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20TH Annual Mooneyes Hot Rod & Custom Show - Yokohama - Intel

The spectators drive and ride from all across Japan to crowd in and see what’s new.

Evan Griffey
Mar 27, 2012

For the last 20 years, Mooneyes owner Shige Suganuma and the whole Moon staff have worked very hard building one of the most famous and best attended hot rod, custom and motorcycle shows in Japan. For the last 10 years, Shige has invited a select group of builders and their cars, trucks, hot rods, customs and motorcycles from the United States to be a part of their show in Yokohama, Japan. As the Japanese hot rod world has always looked up to and been inspired by the American builders and the history here, the Japanese take it, spin it and in many instances do it better! Regardless, there is always a warm welcome from both sides at the show and this year there were around 15,000 people in attendance for the one-day event.

Sstp 1204 01+mooneyes hot rod custom show+cover Photo 1/7   |   Chris Broders’ ’49 custom Chevy was an invited guest. The car was built by Circle City Hot Rods in Orange, CA, and painted by The Harpoon in a circa ’58 Larry Watson style.

There were roughly 300 cars and 600 motorcycles inside the Yokohama Convention Center, which is plenty to look at, but the outside parking lots turn into their own shows with thousands of old modified Harley-Davidsons as far as the eye can see. The spectators drive and ride from all across Japan (usually in the cold December rain!) to crowd in and see what’s new. The Mooneyes staff is hardworking and has done quite a bit to keep this part of hot rod culture alive both in Japan and in the United States. — Grant Peterson

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Mooneyes
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
800-547-5422
www.mooneyesusa.com
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