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It’s summer, here we go! Congratulations to our first winners in our Free Gas Fridays giveaway! Ron LaBuss of Hilo who signed up at Downtown Chevron and won $100 in Free Gas, Mara Miller who signed herself up at Donny’s 4 Wheel Drive World also won $100 in Free Gas and Edwin Mitsunaga of Pahala who signed up at Big Island Lube and Big Island Auto Detailing won $500 in Free Gas! Your chance to win is next! We’ll be giving away $2500 in Free Gas this summer so be sure to visit our participating locations and sign up to win today! This month we have a couple of Car Show events to invite you to. First, on Saturday, July 10th at the Lanihau Shopping Center in Kailua-Kona, it’s the Lanihau Center Anniversary Summer Blast. The event starts at 10 am with Zion Comesario, of Boy Scout Troop 96 and his Eagle Scout Service Project. A Can Food Castle competition between various Cub and Boy Scout Troops. Their goal is to raise 5000 pounds of desperately needed food for the Hawaii Island Food Basket. The troop with the biggest castle will win a camping stove for their troop. You can drop off your food curb side between 10 and 2pm with the Can Food Castle building competition beginning at 2pm. Then from 2 – 5pm there will be a Show and Shine Car Show near the Bank of Hawaii. Come check out all the cool rides from classics to race cars and just about everything in between. There will be music, a craft fair, a school supply drive by Solid Rock Ministries, rockwall climbing, party bouncers, the Games 2 U Mobile Gaming Van, Keiki I.D.’s and activities. And, It all wraps up with the KWXX & B-97 / B-93 Guitar Hero Tournament with a $200 Lanihau Center shopping spree prize for winners in each age group! Car Show space is limited so call Vic at Transmission Technology at 331-8310 today and reserve your space! Then on Saturday, July 17th at Ho’oko Street Park in Waikoloa Village , join Motorhead for a Skate Park Fundraiser as Loud & Clear Productions presents the Summer Block Party & Music Festival. From 9am – 10pm Waikoloa will be rocking with live music from Ka’u, RJ Kaneao, Bruddah Waltah, Sistah Robi, Ras Sparrow, Ressless Soulz, Donald Kaulia, Johnny Shot and many, many more!!! There will be a 5K Skateboard Race, Huge Ramp Exhibitions, Hawaiian Crafts Village, Hula and Fire Knife Dancers and a Killer Car & Bike Show! All this for only $10 at the gate to raise money for a Skate Park . For more info on this Skate Park Coalition – WCDC and how you can join local businesses participating in this community-wide fundraiser call 936-4400. Have fun, be safe and don’t forget to pack us up and take us along for the ride! -Nelson, Monica & Makana and team Motorhead.
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Hello Race Fans, First we would like to thank Alan and the Outlaw Drags ( BIHRA ) for letting us run our karts down the drag strip for a demo. Of the 3 karts that were there I made the fastest run in my TAG kart with a 10.48 sec. and 63 mph. in the 1/8 mile run. Darin King and Shane Walsh in there sportsman kt100s were only a 1sec. behind me. We had a lot of fun and meet some new racers. We hope that some of them come out and try a ride in a kart soon. The only bad thing that happened was there were 2 mopeds that were faster then me but not next time. Our June race was dry and fast with Drew Holloway the fast JR-2 thanks to Pa Holloway after burning down Makenaâ€™s motor in a sportsman heat race. Sheâ€™ll be back next month with a new motor so watch out little bro. Darin King was the fast kt100 sportsman. I had the fast TAG but Roland Hall has worked out most of his bugs and gave me a good run. Next month there should be some real close racing. Tim Eback was our only shifter this month due to Terry and Sean taking there karts to Maui for a few month to get ready for the state championships in December. Good luck. REWARD!!! As you can see by this picture this month that someone is driving stakes into the asphalt of our new track. The BIKC will give $20 to any one that gives us a picture of the stake and the car ( in the same pics.) that is responsible for doing this to the track. Please help us find this person. Our next races will on July 3rd.-4th. and August 7th-8th. The race on September 11th is going to be a money race so if you think that you are fast and can last for 30 laps come on down and put your money were your mouth is. For more info. call Tom Sluder at 808-939-9746.
