Since its initial construction in the 1960's, San Diego California's Qualcomm Stadium has hosted Super Bowl games, MLB World Series and All Star Games. In March of this year, it also hosted ODB Production's first stop on their 2010 Lowrider Experience tour. The tour was announced in November 2009, and it included a 10-stop schedule in cities throughout the United States, beginning in San Diego.
The grounds of Qualcomm Stadium were filled with some of the finest rides from the Southern California area. UCE Car Club showed up with quite a line up. As Kita put it, they had "quality over quantity". JD's '63 Impala, "Hustle Harder," and Joe Hilyer's '63 Impala ,"Overtime," were stationed at each end of the UCE line-up. Both cars were definitely perfect examples of the quality we are used to seeing from UCE Car Club.
The Imperials Car Club were also in San Diego, and their crew had JR Garcia's April 2010 Impala Cover Car on display. Elite Car Club showed up in full force with a line up laced with beautiful paint jobs, courtesy of Mario's Auto Works. Also making their way down South for the show was Good Times. Majestics, Groupe, and the Rollerz Only came out as well, boasting multiple chapters to support the show. Pachuco Car Club, Classic Memories, Dukes, Oldies, and Viejitos brought out some of their finest Bombs, much to the fans' delight.
There were a number of local San Diego area car clubs on hand at the show as well. Individuals, The Crowd, Latin Touch, Impalas, Members Only, New Wave, Just II Loww, and Touch of Diego were just a few of the clubs representing the San Diego Lowrider Nation. Each club brought out a whole line up of great looking rides, each of them worthy of representing the host city.
ODB made sure that there was plenty of activities for the fans to indulge in, besides checking out the car show. There was a play area for the kids at the show, as well as plenty of quality vendors like OG Abel, Chronic Candy, and Thump Records, who sold everything from T-shirts and hats to music and accessories. Qualcomm had food vendors at the show, who walked around selling cold drinks and helped make the lines in the food court more manageable.
About mid-day, the hopping contest was underway and although there were only a handful of competitors, they put on one heck of a show! They did not stop hopping until parts were flying off the cars, leaving some of the hoppers inoperable. In the end, Ary and his HiLow Mazda took home the cash.
The day was filled with live entertainment from the deejay as well as local musical groups. The headliners of the show were Baby Bash and Mike Jones, who kept the crowd moving and shaking throughout their performances. As always, the bikini contest concluded the live entertainment portion of the show.
The show was a great start to the tour. Make sure you check out the show when it comes to your city! The shows are only successful with the support and participation of you, the Lowrider enthusiast. Thanks to Beto and his team for the hospitality and a great time at the show. See you at the next one!
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