Lowrider Magazine returned once again to the grounds of the historic San Fernando High School in San Fernando, California, for the 2012 date of the Oldies car club car show and concert. The show took place on the fourth Sunday of July in 2012, and boy did it turn up the heat on the car show circuit! Summertime temperatures in the San Fernando Valley are always close to the century mark and the day of the show was no exception. Without a cloud in the sky, there was no doubt the show was going to be a scorcher due to the heat of the weather and also the blazing rides that the car clubs and solo riders were bringing to the show!
The heat did not deter car show participants from lining up in the early morning hours to ensure that they got into the show and secure a good spot with some shade. Imperials, Dino’s Bomb Squad, Los Angeles, USO, Old Memories, Carnales Unidos, Lifestyle, Ultimate for Life, HB Gabachos, Cruisers, Majestics, Neu Exposure, City Cruisers, Pachucho, and Lowrider Magazine’s September 2012 featured car club One Bad Creation were some of the clubs in attendance. Also in attendance was La Gente car club newest chapter, “City of Angels.”
The Oldies car show always brings out a lot of the heavy hitters in Lowriding, and this year’s event was certainly no different. Some of this year’s notables and Lowrider Magazine cover cars included Joel Garcia’s October 2012 cover car, “Original Hustler,” Jose Alvarez’s August 2012 cover car, “Fatal Attraction,” and Manual Martinez’s January 2011 cover car, “Caprice Classic 76.” There were also a large number of cars, trucks, and Lowrider bikes that have graced the pages of Lowrider Magazine.
Oldies made sure that there was plenty of musical entertainment throughout the day, including show headliner MC Magic. Once again, the car hop was sponsored by Young Hogg, who awarded the win to Jerry Lamm from Connected car club and Tierra Customs. Lou Pizzaro and the cast from the hit television show “Operation Repo” were also cruising the show, signing autographs and taking photos with fans.
At this years Oldies car show, the car club honored the members of the Lowrider Hall of Fame with a special presentation during the show. Lowrider Hall of Fame members Kita Lealao, Joe Ray, Ricardo Alvarado, Harvey Reyes, Jesse Valadez, Jr. (Accepting on behalf of his father Jesse Sr.) and Richard Ochoa were presented with commemorative plaques by Oldies. City of Los Angeles Councilman Richard Alarcon also recognized oldies for their continued support of the high school. If you didn’t know, the proceeds from the show go to the school, helping to fund a variety of needs including equipment.
Oldies counted close to 700 entries and 2000-plus spectators for this summertime extravaganza. The club once again exceeded their expectations and presented the high school with nice sum of money to purchase much needed equipment. We here at Lowrider Magazine salute the Oldies car club for a great show, their hospitality, and their community service. Way to go Oldies!