As the regional Christmas Parades are upon us, VW drivers/owners are encourage to participate in the festivities.  You do NOT need to be a resident of that particular town.  Just show up at the staging area, begin decorating, and jump into the line-up. 

First off is a night parade in Kalihi on Friday, 11/25/2016.  Interested revelers should meet at Kalihi Union Church ~4:30pm to decorate and line-up for the 6:30pm start.  kalihi16On Saturday, 12/3/2016 at 9:00am is the Mililani Christmas Parade.  Meet up at MIlilani High School Stadium ~8:00am to decorate and line-up for the 9:00am start. It will start at Mililani High School Stadium at Kipapa Dr., past Mililani Shopping Center, onto Moenamanu St., onto Kuahelani Ave., onto Meheula Pkwy., onto Lanikuhana Ave., to finish at Town Center of Mililani between Ruby Tuesday and Assagios.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOn Sunday, 12/4/2016 at 4:00pm is the Pearl City Christmas Parade.  Meet at Momilani Elementary School ~2:30pm to decorate and line-up for the 4:00pm start.  The Pearl City Christmas Parade ends at Pearl City Shopping Ctr. where there will be Cruz Nite by Bleizn FX.  Parade participants will have priority into the cordoned-off Cruz Nite are at the 76 gas station.  Advise Sal as soon as feasible if you inend to particpate.

presentation1On Friday, 12/9/2016 at 6:00pm is Haleiwa Town Christmas Parade.  Meet at Weed Circle ~4:30pm to decorate and line-up for the 6:00pm start.  It will start at Weed Circle, to Kamehameha Hwy., thru Haleiwa Town, to end at Haleiwa Beach Park.

dscn2049Waianae Coast Christmas Parade:  Saturday, 10:00am, 12/10/2016.  Meet at Waianae Boat Harbor ~8:30am to decorate and line-up for the 10:00am start.  It will start at Waianae Boat Harbor, to Farrington Hwy., to end at Waianae Mall.

1924344_10203078187379556_7650894597306845711_nEwa Beach Lions Club Christmas Parade:  Saturday, 10:00am, 12/17/2016. Meet at Ilima Intermediate School ~8:30am to decorate and line-up for the 10:00am start.  It will start at Ilima Intermediate School Parking Lot, to Ft. Weaver Rd., to Kuhina St., to Hanakahi St., to North Rd., to Ft. Weaver Rd., to end at Ilima Intermediate School Parking Lot.

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VeeDubs meet-up at Pearl City Walmart lot on Sunday, Nov. 27th, and roll-out ~9:00amTOYS4TOTS16Toys for Tots began in 1947 when Major Bill Hendricks, USMCR and a group of Marine Reservists in Los Angeles, California collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children.  The idea came from Bill’s wife, Diane, who had hand crafted a Raggedy Ann doll and asked her husband to deliver the doll to an organization in Los Angeles which would give it to a needy child.  When Bill determined that no agency existed, Diane told Bill that he should start one – he did.  The 1947 campaign was so successful that the Marine corps adopted Toys for Tots in 1948 and expanded it into a nationwide campaign.  That year, Marine Corps Reserve units across the nation conducted Toys for Tots campaigns in each community in which a Reserve unit was located.  Marine have conducted successful nationwide campaigns at Christmas each year since 1948.

The iconic “train logo” was designed in 1948 by none other that Walt Disney; that logo is still in use today.  Disney also designed the first Toys for Tots posted used to promote the nationwide program.

Numerous recording artists and stars of stage and screen have lent their talents to the Toys for Tots campaigns over the years.  Nat “King” Cole, Peggy Lee, and Vic Damone recorded the Toys for Tots song written by Sammy Fain and Paul Webster in 1956.  Bob Hope, John Waye, Doris Day, Lorrie Morgan, Tim Allen, Jim Nabors and Kenny Rogers are but a few of the long list of celebrities who have given their time and talent to promote Toys for Tots.  First Lady Nancy Reagan served as a national spokesperson during President Reagan’s presidency.  First Lady Barbara Bush served as the national spokesperson in 1992 and in her autobiography names Toys for Tots as one of her favorite charities.

Through the gift of a shiny new toy, the Marine Toys for Tots Campaign provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children who might otherwise be overlooked this holiday season.  Your donations help give children recognition, confidence and positive memory for a lifetime.

Throughout the 68 years of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, Marine have distributed more that 370 million toys to more than 173 million needy children nationwide.  Since 1996 alone, Marines here in Hawaii have collected more that 700,000 toys and more than $400,000 which went to make the holidays brighter for nearly 500,000 of Hawaii’s less fortunate keiki.  Last year 28,000 new toys were collected and distributed to 23,000 less fortunate children of Oahu.  Every toy and every dollar collected here in Hawaii to buy toys stay here in Hawaii.

