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オアフ島で見た本気のセリカ / A Serious Toyota Celica Seen in Oahu, Hawaii


真っ正面からみると 「どうだ!」 と言わんばかりの本気の Gasser セリカ!
フロントはまじめで本気のストレートアクセル、 ホイルも前後とも本気の 5Lug (5穴)、 エキゾーストも左右にそれぞれ出ているし、 オイルパンも見たとこ V-8 or 6 みたいでやはり本気。
でなぜこの車なんだろう? オアフ島で見た不思議なセリカでした。
Looking from the front, the car is screaming, “What!” It’s a serious Gasser Toyota Celica!
It features a real deal straight front axle, the front and rear wheels are 5-lug, there’s exhaust dumps on the left and right side, you can see the oil pan so it’s got a V-8 or 6, it’s a serious ride.
But I wonder why they chose this car? This was one unique looking Celica I saw on Oahu.

盛り上がったスクープがただ者では無い事を物語っています。
I would have to expect that good scoop has a real purpose.

本気で張り巡らされているロールバー
It even has a serious full roll cage installed.

フロントは黒キャップエンブレムだからWeld Racing、 リアが青だからCragar製かな。
On the front are black cap emblem Weld Racing wheels and the rears are blue so they’re Cragar wheels.

Bon Odori at YC&AC (Yokohama)

8月 6&7日 (土日) は YC&AC で Bon Odori (18:00-21:00)
ちょっと環境の違う Bon Odori 行ってみては??
両日は一般にゲートオープンしてます。

August 6th and 7th, Saturday & Sunday at YC&AC (6PM-9PM)
How about a different kind of Bon Odori??
Both days will be open to the public.

Local Yokohama neighborhood festival of traditional Japanese music and dancing.
Don’t forget to spread the words to your friends.

Novaの居る風景 / Nova in Various Scenes

California へ Nova を持って帰りました。 やっぱり So Cal が似合っていますね。
役目が終わった USA 車は戻してあげましょう、車が生き返りました。
I recently brought the Nova back to California from Japan. Actually, it’s better for it to be in So Cal.
Once the duties of a car are finished, put them back where they came from, the car will revive itself.



 

MOONEYES Dealers at European Bug In 4 at Chimay, Belgium

European Bug In 4 会場に出店していた MOONEYES Dealer の方々を紹介します。
Europe に行く機会がありましたら是非訪ねてみて下さい。
Several MOONEYES Dealers were vendors at the European Bug In 4 so It thought I’d share.
If you have the chance, or are ever in the area, please stop by their shop and say hello.


MOONEYES French Dealer, Dream Machine
www.dream-machine.fr


MOONEYES The Netherlands Dealer, Kieft en Klock
www.kieftenklok.nl/


MOONEYES Germany Dealer, BOMONsTeR
www.bomonster.de


MOONEYES French Dealer, Goodies and Family
www.goodiesandfamily.com


MOONEYES French Dealer, Serial Kombi
www.serial-kombi.com


MOONEYES The Netherlands Dealer, Dr. Low Tunings Shop
www.drlowtuningshop.com

2011年12月4日 (日) は20回目の Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show


今年 20回目となる Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show 2011 の大体の内容が決まりました。
20回目と言う節目でもあるので USA から 5台やって来ます。
そんな訳で USA からは Bean Bandits の Julio と Fabian の Modified Roadster 2台がやって来ます。

そして 10年前にやって来た Member of Shifters, Marky’s Purple People Eater,
SO-CAL からは “SO-CAL Deuce Hiboy” と Late Model の Triumph をベースに製作されたMotorcycle “SO-CAL Miler”
Circle City Hot Rods で製作され、Paint は Harpoon, 1949 Chevy Styleline Deluxe “Cyaneyed”
これから日本の Car Club の方々もお誘いし、 車シーンを盛り上げたいです。

さて、 Motorcycle は渡米して既に 5年になる Shinya Kimura、 そうです Chabott Engineering の木村さんが
自ら Riding し Land Speed Record に挑戦している 1946 Knucklehead “Spike” と 1974 MV Agusta “Blue One” を展示予定です。
この 20年目にふさわしいゲストが USA からやって来ます。
そして 6月に開催され今や So Cal Motorcycle シーンの中心となったイベント Born Free III での
Best of Show Award、 Bronsonville, Shawn Donahue’s 1961 Shovel, Small City Cycles/The Factory Metal Works’ 1957 Triumph “Early Times”, Bronsonville Scott Craig’s 1952 Triumph, Hardnine Choppers’ 1940 Triumph はスイスからの参加です。
Born Free III で Best Japanese Bike Award の Aaron Elliott’s HONDA CJ360 “Little Red Rocket”, 今まで制作中ですが Kutty Noteboom、Mark Drews, そして Gabe Griffin は HCS へ初めて USA から Trike を持ち込む予定ですが画像ではまだこんな感じです。
間に合うのでしょうか?

