Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Mooneyes Hot Rod and Custom Show 2011

After Leaving Tokyo steve and I headed to Yokohama for the Mooneyes Hot Rod and Custom show, held at the Pacifico Centre, the HRCS is usually held on the first Sunday in December and runs for 1 day only, however having said that you can front up on the Saturday and watch everything getting set up, no one seems to mind, if you are an overseas visitor or an invited guest they hold The little get together party on the Saturday evening it is a fabulous chance to meet up with some mazing people from the very famous to average joes, but the one thing you will all have in common is the love of Kustom Kulture.

Shige puts on a feed and some bands then the invited guests are introduced to the audience, everyone stands around talking and getting to know one another and in typical Japanese style everything is very well organised, there are usually one or two parties to go to afterwards as well so pace yourself, you will be in for a big night and you need to be up early if you are going to see everything, remember you have one day to see everything Mooneyes has to offer and you will need every minute of it.

When the doors open and you along with god knows how many others stream int the venue you will find any where unto 250 Cars maybe 600 plus Motorcycles, an Art Exhibition, Pinstripers bands and  Vendor Stalls, your head will spin with the Variety of Custom Machinery on display, the quality of work is in some cases beyond belief but mostly just plain amazing, the Japanese do Custom very well, by the end of the day 15000 people will have come through those doors to admire some of the best Custom Cars and Bikes the world has to offer, and it is not all American based Vehicles the domestic Japanese stuff is killer with Toyota, Nissan and Isuzu's customised to the point where you will not recognise them and bikes such as Honda CT 90's and Yamaha XS 500's which have been Customised in ways you would never have imagined.

This was my introduction to Mooneyes HRCS, don't take my word for it, go and look for yourself.

Check out some pics of the show

Bye for now

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