Bobby Nitro spoke to Nazmie Adakarie, chairman for Jap Outlaws crew, after the charity event the club held on Monday, Youth Day, where they clubbed together to hand out soup and bread on the Grand Parade, before heading to Mitchells Plain where they hosted a park-off, mini show ‘n shine at Grillfather in Westridge.
Asked about the goal behind this, Nazmie says: “We love our cars as much as we love our communities. As the hosts, we had been planning on doing the Charity Run and Youth Day Festival on the same day.
“We love to give back to communities and this drove us to do both events on the same day.”
Nazmie also touched on the reputation of car clubs, and how it should change, saying: “Not to mention that people tend to have the wrong idea about car crews, thinking that we are all about street racing, which is not the case.”
He describes the event as being “off the chain, as we had a tremendous turnout thanks to all car lovers in and around Mitchells Plain.
“We are grateful for the awesome weather we had on the day, as well as the turnout, which is the one thing that makes car shows really successful. Without the support from the general public and other car crews, these events could fail.”
Jap Outlaws is a Toyota brand crew established in 2017.
Nazmie says: “We started out with four members who have a common passion for cars and have since grown to the recognised club that we are today. Our slogan, ‘Equality Within Diversity’ describes the club well, in that we are a group of diverse individuals working together towards one common goal, to uplift our communities.
“We are involved with other car crews who aim to uplift communities and have been involved with several projects since then. Our goal is to complete five charity events throughout the year.”
Of course Jap Outlaws brings vehicular goodness to mense out there who love cars as they do.
Nazmie says: “Most of our members are parents, and all are gearheads alike. In all honesty, I asked my kids what their thoughts were on the day and my nine-year-old said ‘we have to be thankful for what we have because there are people less fortunate than us’.”
There we have it, again, spread the message to the youngsters and our future gets brighter, as they are the trend-setters of the future.