25回目のNHRA California Hot Rod Reunion, MQQNEYESは1回目から参加しています。
It’s the 25th NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion. MQQNEYES has participated since the very first one.
TROG の開催される Pismo Beach は Shop のある Santa Fe Springs から約200 miles そんなに遠くはありませんが MQQN Transporter に MQQNliner を載せてたどり着くかどうか？
The location of TROG was Pismo Beach which is about 200 miles from the shop in Santa Fe Springs. This isn’t too far but for the MQQN Transporter hauling the MQQNliner, it was a concern.
Heading north on the 101
“The engine won’t start” is something we expect to hear but always find a way to get it going without properly doing any work to it.
We arrived at Pismo Beach around 3pm. It was high tide and the track was soaked.
The weather was splendid on Friday.
In the evening at a nearby campgrounds, there was an old camper show taking place.
This is a Porsche camper.
Old campers look like a lot of fun but I don’t know if I could spend the night inside something like this.
The MQQN Ramp Truck worked for many years taking a beating to Bonneville and back. Now the floors are coming apart and it’s almost at a point of no repair. At minimum, I’d like to have a ramp truck like this.
The next morning, Saturday it rained.
It rained so much we debated on what we should do.
This was the first time TROG was held on the west coast and there were huge crowds of people that showed up. Of course, many from Japan but I met a lot of people from all over the world there.
In the current conditions, the race was held.
The MQQNEYES booth was open but had no business at all.
It didn’t seem like anyone would be driving in the morning but a few were able to and the drivers were very pleased.
About 30 minutes north of Santa Maria and around 15 minutes south of Pismo is a small town called Nipomo and there’s a famous steak restaurant called “Jocko’s”. Whether you call in and make reservations or just show up, you will be waiting on certain nights. By the way, we waited over 2 hours before getting our table.
Sunday morning the weather cleared up!
On Sunday, the campgrounds held a car show.
On the way back towards LA, as usual we ran into problems.
After all that’s said and done as well as many hours that pass, we normally make it to our place of destination.
This weekend (Sat/Sun) at Pismo Beach, CA is TROG and we are bringing the MQQNLiner to display there. I slightly concerned about the struggling transporter.
This is the collaboration T-shirt that will be sold at the event.
The big question: How and where can I get these shoes?
The shoes will not be available for order online (mail order)
This morning in Yokohama.
After passing Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse there’s Yokohama Customs which is commonly called Queen.
Osanbashi area is the int’l pier for big vessels from overseas.
At the Osanbashi intersection, a ’50s Diner “Penny’s Diner” recently opened.
This is a photo of Penny’s Diner.
Ichou or Maidenhair trees that line the road of Yamashita Park.
World famous site of Yokohama is the Hotel New Grand and Marine Tower.
Across from the hotel is the Yokohama harbor with the wartime survivor ship Hikawa Maru.
In the brightness of the morning, I pass Yamashita Pier and Honmoku Pier before arriving at MQQNEYES Area-1.
That’s basically my commute route to work.
As the sun rises, the day begins. Hope you all have a pleasant day.
Here is MQQNEYES Shop BKK Grand Opening Film.
We proudly announce that VANS/MQQNEYES Collaboration Limited Version Shoes will be launched at 25th Annual Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show.
Here is some sneak preview of the shoes.
About an hour and a half drive by car from Bangkok we arrived. I couldn’t tell you exactly where we were but it was a museum that Wildman just had to visit.
I figured we were going to a museum so there would be air conditioned rooms but as it turned out, it was just a large space with a roof. It was very hot indeed!
It was a vintage car museum and featured all these little toy cars that were actual cars. In other words, you basically only see these cars as toys and never in real life but these Micro Cars are real. The hardcore rare car maniac Wildman was thrilled and said he never seen a collection like this before. Wildman was so excited that he was skipping around in joy.
With all these strange cars, heat and Wildman’s excitement, it started to make me feel too weird. It was time to get out of there.
On Saturday September 17, 2016 before the Grand Opening, a traditional ceremony was held. Just about everyone in attendance was young but it was very interesting to see how properly they knew what to do. We tend to forget about these traditions.
MQQNEYES Shop BKK, Thailand is located about 30 minutes away from the airport and about 1 hour from the city center, located at an antique mall called Train Night Market. The owner of this place basically has a huge collection of vintage antiques of everything from cars, motorcycles, furniture and all kinds of things from around the world. There are many shops and stands with a vintage theme and the weekends are very busy.
Wildmand and Ryu-kun that’s currently working in Malaysia attended the ceremony.
After the initial ceremony, they painted a traditional sign at the entrance for prosperity and good business. After that was complete, all of the Monks sat down to eat and it officially ended the ceremony.
We also sat down to eat as well.
MQQNEYES Shop BKK, Thailand T-shirt.
Here at this mall, the MQQNEYES Shop Bkk might be the only place with air conditioning.
The owner of this mall has vintage cars and bikes in his collection placed inside buildings all over the place.
It’s very hot during the day so the crowd begins to form as the sun goes down.
昨日9/13 から HCS2016 のエントリー受付を開始しました。
Yesterday on Tuesday September 13, the registrations began for HCS2016.
Official Entry: http://yokohamahotrodcustomshow.com/hcs2016-entry/
The official online registration for the 25th Annual Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show 2016 (HCS2016) will begin on Tuesday September 13 from 11:00AM. This year all registration is exclusively online through our website. It’s in Japanese only. If you are outside of Japan, please email us for assistance but do it now because if you wait until the 9/13, it will be too late.
English Registration Information: http://yokohamahotrodcustomshow.com/hcs2016-entry-en/
Hawaii, Oahu 島で MQQNEYES 商品が購入できます。
On the island of Oahu in the state of Hawaii, you can purchase MQQNEYES products.
MQQNEYES Corner inside the Ron’s Performance Center store
The MQQNEYES Hawaii T-shirt includes a MQQNEYES Hawaii sticker.
T-shirt available in black only.
MQQNEYES Hawaii, Honolulu sticker
I purchased this T-shirt during my visit to Hawaii in 1977.
This is also from 1977
This photo is from 1977 and features an El Camino parked along Kapiolani Park.