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2014.11.22

Be Calm Not Loud, Shizukani

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23rd Annual Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show 2014 まで 2週間となりました。
12/5, 6 & 7 (金土日), 車もバイクも静かにお願いします。
日曜日は会場周辺はバイクの乗り入れが禁止となります。
周辺には MQQNEYES Staff 及び警備員が立ちますので
優しく彼らの誘導に従って下さい。
優しく、 そう言う意味でも Be Calm です。
約 1年間の “Shizukani” キャンペーンの成果が問われ時が遂にやってきます。
皆様の協力が必要です。
宜しくお願いします。

Just 2 more weeks until the 23rd Annual Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show 2014.
Please keep in mind the Shizukani campaign for all bikes and cars during 12/5, 6 & 7 (Fri, Sat, Sun) in the surrounding area of the Pacifico Yokohama.
On Sunday, during the show, bikes will be prevented from riding near Pacifico Yokohama.
There will be security guards and MQQNEYES Staff positioned around the perimeter to direct traffic. Please be sure to cooperate with their guidance.
It’s one meaning of Be Calm.
We have campaigned this “Shizukani” theme for about 1 year and hope it goes smoothy.
With your cooperation and understanding, I’m sure it will.
Hope to see everyone there at HCS2014

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2014.11.19

2014 NHRA World Final

NHRA World Final 終了。
MQQNEYES/Jim Dunn Racing Funny Car は残念ながらまったく良い所なしの週末でした。
決勝は John Force vs Matt Hagen, Matt Hagen はこの日の準決勝ですでに年間チャンピオンが決まってたので ここで勝つ必要はありませんでしたが 結果は Matt Hagen が John Force を破り優勝。
World Final が終わると Hot Rod Custom Show 2014 (12/7), MQQNEYES USA Xmas Party Show and Drag 2014 (12/13) と続きます。
次の Big Event は Yokohama Show, 色々な話が持ち上がった今年のHCS、 “Be Calm, Not Loud” Shizukani キャンペーンの 成果が問われます。廻りの方がに伝えて下さい。

NHRA World Final is finished.
As for the MQQNEYES/Jim Dunn Racing Funny Car, unfortunately, there were no highlights over the weekend.
The finals all weekend came down to John Force vs Matt Hagen, with Matt Hagen winning the championship by the end of the semifinals. Even though he didn’t need to win, the final round was John Force vs Matt Hagen and Matt Hagen won.
After the end of the World Final, it’s almost time for the Hot Rod Custom Show 2014 (12/7) and MQQNEYES Xmas Party Show and Drag 2014 (12/13).

The next big event for us is the Yokohama Show. There were a lot of topics floating around this year about the show surrounding “Be Calm Not Loud” Shizukani campaign. We hope the is out about the noise pollution. Tell a friend.

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金曜日の 1st Run が Best Pass でした。

Friday 1st Run was the best pass.

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Night Session.

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Elimination 1回目で敗退。
良くある事ですが勝負事なので慣れる事はありません。

1st round elimination loss.
It’s a gamble each time and you can never get used to the results.

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Pit で Hero Card を配る、 Jim Dunn’s wife Diane.

Handing out Hero Cards in the Pit was Jim Dunn’s wife Diane.

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クラッチ関係の調整が忙しかったです。

They were busy working on some clutch issues.

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記念Tシャツ の Front Print (左胸)、 Back Print (左胸)
記念Tシャツ、来週末から日本でも発売開始です。
2014 MQQNEYES / Jim Dunn Racing T-shirt
TM650BK S~XL
3,800円/ea
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記念ステッカー付き

2014.11.15

Frank Morimoto

MQQNEYES USA に着くと「古い日系 Hot Rodder の写真があるから見てくれ」との電話があり
待つ事数時間、 何とその日系の方は Frank Morimoto さんで何年前か忘れたけど Japanese-American
Racers と言う企画を Cruisin 誌でやった時にインタビューさせてもらった人の物だったのです。
聞いてみると Estate Sale、聞き慣れない言葉ですが故人の所有物を遺族に代わって売る仕事に携わる人が
これらの写真を見つけ Hot Rod で日系、 それなら MQQNEYES だろうと言う事で尋ねて来てくれたのです。

When I arrived at MQQNEYES USA in Santa Fe Springs, I received a phone call, “There are a lot of old Hot Rodder photos of a Japanese-American” was all I knew. While waiting a few hours, then learned it was Frank Morimoto. Some years back, I had interviewed Frank Morimoto for Cruisin Magazine as they did a series of articles on Japanese-American Racers and he was featured in it. Come to find out, there was an Estate Sale for his personal items and these photos were from it. Being MQQNEYES, we had to go see more.