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Memorial Day DRAGS Jim Riddiford Racing Photos - 808-217-9289
The Big Island Auto Club’s 40th Annual Memorial Day Drags lit up the Hilo Drag Strip on May 29th and 30th with some of the states fastest racers putting on a great show. Saturdays 7.90 Pro Gas finals saw a pair of Oahu dragsters run off for the gold with Ashley Shiroma of Pearl City taking the win over Ekolu Kokualani of Waipahu with an 8.39 sec/150 mph to Ekolu’s 8.58 sec/166 mph pass. Chase Kokualani of Waipahu set a new state record for 8-18 year old junior dragsters as he eclipsed the previous record of 7.07 sec-
onds with his new record time of 7.06 seconds. It was an all Oahu final in Pro Gas Motorcycle as well with Teddy Davis of Mililani on his Suzuki with a 8.74 sec/163 mph pass over runner up, Candace Izumi of Honolulu who ran a 9.54 sec/145 mph. “Pyro” Pete Comandini of Waikoloa in his jet powered dragster was the fastest car on the track both Saturday and Sunday with his best time of the weekend happening on Saturday with a 7.21 sec/227 mph. Sunday’s bracket racing was the Big Islands turn to shine with wins in every bracket except for motorcycle. Sunday’s Pro Stock Challenge was postponed due to rain. Keep it here for the results.
Results of the Big Island Auto Club’s 40th Annual Memorial Day Drag Races Saturday Pro-Gas Events: 7.90 index winner--Ashley shiroma (Pearl City) in a digger (8.39 sec/150 mph). Runner up--Ekolu Kokualani (Waipahu) in a digger (8.58 sec/166 mph), 8.90 index winner--Ralph Torigoe (Mililani) in a camaro (9.00 sec/149 mph). Runner up--Matt Briley (Kona) in a camaro (9.22 sec/145 mph) 9.90 index winner--Mark Rodrigues (Hilo) in a corvette (9.90 sec/159 mph). Runner up--Donnley Koga (Kurtistown) in a camaro (9.81 sec/143 mph--broke out of bracket). 10.90 index winner--Chad Fiesta (Pepeekeo) in a nova (10.92 sec/133 mph). Runner up--Kaika DePonte (Keaau) in a roadster (10.88 sec/129 mph--broke out of bracket). 11.90 index winner--Palani Cobb-Adams (Keaau) in a camaro (11.92 sec/86 mph). Runner up--Ian Bernard (Papaikou) in a toyota (12.07 sec/110 mph). 12.90 index winner--Brad Miprano (Hilo) in a datsun pick up (12.71 sec/107 mph). Runner up--Thomas Hada (Hilo) in a camaro (12.81 sec/113 mph...red lighted). Pro-Gas Motorcycle winner--Teddy Davis (Mililani) on a suzuki (8.74 sec/163 mph). Runner up--Candace Izumi (Honolulu (9.54 sec/145 mph). Fastest car on Saturday--”Pyro” Pete Comandini (Waikoloa) in a jet car (7.21 sec/227 mph).
