Hawaii has long held a reputation of being a premier vacation destination. Thoughts of laid back days spent on the beach, sipping a cool beverage while watching the sun go down, go hand in hand with most people's visions of the Aloha State. Once the sun and fun, beautiful weather, and gorgeous beaches have tickled your fancy, you begin to realize that there are people on the island who make things go around. Among these locals, you will find a group of people who come together and share a passion for cars—not ordinary cars—this group lives for lowriders. They go by the collective name of "Supremacy Car Club" and they call Oahu, Hawaii, home.
The club recently celebrated their 20-year car club anniversary, and hosted a small get together to welcome us to the island. You might have recently noticed one of the club's motorcycles in our Tanks and Tails section; but rest assured, this club has a little bit of everything, thanks to a diverse group of enthusiasts. In Supremacy, you will find everything from motorcycles to Roll Player-style vehicles, but make no mistake; their hearts remain pure as the lowriders that make up the core of the club. With 13 members in the Car and Motorcycle club, this club runs like a big humble family.
Charlie Valiente Molina, founded the club in August 1993. As with most lowriders who start their own club, Charlie had severed ties with his previous club when he started Supremacy. This new club was to serve as a lowrider bike club for his younger brother and cousins, along with the rest of the kids growing up on his block. By August 1993, he opened the club to being a full-fledged car club.
Charlie broke down his vision for the club during our visit. "I'd say our club is all about family values, and our island lowriding lifestyle molded into one," Charlie explained. "Wearing the club shirts and flying the club plaques are just a bonus to what we share as one big Ohana." For the last 15 years, Supremacy car club has thrown a family-filled car show event showcasing Hawaii's lowridering community. This event helps out their town and city by organizing a food drive that donates the collected canned goods to the Hawaii Food Bank. It's always a great turn out too, with a lot of people and a lot of cars both old and new that arrive in support of the community. There are games, raffles, and even hop-offs to keep everyone entertained during the show.
The club has currently expanded the Supremacy family to a Las Vegas chapter, which was started for the club members who moved out to the mainland. Given the club's love for lowriding and the pride they share for their Ohana, don't be surprised to see them make a positive impact on the mainland. If you do see them, make sure to let them know that you saw them representing Hawaii in Lowrider magazine.