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WAIPOULI — Getting the 1931 Ford Coupe into the lobby of the Aston Kaua‘i Beach at Maka‘iwa was as easy as reversing it up the ramp, said Harvey Maeda.
“They were ready,” Maeda said. “We just reversed the car in and they secured it.”
Maeda’s coupe will be on display through the weekend of Feb. 13-14 when the Waipouli resort is planning a special Back to the 50’s Valentine’s weekend.
“If I had known the theme was the 50’s, I would’ve brought one of the Chevys,” Maeda said. “But the car will be here up until the event, so we might see if we can switch out, later.”
Myron Lindsey, one of the event coordinators at the Aston Kaua‘i Beach at Maka‘iwa, said there are a lot of the pieces falling into place for the Valentine’s weekend.
One of the events planned is a car show featuring some of Kaua‘i’s classic cars alongside some of the new cars from Kaua‘i’s dealers.
“As an example, we might have a 60’s Camaro lined up with the latest Camaro, or a 50’s T-Bird lined up with the latest Thunderbird,” Lindsey said. “When I spoke with the car dealers, they got excited about the show.”
Leading up to a special Valentine’s Day meal prepared by Rafael Camarillo, the Aston Kaua‘i Beach at Maka‘iwa’s chef, and his crew, Lindsey said there will be special rates offered so people can make a weekend of the planned activities.
“People can spend the day Saturday at the car show and other activities we have planned, take in the Sock Hop and stay overnight so they can enjoy the Valentine’s Day brunch,” Lindsey said.
The car show will be highlighted by a Saturday night Sock Hop where people can relive the 50’s and 60’s again, Lindsey said.
Ike Cockett, the general manager of the Aston Kaua‘i Beach at Maka‘iwa, was excited about being able to open up the resort to the community.
“We’re at about 55 percent occupancy, now and we have lots of room so people can have a vacation without leaving the island,” Cockett said. “Besides, it’s Valentine’s Day and this is how we can share our aloha with the community.”
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