Sunday E T Bracket Races: Bracket 1 winner--Gary Mizuno (Hilo) in a ‘55 chevy bel air (9.06 sec/119 mph). Runner up--Donnley Koga (Kurtistown) in a camaro (red lighted--no time). Bracket 2 winner--Kaika DePonte (Keaau) in a roadster (10.90 sec/133 mph). Runner up--Jeff Hall (Kamuela) in a nova (18.00 sec/34 mph--red lighted). Bracket 3 winner--Sheldon Aviento (Hilo) in a mustang (14.43 sec/78 mph). Runner up--David Fulkerson (Mt View) in a camaro (22.6 sec/76 mph--red lighted). Mototcycle Bracket winner--Teddy Davis (Mililani) on a suzuki (8.96 sec/166 mph). Runner up--Bricen Baruela (Hilo) on a yamaha (10.09 sec/132 mph). Junior Dragster Bracket winner Pmai Rezentes (Hilo) (9.41 sec/66 mph--Pomai wins on a hole shot). Runner up--Kaike DePonte (Keaau (8.83 sec/74 mph). Chase Kokualani of Waipahu set a state record for 8-18 year old junior dragsters with a time of 7.06 secs, eclipsing the old state record of 7.07 seconds. Fastest car on Sunday: “Pyro” Pete Comandini (Waikoloa) in a jet car (7.39 sec/218 mph). The Pro-Stock Challenge III has been postponed to either the June 26/27 or the July 24/25 Points meet. Submitted by Russ Roberts
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“O” Yeller D
ave Ruiz of Kailua-Kona and his 1960 VW Convertible “O”Yeller are no new comers to the VW scene. In fact he’s also been around the racing and custom car show scene for more than 30 years! “O” Yeller started out winning many of the major Bug Shows in California when his buddies told him he should start entering the tricked out VW in rod and custom shows! He did, and he won a bunch of those too! He’s also had his fair share of making “A” out of both import and domestic muscle on the streets with the help of a built 2332 CC motor and Porsche 901 5 speed close ratio trans. “O” Yeller has also graced the pages of every major VW magazine in the world. Big cc’s are fed with big spark with a Vertex magneto and mucho fuel with a pair of 48 IDA Weber carbs. The custom one-off headers and mufflers which simulate twin stingers add more horse power and are just plain cool to look at. The custom fabricated firewall was set back 8 inches to accommodate the over sized breather and the extra oil cooler. A secondary oil cooler and fan are mounted under the car with an A1 filter system and miles of braided lines plum them all together. All the custom body work and paint was done by hot rod legend Roy Brizio Street Rods in South San Francisco California and include chopping the windshield, 2 inch wider fiberglass fenders and the slick 1937 Ford headlights and custom flush mount tail lights just like the ones Roy incorporates into many of his street rod builds. Brizio’s also hand fabricated the steel running boards that mate up to the wider fenders and sprayed the custom mixed yellow paint
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and graphics. Dave tells us that an 18 year old kid out of Washington state gets the nod for the working chopped convertible top. “Everyone thinks it’s a Carson top” says Dave. The craftsmanship is top notch! And note the wing vents that have been cut down to size. It all looks factory made. Oh, almost forgot, how about those pint sized windshield wipers! The low down on the suspension was achieved with drop spindles up front with disc brakes and adjustable spring plates in the rear. The wheels are Gotti 2 piece units with 8 inch rims up front and 10 inch rims in back, thus the need for the 2 inch wider fenders. The custom interior starts with a pair of Recaro seats and Recaro steering wheel fixed to a GM aluminum tilt steering column. Custom door panels with billet knobs, VDO gauges and an Auto Meter tach round off the lowered cockpit. Dave say’s he not really ready to give up the bug that has so many great memories, but it is getting harder to get in and out of it. So if you see “O” Yeller cruisin’ the streets with a For Sale sign on it, a good deal on a very fast VW Bug maybe in your future.
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Hilo Motor Speedway Association held its April Points race on Saturday, June 5th and it was another nail biter with plenty of bumping going on! One young wahine driver even rolled her 4 Cylinder coming out of turn 4 and photographer Jim Riddiford caught the action. The driver was OK but the car will need some hammer and dolly time! The July 10th race will feature a demolition derby! Wow! We haven’t seen a demolition derby in a long while. Call Tony at 315-6977 and get your demolition derby entry in today. And spectators, you’re not gonna wanna miss this one. A big field of stock car racers and a demolition derby. That’s what I call a lot of Bang! for your buck.
