"I still can't believe I won a car” said Dwight Au. “This has been such an exciting time and I want to thank to the Tony Group family and OC16 for this once in a lifetime experience."
Contestants qualified to win the 2012 Nisan Juke by entering to win at the Tony Group Autoplex in Waipio or at the entrance gates of Aloha Stadium. A total of 22 finalists participated in a “game show” style contest. Live during half-time at the OIA High School Football Championship, twenty-two cheerleaders from Mililani and Kahuku High Schools lined up holding numbered tin cases. One-by-one, the twenty-two finalists selected a cheerleader by number. The cheerleader then opened that case to reveal either a key to the new Nissan Juke ––or an Autoplex Car Wash gift certificate. Au selected cheerleader number 11 and jumped for joy when he opened his case to reveal the key to the new Juke from Tony Nissan!
Tony Group has given away a new vehicle each year for the past fifteen years at the OIA High School Football Championship and is proud of its association with high school athletics.
“Supporting high school sports is important,” said Stan Masamitsu, president of Tony Group. “Athletics involves teamwork and competition and in addition to academics, it’s an important part of student education and development. Tony Group is proud to sponsor the OIA and do what we can for high school athletics.”
Tony Group was founded in 1967 when Tony Masamitsu opened his first Honda dealership in Japan. In 1977, Tony Honda opened as the first exclusive Honda dealership on Oahu. Today, Tony Group is one of the largest automotive dealer groups in Hawaii and operates the Tony Group Autoplex, Hawaii’s Auto Mall, which includes Tony Honda, Tony Nissan, Tony Volkswagen, Tony Hyundai Autoplex, and the Autoplex Car Wash. Tony Group also has a Hyundai dealership in town, Tony Hyundai Honolulu, along with Tony Pearlridge Pre-Owned in Aiea and Tony Group Body Shop in Waipahu.