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VW Car Show at Magic Island holds donation drive for Hawaii Food Bank

Posted September 5

— Volkswagon hobbyists got to show off their wheels in the annual VW Car Show. The lot was loaded with present day models, and others dating as far back as the 40's.

The event wasn't just a chance to give people a peek at whats under the hood, it was a drive (pun intended) to fill-up on food for the hungry. Volkswagon Club president Todd Matsumoto says, "In Hawaii, there are a lot of homeless people. A lot of people use the Food Bank, so we decided to do our part to give to the Food Bank."

Alex Ching is a VW enthusiast and one of the show's sponsors. "Everywhere I go with my Volkswagon, people stop me and say, 'I used to have one of those back in the day.' I think it's that draw. Everyone had Volkswagons because they're affordable. You know- you go to college, you're starving, and you have a cheap putt-putt car to get around that everyone can afford."

155 cars were on display. This year marks 17 years of the VW Car Show.


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