Based on our past experiences, the Denver, Colorado Lowrider Magazine Tour Stop has grown synonymous with three things in particular. First, the weather will have a mind of its own. Secondly, the passion behind the Lowrider culture in this state will prove that it constantly grows every year; and lastly, when you leave the Denver Coliseum, you can hardly wait for next year's show. We arrived to news that rain was expected to cover the entire weekend. The Saturday roll-in was so packed with cars that at the 4 p.m. cut-off point, there were still over a hundred show cars in line to get in.
The Sunday show started with a quick shower, but then the skies opened up and hot sun and blue skies became the backdrop for a show that seemed to break every attendance record Denver had previously set for the tour stop. Some of the culture's finest cars were given center stage to compete for the chance to qualify for a coveted spot within the granddaddy of them all; The Las Vegas Super Show. Cars came from as far away as the four corners states for bragging rights. Among those that stood out were Tony & Deanna Winick's immaculate '61 Impala, rightfully named "Dead Serious." Frank Ramos brought down his fully transformed '74 Volkswagen, "My Rolls," which he built and dedicated to his daughter Emily. Javier Perez brought to the competition his oriental blue '54 Bel Air named "Que Loquera," and Anthony Velasquez showed his hand with his orange California '64 Impala, nicknamed "Dealers Choice."
Besides the beautiful women and hot weather, the inside of the Coliseum held rows of venders that sold it all, as spectators had the chance to check out everything from custom painted t-shirts and Lugz shoes to full hydraulic setups. KS 107.5 FM was on hand providing the sounds for the outside, and their capable staff also hosted the amazing show inside. Pioneer jumped on board as a sponsor, as did Verizon and Hi Low Hydraulics. On stage MC Magic, the Chicano sensation, elevated the mile-high altitude of the standing room only crowd with a set list of his top hits. The pumped-up crowd was then treated to the headliner, Baby Bash, who kept the ladies screaming with his intimate version of the smash "Suga Suga." The highly anticipated bikini contest capped the day off, as Denver's hottest women dropped it low to see who would emerge as the finest in Colorado. The crowd cheered for the winning girl, who not only got the title, but also a nice cash prize as well.
Just as expected, the Denver Tour Stop showcased the finest and most well built vehicles in the Midwest, all hoping to earn the opportunity to compete at the nation's largest show in Vegas. With the weather holding up to ensure that the show went on without a hitch, the Lowrider faithful came out in full force to support the culture. Thanks to everyone that enjoyed, participated, and made the Denver stop a successful and memorable event that seems to keep growing every year.