- Mayday goes to Wek’Fest ATX!
Finally back from the final round of FormulaD, I have some downtime from my daytime job and whatever life I have left to finish writing this WekFest post. Actually, this is my third time writing/revising since it didn’t save the first time. I didn’t get to finish writing the second time around because of FormulaD. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to post about my trip to the final round sometime next week (seriously doubt it).
Some of you guys asked us where or what we’ve been doing since we didn’t have a booth up at Wekfest or have one of our epic cruises to the show. In response to that, we’ve just been busy with our lives like the rest of you guys. Johnp has the food truck; Mikey is taking care of his 20 kids as he juggles 5 jobs while going to school full time and working on his 240; Khiem shoots and edits 24/7 at his new job; Danny is in and out of town; Newton works on small budget video projects here and there; Ervin travels around covering events for XDC/HIN; Brad stresses out at work and takes care of Ducky on his off days; and David takes care of personal business as well as coverage up in the East Coast. We may be busy, but we always try to find time to hang out with each other once in awhile whether it be having a couple of drinks at a bar, eating at Café TH, going on a group shoot photo shoot, or just hanging out at the Rice Box.
A week before Wekfest ATX, I asked the guys if they were going to attend the show since nobody knew their schedule at the time I had applied for media passes. Khiem already had plans to show his 1JZ Mazda RX7 FD, so he was already in. The rest of the guys actually had their schedule open so I requested more passes from Geoffrey and he replied with a quick, “Of course.” Much thanks to the Weksos crew for accommodating us at each and every Wekfest event we attend.
By now, every blog/photographer/videographer that had attended WekFest ATX at Palmer Events Center has their coverage photos and videos up. If you really want to read a blog with great writing and photos, I would suggest going to Joey Lee’s, The Chronicles, site. Joey was invited by the Weksos crew to help organize and judge the event. I thought that was pretty awesome for him to experience what Texas is all about. The quantity of cars may not be on par with the west and maybe the east coast, but the quality wasn’t too bad this year. Geoffrey N, marketer for Wekfest, had told me the ‘culture of cars’ was different here in the South when I had asked what he thought of the show entries. From what I’ve seen it definitely was different as there was a large amount of Nissan’s followed by Honda/Acura’s and Lexus’.
As the cars were being inspected by the fire marshall for a quarter tank of gas, we ventured out to the streets of ATX to get some grub. We went out to Hopdoddy’s, a burger bar on South Congress. I didn’t get to snap any photos at the time because I was just starving not to mention a little delirious from the lack of sleep the nite before. One place to grab a bite to eat if you’re in ATX would definitely be Hopdoddy’s. Once we were done with our burgers, we needed some coffee in our system to get some work done at the show.
Overall, Wekfest ATX was interesting. A lot of cool new builds and a few we’ve seen before. I hope you enjoyed our coverage.
Photos taken exclusively for Mayday Garage by JohnP, Mikey, Khiem, Ervin, and myself.