The Mooneyes Street Car Nationals: Tokyo's Most Interesting Car Show [Gallery]
For more than 30 years, custom car fans of all types have been gathering in Tokyo, Japan for the Mooneyes Street Car Nationals, with the 2018 edition held at the familiar locale of Odaiba in Tokyo Bay.
While its roots may be in hot rods and other custom American cars, the Street Car Nationals—just like the Mooneyes brand itself—is enjoyed and supported by auto enthusiasts of all types. In fact, with over 1,200 cars, it's one of the most diverse car shows in Tokyo.
It’s at the Street Car Nationals where you’ll find ‘32 Ford Roadsters occupying the same space as airbagged Toyota Hiace vans, jacked up 4x4s and engine-swapped JDM classics, and that’s just scratching the surface.
The show had to be extra great this year, not just because of the perfect late spring weather, but because there’s a chance this might be the last Street Car Nationals as we know it.
With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics approaching, there’s been rapid construction all around the bay, and there’s a chance the parking lot where the SCN (and many other automotive events) are held might be redeveloped in the coming year. What will become of this popular show remains to be seen.
We have some more in-depth coverage of the 32nd Mooneyes Street Car Nationals coming soon, but in the meantime, feast your eyes on the extra-large gallery above that should give you an idea of just how much variety, and fun, is had at this event every year.