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The 28th Yokohama Custom Hot Rod Show Report

In 2019, I attended the 28th Yokohama Custom Hot Rod Show.  The venue was Pacifico Yokohama.  Amazing cars, great people, good music and big beards filled the event.  It was petrolhead heaven.

yellow hot rod with exposed engine

Simply speaking, the cars were incredible.  The amount of time that went into creating them must be astounding.  You could see the love and care that went into them.  And I bet their builders spent a lot of time looking for suitable parts or having them made too.

Strongers Three car at
Greasy Kids Factory Ford Fairlane
classic red hot rod

People had come from far and wide to attend it.  And I’m not only talking about Japanese people.  Many had come from overseas.  Quite a few had even come to display cars.  Everyone had two things in common.  One was that they had big beards and/or huge sideburns!  The other was that they were very friendly.


As for the best car?  That is a tricky question to answer.  I saw a lot there I like, motorbikes and caravans included.  But if you twisted my arm and forced an answer, I’d probably say a red and white Ford Fairlane made by the Greasy Kids Factory.  It was immaculate and very cool.

orange hot rod
KUSTOMSTYLE at 28th Yokohama Custom Hot Rod Show
DMC DeLorean Risky Business at 28th Yokohama Custom Hot Rod Show

It was one cool hot rod among many!  But Pacifico was so huge that I couldn’t see everything.  It doesn’t matter because the show was so good.  I hope it gets more exposure as events like this can boost Tokyo tourism.

Hot Rod motor bikes in Yokohama
blue chevrolet

And lastly, I’d like to thank the people who allowed me to take their pictures on the day. I appreciated it very much!  By the way, I went to the preparation day as well, so please check out those photos too

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