Japan Yokohama Mooneyes Show. Chicara Best Of Show.

chicaraFriend Charlie Lecach from Freeway Magazine was in Japan in Yokohama, where he attended the 18th Annual Hot Rod Custom Show organized by Mooneyes. He tells me that there was no best of show winner in the car category, as no Hot Rod or Kustom Car seemed to come close to the quality of the “Galaxian”, last year’s big winner.

But there was a best of show winner in the motorcycle category. Chicara, from the AMD Championship fame, won the prize with his 1950 Meguro bike. This Japanese brand was bought by Kawasaki in 1964 and the first Kawasakis were actually rebadged Meguros. Chicara did a fantastic job on this 30 cubic inch OHV single, adapting a Linkert M-53 carb to it and creating a one off chassis. As always, in his typical minimalist boardtrack style.

10 Responses to “Japan Yokohama Mooneyes Show. Chicara Best Of Show.”

  1. 1 Dec 14th, 2009 at 8:22 am

    Beautiful art of work , like usually!

  2. 2 Dec 14th, 2009 at 9:55 am

    This man only builds true works of art

  3. 3 Dec 14th, 2009 at 10:41 am

    too bad the pick was taken infront of the polished diamond plate behind it. It kind of blends into the background.

  4. 4 Dec 14th, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Nice Style … nice work … nice art .. on wheels !

  5. 5 Dec 14th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Art or not, over price or not, good for ride or not, this bikes blow up my brain.
    Hope see more bikes from Hot Rod Custom Show.
    This guys have a unique style.

  6. 6 Dec 14th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Oh boy…this masterpiece work is so breathtaking! Congratulations Chicara!

  7. 7 Dec 15th, 2009 at 7:23 am

    definitively, there is big differences between american style, japanese and european. Everyone are beautifull, each in his own way. You cannot compare a blonde with a brunnete or asian girl. I love them. The bike I mean 🙂
    Nelu Banica

  8. 8 Curt! Dec 15th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Very nice piece of art. I can only imitation the amount of time and expense this took to create. It would be a nice addition to anyone’s library or den.

  9. 9 Curt! Dec 15th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Dang, spell checker… I meant Imagine

  10. 10 Dec 17th, 2009 at 10:12 am

    This would be the trip of a lifetime to see Japan and these beautifully unique bikes.

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