Growing up in Washington, we’ve been used to enjoying car lifestyle during roughly two months of sunshine and the other ten with the rain in effect or always looming! With great weather and fresh cars that we’re used to only seeing in mags, a SoCal import show has been on our to-do list for quite some time.
Photos and Words by Zach Taiji | This is part 1 of WekFest LA 2012 coverage. Stay tuned for part 2 later this week.
Southern California: the epitome of the words sunshine and beach, quite different from the Pacific Northwest familiarity of rain and lush greenery. But wait – we’ve always stood by our mission to exclusively provide Pacific Northwest content to our fans, so why are we writing about such a foreign place, and in particular, WekFest? Even though a plethora of other sites for nationwide coverage exist, you won’t get a Pacific Northwest Perspective on events like this one that are important to our automotive culture and lifestyle. For that reason alone, we’ve decided to travel and attend major events such as WekFest San Francisco, and now WekFest Los Angeles 2012 to give you the PNW look from afar.
On Sunday March 25, Northwest Nissans held Nissan Fest at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington. This event was the first of its kind for both entities and it was without a doubt a success. The event replaced a meet NWN had held in previous years at another location where turnout exceeded capacity. The track handled the drifting event with NWN help and NWmotiv.com handled the car show aspect. Did I mention the whole event was FREE to spectators?