I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Years.
2011年 SCN から始まった MQQNEYES のイベントを一年通して手伝ってくれた Helper の方々への感謝と、 日頃の激労に頑張ってくれている MQQNEYES Staff の慰労を兼ねた MQQNEYES の Xmas Dinner がゲストの方々をお招きし先週日曜日開催されました。
Last week Sunday was the MQQNEYES Xmas Dinner, which is held every year to give thanks to all the hard working MQQNEYES Staff and the event helpers that have been a part of the crew in 2011 starting with SCN.
Hawaii Reyn Spooner 社製の MQQN Equipped Pullover Button Down Collar Shirts が入荷しました!!
Hawaii Reyn Spooner manufactured MQQN Equipped Pullover Button Down Collar Shirts have arrived!
I just had a Chopper built that I think I’ll never ride.
Back in my high school days, a Chopper was basically extending the front forks on a bike. It wasn’t very popular but in Tokyo and Yokohama you would see them quite often.
As the bike was being built, when ever I thought about certain parts I needed, I realized I already had them. For example, I thought, “I need some old cruiser pegs.” Then I’d discover I already owned a pair. Strange, but some people said, “You probably had them because they were for a CB.” Which could be true.
開催場所を 2006年に Irwindale に移し早くも 6回目となった MQQNEYES Xmas Party Show & Drag, 1,400台のエントリー、 100台の Drag Racers and 200 Vendors と今年も大いに盛り上がりました。毎年心配される天気も快晴！ しかもショー当日の土曜日明け方には “The Lunar Eclipse – 皆既月食” が見れると言うさい先の良いスタートとなりました。 ちなみに次の皆既月食は 2014年まで無いそうです。 Drag Race に MQQNEYES の Nova も Kijimotoさんが Driveして参加、 前日ギリギリに直したMQQNEYES Dragster は会場でエンジンを掛けた際、 不安な部分があったので走るのを中止しました。 ゆっくり時間を掛けて修理しないといけないようです。
The location of the MOONEYES XMAS Party changed locations in 2006, from our shop in Santa Fe Springs to Irwindale Speedway which began the MQQNEYES XMAS Party Show & Drag. This year tipped the scales with 1,400 show entries, 100 drag racers and 200 vendors. It was overflowing with excitement! After the rain two years ago, we’ve been nervous about the weather but it was a fantastic weekend! In fact early that morning just as the gates opened, everyone there was treated to a total lunar eclipse in the Southern California skies. It is the last lunar eclipse until 2014.
Mr. K from Japan was in the driver’s seat of the MQQNEYES Nova for the drags. The MQQNEYES Dragster which was being worked on until the last minute, was started up for a cackle but after that we realized it wasn’t quite right for running so we’ll have to go though the entire motor nice and slow later on.
The traffic coming into the show was backed up to the freeway exits. Needless to say, the surrounding areas were also congested with cars. The general parking lot filled up quickly and the oval track course and pit area became a parking lot full of cars in no time. With the superb weather, the attendance was way beyond expectations.
The first Sunday in December is the Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show. From there, it’s straight to LA for the following weekend’s Saturday XMAS Show. The next day (Sunday) is a double-header, first in Long Beach for the Swap Meet and over to Ventura for the David Mann Chopper Fest. It’s one amazing weekend with back to back events. We’ll do it again next year too. Come and join us!
MQQNEYES Xmas Party Show & Drag に向けて Potvin Blower と Magneto を修理中です。
Preparing for the MQQNEYES Xmas Party Show & Drag, the Dragsters gets some maintenance on the Potvin Blower and Magneto.
It was with everyone’s cooperation and support that the 20th Annual Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show was a great success! There were no issues or complaints about noise or street chaos from the neighbors too.