WekEast 2012 Part 1- Prep Time

Monday 03 September, 2012 | By Ken

Our Wekfest East 2012 (aka WekEast) weekend started out quite different then it normally does for most big shows. As most car enthusiast fans have been feeling in the months leading up to WekEast, we too were giddy with excitement at the idea of Weksos Industries bringing their Wekfest show to the East Coast for the first time ever. The excitement translated into what some of us here at SNTRL have dubbed, #teamnosleep for the last weekend of August. Between, photoshoots, SNTRL’s Wekfest pre-meet, officially called The PreGame, more photoshoots and than WekEast 2012 itself, it was a weekend filled with memories that will last a lifetime.

With plenty of photos from this weekend, we decided to break the coverage posts into a 3-part series of WekEast 2012, as well as coverage post of SNTRL’s The PreGame. Part 1-Prep Time is all about the coverage on the morning of the big show. Most people that enjoy the cars, the models, the festivities and the photos may or may not realize it, but there is a lot that goes into a successful show. It starts with the Organizers, and it works all the way down to the vendors, the venue, the local authorities and of course the show participants. Part 1 coverage gives you a glimpse of how things started out on the morning of August 26, 2012.

We arrived at the New Jersey Convention/Expo Center bright and early at 7 am after wrapping up a photo shoot in Manhattan. Although we knew that we were fairly early, we had been in contact with friends of ours that were already waiting in the parking lot of the convention center at sunrise. From the moment we got there, SNTRL’s Pravan got to doing what he loves to do best, with Chris also getting a few awesome captures before passing out from a long night of 5 hour-energy, that had met its expiration.

Watching all the rides arrive and roll-in was breath-taking in-and-of itself. Check out a taste of how things were looking that morning, and stay tuned for Part 2 of the coverage.

Photo Credit: P R A V A N Photography | Chris Mallari

The show before the show. The cameras were already snapping away early in the morning.

Our good friend Ian, ready at the crack of dawn.

Toshe and her EVO are everywhere. Race-ready and show-ready.

GT-SPEC preparation was underway well before roll-in.



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Co-founder, Managing Director, Photographer, and editor for SNTRL. To many in the Tri-State, Kenny aka "MAD JDM" needs no introduction. Always out there, always ready, always down.

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