27 January, 2015
I must apologise for being so slack lately. I finally got around to wrapping up my Japan trip and promised a follow up post for the Mooneyes Hot Rod Show but that was weeks ago. Although, slack isn't really the right word. I haven't really been slack, I've just been really busy with other things. My full time job has been REALLY busy lately plus I've been hitting the gym heaps so I haven't had a lot of spare time. Hopefully things should be calming down now so you can expect more regular posts from now on. Yay! Anyway, you've had to wait long enough so without further ado - the Mooneyes Hot Rod & Custom Show!!
We started the day early to have maximum time to enjoy all the amazing cars and it's lucky we did, because the line up was already way out the door when we arrived - and that was for people who'd already picked up their tickets! Still, things moved pretty quickly and it wasn't long before we were entering the Pacific Convention Centre. The sight that greeted us was amazing, with candy coloured cars and shiny chrome glinting from all angles. It was like the Willy Wonka Factory of Hot Rods - basically, heaven!
We made sure we picked up the limited edition, event-only rat fink metal key ring before they sold out and then we were off. I was like a kid busting for a wee, I couldn't keep my feet still as we stood, so eager to get up close to these marvels of machinery and metal flake. To be honest, I felt like I could have peed my pants haha I was so excited to be there and at every corner we turned there was always something to make me gasp. There were show boats and ratters, customs and cruisers, bikes and builds, vans and vee dubs. They even a little smart car haha They say a picture says a thousand words, so I'll let them do the talking because lets face it, when it comes to eye candy like that I just can't bare to interrupt.
Also, I got to meet Gene Winfield which was amazing!! He is such a lovely guy and it was so cool to see such a legend being so friendly with everyone. It's clear how much he has inspired generations of hot rodders.
This was the smart car from Hawaii. I've included this one so we can all have a laugh. I'd just like it to be known that I'm actually sitting on the front seat here and that I'm not actually that much of a midget.
It was an amazing day and we ran into quite a few familiar faces which was nice. The boys stayed right up until close but Vicki and I nicked back to the hotel for a nice hot shower and a quick spruce up, ready for a night out with a bunch of the Aussies. It's definitely the best show I've ever been to and I can't wait to go back. Fingers crossed we'll be at the one next year - the 25th Anniversary show!