Yokohama Custom Show 2011Yokohama Custom Show 2011

Well, with its arrival signaling another year having whipped by (the Yokohama Custom show not Xmas that is) Speedtractor took a moment to reflect on progress for the last 365 days. Moment being a fitting descriptor, as the reflection took far less time than expected, mostly due to ambition having exceeded ability and available time more often than not.

We missed our goal of exhibiting this year, but after an afternoon drooling over the fruits of others labor, we decided all is not lost and that 2012 is the official year of the custom motorcycle pipe dream (again??).

So while we take stock and try to mastermind the first bold moves of the new year, enjoy a couple of substandard images from all the tasty treats on display last Sunday, both at the show and in the car park.

Neat little local speedway custom from a group in Tokyo featuring a cast alloy style tank.

Yokohama custom show really delivers, from the ride-in past hundreds of fans making every attendee part of the show, to the car park filled with a thousand plus modified motos, to the passion that oozes from the hot rods and modified bikes upstairs. Honestly if you can attend this show and not lose a night’s sleep from dreaming up what you’ll try and make next, you have wonder if you’re not dead already.

Yes, a tight little Harley we’d like to own (and ride the wheels off).

Kudos to the man who turns up to the Yokohama hot rod show on a ratty GS with dash of Sheene RG500, you know who you are and you rock!