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Custom Motorcycles At Okie Dokie Race

Flat-tracking the vintage and custom bikes from the Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show

The Hot Rod Custom Show in Yokohama, Japan, is one of the most incredible custom shows in the world, bringing the best and wildest customs from all over the world to Japan for a one-day show. One glorious day of exhibiting everything, but for many of the people there, that’s a whole lot of work for just the one show day. So this year, Go Takamine of Bratstyle organized a flat-track race to coincide with the custom show, the Okie Dokie Race.

From choppers to minibikes and all sorts of bikes in between, everyone brought out their gorgeous motorcycles and threw them into the corners like they hadn’t put hundreds of hours into building and restoring them. It was incredible to see some of our favorite bikes from the show, and some of our favorite builders from the show, out there giving it their all. Something inherently mischievous and exciting about riding bikes in a manner so far from that which they were intended for.

Be sure to check out our gallery of our favorite bikes from the Mooneyes Yokohama show!

Rider at Okie Dokie Race

Riders came from all over the world to attend the HRCS and Okie Dokie races

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Big Scott from Cycle Zombies on his motorcycle

Big Scott from Cycle Zombies ready to ride

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motorcycles lined up in front of Bratstyle booth

There was plenty of eye candy in the pits, especially around the Bratstyle booth

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motorcycle rider in bratstyle gear grabbing checkered flag

A rider in Bratstyle gear catching the checkered flag after her win!

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rider in brown on Harley-Davidson

Another classic H-D ready for the tankshift class

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6 bend rabbit bars

Just your typical flat track racing 6-bend rabbit bars, right?

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flat track racers

Like the front helmet says, having fun was the main goal of everyone on the track, and one that was absolutely achieved

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bikes at Hot Rod Custom Show

Not your typical flat track racing bikes, but then again, there wasn't a whole lot of "typical," going on at the Hot Rod Custom Show

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Mack on motorcycle at starting line

Mack lining up at the starting line

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Mack on his winning Harley-davidson motorcycle

Mack on his winning H-D

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Mack waving the checkered flag after a win

Mack waving the checkered flag after a win

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motorcycle crash clean up

If nobody lays it down, they're not trying hard enough

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motorcycle spraying gasoline

Looks like someone lost a gas cap

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old flathead motorcycle racer

An old Flathead ready to race in the tankshift class

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blue panhead chopper

The molding and paint on this Panhead made us a little weak in the knees

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Racing gear variety

Attire ranged from classic gear that matched the bikes, to more modern, protective race gear

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So Cal style in Japan

Dickies and Vans–gotta love that SoCal style in Japan

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racers on the starting line

Racers on the starting line, ready to rumble

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Tankshift class set up at the starting line

Tankshift class set up at the starting line

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Trackside Harley-Davidson

Trackside H-D prepped and ready to race with the rider's hot shoe nearby

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turn of century motorcycle racing

Priceless turn of the century motorcycles being raced with little to no regard for their worth of historical significance–we love it!

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track prep before the race

West Ride's track prep before the race

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West Ride team ready to rock

The West Ride team ready to rock on an Indian Flathead

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