Once in a while we promote our sponsors.  Today on Alex Ching’s birthday we’re promoting Island VeeDub.  Alex has been sponsoring the VW Club Of Hawaii for years and we truly appreciate his sponsorship.  Alex suuports the VW community on his spare time but somehow between fatherhood and being the great husband that he is, he does manage to support the VW community by being the premier distributor in VW parts that we all need and want.  Alex, too, is a craftsman. After 15 years of painstaking man-hours he transformed a ’62 ‘vert to a Shaka Show Best of Show and hotVWs Magazine feature VeeDub.  Not too many VW enthusiasts have conquered this feat while balancing life in paradise.  You may see Alex cruising his daily drivers — either a yellow and white 21-window or a black ‘vert Ghia.  Again, MAHALO Alex and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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Island VeeDubs meet/rally and roll-out times:  @ 8:30am Kapolei Target –> @ 9:30 Leonard’s Waikele –> 10:30 Airport Trade Ctr –> 11:15 Re-rally at South St. –> 11:30 Drop-off new UNWRAPPED toy –> 12:00 Ala Moana Beach Park through Waikiki –> Rainbow’s (LUNCH) –>  Hawaii Kai Boat Harbor –> Waimanalo –> H-3 to Hale.  Pau.

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Fifteen Vintage VW Club of Hawaii and VW Club of Hawaii Busses paraded and convoyed from Pearl City to Airport Trade Ctr to Pier 38 to Ala Moana Beach Park and ending at Cheesecake Factory at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Ctr.  As soon as we drove in and parked, it was like paparrazzi; people were eager and swarmed the Busses taking selfies and pictures.

CONGRATULATIONS to Waianae’s own Richard & Francine Neitzel ’67 ‘Honu’ Bus for being voted as the Koolest Bus in the ALL BUS CRUISE 2014.  Of 183 votes from Waikiki’s VW Bus lovers from all corners of the world, Richard & Francine was the favorite.  By one single vote was Ewa’s own Don Santiago ’67 Kewl Bus.  In 3rd place was another ’67 — Wahiawa’s own Sean Viernes.   

Luckily, Frank and Kalani of Wahiawa was able to rescue Ronald at the Pearl City Walmart rally point.  Ronald’s pulley broke and Frank and Kalani got Ronald back on the road in record pit stop time.  Ronald was so looking forward and been waiting for 2 years for an All Bus Cruise.  

BIG MAHALO to Ronald Rosuello, Jeff & Shane Marzo, Kalani Akiona & Jonah, Sean Viernes & Danny Nakanelua, Gordon&Carol Ortiz, Richard&Francine Neitzel, Richard&Leilani Carvalho, Frank&Nikki Abreu, Ryan Rapisura, Don Santiago, Alex Ching, Randy Wong & Brian Kim, and Karl Flores for cruisin’ their Busses.

SPECIAL MAHALO to Trevor Lee, Gordon Ortiz, Richard Carvalho, Jeff Marzo, Angie Cariaga, and Todd Matsumoto for making this ALL BUS CRUISE happen.

 

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