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24回 HCS2015開催決定! / 24th HCS2015 Confirmed!

24th Annual Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show 2015
(English is below)

2015年12月6日(日)に開催決定しました。
皆様のご協力のお陰です。
このカルチャーが大切な方々が一丸となった結果です。
本当にありがとうございます!

でも来年もバイクで来場出来る訳ではありません。
これからもパシフィコ横浜で続けて行く上で、これが変る事はありません。
ご理解下さい。
来年は今回の二輪騒音対策にプラス会場側からは 「二輪車の騒音に対するクレーム対策を継続すると共に、 路上駐車やゴミ捨てなどの関係者マナー改善に取り組む事」 今度は4輪車も対象になりました。
路上駐車やゴミのポイ捨て等、その日に限った事では無いと思いますが その日に起きた事は全てHCSのせいになります。

今回の近隣からのクレームは
1. 「4輪車による路上駐車」ちなみにVIP系の車が駐車していたそうです。
2. 「周辺地区でのゴミやタバコの投げ捨て」ちなみに会場方向へ走行中の車からゴミが投げられ 横を走行していた車に当たった? そうです. (当人達の問題だと思いますが。。)
どちらも何とも言えませんが ショーの週末会場周辺で起きる事は 何でもかんでもこのイベントになすり付けられています。
まるで学校の風紀委員が校門に立っているようです。
最後にこうあります「関係者に対し、路上駐車禁止, ゴミのポイ捨て禁止等のマナー向上について周知徹底をする」
「ゴミのポイ捨て禁止」か~。 これは難しい! 静かにするよりも難しいかもしれません。
来年は路上駐車を排除しながらトングで道に落ちているゴミを拾う事になります。
世直しですね。
これらの課題を真摯に受け止めて、また一緒に乗り越えましょう!
ご協力下さい。

2015年は “Save The Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show”

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これを合い言葉にまた皆さんお付き合い下さい。

でも”Be Calm Not Loud” Shizukani を達成したのですから出来ない事はありません。
皆さんご協力宜しくお願い致します!!!


24th Annual Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show 2015

The date has been set for Sunday December 6, 2015.
It was all made possible with your support.
Everyone that values this culture and lifestyle we are in, came together as one.
Thank you very much!

Unfortunately, there has been no change for motorcycle riders coming to the show.
If we are to continue having this event at Pacifico Yokohama, that part will not change.
Hope you can understand.
Next year, just as we had to do with motorcycles (2 wheeled vehicles), we were told, “The plan worked to keep noise pollution to a minimum and no complaints were received, but something needs to be done about street parking, manner and trash left behind.” We will now have to target all vehicles.
I don’t believe the street parking and trash left behind was any different than any other day or weekend but on this particular day, HCS becomes responsible for everything.

The complaints we did receive from the neighborhood are as follows:
1. “Parking on the street by automobiles (cars)” – There were apparently VIP style cars parked in various areas.
2. “Littering, trash and cigarette butts in the area” – Apparently, a concerned resident reported that a vehicle heading towards the Pacifico threw trash out of the window and it hit a vehicle going in the opposite direction.
I can’t verify or deny any of these but these were the two main points. Although there were other events taking place in this area, any and all complaints have become our responsibility.
Like a hall monitor reporting to the school committee, we are held accountable.
Lastly, it will have to be said, “People related to the show (staff, exhibitors, spectators etc.) must not park on the streets, must not litter and must behave with proper manners, although it goes without saying.”
“No Littering” that’s a hard one! It’s more difficult that “Be Calm Not Loud” campaign.
We can put barricades to prevent street parking but we’ll just have to have staff walking around picking up trash all day with tongs.
I guess that’s world reformation.
To take this matter seriously, we will have to work together to make it over this obstacle!
Please help us make it happen.

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For 2015, it’s “Save The Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show”
This will be our catch phrase, our keyword for next year. Let’s do this.

We were able to overcome the “Be Calm Not Loud” Shizukani campaign so this is not impossible.
We can do it together!
Thank you for your support.

Cars and Coffee, Morning Cruise が終りました。

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アメリカ 南California の話ですが Irvine にある Mazda/Ford 社屋の駐車場を使用し毎週土曜日の朝に開催されていた “Cars and Coffee” が騒音の問題で 12/27/2014(土) を最後に無くなるそうでしたが、 先週 12/20 を最後に終了となりました。

Over in Southern California at the Mazda/Ford company building parking lot in Irvine, for several years every Saturday morning, it was the location of “Cars and Coffee” where rare and even more rare cars would gather. They announced earlier, because of neighboring complaints, that 12/27, 2014 (Sat) would be their last holding but after 12/20 (Sat), they announced the sudden end of “Cars and Coffee”.

エキゾティックカーが沢山集まるこのイベントでも近隣からの騒音クレームで中止に追いやれてしまうそうです。
いい音でもウルサイものはウルサイと、ま、「騒音」と言えばそうですね。
主催者は “keep their revs low” and a strict “no burnout” を唱って注意喚起を行ってきたそうです。
しかも警察も協力しています。 にも関わらずこう言う事態になってしまったそうです。
これらの問題は日本だけではありません。
この場所はかつて OCIR, Drag Race 場があった所で OCIR も近隣の住宅開発事業等から閉鎖となり
そして Cars and Coffee も同じ様な理由で中止となってしまいます。

自分達の趣味を活かすも殺すも自分達次第ですね。

The main reason was the noise from the many exotic cars that would gather at this event. Whether the sounds is from an exotic car or not, nice sounding noise is still noise to some people. The organizers had a strict “low rev” “no burnout” policy. There were always police on the scene too. Despite all this, complaints still came in.
The noise pollution isn’t just a Japanese thing.
This area is close to where OCIR, Drag Race area was and that was ultimately closed down from the neighborhood developments and it’s possible that Cars and Coffee was closed for the same reason.

