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 petrol head heaven.

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. The vehicles were labors of love.

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.

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.

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!

28th Yokohama Custom Hot Rod Show photo gear:

  • Camera body: Fujifilm X-T2
  • Lens: Fujifilm XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR

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