25th Annual Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show 2016 Report & Gallery Menu (日本語版はこちらです)
- HCS2016 Report & Gallery Menu
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On Sunday December 4, 2016 at Pacifico Yokohama the 25th Annual Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show 2016 took place
As you know, this was the 25th anniversary of the event. A quarter century of history has been built here at Pacifico Yokohama. This show has been held here since the beginning and has grown each year, reaching a global scale. In recent years we faced some challenges but with your support and continued efforts, we remain here. This year's campaign for noise pollution was "Respect Our Kulture - MAMOROH" and the success of the campaign will provide us a way to have HCS2017 here in Yokohama again.
Attendance: 16,000 (an estimated 900 from abroad)
Media: 250 (worldwide including Japan)
Car Show: 300 vehicles
Bike Show: 650 motorcycles
Vendor Booths: 310 spaces
Collectivities Alley: 30 blocks
International Market Place: 50 tables
Pinstripers: 50 artists
Scale Models: 40 spaces
Crazy Cut Out Paint Contest: 80 entries
If you were unable to catch everything or want the extra coverage from before the show and special guests, be sure to order the HCS2016 DVD which will be released in March. The DVD includes English and Japanese subtitles!
Please enjoy our web report and gallery!
Just as last year, the main entrance opened at 8am and there was a huge crowd this year as well.
Over the course of the year, there was a lot of promotion for the 2 pairs of Vans Shoes. It was the collaboration of the year! VANS X MOONEYES Shoes were sold at both the Mooneyes booth and Vans booth. Thank you to everyone for patiently waiting in the long lines to get your shoes. There were many limited event only items as well from the Mooneyes booth as well as artists and vendors too. It was a busy day for everyone.
As spectators were heading into the hall, guests were in the back area preparing for the ride in. An annual tradition started at HCS, special guests ride/drive through the center of the hall.
Ride in Show Start
Galpin Auto Sports restored Ed "Big Daddy" Roth's ORBITRON. Dave Shuten drove it into the show and the spectators went wild!
The next guest car was Pete Chapouris and his 1926 Ford Track Roadster "SIROD 2". It was featured in MOON International Magazine.
Gene Winfield / Wheels Unlimited 1952 Chevrolet "DESERT SUNSET" is one of the latest builds by the legend custom car builder Gene Winfield.
Born Free 8 Top Builder Award Kiyo's Garage and his Honda CB1620 "Gekko" on the left as well as Born Free 8 Best in Show 1942 Harley-Davidson UL "LIGHTBRINGER" built by Jeff Leighton (center) and Steve Caballero's 1952 Triumph Pre-unit "THE SCOUT" (right).
The next group of guest bikes included Max Schaaf and his 1948 Harley-Davidson FL "Friend of The Devil" (left), Arie Vee and his 1941 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead "THEE GERMAN MERMAN" (center) and Ryan Grossman with his 1947 FL EXPOSED O.H.V Harley-Davidson "THE ALIENS POISON" (right).
The final group of bike guests included Yaniv "NEEVO" Evan on his Harley-Davidson FXR "FXR Invader" (left), Rough Crafts, Winston Yeh from Taiwan on his freshly finished 2016 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR "Ballistic Trident" (center) and Chopper Dave on a 1953 Harley-Davidson FL "Fire Proof" he built as the Born Free 8 "Give Away" bike (right).
After everyone safely entered, gave a short "Hello Yokohama" introduction on the mini stage and posed for a group photo, the 25th Anniversary YOKOHAMA HOT ROD CUSTOM SHOW 2016 was officially started!
VANS X MOON CUSTOM CYCLE SHOP Motorcycle Project
20 Artists presented Vans Shoes 50th Anniversary special event with a Big Size art display.
VANS Big Slip-on
Harley-Davidson Japan Booth
Swiss Trax showcase, White's Boots demonstration, MOONEYES Limited T-Shirts collaboration at the RED KAP booth
Live bands included (from the left) Jackie and the Cedrics, The Minnesota VOODOOMEN,
Lulufin the Woohoo and The Elcaminos
Unfortunately, the famous MOONLINER was not part of the Rid In. Originally built by Robert "Jocko" Johnson in the late '50s, he originally raced in. It was also raced for short time before Dean Moon acquired it and campaigned it under the MOONEYES banner.
HCS2016 Report & Gallery Menu
- HCS2016 Report & Gallery Menu