MOON Bike Show Sweden 2015

sweden2015-00MOONEYES Sweden held their annual MOON Bike Show on March 7, 2015 in Avesta, Sweden.
Hank from MOONEYES Sweden sent photo highlights and said, “The quality of bikes was awesome and we are getting more and more premiere showings of new built bikes for the year.”

He added, “We also broke the record again on spectators, and we are noticing that people are coming from further and further away.”

Here are photos from this year’s show:
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MOONEYES Event Schedule 2015

2015 Event Schedule

Mooneyes is scheduled to be at the following events this year:
*dates and schedule may change without notice. Please confirm dates with the official event.

JANUARY
JAN 10 – THE RHYTHM COLLISION – Riverside, Ca
JAN 18 – POMONA SWAP MEET – Pomona, CA
JAN 23-25 – GRAND NATIONAL ROADSTER SHOW – Pomona, CA

FEBRUARY
FEB 5-8 – NHRA WINTERNATIONALS – Pomona, CA
FEB 22 – LONG BEACH CYCLE SWAP – Long Beach, CA

MARCH
MAR 1 – POMONA SWAP MEET – Pomona, CA
MAR 5-8 – MARCH MEET – Bakersfield, CA
MAR 29 – LONG BEACH CYCLE SWAP – Long Beach, CA

APRIL
APR 3-5 – VIVA LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas, NV
APR 10-12 – GOODGUYS MEGUIAR’S 15th DEL MAR NATIONALS – Del Mar Fairground, CA
APR 11 – HIPPY KILLER HOEDOWN – Hemet, CA
APR 19 – POMONA SWAP MEET – Pomona, CA
APR 24-26 – NSRA Western Street Rod Nationals Plus – Bakersfield, CA
APR 26 – LONG BEACH CYCLE SWAP – Long Beach, CA

MAY
MAY 10 – LONG BEACH SWAP MEET – Long Beach, CA
MAY 22-24 – WEST COAST KUSTOMS 34TH ANNUAL CRUISIN’ NATIONALS – Santa Maria, CA

JUNE
JUN 7 – POMONA SWAP MEET – Pomona, CA
JUN 20-21 – L.A. ROADSTER SHOW – Pomona, CA
JUN 27-28 – BORN-FREE 7 – Silverado, CA
JUN 28 – LONG BEACH CYCLE SWAP – Long Beach, CA

JULY
JUL 11 – MOONEYES OPEN HOUSE – Santa Fe Springs, CA
JUL 26 – LONG BEACH CYCLE SWAP – Long Beach, CA

AUGUST
AUG 2 – LONG BEACH SWAP MEET – Long Beach, CA
AUG 8-14 – BONNEVILLE SPEED WEEK – Wendover, UT
AUG 21-23 – GOODGUYS 29TH WEST COAST NATIONALS – Pleasanton, CA

SEPTEMBER
SEP 5 – PRIMER NATIONALS – Ventura, CA
SEP 4-6 – GREAT LABOR DAY CRUISE – Costa Mesa, CA
SEP 26 – CRUISE FOR A CURE CAR SHOW – Costa Mesa, CA
SEP 27 – LONG BEACH CYCLE SWAP – Long Beach, CA
SEP 29-OCT 02 – BONNEVILLE WORLD FINAL – Wendover, UT

OCTOBER
OCT 11 – LONG BEACH SWAP MEET – Long Beach, CA
OCT 16-18 – NHRA HOT ROD REUNION – Bakersfield, CA
OCT 25 – LONG BEACH CYCLE SWAP – Long Beach, CA

NOVEMBER
NOV 3-6 – SEMA SHOW – Las Vegas, NV
NOV 8 – LONG BEACH SWAP MEET – Long Beach, CA
NOV 12-15 – 51ST ANNUAL AUTO CLUB NHRA FINALS – Pomona, CA
NOV 20-22 – GOODGUYS 18TH SOUTHWEST NATIONALS – Scottsdale, AZ

DECEMBER
DEC 6 – 24TH ANNUAL YOKOHAMA HOT ROD CUSTOM SHOW – Yokohama, Japan
DEC 6 – POMONA SWAP MEET – Pomona, CA
DEC 12 – MOONEYES XMAS PARTY SHOW & DRAG – Irwindale, CA
DEC 27 – LONG BEACH CYCLE SWAP – Long Beach, CA

New Year’s Holiday Hours

The MOONEYES Shop in Santa Fe Springs will be closed on specific days during the New Year’s holiday. If you have any questions, please contact us via email or call.

* New Year’s Holiday Hours *
New Year’s Eve (12/31/2014) 8:00AM to 12 Noon
New Year’s Day (01/01/2015) CLOSED
(Fri) January 2, 2015 through (Sat) January 3, 2015 CLOSED for inventory

We will resume regular business hours from (Mon) January 5, 2015.

