When Mark Arsenal, owner of Fatlace and Illest, told us that they would be doing the Hellaflush show in Hawaii again this year, we knew we couldn’t miss it. From the mainland to the islands, and even to foreign countries, we’ve seen Mark expand the Hellaflush brand like wildfire throughout the car culture world. My brethren magazine editors and I (Super Street’s Jonathan Wong, Modified’s Peter Tarach, and Eurotuner’s Sam Du) decided to grab our cameras, flip flops, and pack into one hotel room while we hit the 808 state.
Being so close, Hawaii has strong roots to Japan and Asia. Some of the best cars I’ve ever seen online have come from Hawaii. The 808 could easily put to shame a lot of mainland states. Hellaflush 2011 kicked off in Hawaii but will be all over the country this year so stay tuned.
Hawaii Quick Guide
Munky Wurks Garage
500 Alakawa Street, # 116B Honolulu, HI
From dyno tuning to sales and installation, Sean Igawa has been building some of Hawaii’s top imports.
Strictly for the hard-core performance head, Sonic Motorsports does not mess around. Seth and the crew specialize in custom fabrication and installation.
808 ALL DAY
The best in local wear. Peep it, cop it, rep it.
Diamond Head Market & Grill
3158 Monsarrat Ave. Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
There’s nothing like a real Hawaiian mixed plate. Probably the best local food I had on my short trip.
3308 Kanaina Ave Honolulu, HI, 96815
This was a great late-night eatery. If Hawaii had soul food, this would be it.
1272 South King Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
The chill warm up.
1230 Kona Street, Honolulu, HI 96814
Ka Restaurant & Lounge
Fl 2, 1200 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814-4271