Photos by: Shota Mori & Joey Lee
I’ve always been a fan of Hondas. I remember in the late 90’s Ken Miyoshi, (founder of Import Showoff and Mainstream Productions) used to promote a event called VTECNIK in SoCal. I’ve always thought the concept was awesome and wanted to do something similar here in Hawaii. I figured last year was as good a time as any.
So I decided to talk to Kazu Furukawa about creating a Honda meet here in Hawaii. We discussed it a little and he had mentioned that he had an annual meet called “Funny Night” that was a fundraiser for victims of the Tohoku earthquake that took place back in 2011. That sounded like a great idea and therefore we decided to do the first joint Japan-USA meet to be held on the same day.
In the meantime I had been in contact with my NorCal homies, Ferd Natividad and Phil Sison from ATS Garage USA and in our group text I mentioned the meet happening in both Japan and Hawaii. Then it dawned on me, “why not have the meet in NorCal as well?” Three cities, three timezones, one meet. Fuckingawesome.
We then went full speed ahead with it. We made a special Funny Night tee and sticker that was sold at all three meets. We collaborated and posted pics from all the meets and overall it was a huge success. Now on our second go-round, we look to make it bigger and better.
There are a few things I am proud of doing and Funny Night is definitely one of them. It was a groundbreaking concept and I can see it becoming an annual tradition that will carry forward for years to come.