As usual, the highly anticipated LRM Tour stop in San Bernardino California proved to be an event that was well worth waiting for. With over 700 pre-registered Lowrider cars and bikes, the National Orange Show arena was full of custom paint, chrome, and Lowrider fans from around the world. The day began with a massive line of spectators gathering near the front entrance of the show, hungry for some amazing competition action. At 11 a.m., the enthusiasts poured into the event and made their way to the rows of cars that were on full display in both buildings, including the black top and the lake area. With so many Lowrider cars and bikes, it easily took most of the day to walk through the premises to view every vehicle.
As people walked around the show, they were treated to a glimpse at some of the top contenders, including the Lowrider Best of Show Chris Roarke's '58 Chevy Impala, nicknamed "The Perfect Score," which took home the trophy and cash that day. The Traditional Lowrider Best of Show honors were taken by Thomas Vasquez, thanks to his'59 Impala from Imperials Car Club. The Truck Best of Show award went to Sal Sierra and his '36 Ford "Trokita Loca" from Rollerz Only Car Club. The Best Bomb was given to Cesar Rodriguez from Oldies Car Club, who was the proud holder of keys for an incredible'48 Fleetline. In the Original '69 and Below Category, first place was taken home by Vivian Longoria, with her '57 Chevy Bel-Air, representing Classic Memories Car Club.
Around 12 p.m., the event was in full force, as the spectators walked around and visited the vendor booths; they were especially interested in the show sponsors. Sponsors like Lugz Shoes were on hand giving away pairs of shoes all day long, while the Pioneer booth was answering the audio questions from "tuned in" fans. Karz Icon had a full display of their pump plates, plaques, and custom bike parts for all to enjoy.
The bike section was a hit again this year, as many families checked out some of the top Bikes and Trikes on display. Jose Duran took home first place for Best Lowrider Trike of the Show, while Dagoberto Duran took home the award for best Lowrider Bike of the show.
The black top near the stage was opened up and people gathered around the barricades to catch a glimpse of their favorite performers, who were on hand to keep the energy of the show on blast. MC Magic was the first performer up, and he got the crowd moving. After his set, Li'l Rob took the stage and had everybody singing along with his number one hit songs. To close out the show, Baby Bash took over the crowd, and had the ladies yelling at the top of their lungs as he performed.
As the day closed out, the spectators headed home and the car owners took down their displays before heading to the stage to see how their car did at the trophy ceremony. With another successful LRM show down in the books, the arena was left empty, waiting for next year's event. If you missed out on this spectacular show, make sure you check to see when LRM will be near your town, so you can enjoy the full LRM experience!