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06-05-10 Race Results Front Wheel Drive Bomber 1st Ken Antonio #7 2nd James Hopkins #12 3rd Sean Soares #5
V-8 Modified Robert Subica #21 1st 2nd Buck Pope #X2
Rear Wheel Drive Bomber 1st Kenji Jones #87 2nd Shane Manister #33 3rd Blue Fronda #10
Mini Modified 1st Mike Van Arkel #3 2nd Lawrence Cabral #55 3rd Dennis Rattinger #43
4 Cylinder Stock 1st Lawrence Kamaka #71 2nd John Hunter #14 3rd John Aickin #6
Winged Sprint 1st Haweo Vicar #3 2nd Ken Antonio #7
V-8 Stock 1st Kekoa Sylva #36 2nd David Lawyer
For more information call Tony at 315-6977
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OUTLAWS The Big Island Hot Rod Association had an exciting day of racing on Saturday, June 12 that started from 8am and ran all the way till midnight. The day started with a special King of the Mountain and King of the Hill competition. The King of the Mountain class was set up for open wheel or door slammers, normally aspirated, blown or turbo. 4, 6 or 8 cylinder racers with no delay box, no throttle stop. Yup! A drivers race! 7.90, 8.90 and 9.90 grouped into one class with a Pro Tree handicap. The King of the Hill competition was set up for 10.90, 11.90 and 12.90 with $500 for first in both classes, $250 for second and $100 for third. The Stray Kat Import King make up race also ran during the daylight hours which gave spectators lots of racing action for their buck, 5 bucks to be exact, then it was the monthly Outlaws till midnight where its “Run what you brung, and hope you brought enough!” The next Stray Kat Import King Shootout is set for July 17th and August 21st at the Hilo Drag Strip with talks of another King of the Mountain/King of the Hill competition in September! We’ll keep you posted.
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It’s been 2 years since we last ran into Dado Kahaunaele of the Na Kane O Ke Awawa (Men from the Valley) motorcycle club. We featured his beautiful custom VTwin in June of 2007 and at that time he told me about his desire to build a Local Boy. Inspired by some of the OG’s he grew up around and also his buddies like Paki of Pilau Boys, Matsu and Greg Fonseca on Oahu who helped with the resurgence of the Local Boys, Dado started putting his ideas together for his tribute to this time gone by. The build started with an ’81 Shovel Head. The 88 cube S&S was built with S&S ported and polished heads, rods, 510 Engle Cam and single fire ignition. Although the bike is equipped with a kick start, it is also equipped with an electric start because of the hot rod motor or you would be there for days trying to kick it! Cross over pipes with fish tails also give the ride it’s Local Boy styling as do the full fenders, 5 gallon tank, running boards, crash bars and my favorite, the big ass solo seat and billet luggage rack! The Heritage front end and fender are accompanied by 39” wide handlebars, PM forward controls and super sweet billet brake rotors and GMA billet calipers. The okole got more of the same trick upgrades with billet brakes, chromed swing arm, chrome rigid struts and old skool hinged rear fender. By now your asking about the trick rollers. They are the vintage style “Invaders” by Chica wrapped in Avon Venom rubber. The paint is just nuts! Eric Gomes at Aftermath Painting sprayed the Candy Green over black base with green flakes. The graphics are by Ryan at Art Works. Dado sends a big Mahalo out to Gale and Kenneth Higa for the build and all the cool parts and braddah Ed at “Special Ed’s Customs” Also congratulations and best wishes to braddah Greg and braddah Love on your new club on Oahu called the Lava Riders. Thanks for the inspiration and for being good braddahs! Photos and story by Nelson Parker
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Sandy Shope Photos
The 808 MX/ATV Association third points series race held on Saturday, May 15 at the Hilo Motorcross Track was filled with some of the best racing, excitment,and action yet this season. Makoa Shope #4 in an exciting 50cc dirtbike race made a sweet passon Jack Platt #432,about 15 feet before the checkered flag to take the win for that class. With seven more races to go riders are putting out their best riding skills and keeping the crowd on their toes. For more info on races and practice rides contact Crystal at 959-8463. -Submitted by Crystal Mukai.
