MOONEYES USA Open House 2023

Sunday, July 8th 2023 恒例のMQQNEYES Open Houseが開催されました。



数年前からChico's Free Hamburgerの提供はStopしていますがそれでも「今日はFree Hamburger無いの?」と聞いてくるこれだけ目当ての人も大勢います。 FreeをStopしたら来場者が減ったのも事実です。そんなもんですよね。

この日だけShopはLos AngelesのSales Tax(およそ10%)をChargeしないので実質10% OFFのセールとなりショップは終日お客様でごったがえしていました。

This Weekendは土曜がOpen House, 日曜がEl MirageでSCTAのRaceがあるので週末居るだけも十分楽しめます。El MirageはShopからなら2時間あれば着くので日帰りですね。

そんな事で今回Yokohamaから出張中だった”Sunny" Yanoは5年越しのBonneville挑戦を来月に控えEl MirageでTest Runを行う事になったのです。2019に初めて走るはずがTrackの状態が良くなく走れず、2020はCOVID, 2021はまたまた走れず、2022 Bonnevilleは洪水になりこれまた走れなかったので2023はまさに背水の陣。その前にEl Mirageで感じだけでも掴んでおこうと言う事でした。

結果としては107.052mphを出しRookie Runとしては上出来でした。

On Sunday, July 8th we had the Annual MQQNEYES Open House.

It happens every time that people gather from morning 5:30 AM for the preparation and a good location is kept with the cone.

The event is from 9:00 AM ~ 3:00 PM, but everyone gathers from early time.

From few year's ago, we stopped Chico's Free Hamburger, however, there are still many people just coming for this.

In fact, it is a reality that spectators decreased when we stopped the Free offering.

Only this day, Stop doesn't charge the Sales Tax (about 10%) of Los Angeles so, the shop was crowded all day.

This weekend was Open House on Saturday, and the SCTA race at El Mirage on Sunday, and you can enjoy just staying in a weekend.

El Mirage is about 2 hours away from the shop and it will be a day trip.

By the way "Sunny" Yano was on his business trip from Yokohama, and he had the Test Run at the El Mirage before the challenge of Bonneville, which is his challenge over 5 years.

In 2019, he should have had the first run but, the condition of the track wasn't good, and couldn't able to run. In 2020 and 2021, he couldn't run due to COVID, and 2022 was a flood. Therefore 2023 is his last ditch.

Before that, he chose to run in El Mirage to get a feel of it.

As a result, he recorded 107.052mph which was good for the Rookie Run. This announcement will be also on his Blog so, so please look forward to it.

1951 Mercury “Purple Reign” owned by Brian Omatsu.
Finished and painted by Kraftsman Autoworks

2023 Grand National Roadster Show

1st Place Radical Early Custom 1949-1954

2023 Sacramento Autorama

Custom D‘Elegance
Outstanding Paint

2023 West Coast Kustoms Cruisin’ Nationals

Top 5 Wild Kustom

Larry Watson Outstanding Paint

John D’Agostino Award Of Excellence

HCS 2023にやって来る予定です。

It will come to HCS2023.

やっと走る事が出来たSunny Yanoの報告は後日彼のBlogでお伝えします。

Sunny Yano was finally able to run, he will report on his Blog later.