UPDATE: July 26, 2014
Oliver Jones from The Cut Rate / 1977 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead
Tom Fugle / 1948 Harley-Davidson Panhead
1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe (more info coming soon…)
Announced on MOONEYES EXPRESS BLOG by Shige Suganuma were two additional guests for HCS2014. Also, a special guest and his trusty 1948 H-D Panhead, Tom Fugle has also been confirmed to be a part of this year’s show. This year, even if you have to walk a few miles to the event location, it will be worth it! HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!
UPDATE: July 12, 2014
Currently Confirmed Guest Cars & Bikes:
1934 Ford “Iron Orchid” for “Enchanted World of Color”
Built by Dave Shuten of Galpin Auto Sports
Gene Winfield’s 1962 Ford Econoline Pickup “PACIFICA”
Legendary custom car builder Gene Winfield will come to Japan with his 1962 customized Ford Econoline COE Pickup “PACIFICA”. We are excited to see another masterpiece from Gene Winfield. Learn more about this car on the HCS Official Website.
Duane Ballard’s 1981 Kawasaki KZ1000 “Kosmosaki”
If you have been keeping up with MOONEYES Express Blog by Shige Suganuma then you will know that earlier this week another HCS2014 guest bike was announced. Duane Ballard of DB Custom Leather will be a guest this year with his 1981 Kawasaki KZ1000 CHP Police Special called “Kosmosaki”. It’s a perfect fit for this year’s motorcycle theme too, The Digger Beat. More information will be available soon but see a taste of it on our website and of course at this year’s 23rd Annual Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show 2014.
1965 Ford Econoline Pickup “Backup Pickup” from Galpin Ford
Originally created/built in the late ’60s and sponsored by Galpin Ford, this pickup is an exact replica built by Galpin Ford featuring a stack-injected Ford 427! The truck is amazing and mathces our theme this year for “Enchanted World of Color”.
1970 Honda CB750 K0 “Cherry Blossom” from Kiyo’s Garage
Kiyo is originally from Kumamoto, Japan and moved to Southern California almost 2 decades ago to put his motorcycle building skills to work. His skills have kept him busy as his shop, Kiyo’s Garage builds top notch bikes one after another. In fact, this year will be the first time he has returned to Japan in 14 years.
Brent Rogers’ 1946 Harley Knucklehead built by Kiyo’s Garage
Brent Rogers was the winner of the Born Free 6 Best in Show award and will be a guest to this year’s HCS2014. See this awesome ’46 H-D Knucklehead in person at the 23rd Annual Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show 2014 in Yokohama, Japan! The bike was built by Kiyo’s Garage and paint was done by legendary painter Bill Carter.
1936 Harley Knucklehead built by Sunrise Cycles, Kosuke Saito
Winner of the Invited Builder’s Choice 1st Place award went to Sunrise Cycles builder Kosuke Saito. This awesome ’36 H-D Knucklehead will take part in the Motorcycle Cannonball this year traveling across the continental United States! After it finishes, it will be cleaned up and head for Yokohama to be a part of the 23rd Annual Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show 2014 in Yokohama, Japan.
UPDATE: May 31, 2014
The 23rd Annual Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show 2014 themes are as follows:
1. “Enchanted World of Color”
2. “The Crown of Crown”
3. “The Digger Beat”
4. Custom Paint Contest “Sign of the Times”
5. “Quarter Century of Wildman”
Also, thank you to everyone for your support and consideration with our “Shizukani” Campaign.
On the day of the show (Sunday 12/7), there will be no general parking (underground parking) for motorcycles this year and vehicles will be restricted to minimize the noise around the exhibition hall (Pacifico Yokohama).
“Enchanted World of Color”
Last year’s theme was 60′s Custom “Mild & Wild” and this year we are having a special area in the show area for custom painted cars and bikes spotlight. There’s still plenty of time to get your car or bike ready for this year’s spotlight. We hope to fill the area up with both CARS & BIKES in vivid color.
Deadline for entry is the first week of October. Entry will start by the end of summer.
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UPDATE: March 29, 2014
From MOONEYES Express Blog by Shige Suganuma
We had a late start this year because of all the negotiations with the convention hall but the 23rd Annual Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show 2014 (HCS2014) Spotlight has been decided.
1. First, the Main Theme this year is “Enchanted World of Color” Custom Paint. The target for this spotlight is magnificent paint jobs on cars & bikes. If we get a lot of entries for this category, we might group like cars/bikes together.
2. This year is the 25th Anniversary of Crown Picnic, which is an annual outdoor event focused on 1st gen “Kannon” Crowns through 4th gen “Kujira” Crowns. This year, to commemorate the 25th Anniversary we will have the event inside the show at HCS as “The Crown of Crown”. We will select up to a maximum of 25 (1st – 4th gen) Crowns.