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MAY RACE RESULTS 250cc-450cc Dirtbike Novice 1st Allan Pagan #46 2nd Toshi Mochizuki #619 3rd Tony “Reddawg” Joyce #77
65cc Dirtbike 7-9yrs 1st Grant Harlan #111 2nd Makoa Shope #4 3rd Chase Shope #3
250cc-450cc Dirtbike Amateur 1st John Lopez #238
125cc-250cc Dirtbike Novice 1st Preston Cawagas #30 2nd Randy Johnson #90 3rd Toshi Mochizuki #619
250cc-450cc Dirtbike Expert 1st Keegan Whaley #120 2nd Chris Bynum #C Dirtbike Supermini 1st Kai Mukai #83 2nd Rondon DeMello #36 3rd Colby Coghill #317 50cc Dirtbike Stock 7-9yrs 1st Makoa Shope #4 2nd Jack Platt #432 3rd Colt Coakley #45 Dirtbike Vet Class 1st Zack Waters #25 2nd Duke Liwai #46 3rd John Lopez #238 85cc Dirtbike 9-11yrs 1st Ryan Kunishige #8 150cc 4str. Dirtbike 1st Colby Coghill #317 Pit Bike Class 1st Joshua Bailey #8 2nd Craig Good #30 3rd Preston Cawagas #30
125cc-250cc Dirtbike Amateur 1st Justin Love-Tice #177 2nd Erik Platt #431 125cc-250cc Dirtbike Expert 1st Kaeo Hunter #14 2nd Kai Mukai #83 3rd Jared Wong #485 85cc Dirtbike 12-16yrs 1st Rondon DeMello #36 2nd Reese Mills-Richardson #231 3rd Colby Coghill #317 50cc Dirtbike Open 5-9yrs 1st Chase Shope #3 2nd Jack Platt #432 3rd Colt Coakley #45 Dirtbike Vintage Class 1st Phil Oveland #X 2nd Mike Murragy #690 3rd Tony “Reddawg” Joyce #77 50cc Dirtbike Mod 7-9yrs 1st Jack Platt #432 2nd Bryce Motomatsu #252
50cc Dirtbike PeeWee 4-6yrs 1st Arlen Sol-Camara #808 2nd Kaisei Mochizuki #619 Schoolboy Dirtbike 1st Kai Mukai #83 2nd Colby Coghill #317 3rd Justin Love-Tice #177 65cc Dirtbike Open 7-11yrs 1st Grant Harlan #111 2nd Jack Platt #432 Dirtbike Open Class 1st Kaeo Hunter #14 2nd Kai Mukai #83 3rd Duke Liwai #416 Quad A 1st Kevin Gardner #11 2nd Clarence Pila #22 Quad Masters 1st Kevin Gardner #11 2nd Clarence Pila #22 50cc Quad Stock 4-6yrs 1st Anthony Wuestefeld Jr. #415 2nd Khevain-Lee Nobriga #77 90cc Quad Stock 7-12yrs 1st Chansen McAllister #214 90cc Quad Mod 7-12yrs 1st Christian Oliveria #88
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When Albert Banks of Michigan , an engineer for the Ford Motor Company built this flamed out hauler, he probably never in his wildest dreams thought it would end up in Hawaii cruising the sunny Kohala coast. But that’s exactly what Donald Morgan, a local contractor was visioning when he purchased this sweet little step side. Now we see it done all the time. A Chevy power plant in a Ford street rod, but Albert was a Ford engineer! Go figure! The 1966 Ford F-100 truck was pretty rough as in its previous life it was an auto parts store delivery truck before being rescued and going under the knife for some reconstructive surgery. First up, the engine swap. A 350 cubic inch small block Chevy was bored .030 over and topped with an Edelbrock performance package including a Performer manifold and carburetor finished in Edelbrock Durashine. A Turbo 350 transmission and a GM 10 bolt rear end with posi round out the Chevy running gear in the F-100. The rear end was hung by 33 inch ladder bars with a panhard bar and coilovers while up front the old worn out Ford pick up suspension was swapped out for you…guessed it….a 1979 Trans Am independent set up equipped with power brakes and steering. Next the body got a bunch of cool mods including the reverse –tilt hood kit. Oh my, is that a GM
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hood scoop too? And it looks right at home doesn’t it? The firewall and inner fender wells also got some attention and all the wiring was tucked away for a real clean engine compartment. The emblems were shaved and out back a roll pan was fabricated and the tailgate was smoothed. The antenna was frenched in and a third brake light added on the rear of the cab. Holes were cut in the side steps for the working stacks and Oak strips added to match the Oak in the bed. The paint is Prowler Purple with Viper Race Yellow and Ford Performance Red flames that were sprayed by Albert. In fact the Blue pinstripes were the only nonowner enhancement done on this heavy hauler. In the interior Albert’s wife embroidered the Ford logos into the ’97 F-150 seats before sewing up all the upholstry. Donald updated the sounds with a Clarion VZ309 DVD multimedia unit in the custom center console and Phoenix Gold ZO 6.0 speakers in the doors that make cruisin’ in paradise that much sweeter! Eat your hearts out Michigan .
