Phoenix Su­per Show

THE STA­DIUM SPEC­TAC­U­LAR

Low Rider - - CONTENTS - STORY BY BETO MEN­DOZA | PHO­TOS BY RITCHIE CHAVEZ & BETO MEN­DOZA

Ari­zona’s largest lowrider show re­turned to the Uni­ver­sity of Phoenix Sta­dium and it’s safe to say that it’s been blown up—in size that is. This year we saw a venue ex­pan­sion, which boasted the use of Lot B as well as the Plaza. Inside, the ad­di­tion of a sec­ond level be­came home for lowrider bi­cy­cles and mo­tor­cy­cles, while the main floor re­mained the pri­mary area for ven­dors and show ve­hi­cles to con­verge.

As ex­pected, the usual sus­pects were on hand show­cas­ing their lat­est of­fer­ings and the most pop­u­lar at­trac­tions re­mained the Hoppo’s booth, Krazy Kut­ting, as well as Logo’s Two. Be­ing that this is a

sanc­tioned show, many of the cars in at­ten­dance were there to qual­ify for the Las Ve­gas Su­per Show. Among the high­lights in­cluded a '57 Bel Air from Good­times Car Club dubbed “Dou­ble Trou­ble.” The '57 ini­tially broke out last year but this year it came back with plenty of up­grades. Lo­cated next to him was a '65 Im­pala called “BLVD Mad­ness.” The '65 from Thee Artis­tics flaunted a breath­tak­ing tan­ger­ine

paintjob, mak­ing it a def­i­nite crowd fa­vorite and a sight for sore eyes.

The main floor played cen­tral hub for some of the most re­spected car clubs to con­nect, com­pete, and con­verse. Among those in at­ten­dance were clubs such as the Im­pe­ri­als, Oldies, South Side, Good­times, Elite, Klique, High­class, Tradi­cionals, Orig­i­nals, Uniques, and USO. To no sur­prise, the

Im­pe­ri­als had a whole lineup of cars laid out on 20x20 dis­plays while South Side showed up with their trade­mark late-’50s model cars that were flaw­less and sport­ing only the most rare N.O.S. parts.

On the flip­side, the hop con­test brought the noise, and as dozens of cars com­peted to be the top gun, it was just a pre­cur­sor to the con­cert that kicked off with War­ren G, WC, and Baby Bash, just to name a few. By 8 p.m. the show came to a close, mark­ing yet an­other suc­cess­ful year of what is not only the largest lowrider show in Ari­zona but also the best game in town.

We’ll see you all next year!

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