Nothing beats a week in Hawaii, especially one of the islands' freshest and largest car and truck show. July 17th, 2010 marked the date of the inaugural Streetdreams Showdown that helped merge the import tuner, lowrider, street bike, and sport truck worlds of Hawaii. Thomas Sampaga of Xtreme Kreationz, and George Calaro of Drip Industries envisioned a car show that would not only unite the island's custom subculture, but also show the mainland that Hawaii's pulse on modified vehicles is on point.

For a first year show, Streetdreams Showdown pulled in an astounding number of spectators into the parking lot of Aloha Stadium on the island of Oahu. The final tally of onlookers crept just past 6,500, which is exponentially more than some veteran shows on the continental states attract. Contribute the massive turnout to the great weather, or the timing of the show itself. The event began promptly at 3 p.m. and carried on full speed until midnight with plenty of live DJs and go-go dancers to keep the crowd excited all night long. Next year's show is sure to one-up itself, so do yourself a favor and book your Hawaiian vacation around Streetdreams Showdown Hawaii 2011.

For more information, contact Thomas Sampaga or George Calaro at streetdreamsshowdownhawaii@hotmail.com.