THE SUM­MER SHOW­DOWN

ON THE SCENE FOR THIS MUST-AT­TEND CAR SHOW

Low Rider - - LOWRIDER - STORY & PHO­TOS BY HEC­TOR LEYVA

Twin Falls, Idaho, doesn’t nec­es­sar­ily con­jure up im­ages of candy-painted lowrid­ers, oil-stained drive­ways, and burned-out so­le­noid smoke bel­low­ing through the air. In fact, those were the fur­thest things from our minds while the guys from Good­times Car Club Idaho proudly gave us a tour of their city. The more we drove around, the more we could see how a lowrid­ing re­vival could some­day come to this bustling city. But through our own eyes it seems as if the lowrider re­vival has al­ready be­gun, and the ev­i­dence started at the Sum­mer Show­down.

This year’s Sum­mer Show­down fea­tured nearly 200 cars. In its third year of pro­duc­tion, Vic­tor Her­nan­dez and Richard Linares are the brains be­hind what has be­come known as a mus­tat­tend car show. And why not? The

show fea­tures some­thing for ev­ery­one. From cloth­ing ven­dors to eater­ies, live mu­sic to ex­hibits, the show was ac­tion packed with some se­ri­ous tal­ent and some damn se­ri­ous lowrid­ers. Lo­cal boys such as Legacy, New Im­pres­sions, Unique Life­style, and the newly es­tab­lished Vieji­tos Idaho chap­ter came to show out. Good­times Car Club was, as usual, the club to beat. With fel­low mem­bers com­ing all the way from Utah, you just knew they were only go­ing to bring the heavy hit­ters.

While the cars and bikes seemed to be the stars of the show, the real head­lin­ing act was the check given to C.A.S.A., an or­ga­ni­za­tion that is com­mit­ted to rep­re­sent­ing the best in­ter­ests of abused and ne­glected chil­dren. “Each year the show con­tin­ues to get big­ger and big­ger,” Vic­tor says. “And each year we are for­tu­nate enough to be able to do­nate more and more,” he con­tin­ues. So, af­ter vis­it­ing Idaho, we are pleased to an­nounce that the lowrider life­style is thriv­ing in the small com­mu­nity of Twin Falls and we can’t wait to see what new cus­tom cre­ations they drop next year.

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