#Hcs2018 Roll in Video's and meeting new friends. Meet @shinichi19680802 "Shin" and @mooneyes816 "Yuka" We only started messaging recently. But they both have been so nice and thoughtful. We were excited to meet. Atfter a long wait in line. We were their first stop when they got into the venue. I sent a photo and they walked straight over. We didn't have much time together. But it's Amazing what a difference shaking someone hand can do. Languages may be different but the feeling that some one truly cares can easily be translated by a hand shake. We stayed in touch while we were in Yokohama and now we will continue. They both made sure to check on us and prepare us. Telling us what to expect and to be safe. It was a genuine feeling of concern for our safe return home. More time will be needed the next time we meet with Shin &Yuka. Thank you @ssss_521_ssss #hrcs2018#mooneyejp for bringing so many people together & @islandgreaser as well as @mooneyes_hawaii for the recommendations & all the support in making this trip possible
A total must read Long but Awesome !#vkjmotorsports#Hcs2018 experience. The show was incredible.... But even more so was the overall experience and meeting friends/family. Please meet one of our newest family members Watanabe San. We have messaged about 6 months on Instagram. He has been extremely supportive of #vkjmotorsports . He has a stack of our stickers and occasionally mails out a few to others in Japan. As #Hcs2018 approached. We both knew there would be language barriers. I explained to him our #carculture is a universal language.. We were both excited to meet @mooncafe_coffeeshop for lunch. Watanabe has been going to @mooneyesjp and the cafe from the early years since they have opened. He has never had the opportunity to meet Mr Sagunuma "Shige. We were able to get Shige "The Owner from Moon "to autographed a sign made out to Watanabe as a gift to commemorate our meeting in person. Photos don't do this any justice. It was a very special moment. It was expressed that this day will never be forgotten. He pulled the sign close to his chest and was completely moved. He refers to this sign as a something he will always cherish and keep in the family as a Heirloom to pass down. I have messaged and talked to Shige numerous times about the the show. He looks at the show as a Reunion. It was explained to me. People come from all over the world. You meet and make new friends and each year more and more. Friends and Families grow. You get to a point that no matter where you travel you know someone. Thank you @ssss_521_ssss This was very evident as the days moved forward and friendships were made. Days after our meeting while on Instagram Watanabe expressed how great it was to meet and he felt that this has gone beyond a Friendship and he Believes we are now Family. So with that being said i will close for now. I am Honored to say. Watanabe San We are Happy to call you Family!!🤙from Maui Hawaii
#Hcs2018 ... Going slowly with the post... Lots to see. Gotta absorb it all in. More stories coming. Some True Heartfelt moments to share with our Instagram friends we met to be posted soon.
When they said it's a incredible show they were telling the truth Thank you @islandgreaser & @mooneyes_hawaii
Pre Party continuation #vkjmotorsports &@jeeperscreepers808 trying to absorb it all in @ #Hcs2018 or as some say #hrcs2018 . Lots of first this year . More stories and tons of photos coming. Stay tuned and as always #gowithmoon
Pre Party #hrcs2018 We were Special guest of #mooneyejp Thanks you to @ssss_521_ssss . Everything was on point. #hawaii , #vkjmotorsports & @jeeperscreepers808 was in the house of #Hcs2018 . Making friends meeting people like @n.k_crown & @porsche917k . We got our Mooneyes Sake collector cups. Thank you @mooneyes_hawaii & @wildrodguerrero for all the suggestions and guidance in making our trip most memorable
Meeting new friends. This is @littletree_95 ... Almost 10 months ago. I reached out to a fan of Mooneyes in Japan on Instagram. I noticed his Moon S-10. Although he didn't speak much English nor myself any Japanese. He was more than willing to help me. We would be visiting @mooneyesjp & @mooncafe_coffeeshop and wanted to create a #vkjmotorsports poster as a Thank you to @ssss_521_ssss . We wanted to use Kanji. Jun as I know him now did as much as he could to help. We delivered the poster to #mooneyejp Victoria signed a poster and in exchange Shige autographed a poster to bring home to Maui At the time I couldn't get a address from Jun to mail him a Thank you. Ten months later I shaked the hand of my new friend. He drove almost 3 hours to reach Yokohama and after a additional 3 hours of standing in line we got to meet. His daughter was so very helpful and assisted with communication. They were both a joy to meet. As you can tell by the smiles. #carculture is a #universallanguage . Our Circle is getting Bigger and the world is getting Smaller !! Pass it on #Teachouryouth#Hcs2018#Hrcs2018 Rocks!! Thank you again @littletree_95 and @ssss_521_ssss
#Yokohama city #yokohamamooneyesshow#Hcs2018 Day one with #mooneyejp#hrcs2018 We usually keep the page centered around the #vkjmotorsports build. The next week or so we will share stories of meeting new friends building friendships and some incredible workmanship from around the world. Hang on and enjoy the ride people. Everything from mild to wild and some what unexplainable 👍@ssss_521_ssss If you know you know. This is a individual who can make you feel at home halfway around the world. Some how he finds time for everyone. Thank you Shige!
First stop@ #Hcs2018 Victoria did a #vkjmotorsports painting to be hand delivered to Uncle Shige. Thank you @ssss_521_ssss @mooneyesjp Feeling Incredibly Grateful to have met such a Amazing Individual. #forevermemories
Yokohama #Hcs2018 Prep..... This what happens when you are Born & Raised on Maui and you hear it might be 20 degree highs and possibly below 10 degrees @night. #vkjmotorsports had to ditch the Polo Dry fit shirts and do the last minute #vkjmotorsports Jackets.
A Special Thank you @kreative_kustomz for getting some last minute Jackets together. Checkout Kevin for your Graphic, Stickers and Apparel needs.