Saturday, September 30, 2017
The Fifth Annual ʻOkakopa Hoʻolauleʻa will be held at the Waimanalo Polo Field.
The ʻOkakopa Hoʻolauleʻa is a Hawaiian celebration of Oktoberfest amongst automobile enthusiasts. The Mercedes-Benz Club of America Hawaii Section produces the event with the help of other Hawaii car clubs. local automobile dealerships, retailers and service providers also support and help stage this festival.
The primary purpose of ʻOkakopa Hoʻolauleʻa is to raise money for local Hawaii public school programs. Our mission is to provide financial support to school projects that may have difficulty obtaining funding from traditional sources. Our past beneficiaries have been Nanakuli High, Kahuku High, Aina Haina Elementary and Moanalua High schools.
Another purpose of this event is to provide Hawaii car clubs a platform to promote their respective organizations. The ʻOkakopa Hoʻolauleʻa is the largest car event of its kind in Hawaii and it is an excellent venue for auto clubs to showcase their programs, promote membership, and participation in auto club activities on the island.
This year’s event includes a car show with two judging classes, an inter-club competition, entertainment and Oktoberfest food and drink. Local automobile dealers, automotive vendors, car clubs and other organizations will have exhibits on the field. There will be demonstrations, prizes, giveaways and much more for all to enjoy!
Terms of Participation [ download document ]
Event Day Timetable
Subject to changes.
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. — Helpers, stagers and traffic coordinators in place
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — Vehicle staging
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Judging Concours Class
11:30 a.m. — Okakopa Hoʻolauleʻa opens to the public
2:00 p.m. — Balloting Ends People’s Choice
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. — Program and Awards Presentation
4:00 p.m. — Wind down, start unstaging and cleanup
5:00 p.m. — Event ends
Deadline to enter vehicles into Da Kaʻa Show: 20 September 2017.
Oktoberfest is an “Invitational Event”
Auto clubs ‘may‘ participate if it can show ‘some‘ or all of the following:
- They are an organized group (have regularly scheduled activities);
- They are part of a national or international parent organization;
- The club is willing to commit to support Oktoberfest as a ‘partner’ to stage the event — provide helpers, judges, provide reasonable material, participate in planning, have a BLACK level exhibit with at least 10 cars showing, etc.
The Mercedes-Benz Club of America Hawaii Section reserves the right to disallow participation of individuals or groups.
A individuals or clubs may be excluded if:
- Member(s) have mistreated the grounds (excessive speeds, litter, spillage);
- The club does not comply with the criteria set forth by the Event Producer;
- The club does not comply with the criteria set forth by the Event Host.
The car show has two judged classes. What’s the difference between the Show and Shine class and the Modified Concours class?
Show and Shine – Suggested minimum donation $20. Entries in the Show and Shine are eligible for judging in the People’s Choice category. There will be awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd most popular.
Modified Concours – Suggested minimum donation $30. Entries will be judged on set criteria in the Modified Concours category. Trophies will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd highest scores. Vehicles entered in this category will also participate in the People’s Choice Award.
What is the Makana Cup?
The Makana Cup is a special trophy awarded to the car club with the most members participating in the day’s events. The club will be the custodian of the trophy for their own display and promotions until the next Oktoberfest.
Are motorcycles permitted?
We call the event a car show but we allow motorcycles and other public road vehicles into the show.
What are my parking options at the event?
Public parking is available.
All vehicles registered in the car show will be directed to designated areas on the grass.
What can/can’t I bring to the event?
You may not bring alcoholic beverages or illegal substances. Coolers and food containers are permitted. Barbecues, grills or open fires will not be permitted. Security staff will be on hand to ensure safety.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact the Mercedes-Benz Club of America Hawaii Section at:
Is my registration/ticket transferable?
Your registration/ticket is not transferable.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you may update your registration information prior to 20 September 2017.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes. You will be asked to present your registration ticket when you enter the exhibit area. If you cannot present a ticket you will be asked to go to the Event Check In Tent to verify your registration.
What is the refund policy?
We will gladly refund your donation if you find that you cannot exhibit your vehicle in the car show. We ask that you submit cancellations before 20 September 2017.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?
Please register for the car show using your name as it appears on your Hawaii Drivers License. If you use any other name(s) we may have difficulty verifying your registration.
Can I make a donation even if I don’t show a vehicle?
Yes. We welcome donations from everyone. You are not required to enter a vehicle in the car show.