This Sunday, December 3rd, the Pacifico Yokohama Convention Center will be swarming with hot rod, custom car, and vintage motorcycle activity for the 2017 Hot Rod Custom Show (HCS). Now in its 26th year, the HCS brings builders and enthusiasts from around the globe to Yokohama for an event unlike any other.

It's that time again! The Hot Rod Custom Show returns to Yokohama for another exciting year. As part of the Taste of Deuce display, Moon has shipped over Tom Malloy's big-block-powered '32 from the United States. It's pictured here after its overseas voyage.

It’s that time again! The Hot Rod Custom Show returns to Yokohama for another exciting year. As part of the Taste of Deuce display, Moon has shipped over Tom Malloy’s big-block-powered ’32 from the United States. It’s pictured here after its overseas voyage.

With 300 cars, 650 motorcycles and more than 16,000 attendees, HCS is Japan’s biggest show. For 2017, owner Shige Suganuma and the Mooneyes team are celebrating the 85th anniversary of the ’32 Ford with “Taste of Deuce”—a 32-car display paying homage to a hot rodding icon. Thirty-one of those Deuces are from Japan, while one particular three-window, Tom Malloy’s “Mooneyes Special,” has already been shipped over from the United States.

 

Allan Clark of Red Top, California, treated his '59 El Camino to a wealth of custom touches. The top has been chopped three inches, the bed shortened six inches and the lights frenched front and rear. Molded side coves and hood scoop lend extra custom flair.

Allan Clark of Red Top, California, treated his ’59 El Camino to a wealth of custom touches. The top has been chopped three inches, the bed shortened six inches and the lights frenched front and rear. Molded side coves and hood scoop lend extra custom flair.

 

Moon is also showcasing ’59-’87 El Caminos in their “Gracious Pickups” display, and they’ve shipped over Allan Clark’s radical custom ’59 as a featured vehicle. And that’s only the beginning; Coby Gewertz’s “Van Go” Econoline and the Winfield/Wheels Unlimited-built “Invisible Sabre” will be joining the fun out on the show floor. From far-out customs to beach-racing traditional hot rods, the HCS covers it all.

Even though it’s a Sunday-only event, it’s filled with non-stop action. Live bands, “Color the Temptation” custom paint contest, celebrity guests and more—Yokohama is the place to be this weekend. “It’s not just a show in Japan,” says Mooneyes President Chico Kodama. “It’s a world-level show.” For more information, click here

Stay tuned to our Instagram for live updates from the 2017 HCS. If you’re there, make sure to include #roddersjournal for a chance to be featured on our feed.

A collaboration between Gene Winfield and Japan's Wheels Unlimited, the "Invisible Sabre" '65 Buick will be in attendance this Sunday. A signature Winfield fade and ground-hugging stance drive home the mid-'60s custom look.

A collaboration between Gene Winfield and Japan’s Wheels Unlimited, the “Invisible Sabre” ’65 Buick will be in attendance this Sunday. A signature Winfield fade and ground-hugging stance drive home the mid-’60s custom look.

 

Coby Gewertz is responsible for not only the pocket-sized Church magazine, but also "Van Go"—one of the wildest custom vans we have ever laid eyes on. Click the photo to see the Econoline—as well as all the other invitees—in action in the 2017 HCS Demo Reel.

Coby Gewertz is responsible for not only the pocket-sized Church magazine, but also “Van Go”—one of the wildest custom vans we have ever laid eyes on. Click the photo to see the Econoline—as well as all the other invitees—in action in the 2017 HCS Demo Reel.

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