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Aloha all! Just a quick rewind of the first three months of 2022, and it was an eventful one. After a long 2021 full of COVID and cancellations, we were finally able get back out there with Cars & Coffee Hawaii in January. We could tell the entire island was a bit rusty in terms of holding events as we had multiple, to include last minute changes and pull-outs, for our January C&C Hawaii event. Wasn't quite how we planned things, and some technical and communication difficulties took us out of our normal flow, but we were still able to have a C&C light if you will, at Kapolei Wendy's on 29 January and had a great turn out of about 200 vehicles. A great way to ease back in to the swing of events. To start February, a group of volunteers to include the majority of our board of directors cruised up to Sunset Ranch on the north shore to do several hours worth of landscaping and trail cleanup for HUGS Hawaii Foundation (Help, Understanding & Group & Support) Memorial Garden which pays tribute by planting a Koa Tree for children that have recently passed away due to various terminal illnesses. This was a great event to help beautify the area and restore parts of the trail so that families can return again to spend time in the garden and visit the tree planted for their keiki. We thank all those that came out to help and support a special event for a great cause. Shortly after the HUGS cleanup event, we were able to sign an agreement for 3 events in 2022 with Pier 38 and NICO's, the first occurring on 27 February. And boy did it ever exceed our expectations. We know for a fact a new sponsorship agreement with Tipsy Pig II Bar & Grill, Island Driver TV, as well as having MJ Motorsports, Black Belle Tinting, and Custom D's 808 come aboard as foundation partners had all sorts of buzz and new vehicles rolling in to Cars & Coffee Hawaii. Over 450 of them to be exact. By far the largest event Ohana Motorsports Foundation has ever hosted. We were absolutely floored by the turnout. Shoot at one point we even had a convoy of cars and lifted Yotas that stretched about a mile long all the way back to Sand Island Access Road! Think MJ Motorsports crew is to "blame" for that one. At least that's what we told HPD when they rolled through to let us know traffic was backing up. We know one thing... we're gonna need a bigger parking lot for the next Pier 38 event. March rolled around and there were two events on tap. The first, the return of Aloha Motor Fest, this time at Pearlridge Center, where we had approximately 175 vehicles register to be judged in one or more of our 12 categories. This night time event also drew quite the crowd of cars, trucks, and bikes, as well as spectators looking to check out the rides and lights and sound systems. After giveaways and judging, we awarded the trophies to 12 different winners to include our Best in Show. Fun was had by all and we received great views from registrants and spectators alike, as well as some good ideas and suggestions for our next Aloha Motor Fest event taking place in May. See below for pictures of some of our winners that we could snap before everyone rolled out. To wrap up the month of March, we loaded up and headed over the mountains on beautiful H3 to the Ko'olau Center for the final Cars & Coffee Hawaii event of the first quarter. As always Texaco Hawaii and Shea's Luxury Detail were present giving away some great prizes and products, as well as information about their companies. We had 250 vehicles registered and filled the parking lot with spectators checking out all the rides. We'd like to think this was a bit of a second grand opening for Ikaika and crew at IRep Detail and we're happy they have come on board as a foundation partner. The vehicles and backdrop were stunning, making for great photos all day long. It's one of our favorite venues for having an event. Thanks to Carol and the Ko'olau Center for allowing us to utilize the area. That's pretty much a wrap for the first quarter of 2022. Thanks to the attendance, support, and contributions that we have received over the last three months, we were able to donate $500 to the ChadTough defeat DIPG Foundation, which funds game-changing research to discover effective treatments for pediatric brain cancer with an emphasis on DIPG, a 99% terminal disease that affects children ages 5-12, to include several keiki here in Hawaii over the past few years and one of our automotive ohana members. It's going to be a great year and we have multiple events outside of Cars & Coffee and Aloha Motor Fest that we are currently in discussions with so stay tuned and as always, we appreciate your dedication and support as it enables us to continue hosting these events and allows for contributions and donations to very worthy causes here in Hawaii. Shoots and Mahalo!


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