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Kevin Kadooka Photos
The weather report predicted perfect weather for ducks, but by the time the first car was off Sunday morning, the skies were clear and sunny. That sun stayed with us all day, and we had as much sunburn and tire smoke as we could handle! The dynamic duo of Brandon Wilk and Nick Buscher did it again, producing another fine course layout for the Big Island of Hawaii Region’s Father’s day Solo 2. The course was challenging, with a combination of gates and slaloms to keep it interesting and busy. It was a very good combination, as times were competitive among many different car classes. Most were within a few tics of 60 seconds, making for a very interesting day. I know I have said this before, but a Solo 2 run is one of the most violent minutes you’ll ever spend, and this course lived up to that billing. Making for a fast Fathers Day, the father & son team of Craig and Kevin Kadooka battled each other for family honors in their Street Modified Miata. While that wasn’t our only inter-family rivalry, they put on a good show, with Kevin obviously putting his mechanical engineering classes to good use, and dad Craig working up a sweat to make sure the youngster learned his lessons. Out for a timing shakedown were Jake Lottridge and Rob Eoff in their monster Toyota MR2. Made from a variety of MR2 and Toyota parts, it was a successful effort, and resulted in some of the days fastest runs. Bob Lindsay, back from a mainland race trip that had him running at Buttonwillow and the banks of California Speedway, ran his own beasty Miata to one of its best finishes yet. The car is Bob’s drag racer, and not really set up for Solo, but Bob makes up for that by driving it over the edge (of the rev limiter)! th Solo 2, every month is a different layout and a new opportunity. There are three ways to play, with class wins, PAX scores, and outright times, but however you decide to play, regardless of time or score, you get to run hard and have lots of fun!
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The Puna Pirates
When you were a kid you probably dreamt of being a Fireman…a Cowboy…a Pro Surfer, or maybe even a Pirate! Well even adults dream of being something else, so that they can do exactly what makes them happy in life! Well, Terry Thomas, an average working Joe who made a living as a Roofer & Painter, always dreamt of being a Biker! Who doesn’t dream about the freedom, fun & doing something that actually stimulates your soul! And as far as wanting to be a Pirate, Terry was an actual descendent of Atlantic Pirates. After buying a set of Leathers and of course a Harley Davidson Shovel Head, the transformation began and the Puna Pirates were settin sail! Terry knew his dream wouldn’t be complete without his own Motorcycle Club, so he Hui’d up with some riding buddies & started The Puna Pirates. Just a group of Braddahs to share good times with riding, partying & to escape from the everyday grind. Terry and the original members got approval & sanctioning from Uncle German & Wayne (Koa Puna) and to also get permission to use “Puna” in their club name. They were made an official Club March 13th 2005 with now over 20 members. The club patch is pretty self explanatory as it looks like a Pirates Flag with added top & bottom Rockers. When members greet each other riding or other wise, they even give the traditional Pirate “Ah--hoooy” Growl. No word on if Prospects have to walk da plank…lol (sorry radio DJ joke.lol) The Original 13 (no record of all 13 names) members were known as the OG13 and yes, all from Puna. Terry had many friends that he wanted in the club, but didn’t ride. So he bought them bikes, and even bought a clubhouse. Terry had a huge heart and did stuff like that, especially for his brothers. Sadly, Terry died in his sleep the morning after the Club’s 4th anniversary party.