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Connie Mitchell, Executive Director for the Institute for Human Services (IHS) and Todd Matsumoto, President of The VW Club of Hawaii wish to thank all the participants time, donation in making this 6th annual event another huge success.  Thank you to Vintage VW Club of Hawaii, Westside Kaahui Braddahood, Hawaiian VW Outlaws, Der Perle Stadt Kreuzers, and our water cooled brothers Team Foreign Objects for giving to the IHS keikisThank you to Gordon & Carol and Cheriece Ortiz, and Richard & Leilani Carvalho.  Congratulations to Mililani’s Eldin Tomas for whoopin’ away with the Director’s Choice Trophy.

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Eldin Tomas, ’67 Sunroof, Mililani, Hawaiian VW Outlaws


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The Vintage VW Club of Hawaii 2017 Swap Meet schedule is as follows:

February 12, May 15, August 14, November 11, 201

Normally, scheduled start time is 8:00 am and is open through around 1:00pm.  Recommend get there at dusk for first opportunity.  At Waimalu Elem. School 98-825 Moanalua Rd., Aiea, HI 96701.  (hover and click on address for map)  Sellers fee is only $5.00.  Buyers entry fee is $free.99.


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Shaka Show-n-Shine date and location has been set —

Aina Moana parking lot at Magic Island Ala Moana Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii

7:00 am – 5:00pm, Sunday, September 3, 2017

FB_IMG_1474003199957Pix by Travis Turbeville of Richard Carvalho’s 21-Window.

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BEST OF SHOW:  Tracie & Joey Kekoa – ’61 Convertible Bug


1ST : Ed and Pat Villaruel – ’57 Black Baby Window

2nd: Lazarus Flores – ’56 Baby Window

3rd: Barton Ganigan – ’56 Black Baby Window


1st: Mike M. – 57 Coral Red Baby Window Ragtop

2nd: Roy Tampon – ’57 Orange Baby Window

3rd: Aaron Silva – ’56 Yellow Baby Window


1st: Richard Jones – ’66 Red ‘Vert Bug

2nd: Brian Vollert – ’56 Gold ‘Vert Bug


1st: Tracie & Joey Kekoa – ’61 Purple ‘Vert Bug

2nd: Sixto Amian – ’57 Black ‘Vert Bug

3rd: Randy L. Perez – ’67 ‘ Vert Grey Bug


1st: Walter Horton – ’62 Blue

2nd: Travis Turbeville – ’64 Ruby Red

3rd: Royce Makaea – ’58 Gray


1st: Alfredo Decierdo -64 Bahama Blue

2nd: Eldin Tomas – ’67 Grey Sunroof

3rd: Randy Makahanaloa – ‘SIK RAT’


1st: Tano Salvador – ’67 Black

2nd: Irene Ramiro – ’64 Candy Red

3rd: Mike Roth ’68 Silver and Arlene Eliazar ‘ 61 Torquise


1st: Alan Agor – ’57 Dove Blue 11-Window

2nd: Nico Wunnicke  – ’66 Single Cab


1st: Rick Hare – ’65 ‘1KOMBI’

2nd: Steven Castillo – ’66 11-Window Ragtop

3rd: Anthony Fajota – ’67 21-Window


1st: Tony & Stella Smith – ’60 DC

2nd: Sean Viernes – ’62 DC

3rd: Kevin Meyer – ’63 DC


1st: Josiah Kekoa – ’69 Bay Window

2nd: Leo & Brenda Bringas – ’71 Double Cab

3rd: Marc Tinaz ’73


1st: Mike Archer – ’65 Brown

2nd: Crandall Kobashigawa – ’64 Silver/Blue

3rd: Glenn Soriano – ’63 ‘FIAH’


1st:  Josiah Kekoa – ’63 Red Notchback

2nd:  Nelson Viernes – ’65 Aqua Notchback

3rd: Leo Brinas – ’63 Squareback Lt Green/White


1st: Marty Wurm – ’73 Orange Thing

2nd: Charlene Hornos – ’73 Red Thing

3rd: Lisa Miller – ’65 Off-Road Bug


1st: Destin Tungplan

2nd: Mike Grimes

3rd: Greg Frey – ’10 New Beetle


Vintage/Classic:  Lincoln Chee

Beach Cruiser:  Willard Mumwad

Lowrider:  Jeffrey Manuel

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