As this year's Lowrider season came to a quick close, the best of the best headed to Sin City to battle it out for the Lowrider circuit's top honors. The 2010 Lowrider Super Show tour stop held at Cashman Field in Las Vegas was sponsored by Lugs, Pioneer, Saw 3D, KAH Tequila, U.S. Army, Cars Icon, and Metro PC. This Grand Finale of the show season kicked off without a hitch, thanks to picture perfect weather and top-notch contestants who hailed from all over the U.S., in hopes of achieving their competition goals.
As the day began, entrants came in from Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, and California, each hungry for their piece of the Lowrider trophy pie. In fact, this prestigious indoor/outdoor event had 700 entries that came out to support the one-day event. Friday saw these contestants lining up to move in, as they were eager to park and prep their rides on the show floor. Custom paintjobs sparkled and chrome shined, as the air became thick with the anticipation of the upcoming event. This is the part that spectators don't see, but it is crucial to separate the cream from the crop. This is where the sleepless hours, the "am I going to get my car done on time?" stress, and the financial drama all go out the window, as it is finally time to show and prove.
"3 Times The Charm"
"Lowrider Of The Year"
At this year's event, the outdoor area was packed as the big three dominated this segment of the layout. On one side of the floor the Majestics held court, as they rounded up all of their chapters to earn the Most Members honors at this show. The Rollerz Only also stood out as they received an Acknowledgement Award for supporting all of the Lowrider events of the year. But the talk of the show was USO ("Brother" in the Samoan language) going back to their roots of Lowriding, as they finally won the legal battle they were entrenched in and earned the right to fly their classic plaque once again. The plaque itself saw its own debut way back in 1992, so this lets you know how hard the club has fought to regain control of it. In fact, the court battle took several years to resolve, but it was well worth it, as USO is quickly becoming one of the bigger clubs in the United States. The Good Times Car Club wasn't far behind the top three, as this club continues to establish themselves as a brand that isn't going away any time soon.
Other clubs in attendance included The Imperials, Stylistics, Oldies, Lifestyle, Viejitos, Techniques, Tiempo, Desireable Ones, Royals, Street Players, Traditionals, Individuals, Ultimate Riders, Showtime, Lolistics, Unidos, RezMade, Legions, New Image, Blvd Kings, New Breed, Low Creation, Reality, Another Bad Creation, New Style, and Tradicionals.
The show was over in the blink of an eye, and it seemed that the sun had set as quickly as it had risen. After the hop contest, spectators waited for the concert to kick off, and they were wowed by headliners Li'l Rob and Baby Bash. There were also surprise guests in attendance, including Chumlee of the TV series "Pawn Stars," who was on hand to enjoy the custom cars and the famous bikini contest, which was won by the lovely Tanya Love. To wrap up the festivities, the award ceremony packed the bleachers, as fans waited to see the outcome of the show and find out who would be crowned Lowrider of the Year.
We would like to thank everybody who attended the shows and sponsored the year's events that lead up to this historic 10-10-10 Lowriding weekend in Vegas!
Bicycle Best of Show
1st Dagoberto Duran, Legions BC
2nd Shaun Martinez, Rollerz Only
3rd Robert Garcia, Rollerz Only
Trike Best of Show
1st Tony Ortega, Rollerz Only
2nd Jose Duran, Legions BC
3rd Ayerim Sandoval, Another Bad Creation
Original '69 and Below
1st Eric Wisterman, Low Creation '63 Chevrolet Impala
2nd Michael Grey, USO Las Vegas '63 Chevrolet Impala Convertible
3rd Alonzo Guerrero, Traditionals '39 Chevrolet Master Deluxe
"Ortega Family Winners"
Bomb Best of Show
1st Daniel Sausa, Traditionals '48 Chevrolet Fleetline
2nd Cesar Rodriguez, Oldies '48 Chevrolet Fleetline
3rd Cesar Rodriguez, Oldies '38 Chevrolet Master Deluxe
Truck Best of Show
1st Gilbert Casares, Elite '54 Chevrolet Pickup
2nd Jimmy Gustamantes, Viejitos '53 Chevrolet Pickup
3rd David Hernadez, NewStyle '97 Chevrolet Dully
Traditional Lowrider Best of Show
1st Tomas Vasquez, Imperials '59 Chevrolet Impala
2nd Mario Mercado, Elite '77 Cadillac, Coupe DeVille
3rd Nano Nevarez, New Breed '58 Chevrolet Impala
Car Best of Show
1st Chris Roark, Traditionals '58 Chevrolet Impala
2nd Doug Vigil, New Style '64 Chevrolet Impala Convertible
3rd Junior Garcia, Imperials '64 Chevrolet Impala
Lifestyle '84 Cadillac
"Chris Roark & The Traditionals"