Dean MOONのWife、Shirely(シャーリー)がDean MOON Jr. と2人で1988年、2回目のSCNにやって来た時の写真です。まだオープンして2年に満たない当時のMOONEYES 元町ショップ、そして2人が抱えるのはEd “Big Daddy” Rothに描いてもらったサインボードです。彼の書体が一番好きです。アメリカって感じの書体ですね。Deanは日本語がまったく分からないのに誰かにくっついては伊勢崎町とか遊び廻っていたました。もっともUSに居ても同じで、言葉が分かる分からないは彼には関係ないようです。
While sorting pictures, a good old picture came out.
Picture was taken when Dean Moon’s wife Shirely came to the 2nd Annual Street Car Nationals in 1988 with Dean Moon Jr. the MOONEYES Motomachi shop, less than two years since its opening, and the signboard they held was signed by Ed “Big Daddy” Roth. I like his lettering the most. Dean Jr. who didn’t understand a word of Japanese and location managed to hang around “Isezaki-cho” with who ever took him around. But he is like that in USA too and seems like language doesn’t matter for him.
We had big party of OCSA( Ocean Side Cruising Association ) 20th Anniversary at MOON Garage in Yokohama, Japan after Razzle Dazzle event on last Sunday 17th.
There were good foods from MOON Cafe and a lots of goodies for ruffle to make club member happy.
Hot Rods were parked in front of Garage, look very nice for car club party. There is nothing like MOON Garage in town for a party like this.
If you wish to have a party with your hot rod, here is the result.
By the way Mr. Blue called me today(21st). He said that today is his 47th happy birthday and 20th anniversary for his company “Blue Panic”. Not many people ask for something for their own celebration. So, I sent him MOON DISC done by Wildman Ishii.
今回は、ショー前のUSA取材に始まり、ショー前日の搬入、ショー当日、そして搬出、After the showのTokyo TourやGet Together Partyとか、とにかく内容豊富。横浜市内を走るHot Rod & KustomそしてChopper、動きの無いインドアショーが十分楽しめる内容です。英語で分かりやすい部分はそのままですが日本語の字幕付き、また一部日本語には英語の字幕付き、凄い！分かり易い！そしてボーナストラックにはJason Jesseeも登場！今回のDVDは今までDVDとはちょっと違うぞ！製作はMOONEYES USA Xmas Party DVDで拍手喝采を受けたUSAのGarage Production。最高の出来です。
YOKOHAMA HOT ROD Custom Show 2007 DVD is finally released!
The YOKOHAMA HOT ROD Custom Show 2007 DVD starts with the interview in USA before the Show cruise in on set up day, “Tokyo Tour” on after the show plus “Get Together Party” and more things are featured this time. The Hot Rod & Kustom and Chopper cruise in the city of Yokohama, the motion less indoor show DVD features far more moving contents to enjoy. The DVD has Japanese subtitle except for easy English part, and also English subtitle for some Japanese part, wow that’s very easy to understand. And special bonus track features Jason Jessee in his new studio. This DVD is not like the previous DVDs, The produced by Garage Production USA who received best applause for MOONEYES USA Xmas Party DVD. It’s very well done.
Here are some cars I saw on the way to Urayasu, Chiba on last week.
Driving on the way to Urayasu before reaching Odaiba Tokyo, in the tunnel called “Under the Sea Tunnel”, I found Hot Rod on the left lane looks like it was in great condition. Actually I passed the same Hot Rod again on the way back. Seems like we had a strange chance. But anyway it will be a surprise to see the car like this driving in front of anyone. Especially, here in Japan.
In Urayasu Chiba, I stopped before turning right at Nekozane intersection and saw this TOYOTA Hi-Ace with MOON Sticker. Thank you very much! You are Hero Customer for us!!
And on the way back from the Urayasu, Chiba, in the middle of huge traffic jam, I saw the UPS truck which I always wonder why they are always clean. As MOONEYES has no delivery with UPS, I never had chance to ask the UPS driver before why so clean all the time. Luck enough the UPS truck was driving on the side. I was about to roll down side window and ask the driver “Why is UPS trucks always clean?” but since driver was like this, he didn’t even notice. So after all I have to wait again to hear the true reasons. That’s OK.
UPS trucks are cleaner than all other commercial vehicles on street in Japan. Always clean, clean and clean! The UPS truck which comes to MOONEYES USA is always clean too, in less rain California but keeping trucks clean in more rough weather country Japan is just amazing. The working trucks and cars of MOONEYES are aiming to be clean as UPS working trucks and Hertz rent a car.
Starting from yesterday to Friday, The Gift Show is hosted at Odaiba Tokyo. MOONEYES has been attending this show with “Rat Fink Fever” Brand for couple years, and this year we have more brands, not just Rat Fink Fever Brand but also with brand new Road Runner Items.
Plus by having new contract with Walt Disney Production(WDP), brand new items of Mickey & Minnie and others designed by Wildman Ishii authorized by WDP will be added to the line up.
Plus one more double name by MOONEYES and “Reyn Spooner”, most famous brand for Traditional Hawaiian Shirts with its head office in Big Island of Hawaii, has made Hawaiian Traditional “Spooner Cloth” fabrics with Wildman Ishii designed monstera and pinstripes in 3 colors.
Reyn Spooner is famous for reversed cloth and pullover style shirts, so styles lined up are that basic mens pullover short sleeve with button down collar style shirt, mens full button front short sleeve with button down collar style shirts for not pull over style people, mens full button front long sleeve with button down collar style shirts for great all season wear, ladies full button front short sleeve fitted blouse and pull over short sleeves for kids, Just like basic mens pull over short sleeve with button down collar style shirt. Plus mens swim shorts, babies baby bibs, convenient tote bags for beach and pools. Reyn Spooner/MOONEYES Hawaiian Traditional Shirts is products for MOONEYES. Its one of the shirts always wanted to have. Men’s Adult size are S to XXL.
Plus there were excellent cars like these Belair, Nova, and Camaro were there. Of course the Kustom Kulture missionary NASH was at the show to cover the scene. The USA seem to heat up further more while Japan seem to be cooling down more. Attention to the tires in show space! Don’t want to ruin the tire? or the carpet? Which one is the objective. Is economy in America doing good?