Day 1: At the world famous Rainbow’s Drive-In.  Mahalo Jim Gusukuma.

Day 2:  At the Car Show-and-Shine Contest and Hawaii Food Bank drive at Ala Moana Beach Park Figure-8 parking lot. 

Big Mahalo to: 

Ed Saunders for that poignant opening prayer.

Tulba for tentage support.

Robin Oniate and Jr. and Ohana for the music, audio support.

Judges:  Boots, CJ, Danny, Dean, Delbert, Dino, Greg, Henry, Kimo, Lap, Paul, Sean, Shayne, Steven, Tony and Warren

Vintage VW Club of Hawaii; 706 Ewa Beach VW Club; Westside Ka’a Hui Braddahood; Der Panzer Paradise Group; Der Perle Stadt Kreuzers

Pierside Parts Unlimited, hotVWs Magazine, Tony Group, Hawaii Food Bank, Sprintstar.com, Island Veedub, Aloha Otto, Frito Lays of Hawaii, Hawaii Import Parts, Love’s Bakery, Matsumoto’s Okazuya, Meadow Gold, P&E Foods, Cambia Designs.

Photo courtesy lyn santiaGOphotography

Day 3:  At the Labor Day hotVWs photo shoot Waipio Soccer Complex.  Mahalo to Brah Solomon for suggesting this awesome venue.  Mahalo to Tara Gabriel for praying for us before our journey.

 

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BEST OF SHOW:  Mike Archer ’65 Myers Manx

RAT ROD:  Danny Kalahiki ’63 Black Bug

STREET BEATER:  Patrick Vendiola ’66 Yellow Bug

WATER-COOLED: 

Gonzo Ramaila ’06 Passat; Jesse Chong ’06 GTI; Mike Grimey ’14 Beetle

STREET & STRIP:

Jack Covington ’55 Speedster; Richard Yasuda ’65 Myers Manx; Scott Souza ’63 Bug

THING / OFF-ROAD:

Leo&Brenda Bringas ’74 Thing; Roger Moore ’70 Bug; Shawn Bautista Pipe Buggy

TYPE-3:

Josiah Kekoa ’65 Squareback; Anthony Scotti ’73 Fridolin; William Lord ’73 Thing

BUGGY:

Mike Archer ’65 Myers Manx; Tracie Kekoa ’65 Myers Manx; Lance Hashimoto ’65 Myers Manx

SINGLE / DOUBLE CAB BUS:

Kevin Meyer ’63 Double Cab; Derwin Yamaguchi ’65 Double Cab; Leo&Brenda Bringas ’71 Double Cab

BUS CUSTOM:

Mike M. ’60 23-Window; Anthony Fajota ’67 21-Window; Mark Abreu ’64 13-Window

BUS VINTAGE:

Sean Viernes ’67 11-Window; Ronnie Bosque ’77 Westfalia; Brian Kim ’59 11-Window

KARMANN GHIA:

Kim Meyer ‘ 60 Hardtop; Steve Jury ’59 ‘Vert; Henry&Irene ’64 ‘Vert

2-DOOR SEDAN CUSTOM:

Alfredo Decierdo ’64 Bug; Kyle Kodama ’63 Chop Bug; Kevin Meyer ’65 Bug

2-DOOR SEDAN VINTAGE:

Ruben Cantare ‘ 69 Bug; Jamie Tomas ’61 Bug

CONVERTIBLE CUSTOM:

Randy Perez ’67 ‘vert Bug; Daniel Nakanelua ’61 ‘vert Bug; Paula Hee ’69 ‘vert Bug

CONVERTIBLE VINTAGE:

Richard Jones ’66 ‘vert Bug

OVAL / SPLIT CUSTOM:

Sean Viernes ’56 Hardtop; Lance Patigayon ’53 Ragtop; Paul Kobayashi ’57 Hardtop

OVAL / SPLIT VINTAGE:

Van Yoshikawa ’55 Hardtop; Robert Wharton ’52 Split; Roy Dunlap ’53 Split

BICYCLE:  BEACH CRUISER | VINTAGE | LOW-RIDER | BMX

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On this beautiful blessed Sunday Tony ‘Underdog’ Young family and friends came from near and afar.  Upwards of 30 VDubs came to the infamous Tantalus Lookout.  Tony Jr. driving Tony’s Buggy followed by wheel standing motorcyclists then by a drove of mopeds – all Tony Young and Tony Jr.’s Crew.  The Tanatalus Lookout was Tony’s and Spyda’s stomping ground.  On this clear day, Manoa, Tony’s hometown is majestic as usual.  With Hawai’i's landmark Diamond Head as the backdrop, we VDubberz couldn’t have asked for a more perfect setting to pay homage to our brother.

Epic wheel stand by Tony Young’s homeboy, Spyda.  Small sample by a couple close friends – all for brother Tony.  Notable attendees besides Tony Jr. and Spyda are Todd; Gordon & Missy; Sam; Richard & Mattlie; Brian; Russell; Kawika; Flyn.

Look for awesome images by Scott Penman.  Scott (and Christie) took the time out of their Sunday schedule and recorded this event.  Look for Scott’s images on AircooledJunkie on Facebook.     

Ride in Pardise, Tony!  We will do this, again, just for you!

Images exclusively by Scott Penman aka AircooledJunkie (on Facebook)

Contact Sam Martin (808)354-7096 for your Tony “Underdog” Young ‘Power On’ t-shirts $12.

Tony Young Tribute Video here.

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Quarterly reminder of VW Club of Hawaii standards and rules:

VW Club of Hawaii Event Standards:  The VWCoH is a volunteer group organization, and VW Ohana event driven club.  As such we request you behave as good ambassadors of the VW brand.  NO exhibition of speed or racing in or around or during VWCoH events.  NO illegal activity or unruly behavior that will discredit the VWCoH.  Failure to abide by our request will result in a year of suspension from future VWCoH events.  Your kokua to keep our events fun, safe, and enjoyable will be greatly appreciated. 

Aloha and Mahalo Nui Loa,

The Volkswagen Club of Hawaii

 

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Thank you to:

Honolulu Zoo

Miki Nagatoshi & Bill Simpson

Congratulations to:

Richard & Francine Neitzel ’67 ‘Honu’ 21-Window – Director’s Choice

Kawika Yee, Yellow Flamed Buggy – People’s Choice

Big Mahalo to:

Forty-three (43) VeeDubs of

Vintage VW Club of Hawaii | 706 Ewa Beach VW Club | West Ka’a Hui Braddahood |

Der Panzer Paradise Group | Hawaiian VW Outlaws

VW Club of Hawaii — Pacific Northwest | Kahiko Kula

&

Der Perle Stadt Kreuzers

Special Mahalo to:

Matt & Elke Gillooly for the beautiful prayer and sending us on a safe journey.

Thanks to:

Jeff Ramos for arranging Sheriff Mitch (Richard Yasuda’s friend) for the road block.

Photo courtesy Paul Hyde

Photo courtesy Kawika Yee

Photo courtesy Kawika Yee

 

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UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO VERY LOW TURNOUT FOR THE 97TH ANNUAL KING KAMEHAMEHA FLORAL PARADE, WE VWs WILL NOT BE PARTICIPATING IN THE 98TH ANNUAL KING KAMEHAMEHA FLORAL PARADE ON SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014. 

WE HAVE COMMITTED, THOUGH, TO THE KING KAMEHAMEHA FLORAL PARADE COMMISSION IN PARTICIPATING IN THE 99TH ANNUAL KING KAMEHAMEHA FLORAL PARADE NEXT JUNE 2015.

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