The first Cars and Coffee at Aina Haina turned out to be quite a challenge as the auto enthusiasts found themselves competing for space with ballplayers at the adjacent park. Some estimates placed the number of cars at more than 100 and many had to park along the driveways and stacked in front of other cars. The early arrivals got the best spaces.
The gathering brought together a great mix of automobiles. Something for everyone. Old School Imports members brought their classic rides from the ’70s and ’80s. My personal favorites were the Datsun Skyline GT-R “Hakosuka” and a nicely retromodded Toyota Starlet. Thanks, for the treat, Tommy.
A few Brits showed up with MGs and a Roller. Also showing were Porsches, Mercedes-Benz, Mustangs, Mazdas, Camaros, Ferrari, BMWs, Pantera and more.
Coupons for free coffee at the McDonald’s restaurant were handed out. Later in the morning Jonathan Shick of Kia’i Enterprises distributed 15 percent discount coupons for Griot’s Garage products. Team808 member Justin Bell won the raffle prize from Shea’s Luxury Detail for a free wash and wax. Thank you Shea! And a great big mahalo goes to Puna Choo, our door prize announcer, for his great big voice.
Can we make it better for Cars and Coffee at Aina Haina? We’ll be working with the school and ask them if we’ll be able to reserve the upper lot with tape and traffic cones. We’ll also check the park calendar to learn when ball games are scheduled. One strategy that may help would be for us to fill the upper lot first and the lower lot afterwards.
Thanks go out to all the participants for this event. It turned out be a fine-weather-day after all.
More photos of this event at: http://carsandcoffeehawaii.org/photo-gallery/wppaspec/oc1/cv0/ab4
Cars and Coffee Hawaii depends on the help of our auto club enthusiasts. If you’d like to help stage and plan future events please contact us at http://carsandcoffeehawaii.org/about/ .