3. The bike theme for this year is “The Digger Beat”. Yes, Diggers. Domestic or foreign, it does not matter. As long as it’s a low and long Digger, that’s the Spotlight.
4. Last year’s theme was toilet seats. This year’s Custom Paint Contest is “Sign of the Times” featuring wall-mounted clocks as a base. It can be a homemade clock or one purchased at a store so long as it fits within the display (max) space. (display space/size will be announced later)
5. Japan’s very own pioneer Pinstriper, Wildman, is celebrating his 25th Anniversary in 2014. We will hold a “Quarter Century of Wildman” Tribute Show this year with the cooperation of Kustom Kulture missionary The Nash.
And of course, Pinstriping Gathering, Collectivities Alley, Live Bands and much more will also be features at this year’s show.
Roughly, I think this is the overall theme for this year.
by Shige Suganuma
Be Calm Not Loud
#mooneyes #hcs2014 #becalmnotloud
The above image is the area surrounding the Pacifico Yokohama.
This should have been shown earlier as it gives a good idea of what kind of building structures are in the area.
It puts it more into perspective of the residential area.
We finally received an “approval with conditions” (details below) from the convention hall side (Pacifico Yokohama) for the date of December 7, 2014 (Sunday). Now we can officially announce the date along with the conditions we need to meet. The conditions we have to meet for holding the event seem more like high school regulations. However, the convention hall has been dealing with complaints from around the area for a long time and we were told it has reached its limit. The question now is how much longer it can go on and this year they gave us the ultimatum, “If there are complaints this year, next year will not be possible” which is our final warning.
We have made every effort to make things happen but the final result is that “motorcycles will not be allowed to drive to the convention hall on that day and there will not be any parking available for bikes”. We checked with other parking lots nearby and none of them are available. Perhaps we planted this seed and over time the results is “If this year’s show is too loud, it’s over” but it still feels like returning to high school.
It’s now up to us, as the organizer of this event, whether we are able to continue next year or not. The decision also hangs on the spectators that will attend the show.
The continuation (after this year) of our show is on the line and we are all standing on this edge together.
MOONEYES can only to so much to make it happen but in reality it will come down to how conscious participants and spectators are about the situation and about the future of the show. We ask that everyone spread the word and hope we can all make it happen together. Thank you for all your support.
Consider the general public for a moment that don’t know about this custom culture and lifestyle we live in. To them, modifying or customizing cars and bikes is illegal. Therefore it’s related to outlaw behavior. They most likely don’t want the show/event to take place. For us, these shows and events are mandatory. This is part of our culture and lifestyle. If there is something fun (for one group), there will always be outside pressure (from another group) to shut it down. We must look for the right way to continue our fun and what we believe in.
This is not an isolated incident in Japan. It happens all over the world. Let’s do our part to handle the situation.
#mooneyes #hcs2014 #becalmnotloud
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HCS2013 Event Information
Date : December 1, 2013 (Sunday) 9:00 am ~ 5:00 pm
Location : Pacifico Yokohama (1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan)
22nd Annual YOKOHAMA HOT ROD Custom Show 2013
The date has been changed for the 22nd Annual Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show 2013 (HCS2013).
DATE: Sunday December 1, 2013.
It will be held at Pacifico Yokohama, the same location as previous years. Please update your calendar. Initially scheduled for the second week of December, the date has been move up to the Dec. 1 due to scheduling conflicts with the convention center. We apologize for the trouble and any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please let us know.
Thank you for your time and understanding.
2013 Hot Wheels Japan Collectors Convention will be held at HCS2013
View the official limited edition die cast available at the event only!
HCS2013 ANNOUNCEMENT: SPOTLIGHT: EVENT FEATURES
Posted on MOONEYES EXPRESS, one of the main features for this year’s show will be ’60s Mild Customs, “Mild & Wild”. The spotlight will be focused on ’60s Mild Customs. Special guest from Southern California will be Starlite Rod & Kustom with their dazzling Ford & Olds customs. (http://www.starlitegarage.com/)
Focusing on Japanese makes and models that have been chopped with a timeless style. This section will target the hottest domestic models around! Check out Shige Suganuma’s blog MOONEYES EXPRESS for some example photos.
22nd Annual YOKOHAMA HOT ROD Custom Show 2013 Update:
Show Spotlight >>> Custom Paint Contest.
The title of this year’s custom paint contest is “Throne Lid Custom Paint Contest” which can only mean one thing, get your toilet covers ready because this December inside Pacifico Yokohama at #HCS2013 the paint contest will be focused on throne lids (toilet covers)!
MORE TO COME…
View last year’s event coverage