SU­PER STREAT WITH WHEELS N MEALS

Super Street - - CONTENTS - WORDS & PHO­TOS Sam Du

We've got a lot of love for the Bay Area; in fact, we try to make the one-hour flight or six-hour drive from L.A. at least a few times a year so we can check out the Nor­cal car scene—a scene filled with many great builds and a hun­gry appetite for week­end ac­tiv­i­ties.

Know­ing this, we put our pow­ers to­gether with Cary Inayoshi to res­ur­rect his semi-re­tired, but far from for­got­ten, se­ries of car meets called Wheels N Meals.

“I used to be a food truck owner and started Wheels N Meals as a place for me and my food truck friends to sell more food,” Cary ex­plained. “We thought, ‘Why don’t we mar­ket it to­ward the au­to­mo­tive com­mu­nity?’” Sure enough, com­bin­ing a free car meet with bomb ass food from lo­cal trucks was huge a hit. Wheels N Meals lasted from ’10 un­til ’14, then took a back seat when Cary sold his food truck and fo­cused on other projects like his an­nual Shukai car show. Af­ter a four-year hia­tus, it was fi­nally time to re­launch the food ’n’ car meet con­cept in the form of Su­per STREAT. Cary se­cured one of the main park­ing lots of Eastridge Cen­ter in East­ern San Jose, and the turnout couldn’t have been any bet­ter!

The main park­ing lot was full 30 min­utes prior to the meet even start­ing, and the di­ver­sity of cars sur­prised us—from Hu­ra­cans and R8s to Civics and 240s. There was even a good amount of mo­tor­cy­cle and do­mes­tic guys thrown into the mix. As far as food goes, we cu­rated the event, so there was a good va­ri­ety: Tas­tee Bytes is an Amer­i­can fu­sion truck, Takoz Mod Mex of­fered Mex­i­can food, and Seoul of Taipei brought an Asian fu­sion spin. The food trucks all sold out an hour be­fore the event fin­ished—a sheer sign that there was a whole lotta folks who came out, much more than we ex­pected.

We’re hop­ing to make Su­per STREAT a reg­u­lar thing, so re­mem­ber to fol­low the @wheel­sn­meals In­sta­gram for up­dates. Stay tuned for our next event, and don’t for­get to come early and come hun­gry!

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