The crew has vowed to continue Terry’s dream of brotherhood & is keeping the club going in his honor! Now growing, recruiting and getting some members healthy & clean. And also schooling the next generation of Pirates to continue the Legacy ….Ah-Hooooy!! Current members & officers include President Dawey Requelman, Vice Prez Richard Williams, Sgt at Arms Furple Smith & Secretary / Treasurer Ivan Gonzalves. I actually interviewed all these braddahs at the Pow-Wow at Wailoa State Park Couple months back. Awesome bunch a guys dat got real Aloha and just love to be Bikers. They try to help the community as much as possible with events, security and drug & alcohol free events for kids & more, and also now run a great website for bikers. WWW.BIKERINFORMATION.COM find out biker event info from all over and check out the crew atwww.punapirates. com. Check us out as next month as we’ll be featuring a hot, new, and very unique Car Club! Eh, no fo get Shaka Back peoples:) Your friendly neighborhood Jazman....
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CRUISIN’ AT KRUA This months Cruisin’ for Grinds we’re putting a little (or a lot if you wish) of spice in your life as we visited Krua Thai Cuisine in Kailua-Kona. Many of us have favorite restaurants and you may already have a favorite Thai restaurant since they are so many these days, but Krua is a “must try” on my list for Big Island Thai dining. Now when owners Sam and Ailyn Ounyoung say “Genuine” they mean real authentic Thai Cuisine by Thai chefs from Thailand . You know many times when we tour the world we find foods from different cultures that a local chef has created and although good, its not the same as you would find in the country of origin. Owner Sam and his talented team are from Thailand and he tells us there is a big difference in the style of cooking and the ingredients so we had to try. I had the Phad Thai and the green curry with chicken. WOW! The food looked as good as it tasted and the flavors were amazing. The vegetables were cooked to perfection and the chicken was so good, tender and juicy. So many great looking items on the menu on my next visit I gotta try the Garlic Jumbo Shrimp. A friend of mine said that that’s his favorite. Check out the photo of it in their ad. Looks good huh? As Sam and I sat to eat he had a plate of what he called “Local food”, local meaning how they cook at home in Thailand . Now if you want to order some but have never tried “Local” Thai food, here’s fair warning….its hot! The red curry is by far the hottest. In western restaurants serving Thai cuisine, the green curry is often the hottest on the menu, however in Thailand the curry is generally a touch milder, or perhaps the red curry is a touch hotter. Anyway the Thai names for the curries are “sweet & sour curry”, for the green, and “hotcurry” (kaeng phet) for the red. Whilst green curry should be hot, it should still have a distinct sweet and sour edge to the heat, a point to bear in mind when tasting it for the balance of seasoning. At the time of this article Sam and Ailyn were just about to close the restaurant for about a month for a renovation that would include enclosing the restaurant for quite air conditioned dining, adding a state of the art air purification and ventilation system to make your dining experience not only more enjoyable, but healthier. Krua Thai Cuisine will re-open at the end of July and Sam and Ailyn invite you to come and see the new Krua and if you are a first timer, try their Genuine Thai Cuisine from the Heart. If you’re already a fan of Krua, the wait is almost over. We invite you to join us next month as we’ll bring you Cruisin for Grinds part II with Krua Thai Cuisine and their grand re-opening celebration. Add them on Facebook and be sure not to miss it!
