"Into each life, a little rain must fall," and this quote also applied to this year's Lowrider tour stop in Arizona! The 100% chance of rain predicted by the blonde weather reporter, didn't stop the 700 hundred wet cars on display, nor the 8000 wet ticket holders, who came out to support the show. The quality and quantity of cars were even better than last year's event; check and see for your self.

Back in the days, when the '73 through '77 models of Monte Carlo came out, they were like a dime a dozen out there on the boulevard. I mean everyone owned one. Now? It's a shame that no one sees or recognizes the dynamic sporty- luxury style that these amazing cars have. Hopefully, you will become a "fiend" thanks to the Monte Carlo front cover car owned by the Stylistics' Alex Garza.

Where would San Jose be without the newly acclaimed Hall of Fame Craftsmanship Honoree Andy Douglas? Andy's Hydraulics and the New Style Car Club are both well represented and respected in our special feature. In our Lowrider "Image" department, we pay respects to Conrad Garcia from Classic Memories, and the museum-quality collection of cars he has exhibited in his shop. In this month's bicycle feature, we visit an old classic Schwinn Bike shop, known as Dennison's. This story brings back the good 'ol days, when all we had to do was homework and work around the yard so that 'Pops would take us down to the local Bike shop to buy us a bike for Christmas. Those responsibilities also helped us to get some parts to make our bikes look cooler! Sad to say, but long gone are the innocent days of youth.

Hey Groupe, Imperials, Dukes, Together, Techniques, Majestics, Klique, Old Memories, LifeStyle , New Style, Amigos, Viejitos, Oldies, Low Conspiracy, Society okay, I better stop here before I run out of room and I don't mean any disrespect to any clubs I've missed - but in brief, I would like to ask all the car clubs who have been around for more than 30 years for a huge favor. Please submit your classic pictures for Lowrider Retro! Bunny-ear antennas, show pipes, old club photos, dances, famous cruising spots, anniversaries, wedding processions, wrought iron grills, and car shows, we want it all so that we can pay tribute to some of Lowrider history and teach the younger generation a thing or two about where their designs come from!

Please email your photos to joe.ray@sorc.com

Thank you.

Until the next trip!