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彼は 442部隊の一員でもありました。
He was also a member of the 442nd Infantry Regiment

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この写真の裏には下記が書き込まれていました。
This was written on the back of this photo.

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Morimotoさん宅へ行く途中、 こんな素敵な物がありました。
Near Morimoto’s house, was this amazing display

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Frank Morimoto宅, 1900年に建てられて家だそうです。
Frank Morimoto’s house, said to have been built in 1900.

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Garage です。
The garage.

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1959年からココに掛かっているのでしょう。
This was probably hanging here since 1959.

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Article from Cruisin Magazine

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そして今週末は NHRA World Final です。
And this weekend is NHRA World Final.

2014.11.12

HCS2014: Be Calm, Not Loud “Shizukani”

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Vibes magazine の大変ありがたい記事です。

I’m very grateful to see the latest issue of Vibes magazine feature an article about HCS2014. It explains why we had to make the Be Calm Not Loud “Shizukani” campaign in order to reduce the noise pollution on Sunday 12/7 around the Pacific Yokohama Exhibition Hall where our show is taking place.

2014.11.08

SEMA 2014

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SEMA 会場周辺はご覧の様に大渋滞。

As you can see, it was congested around the SEMA event area.

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2015 MQQNEYES USA Catalog も完成しました。

The 2015 MQQNEYES USA Catalog was completed.

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何時も変らない Display の MQQNEYES Booth は SEMA のオアシスです。

We haven’t changed the display so long time, so for old timers and people who love old stuff, MQQNEYES Booth at SEMA is an oasis for them.

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Front は Camaro, Rear は Nova, “Nomaro” と呼ぶそうです。
無理なくまとまっていました。

The front is a Camaro and the rear is a Nova, properly called “Nomaro”.
It was seamless combined.

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’67 Ford Fairlane, Super かっこ良かったです。

’67 Ford Fairlane. This car was super cool.

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TOYOTA USA Booth に展示されていた Camry, 往年の Funny Car の様です。
何をする車かは分かりませんでしたが
前回の bB もそうですが日本の TOYOTA とは振り方が違いますね。

TOYOTA USA Booth has a Camry on display as a Funny Car from long ago.
I’m not sure what they are going to do with this car, like the bB on my previous post. They operate very differently than TOYOTA of Japan.

2014.11.05

SEMA 2014

My Best of SEMA Show 2014
Scion (bB)。 今年の SEMA ショー My Pick はこの車です。

My Best of SEMA Show 2014 pick this year is this Scion (bB).

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Ford and Rally Wheel

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MQQNEYES Booth

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Suddenly is suddenly appeared.

2014.11.01

HCS2014 11月になりました

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Long Beach, CA では USA からの Cars and Bikes のコンテナ詰めも終了し
明日11/2(日) は HCS2014 のレイアウトを決定する日です。
エントリー受理関係書類は 11/15(土)に投函予定です。
ついにですね!!

Over in Long Beach, CA the cars and bikes from USA have been loaded in the container and shipped. Tomorrow 11/2 (Sun) we will begin the HCS2014 layout process.
Registration confirmation letters will be in the mail by the following week 11/15 (Sat).
Finally, we are close!!

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(This is last year’s layout)

2014.10.29

MOON Illustrated Magazine (MIM) #14

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11/8(土) 全国書店で一斉発売開始です。
MOONEYES では11/4(火)から発売します。
お楽しみに!!

MOON Illustrated Magazine (MIM) #14
On sale 11/8 (Sat) at all quality bookstores throughout Japan.
Here at MOONEYES, it will be available on 11/4 (Tue).
We hope you enjoy it!!

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2014.10.25

MQQNEYES/Jim Dunn Racing Funny Car

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11/14(Fri)~11/16(Sun) California, Pomona で開催される NHRA Drag Race の最終戦 World Final に出場する MQQNEYES/Jim Dunn Racing Funny Car のデザインが決まりました。

サイドに入った大きな Eyeball が Point です。

The NHRA Drag Race World Final will be held on 11/14 (Fri) through 11/16 (Sun) in Pomona, California. The new design of the MQQNEYES/Jim Dunn Racing Funny Car has been confirmed.

