The second hall also featured several top contenders hailing from various clubs. The Stylistics displayed some amazing machines, as did the Las Vegas-based Royals, who made their trip worthwhile as they had a great line-up that impressed the fans and the judges. The true stand-outs of the second hall came courtesy of the South Side Car Club, who brought out an army of convertibles and classic Chevys that really wowed the crowd. Other clubs that sparked key interest in that hall included the always strong Uniques Car Club, and this year's Lowrider Club of the Year, Rollerz Only.
After the Hop competition was over, the gates were removed, and the spectators rushed to fill up the area in front of the stage for the concert portion of the event. Anxiously waiting for the first performer, the crowd got just that as Ruthless Records Recording artist and show sponsor Stevie Stone took the stage first, rattling through a few of his latest and greatest cuts. Li'l E joined him on the stage for a couple of joints, sending the crowd into a frenzy, as he also performed some of his solo material. Once Li'l E's set was finished, it was time for Li'l Rob to hit the stage and set the crowd on fire. The females went wild as he rapped some of his hit songs, including "Summer Nights" and "Bring Out the Freak in You."
After a small break and some prize giveaways, it was time for headliner Xzibit to really get the party going. Xzibit performed some his classic cuts, including "Front 2 Back," "X," and "Get Your Walk On." Mr. X to the Z never disappoints, and after his performance the arena got even hotter as the highly anticipated bikini contest got underway. Several of the hottest females at the event showed off their best assets, and performed their sexiest seductive moves before Miss Aria was announced as the winner. She received the loudest cheers out of all the contestants, and took home the first place cash, bringing the judging for the bikini contest, and the San Bernardino event itself, to a close.
The 2009 Lowrider San Bernardino show was jam-packed with nothing but quality rides, and an amazing atmosphere, leaving me wondering if I wasn't actually back at the Las Vegas Super Show! Congratulations to all who participated in and sponsored this event, if this caliber of competition keeps up, you know the Inland Empire will strike back just as hard next year.