18 July 2011
Club Name: NOKTURNAL CAR CLUB (WNY CHAPTER)
Year Established: 2001 (WNY est. 2007)
Facebook Group Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nokturnal-Car-Club-New-York-Chapter/113825198642059
PASNATION Team Username: mikebatb
Locations / Chapters: 9 California chapters, 4 Arizona chapters, 1 Texas chapter, 1 WNY chapter, 1 South Carolina chapter, Bike chapter, and a Japan chapter
# of Members: well over 200
President / Founder: Mike Prell & Joe Castalean (WNY chapter)
Team Sponsors: Power Trip energy drink, Soundstream, Kinetic, All N 1 Motorsports, Performance Powder Coating, 3G Graphics
Introduction: Nokturnal Car Club is one of the biggest clubs in the USA and WNY is the only other east coast chapter besides Myrtle Beach.
Club / Team History: Mike and Joe were friends with some of the California chapters’ guys for a while, so they decided to start a chapter (in WNY) because other clubs at the time didn’t go by what the California car clubs did for each other.
Awards / Accomplishments: Various awards at shows, including Best in Show, Best Paint, Best Ice, Best Interior, 1st Place Honda, 1st place SUV, 1st Place Truck, featured at Carlisle Performance and Style 2011 (8 vehicles and 4 bikes)
Shows Attended: ImportFest, Performance World, Battle at the Border, Scrape by the Lake, TASR, DUB, and Carlisle Performance and style
Community Involvement: Helping out with various local car events that help local (youth) sports teams.
Future Plans: (Expanding and adding) chapters on east coast and Canada
Organized Meets: Once a month (third Sunday)
Membership / Modeling Details: Get in touch with Mike on facebook.com/iamsouthbuffalo
Club Vehicles: Hondas, SUV’s, Donks, JDM rides, etc. A little bit of everything.
Final Thoughts: Take of your family, your self and your club and don’t let anything hold you down no matter what.
How long was the club operating? When did it start?
(It is our) 1 year anniversary this year - 2011 for Cali and 2007 for WNY.
How did it start?
Two friends trying to bring some California love to the east coast
How did you come up with the name?
Brought together by founding members of NOK in California.
What kind of cars are in your club?
SUV’s, Hondas, JDM Styled rides, Donks, etc.
Where is the club based (City, State/Province, Country)?
South Buffalo, NY
Are there any chapters / offshoots? If so, where are they based and how many members do they have?
We are a chapter of the club and there are a total of 18 chapters.
What is your club all about? (What do you do together, how often do you meet, what do you offer your members, etc)
(The) club is about family. If a member needs a radio installed we have someone for that, or a paint job, or interior, etc.
Tell us anything else unique / of interest to our readers about who you are.
We are a family. If you want or hang out and have a good time stop by the NOK area we will greet you like family.
Battle at the Border – August 14th
Importfest – August 27th
TASR – August 28th
Other events throughout the northeastern USA and Ontario, Canada