今の所、海外から車5台、 Motorcycle 11台が参加予定です。
気合い入っています!

Cole Foster, Jeff Decker, Rico Fodrey, Dice Magazine Matt & Dean, Harpoon, Born Free Show の
オーガナイザー Grant & Mike, そして Gene Winfield もやって来ます。

催しとしては SR Palace, Forever Multi に続き今年は “Custom British Chopper & Bobber” と言うタイトルでイギリス製バイクの Chopper & Bobber を集めたコーナーを設けます。
また昨年大好評だった Custom Paint Contest,
今年は Helmet-ヘルメットをベースにした “Helmet Custom Paint Contest” を開催します。
その他、 Vendor Booth, Pinstriping Gathering, Collectivities Alley, Little Get Together Party 等
今迄同様開催します。

これから Car Club の方々に打診し、 ある程度の台数が確定できれば
Car Club 単位で Display 等を行って頂きその中からカッコいいクラブへ
“Best Car Club” Award を用意する予定です。
車で始まった HCS, 車関係の皆様のご協力を是非お願いします。

重要:昨年、 会場周辺での騒音等で苦情が殺到し、「他でやれ!」とか「横浜にふさわしくない!」とか
がんがん苦情を頂戴してしまいました。自分達の楽しい事を潰すのも生かすのも自分達次第です。
是非、 ショー当日は勿論、前日の土曜日も含め暴走行為、騒音行為等迷惑行為は謹んで下さい。
お願いします。
一般から見れば浮世離れしたイベントですから自分達が注意しないと継続は不可能になります。
ご協力下さい。


It’s the 20th Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show 2011 this year and we have confirmed the the core details for the event.
Being the 20th Anniversary, we have 5 vehicles coming from USA.
There’s Julio and Fabian from the Bean Bandits, with their Modified Roadsters.

Returning to Japan after 10 years, Shifters member, Marky and his Purple People Eater.
Coming out of SO-CAL Speed Shop, the “SO-CAL Deuce Hiboy & late model Triumph base SO-CAL Miler custom bike.
Circle City Hot Rods built and Harpoon painted 1949 Chevy Styleline Deluxe called “Cyaneyed” will also be here.
We want to have all the Car Clubs to take part this year too and have a good time together as one big car scene.

Now for Motorcycles. It’s been five year since Shinya Kimura left Japan for the USA. Yes, that’s right, Chabott Engineering has been riding and challenging the land speed record on a 1946 Knucklehead “Spike” which will be at HCS along with his 1974 MV Agusta “Blue One” custom as well.

It was hard to decide but for the 20th event, we feel this is an appropriate selection of guests from USA. Of course, there’s more to come. Last month in June was the So Cal Motorcycle show Born Free III and out of that show, we have a few bikes coming to Japan including Best of Show Award, Bronsonville Shawn Donahue’s 1961 Pan/Shovel, Small City Cycles/The Factory Metal Works’ 1957 Triumph “Early Times” and Bronsonville Scott Craig’s 1952 Triumph. We also have Hardnine Choppers’ 1940 Triumph from Switzerland.
At Born Free III, Best Japanese Bike Award went to Aaron Elliott’s Honda CJ360 “Little Red Rocket” that will be part of HCS too this year.
Also confirmed this year are Kutty Noteboom, Mark Drews, Gabe Griffin, which Gabe will be the first to bring a trike over from USA. We’ll have a photo very soon. I hope if will make it on time.

Right now, that’s 5 cars and 11 motorcycles scheduled to come to HCS this year.
This will get it pumped up!
We also have Cole Foster, Jeff Decker, Rico Fodrey, Dice Magazine Matt & Dean, Harpoon, Born Free Show organizers Grant & Mike and legendary builder Gene Winfield will be at HCS this year!

In the past couple shows, we had SR Palace, Forever Multi sections within the show. This year we will have a section titled “Custom British Chopper & Bobber” to host for British made customs
Also last year we had a custom paint contest that was a huge success. So this year we’ll host another one but instead of motorcycle tanks, it will be a helmet theme, “Helmet Custom Paint Contest”.
Of course, we’ll have vendor booths and Pinstriping Gathering, Collectivities Alley, Little Get Together Party and more.
The plan stays the same this year but you can get updated from our website.

We’d like to get Car Clubs to participate together this year at HCS and possible have a club display.
This year MOONEYES will have a “Best Car Club” award and we hope to present that to the best group display.
HCS began as just a car show and this year we would like to commemorate by putting something together for the cars owners and car clubs.

