There is nothing like the sheer magnificence of the Mooneyes show. Take 400 of the nicest Knucks, Pans, Shovels, and Ironheads on the planet, then combine them with another 200 of the most excellently constructed Japanese and British bikes and you have a recipe for the best indoor bike show the world has ever seen.
This one-day only event is located in the city of Yokohama. On this event’s 20-year anniversary it saw 15,000-plus visitors pass its entry gates. Many of the attendees ride in and manage to fill up the Pacifico Yokohama convention center’s underground parking structure to the total of 2,000 bikes making the outside show just as impactful as what is inside. Yes, this event is the undisputed Mecca of custom motorcycles.
This year the invitees along with their latest two-wheeled creations from the USA were Salinas Boys Cole Foster and Aaron Elliot, Old Gold’s Dan Collins, Mark Drews, Kutty Noteboom, Gabe Griffin, Shinya Kimura, Small City Cycles, So Cal Speed Shop, as well as Scott Craig and Shawn Donahue from Bronsonville. Artists such as Jeff Decker, The Harpoon, Keith Weesner, The Pizz, and Max Grundy were also imported to show off their various talents.
The five days we at Street Chopper spent in the land of the rising sun was a whirlwind of bikes, beers, and bento boxes, so we are going to let the pictures fill these pages rather than more redundant adjectives about just how stellar this show was.
You can also check out 100s more photos of the event on streetchopperweb.com that we couldn’t fit in these pages. STC