Thank you for your understanding.
MOONEYES STAFF

MOONEYES XMAS Party Show & Drag 2014

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MOONEYES annual Show & Drag at Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, CA
Cars, bikes, vendor booths, live music, pinup contest, art auction and more.
General Show & Drag event information:
MOONEYES XMAS PARTY Show & Drag 2014
IRWINDALE SPEEDWAY – 500 SPEEDWAY DR, IRWINDALE, CA 91706
SHOWTIME: DEC. 13, 2014, GATE OPENS at 6:00AM
GENERAL ADMISSION: $5.00 per person over 12 years old.
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SHOW CAR Registration:
All show cars are limited to pre 1965 model years.
PREREGISTRATION ENTRY FEE: $20.00 includes 1 car and 2 persons.
Registration Entry Fee at the gate (at show) is $40.00 (1 car & 2 persons)
Motorcycles are $15.00 Preregistration or at the gate.

Entry forms:
– SHOW CAR Entry Form
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DRAG RACE Registration:
RUN WHATCHA BRUNG! Test your car & your skills!
Drag cars are limited to pre 1969 model years.
NHRA SAFETY RULES APPLY. CARS MUST PASS ON-SITE INSPECTION PRIOR TO RACING.

– DRAG RACE Registration
(CLOSED)
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VENDOR BOOTH APPLICATIONS & CAR REGISTRATIONS:
Show & Drag Registration forms, as well as the Vendor Booth Application form, are available for download below. PDF reader is required to view the documents.

Please print the document, fill out the form completely and send it in. Our address and related information are on the form. For any specific questions, please contact us at sales@mooneyes.com or by calling (562) 944-6311.

Vendor Registration period: (CLOSED)
START: WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
DEADLINE: SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22, 2014
*Registrations may end early without any notice, depending on space available.

– Vendor Booth Application
(REMOVED) Sorry, vendor space is full.
Thank you for your registration!
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Pin-up Contest is handled by Mitzi & Co. There is a deadline and space is limited. Please contact them for details.
Homepage: http://www.mitziandco.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mitziandcophotography
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PLEASE COME EARLY TO GUARANTEE A PARKING SPACE
Preregistration does not guarantee a parking space. Although we do have reserved sections for the car show entries, all parking is based on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early to secure a parking space.
Gate opens by 6AM.

Parking is managed by Irwindale Speedway. Once the parking lot is declared full, the gate will be closed and no vehicles will be permitted into the parking area until an official confirms an open space. MOONEYES does not have any control over the parking situation. We apologize for the trouble and any inconvenience this may cause.

Please Note:
THE PARKING LOT IS NORMALLY OVER CAPACITY BY 7:30AM.
Please do not setup tents in open spaces or block empty spaces. Please cooperate with the parking lot attendants at all times. After all, they are just doing their job.

Come early, park early, take it easy and enjoy a fine day at the show!

Thank you very much. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation regarding the parking situation.
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Bonneville SpeedWeek Course Condition Report

7/30/2014 (http://scta-bni.org/)
Bonneville SpeedWeek Course Condition Report
To All SpeedWeek Competitors: Updated

As previously noted the SCTA has been monitoring the weather and conditions at Bonneville. We received two reports from the salt in the last 24 hours. There was rain in the area yesterday and some dropped on the BSF. The good news is that the light rain created a few puddles and the courses still looked good. The forecast for the BSF is not showing any chance of rain before next week and that is noted for Monday only. Warm weather and light winds will help to dry the racecourses. There has been sporadic rain since then but nothing significant and the courses are holding up well. SCTA officials will start course conditioning Saturday August 2nd, 2014 and will start giving daily reports from the salt via our SCTA-BNI website and Facebook.

The new Bonneville Course Conditioner (commercial grade wheel packer) has arrived in Wendover and we will be putting it through its paces right away. We wish to thank a few great donors (most wishing to remain anonymous) that have stepped up to assist with the purchase of the new Bonneville Course Conditioner; your donations are very appreciated by the SCTA-BNI, USFRA and all of the BSF competitors.

See you at SpeedWeek!

Regards,
Scott C. Andrews
SCTA President/Chief Timer

Bonneville Speed Week 2014

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Bonneville Speed Week 2014
August 9 through 15, 2014 at Wendover, Utah. MOONEYES will be there with our vendor trailer. As a result, MOONEYES shop in Santa Fe Springs will be closed from August 8-11, 2014 and will reopen on Tuesday August 12. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.
Hope to see you on the salt!

European Hot Rod Custom Show 2014

Image I was pleased to find out that I would get a chance to return to Chimay Belgium for the 2nd European Hot Rod & Custom Show. I attended the 1st show two years ago and was looking forward to going back, this time my wife Leslie and I would be representing Mooneyes USA.

After a couple 5 hour flights we arrived in Brussels Thursday morning. We had a little time to take in a few sights as we headed down to Chimay. We arrived there in the early afternoon and immediately headed over to the show grounds to see how things were going. It looked like everything was going great, the tents were all up, and many of the vendors were already set up. The weather was perfect, about 70 degrees and a slight breeze. I was hoping to catch up with Kobus but he was out running errands. We headed over to our Hotel, checked in and got dinner.

