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Helluva Rides I Showdown

6/10/2010 8:01 PM

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It was one Helluva Show if you all missed it. Helluva Rides held its first show on June 6, 2010 at the Ward Warehouse parking lot. With the 2009/ 2010 school year just wrapping up and summer just kicking in, many families are once again having to face the new school year that’s going to be starting up in 2 months with there kids needed school supplies. The event was held in conjunction with Scion Evolutions 6th Annual Lokahi School Supply Drive. All proceeds raised all went to the Lokahi Giving Project. The main goal of Helluva Rides is to bring the general public, car enthusiast and non profit charity together in a non completive environment and did it with huge success! The best thing it was FREE.

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It Couldn’t have been anymore perfect in paradise to hold a show. Who ever said you have to have a huge show and awards in every car category and import models to have a killer event?  Helluva Rides show was on a smaller scale and not competitive and more family oriented, there was something for everyone from face painting and tatooes for the kids and shopping to the ladies. A little bit of  everything from clean Classics, Volkswagons, Imports, some sick VIP Styled cars that Revison Audio rolled in, 4x4s, Motor Cycles to Ruckus, and even Exotics like an Lamborghini that Auto Customs rolled into there booth. A Few car clubs showed some of there best rides. In attendance were 808 Camaros, VW Club of Hawaii, Subi Life, 808 Ruckus, Team Revison,  bB Squad, Style RV and Scion Evolution.

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Through out the day the general public and car enthusiast stopped by to make a donations and check out some killer rides and also had the chance to win a 2010 6th Year Anniversary Limited Edition Scion XB. Car clubs also formed cruises and cruise on down to drop off the donations. What’s an event with out ono grinds that was provided by Paina Café serving up some broke the mouth Poke Bowls and Taco Delmar serving up some killer tacos.

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Helluva Rides show we see all entries as winners because without the participants cars there wouldn’t be a show and that’s why there is no entry fee. Every owner puts there own style and ideas into there builds, some may like it, some may not but in the end we like to say just build your rides to what makes you happy not to impress others or an judges opinion. The show couldn’t be complete without its new system of choosing the winner that gets the public involved by voting for there favorite rides online at www.helluvarides.com  this way people from far and near could vote for the winning ride. The winner of the People Choice Helluva Ride was Brian Haiku with a 99 Acura Integra that scored with 82 votes. We asked him how he got all those votes and he really worked it with his family and friend in the states, so this proves that our idea worked. We also had 2 judges with over 20 years of automotive background choose the Best of Show award that went to a cleanly built 69 Convertible Camaro that is owned by Arron Minn of 808 Camaros. It wasn’t just about taking a brand new car and bolting up aftermarket parts with this winner. It truly takes some skill to restore a car that’s over 40 years old and have it look like it just came out of the show room.

acura.jpg picture by eight08customsWith Helluva Rides I now part of automotive history now. We would like to thank everyone and our sponsors for there support.
Don’t forget to register for the next 2 shows Sept 19 and Oct 31  at www.helluvarides.com  We will be also at the Build the Track Show on June 19.

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