Important Note: Last year, we had a lot of complaints from the neighboring areas around the Pacifico, even some saying, “Take you show somewhere else!” and “This is inappropriate for Yokohama!” etc. In order to keep your entertainment level high and make sure everyone has a good time, it is also up to you to keep it from being crushed by negative complaints. All we ask is that you use common sense and judgment about noise and rowdiness. In certain areas or times, it can be easy to get loud. We want it to be a good time for everyone.
Most people looking in from the outside don’t understand our hot rod and custom life and it’s easy for them to complain so be careful out there and thank you for your cooperation.

MOONEYES USA Open House


昨年は Make Up Show を開催したので Open House は出来ませんでした。
今年は2年ぶり、天気も良く朝早くから沢山の人で賑わいました。
Last year instead of an Open House at MOONEYES USA, there was the Make Up Show at Irwindale.
So it’s been 2 years since the last one and many people joined us from early in the morning.


200個用意した Chico’s Burger はあっと言う間に無くなり、
Nitro Dragster による Cackle Fest もあったり Hot Rod Trio の LIVE,
色々なサウンドの中時々加山雄三や日本のグループサウンズの曲を旨く入れ込む
Dynotones バンドメンバーの Dan に寄る DJ は MOONEYES Show の目玉でもあります。
Within no time, the 200 limited Chico’s Burger were gone, the two Nitro Dragsters fired up two times a piece for a killer Cackle Fest, Hot Rod Trio played an extended LIVE session, there were all kinds of sounds throughout the day as well as DJ Dan, band member from The Dynotones spinning music all day.

そんなこんなで今年も無事終了。翌日日曜日は El Mirage へ行こうといたら
コースコンディションが悪く中止との事なので Long Beach Swap Meet へ行きました。
With stunning California weather all day, the MOONEYES Open House came to an end. The next day, Sunday, we had planned on heading to El Mirage but the course conditions were not good and the event was actually canceled, so we went to Long Beach Swap Meet for the day.




European Bug-In 4 in Chimay

先週末ベルギーのシメイー (Chimay ビールが有名です) で開催された European Bug In 4。
MOONEYES Pick はイギリスから参加の Mark Bailey owned VW になりました。
Last weekend in Chimay, Belgium (Chimay has famous beer) was the European Bug In 4.
MOONEYES Pick was this VW owned by Mark Bailey, participating from United Kingdom.

 

European Bug In 4

European Bug In 4 の報告。/ European Bun In 4 Report.


VW K70 とか言う水冷のセダンですがガラスから上だけ
見ていると、 マツダルーチェにしか見えてきます。
なんでも不人気車だったそうです。
僕は良いと思います。
This is a VW K70, water-cooled sedan but the shape of the upper body, from the glass up, reminds me of a Mazda Luce.
It was an unpopular model.
I actually think I like it.


ガラス面積のイメージがマツダルーチェみたいです。
The window/glass area is very similar to a Mazda Luce.


EELCO! パンツ。 MQQN のも作りますか?!
でもだれが履くの??
EELCO! Pants. Maybe we should make some MQQN pants too?!
Who would wear them??


このパンツ良いですね! 履く勇気は全くありません。
These pants are nice! I wouldn’t have enough courage to wear them though.


これ会場内のトイレです。
1回 0.4ユーロ (50円くらい?) 払うのですが何時も奇麗ですし、 手洗いの水や手を拭くペーパー等もしっかり補充されています。
お金を払うのですから当然と言えばそうですが 50円でも奇麗な方が良いですよね。
お金を払ってトイレを使う感覚が日本で受け入れられるでしょうか?
この写真の中央に見えるのあ男性小用です。
廻りに女性が居てさすがにこれを使う勇気はありませんでしたが
現地の方々の間では問題なく使っていたようです。
The photo above is the toilet are inside the event.
One time use is .4 Euro (about $0.60) but each and every time I used it, it was super clean. When you wash your hands there was always fresh paper towels supplied. Of course, you might say that it’s natural since you have to pay but it’s not too much and it sure makes a difference.
I wonder if this concept would work in Japan?
However, as you can see in the center, that’s the Men’s standing urinals.
Around the perimeter are Women/Men toilets and although I didn’t use the standing urinals it seemed that the general public had no problem using them.

MQQN Cafe, Jesolo Beach, Italy

朝9:30 MQQN Cafe, Italy にやって来ました。今日はブリュッセルからの日帰りです。 開店から一ヶ月がたち使い込まれた感じが出てきて良い感じになって来ました。
朝8時からオープンしてお客様が来るのか疑問でしたが結構出入りがある様です。

At 9:30 in the morning we headed to MQQN Cafe, Italy. Today we took a day trip from Brussels. It’s been about a month since I last visited and was pleased to see the place was crowded and constantly busy.
They open at 8AM so I was wondering if there would be customers so early but was happy to see people coming and going constantly.