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photo-605 photo-602 Friday morning we woke up feeling pretty good but noticed it got a little cloudy outside. Leslie checked the weather on her I-phone and it looked bad!” It says it’s going to rain all weekend” Yikes, we didn’t pack for that! We headed over to the show grounds and met up with Shige and the group from Mooneyes Japan. We didn’t have much to set up as we would only be putting out a couple tables this year and selling shirts. The “MOONSTER” was already there and would be displayed in our booth during the show. Vendors were not selling on Friday so we just checked things out and then headed out and planned dinner. We met with Kobus for dinner and got a chance to talk with a lot of his helpers and other guest, they were happy to see that MOONEYES would be at the show again.

photo-600 photo-599 Saturday morning we headed over to the show right after breakfast. The camping section was different then the last show and I was surprised to see how many people were there camping. It was colder than Friday and cloudy but it had not rained yet. We got the booth opened at about nine and had vistors coming in as soon as we opened, The MOONSTER was a hit and the shirts started selling well. At about 11 o’clock the first rain hit and it hit hard. I felt bad for Kobus and his gang, all the work they had done ruined by this rain. I was wrong, I don’t think anybody left. In fact the number of people seemed to still be growing, I guess they have become used to it. We got a chance to walk around and check things out. The cars ranged from aircooled VWs, hot rods, customs, trucks, muscle cars and lots of drag cars. The drag cars were not put away when it started raining, they paraded them around the grounds several times during the day, just were not able to race. Mooneyes was well represented there with the vendors, we had several of our European dealers there including; Jackhammer from the UK, Dr. Low Tuning shop from The Netherlands, Signzz from Germany and Goodies and Family from France. They all seemed busy despite the rain and I was told by a few of them that they did a lot more in sales then the first show.

photo-601 DSC_0078 They do a great job of keeping everyone entertained at this show. Bands play throughout the day in a big tent, they had a Motorcycle circle of death show that packed in the crowds all day. The burnout contest area was busy with cars and bikes doing burnouts and doughnuts all day. Sunday was pretty much the same with a small patch of no rain in the morning allowing some drag racing to take place.

I think this show was a success and hopefully it will continue and grow. We sold out of everything we brought and had a great time visiting with customers and friends that we rarely get to see. Hopefully we will continue to attend this show and it turns into a must attend show for all of Europe.

Thank You,
Bob
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MOON NOOZ Refresh

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Thank you for your patience and time
Sincerely,
MOONEYES TEAM

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Speed Week 2013 Report by Chico Kodama

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Like every year, we think we are ready and should have good running. But often times things don’t go as you planned. We had everything loaded and departed for our 12 hour trip at midnight on Aug 8th. Pretty smooth sailing all the way. Made couple of usual stops and we are on the salt at noon. Staked out the pit and went for tech inspection. Here too, no problem. By 5:00pm, we were out of there.

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speedweek1310 speedweek1311Since we were done with inspection, we didn’t have much to do on Friday other than change the tires, adjust the valves and get ready for tomorrow. We found out our car was on the event T-shirt. That’s a quite an Honor!

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Saturday was the driver’s meeting at 9:00am. This year, we had Kid Rocker and his wife (they came to Bonneville for their Honeymoon), so I had them cruise course. They were excited to see and drive on the race course.

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Since the record was bumped up to 231.959mph (373.3km/h) last October, I had my work cutout for me. We got in line for a run. At 12:37pm, I made my first run. Course was very slippery and rough. Took it easy and started to get on it around half mile off the start line. Went through all the gears and as soon as I got into top gear, it started to come around me. 188mph at 3 mile marker. You are simply on for the ride.

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When you spin, you have to go back through Tech inspection again to make sure the car is safe to go for more runs. Got that out of the way, but the wind started to kick up, so we called it a day.

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Sunday, after checking data logger we found out there was a problem with recording and no record. We checked the spark plugs and it looked brand new, so we decided to run it lean it a little. There was hardly anybody running. Bad salt and wind. We went for another run. It was sluggish. No power. Got passed 3 mile marker and all of a sudden, ther was a “big bang” and I knew I popped the burst plate off the blower. Pulled the chute and slowed down. Then patrol came and yelled, “Stop!” He said I was on fire and told me to discharge my fire extinguisher, so I did.

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Both (Fred had 2 burst plates: one at the blower pop off box and one at the manifold) burst plates popped and the manifold side got a little hot and burned a little paint.

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We changed both burst plates and decided to richen up a little and go run it. It was around 3 or 4 in the afternoon. We went for another run, but as I tried to take off from the push truck, it just wouldn’t go nowhere. Motor wouldn’t rev up and it was making weird noises, so I aborted the run.

speedweek1327Came back to the pit and checked things out and we decided that the coupler that runs the blower broke. That’s something I didn’t have a spare of. This was the end of our Speed Week 2013 challenge.

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Since it was only Monday, we left the vending trailer behind and headed back to Santa Fe Springs.

We pulled the motor out and apart and found the chain that holds the coupler was binding. That’s what was making noise. Coupler is fine. We’ll put the motor back together and look forward to the World Final at Bonneville in October.

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