Hi! This is Goshu from MOON GARAGE! This time US Trip Report is on about Japanese Classic Car Show as known as JCCS, and quick tour Interview of invited guest to 20th Anniversary Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show.
We headed to Dan Collins Old Gold Garage soon after arrived to USA in MOONEYES USA. Dan Collins has been helping us to support Yokohama show for long time now and he has made his first Japanese custom bike. Yamaha YT500 base custom into narrow bike with 23 inch front and 21 inch rear, block tire is making unique style and narrowed appearance by single coil over shock conversion on rear making the total different style from original.
As for Toyota fans, the dealer made nice display with Hilux, MOON DISC on Prius, latest super car Lexus LFA and back then super car 2000GT which many fan tried to capture in their camera. Mazda made race car line up for rotary raced fans, and big trailer full of goods.The lined up RX7 and pickups were outstanding too.
The rare cars draw attention like Mitsubishi Debonair Sedan with L tail lens, Toyota AE86 Levin/Corolla ’71 Toyota Cressida with Mark II conversions, the impact was the Japanese tail lens and amber lens wer e used on many of these customs! Also Japanese wheels and tires with size stretched out to make that different look was making Z look like different car. and fact that all were looking for more impact to show.
Mr. Shinya Kimura of Chabot racing raced on his Knuckle Harley Davidson. His challenge is to go fast on his street bike. So his bike is not fully modified for race. This race is amazing. Something we cannot imagine from everyday scene in Japan. Unlike other race, It looks relaxing as no dog race to beat other racer like in any race but sure has a tense concentration at start line that seems driver is racing against themselves.
Next we saw Bean Bandits Race car 3400. Bean Bandits racing club member Fabian Valdez and Tom Branch are working on this car. The long front extended Roadster body with mid engine mount race car run for 200 miles over in May and now adjusting to new changed supercharger blown engine. This race car made over 200miles per hour without supercharger and now it makes less than 200 miles with super charger which doesn’t sound like making sense but step by step adjustment is made to overcome the output for more speed than just over 200 miles per hour. The reason why they don’t go full power all the way in first change is that most expensive damage is blowing up engine, so they are taking care about doing each steps when big change is made.
Bean bandits Racing club member Dan Waldrop from San Diego had his race car 131 run in august Bonneville. He then had to repair but came the wrong clutch parts and even though he put his work for all night repairing before El Mirage, his race car could make it for race. Julio, member of Bean bandits San Diego, had his berry tank racer with flat head and looked like he was enjoying his race. Each member seemed to have their own goal and target. There were different ways to enjoy this race.