The huge Eyeball on the side is the main point.

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Race 場で販売予定の T-shirt.
Front にもデザインが入ります。

This is the T-shirt design that will be available during the race.
There’s a small design printed on front left chest too.
Come see the MOONEYES trailer in Pomona!

2014.10.22

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HCS2014 皆様のエントリーありがとうございました。 スペースに限りがあるのでお断りさせて頂いた方すみません。

Thank you to everyone for your HCS2014 entry registrations. Space is limited and unfortunately we had to decline many people. Sorry we couldn’t accept you all.

MOON Illustrated Magazine (MIM)#14 は 11月7日(金)全国一斉発売予定です。 お楽しみに!!

MOON Illustrated Magazine (MIM) #14 will be available on 11/7 (Fri) in quality bookstores throughout Japan. Be sure to get yours!

さて辛いBlogです。
今回は “Post”, 今迄 見逃され気味だった Post 車を見かける様になって来ました。
今回の Bakersfield でも 1963 Ford Galaxie Post が居ました。 それも2台も。
やはりクルマは Ford でしょうか?
日本の町並みには Ford が似合うと思っているのは僕だけでしょうか?

Now for my blog post.
This time, “Post” is a reference to the “B” pillar on cars. It’s also known as a post.
I had never really thought much about it and often missed this until recently. Now I find myself seeing them more and more. There were two 1963 Ford Galaxie Posts this year at Bakersfield. Of course, the car has to be a Ford?

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このクルマはMIM#14で特集予定です。

This car will be featured inside MIM#14.

2014.10.18

Brat Style Long Beach

Long Beach の Go Takamine’s Brat Style にお邪魔しました。 1月の Open 準備に大忙しの毎日だそうです。 何をやるにも日本の倍は時間が掛かるので思った様に進まないのがこちらの現状です。 郷に入れば郷に従えです。 活躍を期待しています!

I visited Go Takamine’s Brat Style shop in Long Beach. The official opening will be in January and he has been very busy everyday. Everything takes twice as long to get done compared to Japan and this is their current (Continue reading…)

2014.10.15

4th Annual Kustom Fest 2014 “Kustom Rule”, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

4th Annual Kustom Fest 2014 “Kustom Rule”, Jogjakarta, Indonesia. 土日 共 朝9時から夜11時までショーは開催されました。

The 4th Annual Kustom Fest 2014 “Kustom Rule” was held in Jogjakarta, Indonesia last weekend. Both Sat/Sun the show starts at 9AM and goes until 11PM.

気合いの入った Paint の Pedal Car

This Pedal Car had amazing energy in the paint.

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2014.10.11

Indonesia

飛行機の遅れなどがあり本牧出てから約18時間、 やっと目的地 ジャカルタの隣りジョグジャカルタに到着、 タクシーでホテルに向かう途中 隣りを走行するトヨタ車 (Toyota Kijang)、カッコイイ。 1998年頃のだそうです Shop Van に欲しい。

There were some delays with our flight so it took about 18 hours after leaving Honmoku but we finally made it to Jogjakarta, the city next to Jakarta. On our way to the hotel was this cool looking Toyota Kijang driving next (Continue reading…)

2014.10.08

Jim Dunn Racing / MQQNEYES Funny Car

11/13(木)~11/16(日)Pomona, CA で開催される NHRA World Final に今回も Jim Dunn Racing / MQQNEYES Funny Car が走ります。 デザインは検討中です。

The NHRA World Final will be held from 11/13 (Thu) through 11/16 (Sun) in Pomona, CA and Jim Dunn Racing/MQQNEYES Funny Car will show. The design is still under development.

「憧れのまち本牧ページ」 (Continue reading…)

2014.10.04

Be Calm Not Loud / Shizukani

最強の Chopper誌、”Chopper Journal” の誌面を頂戴し連載 3回目になった “Be Calm Not Loud / Shizukani” をお届けします。 次回は Show 開催直前の 11月27日発売です。

Using the strongest chopper magazine on the Japanese market, “Chopper Journal” we have been running a series of “Be Calm Not Loud/Shizukani” campaigns, the latest being the 3rd. The next one will be released just before the show (Continue reading…)