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Harry Keiichi Nishiyama's 1939 Ford convertible of Hilo, Hawaii. Harry's chopped and channeled Ford was built in 1949.
Howard Yoshimoto's 1953 Ford Pick Up of Maui, Hawaii. Howard was an expert body and fender man, and the pickup was built at Henry's Auto Body in Wailuku in 1953. It started life as a 1953 Ford two-door sedan front half, and a 1952 Ford station wagon back half. The front was grafted onto the rear end, forming a "Ranchero" type pick up, 4 years prior to Ford Motor Company.

In 1949 the Hono-Kai Timing Association was formed in Honolulu. Initially, it contained about 20 members. A stretch of Navy roadway was set aside for drags. One club pioneer invebted a timing device for 1/4 mile clocking that they used. Within three months enrollment had jumped to over 100. The authorities refused to cooperate and assign a spot for racing, so the activity ended. In June of 1951 the club decided to sponsor a Hot Rod Show in Honolulu's Civic Auditorium in order to help gain public favor. The show was called Honolulu Hot Rod Show.[1]


Hot Rods of Hawaii

Bill Klieman's 1927 Ford Model T Pickup
Tommy Decker's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Gordon Pao's 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe
H. Tompalona's 1932 Ford Coupe
Leroy Calhau's 1932 Ford Roadster
Norman Ferreira's 1932 Ford Roadster
N. Czar's 1932 Ford Coupe
Wally Cavaco's 1932 Ford Roadster
Larry Andrews' Homebuilt Special


Custom Cars of Hawaii

Harry Keiichi Nishiyama's 1939 Ford Convertible
Howard Yoshimoto's 1953 Ford Pick Up


Hot Rod and Custom Car Clubs of Hawaii

Road Devils of Hawaii


Hot Rod and Custom Car Shows of Hawaii

Honolulu Hot Rod Show


Citizens of Hawaii

Eddie Mattos
Harry Keiichi Nishiyama
Howard Yoshimoto
Joe Correia
Robert Kaluna
Tony Rodrigues


References



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