On Sunday December 7, 2014 the 23rd Annual Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show 2014 took place in the heart of Yokohama at Pacifico Yokohama exhibition hall. There were many changes this year compared to previous years surrounding the "Be Calm Not Loud" Shizukani campaign. No rider/motorcycle parking on the day of the show was one of the biggest changes as well as minimizing motored vehicles from the immediate area. This did not stop the show-goers as there were 15,000 people in attendance. Thank you to everyone that showed their support over the year and really put in the effort to our campaign. Also a big thank you to all the visitors from across the country and all over the world (over 25 countries)!
Event: 23rd Annual Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show 2014 (HCS2014)
Date: Sunday December 7, 2014
at Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall
Spectators in attendance: 15,000 counted with over 800 visitors from abroad.
Foreign and domestic media: 200
Special thanks to Blue Panic Security
HCS2014 SHOW DETAILS
Show Cars: 300
Show Bikes: 650
Vendor Booths: 270
Collectivities Alley: 30
Pinstripe Gathering: 50 artists
Scale Models, Pedal Cars: 40
Custom Paint Contest "Sign of the Times" Entries: 80
Total Awards: 95
Over 25 Counties including (alphabetically): Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and USA.
The number in total attendance may have been similar to last year but the big difference was the number of people that were there in the morning! It was three lines thick the entire length of the Pacifico. We opened the doors 30 minutes early but it was just not enough time to get everyone inside. Thank you to everyone for waiting patiently to get inside the show.
Details to all of the guests can be found in MOON ILLUSTRATED Magazine Volume 14.
Starting off the ride-in were last year's show winners. HCS2013 Best of Show Automobile (left) Ace Automotive 1960 Buick Invicta and HCS2013 Best of Show Motorcycle (right) Cherry's Company 1967 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead.
This year's guests started the HCS2014 ride-in with Galpin Auto Sports and their 1934 Ford Coupe "Iron Orchid". The thundering idle amazed the crowd.
Gene Winfield's 1962 Ford Econoline Pickup "PACIFICA" made its way down the center isle.
Next came Walden Speed Shop 1932 Ford Coupe.
Up next were the motorcycle guests...
First through the doors was Kiyo's Garage and his 1970 Honda CB750 K0 "Cherry Blossom" followed by Duane Ballard of DB Custom Leather and his 1981 KZ1000 "KOSMOSAKI".
Paired up next were two of the top bikes from the Born Free 6 show held in California (June 2014). Leading the way was Kosuke Saito from Sunrise Cycles LA 1936 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead "Hill Billy" which won the Invited Builders' Choice Award at Born Free 6. Behind Kosuke was Brent Rogers and his 1946 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead that won Best in Show at Born Free 6.
Next was Oliver Jones of The Cut Rate. He was also an invited builder at Born Free 6 with this killer 1977 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead.
Kutty Noteboom of Hippy Killer Garage built an amazing trike named "The High Priestess" for his wife Jamie. It's a 1960 Harley-Davidson Flathead Servicar. Jamie took the honors of handling the ride-in.
Last but certainly not least was Paul Wideman and his 1940 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead "Jane Doe". Paul's bike was the MOONEYES Pick at the Brooklyn Invitational Motorcycle Show.
A tradition after the ride in is compelte, each guest stands on a small stage to greet the audience and media.
Once this is compelte, the bikes and cars are moved into place and the show officially kicks into gear.
MOONEYES Booth was non stop the entre day featuring event-only items as well as Mooneyes goods from the shop.
Bands played in Rat Island (The El Caminos) as well as the main stage:
Los Rizlaz, Lips, as well as Jackie and the Cedrics highlighted the days live bands.
23rd Annual Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show 2014 Guests!
Shown on the bottom left, Tom Fugle and his 1948 Harley-Davidson Panhead "Double-Diamond" did not take part in the ride-in.