila Kinjo, Kelsey McDowell, Omara Grey, Lauren Lala, Sara Choi, Eric Alferes, Tyson Miyahira, Lisa Hashimoto and last we would especially like to thank and introduce the work of Josh Harada. Enjoy!

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EMPIRE VIP came out strong. Preston Ader’s fresh paint was a hit at Wekfest.

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Business as usual for Lance Harano and his ass-kicking TE27.

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Team Ultraspeed’s Remy Fukumoto with her EJ coupe sporting that fresh Rywire coil-on-plug setup.

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The JSPIRIT Odyssey, by Jerry Baxter’s Pacific Window Tinting. We just love those fresh 20″ TE37 Ultra kicks from Volk Racing.

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Randy Naito’s K20-powered EK.

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Louie Duldulao’s brand new boosted K20 setup and also the winner of the 2015 Wekfest JSPIRIT Award.

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Another shot of Louie’s hatch with the JGIRLZ.

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Liberty Walk X Airrex R35 from Team Platinum in attendance.

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Sutham Chanthasouvanh’s G37 reppin’ SMG.

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Omara with Chad Kobayashi’s Liberty Walk 997.

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Alex Yang’s M3 along with Chad Tupinio’s S2K.

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Efren Guillermo’s dope-ass AE86.

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Darrell’s super-fresh Rocket Bunny X Airrex FR-S.

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The Mobb’s Ikaika Bowman’s IS-VERT.

Stay tuned for the second part of our Wekfest Hawaii coverage.

 

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This short video was created by Masakazu Oka of Proto-Type. Featuring Kazu Furukawa of Osaka JDM & FIVE MART, Banzai Attack Racing and Rhythm Motors.

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So we decided to change some things around here for 2015. Many times we’ve told ourselves we’d be serious about blogging and we have yet to follow through on it. This year we are going to make a conscious effort to keep you up-to-date with everything going on with JSPIRIT and everything we associate ourselves with. Bear in mind we will not be posting on a daily basis. More so we want to bring you content that is merited. We want to give you substance. We want to give you quality. We want you to read our posts and walk away inspired. Be patient and stay tuned for the new new. Thanks for reading.