Lin­coln Park Day

A SOURCE OF PRIDE, FES­TIV­I­TIES, AND LOWRID­ING

Low Rider - - CONTENTS - STORY BY HEC­TOR GON­ZA­LES | PHO­TOS BY VERON­ICA MENDEZ

Lin­coln Park Day has be­come an an­nual fes­ti­val in El Paso, Texas, that cel­e­brates the tra­di­tions of both Mex­i­can-Amer­i­cans and Chi­cano his­tory. In what can be con­sid­ered one of El Paso’s most an­tic­i­pated an­nual events, the venue at­tracts thou­sands of peo­ple who travel from Cal­i­for­nia, Phoenix, and Ok­la­homa. Com­plete with mu­sic, art ex­hibits, and ven­dors, it’s a sight to see, but an ex­pe­ri­ence to re­mem­ber and cher­ish.

Known by lo­cals as be­ing the sym­bol of a once-vi­brant cul­tural mecca that is rich with his­tory, Lin­coln Cen­ter and the ad­join­ing park played host to the fes­tiv­i­ties, fea­tur­ing one of the re­gion’s largest lowrider car shows. From tra­di­tional to rad­i­cal, coupes to rags, the show fea­tures a good sam­pling of some clean builds. In ad­di­tion, the show at­tracts over 200 Mat­achines from El Paso,

Juarez, and Nuevo, Mex­ico, with a high­light fea­ture per­for­mance by Danza Azteca Ome­coatl.

Spec­ta­tors were thrilled to wit­ness the lat­est ad­di­tion of Arte en el Par­que col­umn art cre­ated by lo­cal artists Frank Ca­ma­cho, Vic­tor Casas, Martin Zu­bia, Jezus Al­vardo, and Myker Yr­roballi. In ad­di­tion, the theme of this year’s mu­ral was ti­tled “Chi­cano Park El Paso TX,” which was put to­gether by An­gel Or­tiz, Vin­cent Del­gado, and Mike Thon­ton.

The Lin­coln Park con­ser­va­tion com­mit­tee along with the Latin Pride Car Club would like to thank ev­ery­one who made this spe­cial event pos­si­ble and they’d like to say mil gra­cias to la gente de el Chuco y Juarez for al­ways sup­port­ing them and mak­ing Lin­coln Park what it is to­day.

The Lowrider Meat Up crew and rig will be in town to sup­port this year's an­nual Latin Pride Fes­ti­val.

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