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“Save Your Car From Transmission Overhaul”
Vic went fishing this month so he had asked me to do the Trans Tip. With today’s modern vehicles we are finding that the internal transmission fluid coolers located inside the radiator are failing and mixing coolant with the transmission fluid. Coolant mixed with the fluid will cause the friction lining to become dislodged from the clutches and bands resulting in transmission failure. The bonding agent for bands and clutches is water-soluble and the lining peels off causing slips and chatters. Let Transmission Technology inspect your Transmission and cooling system for a possible problem. We can install an external cooler and bypass your original radiator cooler, possibly saving you the high cost of a Transmission overhaul and future headaches. Please visit or call us in Kona next to Daleco Batteries behind Big Island Auto Parts. Call 331-8310 or in Hilo behind Dukes Kilauea Shell gas station call 935-1600. Our certified technicians are ready to assist you. Please support Zion Comesario on his Eagle Scout Community Service Project on July 10th Saturday at Lanihau Shopping Center from 10am to 5pm, as he and his fellow troops will be collecting food donations to build a food castle for the Hawaii Island Food Basket. So bring some can foods and check out the Car Show and Shine! Sincerely, Wayne Blake Kona Shop Manager
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Advertised vehicles subject to prior sale. cannot be combined with other offers. some customers may not qualify. vehicle art for illustration only vehicles may vary. offers to nance/payments subject to approval. application required. minimum co credit score 740 required. all prices plus, 4.166% hawaii g.e.t. hi dmv/reg fees, $14.70 safety inspection, aag doc fee of $245. Payments based on 84 months with $5,000 cash down payment at 8.25% APR. offer expires 48 hours after publication date subject to change, may be withdrawn or modied without prior notice. subject to prior sale.
‘07 HARLEY SPORTSTER #D16331A/566HNP ..................................................................................... ONLY $7,988 ‘04 FORD EXPEDITION 4X4 #K7458/RCR857 .............................................................................. ONLY $15,988 1200 CUSTOM, LOW MILES, CUSTOM EXHAUST, LOTS OF EXTRAS!
ONLY 16K MILES, AC, POWER WINDOWS, VERY CLEAN
‘98 HARLEY DYNA LOW RIDER
‘05 FORD MUSTANG GT CONVERTIBLE #K7425A ................................................................. ONLY $16,488
#D7490/412XFV .......................................................................... ONLY $8,988
CLEAN, CLASSIC, BABY APE HANGERS, EXHAUST
‘02 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 4X4 LOADED, ICE COLD AC, CUSTOM WHEELS
‘06 HARLEY SOFTAIL
#K7517/HLS142 ..................................................................... ONLY $8,988
#D16395A/125HNP ....................................................................................... ONLY $11,988
11K MILES, NEW TOP END S&S 106 CI STROKER, GO FAST FOR LESS
‘05 HARLEY ROAD KING CLASSIC ONLY 5,900 MILES, SUPER CLEAN
‘08 HERITAGE CUSTOM ONLY 5K MILES, VERY CLEAN
‘06 HARLEY DELUXE
#W16403A/925XGT ......................................................... ONLY $12,488
#D16332A/027XJJ .................................................................................. ONLY $14,488
#D7450/648KMJ ............................................................................................. ONLY $14,988
BLACK & WHITE BEAUTY, ONLY 5K MILES, VANCE & HINES EXHAUST
‘09 HARLEY FAT BOY #D7242/224XJR ............................................................................................ 9,600 MILES, WARRANTY, WITH EXTRAS!
V8 POWER, LEATHER, 45K MILES, VERY NICE ISLAND CAR
‘05 BIG DOG CHOPPER
#C7232A/863HNS .................................................................................. ONLY $16,888
ONLY 7K ON THE OD, CUSTOME EXHAUST, 250 REAR TIRE, CUSTOM PAINT
‘09 DODGE CHARGER #K7426/HKW064 ....................................................................................... ONLY $16,988 NICELY EQUIPPED, LOW MILES, SILVER
‘07 HONDA ACCORD EX #7072A/PNX539 .................................................................................. ONLY $16,988 LOADED! ONLY 38K MILES, SUPER CLEAN!
‘08 JEEP WRANGLER #H7090/MSD580 ........................................................................................... LOW MILES, 26K, “FUN IN THE SUN!”
OPEN 7 DAYS! Mon-Sat: 8:30-6 Sunday: 10-5
75-5633 Palani Road Kailua-Kona | 808-329-2276
Advertised vehicles subject to prior sale. cannot be combined with other offers. some customers may not qualify. vehicle art for illustration only vehicles may vary. offers to nance/payments subject to approval. application required. minimum co credit score 740 required. all prices plus, 4.166% hawaii g.e.t. hi dmv/reg fees,$14.70 safety inspection, aag doc fee of $245. offer expires 48 hours after publication date subject $245 to change, may be withdrawn or modied without prior notice. subject to prior sale.