This really shows that this hobby we love, whether it lives or dies depends on us.

http://carstories.com/2014/12/irvines-legendary-cars-coffee-permanently-shut/
http://carstories.com/2014/12/final-cup-rip-cars-coffee/

Cars and Coffee To Be Permanently Shut Down
Cars and Coffee in Irvine, Ca is a grassroots cruise-in that has grown to become the premier spot to see world’s rarest and most unique cars on a weekly basis. Auto enthusiasts from all over the world have flocked to the Mazda/Ford HQ parking lot to browse the rows and rows of cars.
Over the last year, noise complaints have been threatening to shut down Cars and Coffee for good. Organizers constantly ask patrons to “keep their revs low” and a strict “no burnout” policy has been in place since its conception. Even police would congregate to the exit on a weekly basis to ensure the safety of spectators.
It seems the noise and growing land development in the area has finally put an end to Cars and Coffee. The cruise-in’s Facebook page posted that December 27th, 2014 will be their last event. Much speculation has arisen about where and if Cars and Coffee will be relocated, but no definite word has been given yet.
-UPDATE- 12/21/2014
After an unprecedented massive turn out to this past Saturday’s Cars and Coffee, the plug has been pulled one week early. Instead of the official last show on December 27th, Southern California’s most iconic car show has come to an end. Read the official update below.
http://carstories.com/2014/12/irvines-legendary-cars-coffee-permanently-shut/
http://carstories.com/2014/12/final-cup-rip-cars-coffee/

1963 Toyopet (Toyota) Crown Dx

HCS2014 に滑り込みで完成した 1963 Crown DX 通称涙テール。
まだ走るまで時間が必要ですが年末年始は MQQN Garage 内に展示されています。

To showcase during HCS2014, we rushed to complete this 1963 Crown DX (also known as NAMIDA Tail, “Namida” meaning tear in Japanese because the way the rear tail light with reverse light looks).
It will still take some time before it is road worthy but until the new year it will be on display inside the MQQN Garage.

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MQQNEYES USA Xmas Party Show & Drag

今年は晴れました。

It was sunny this year.

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Thank You, Again

今回の “Be Calm, Not Loud” Shizukani キャンペーンの成功裏には
エントリーの方々、 また各ショップさん、 雑誌関係の皆さん、 そしてこのショーを大切に思ってくれている方々、
寒い中、 会場周辺道路の管理にあたってくれた Blue Panic Security Team の皆さん等
多くの方々に支えられ達成出来たキャンペ−ンでした。
本当にありがとうございました。

さて来年の開催が気になる所ですが、 来週には解答が出ると思います。

The “Be Calm Not Loud” Shizukani campaign was a huge success and proves that you can make a difference. To all the car and bike show entrants, shops and vendors, supporting magazines and especially all the spectators that valued and believed in the show, and last but not least, the Blue Panic Security Team that stood outside in the cold all day directing traffic around the Pacifico, thank you very much. This has been one of the most successful campaigns ever.

On a final note, I’m sure everyone is wondering about next year. We’ll find out next week as we get an official answer by then.

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Save The Hot Rod Custom Show

“Be Calm, Not Loud” Shizukani キャンペーンにご協力頂きありがとうございました。
ショー前日、当日、両日とも会場周辺はまるで平日の様にShizukaでした。
高速の出口からバイクを押して来てくれたショーエントリーのバイカーの方々もいたそうです。
涙が出そうな程、感動しました。
皆様がこのショーを大切に思ってくれている事がひしひしと感じた23回目のHCSでした。
皆様の協力、理解、行動がなかったら達成できなかった快挙です。

Thank you for supporting the “Be Calm Not Loud” Shizukani campaign over the past year. On both days, the day before the show and during the show, the surrounding area was like any other weekend, very “shizuka” quiet.
There were also show bike entrants that physically pushed their bikes from the expressway exit area.
I was truly moved by the support it almost brought me to tears.
This year, the 23rd HCS really showed me how much everyone cares about the show.
With everybody’s support, understanding and action, this would not have been possible.

このショーに関係した方々、そして影となり協力して下さった方々、皆様、本当にありがとうございました。
皆で凄い事をやってしまったのです。

Thank you very much to everyone involved with the show, from spectators and entrants to people behind the scenes. We did an amazing thing this year.

皆様に守られているYokohama Hot Rod Custom Show、大切にして行きます。
“Save The Hot Rod Custom Show” !!

You are all protecting the Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show and keeping it alive.
“Save The Hot Rod Custom Show” !!

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Show 当日の会場。
The exhibition hall on the day of the show.

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Mr. Blue

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Show 当日の 昼間です。
Lunchtime on the day of the show.

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Be Calm, Not Loud “Shizukani”

配布したステッカーは約 80,000枚
Be Calm, Not Loud “Shizukani” キャンペーンの効果が問われる時がやって来ました。
紹介しきれない位 沢山の方々に賛同して頂きました。
ありがとうございます。
今週末、会場でお待ちしております。
気を付けてお越し下さい。

Over the course of about a year, we distributed about 80,000 stickers.
Whether or not the Be Calm Not Loud “Shizukani” campaign was effective or not will be known this weekend.
We received a lot of support from so many people, it’s literally impossible to list them all here.
Thank you sincerely, for your support.
I hope to see you all at Pacifico Yokohama this weekend.
Please travel safely.

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Unloaded

昨日、コンテナから出て来ました 遂にです。
今週末から始まりますね。

Yesterday, these finally came out of the container.
It will start this weekend.

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