At the same time Bird was building his cars and running the Majestics Car Club, he was also producing shows around the San Diego area. SD Majestics were producing shows at the Naval Medical Center and Southwest High School. One day, Bird was talking to Jesse Esparza from Klique San Diego about the old days when the World of Wheels Car Show used to be held at the San Diego Concourse. Jesse encouraged Bird to take shows in San Diego to the next level, and try to produce a show at the Concourse. Bird went to his business partner Mario Lopez and Mario agreed, feeling that they should definitely do the show. The first order of business for the duo was to find the perfect name for the show. They decided to call it "The Super Indoor Custom Car Show." This was the first indoor car show in over 15 years in San Diego. There were 224 entrees, which was literally all the cars that the Concourse could hold. The first year the show was produced was 2002, and it was held there until 2004, when the Concourse was shut down. The show has been held at the San Diego Convention Center since then, and continues to do well as a mandatory show for many clubs in the Southern California area.
Bird does not take full credit for the success of the show; he credits the team behind him including Mario Lopez, and Fred Sotelo for making the event come to fruition. Bird also credits his leadership skills to his father, who was an Officer in the United States Navy, and credits his event planning skills to his mother. Producing and judging the San Diego show has also allowed Bird and his team to create an independent judging team that will provide judging for car shows. They have traveled near and far to provide judging for car shows and remain committed to ensuring fairness in their judging.
Although Bird has been Lowriding since 1991 and producing the Super Indoor Custom Car Show since 2002, he has cemented his place within the culture and the history books in that short amount of time. The quality of service he has provided throughout his tenure is proof of his commitment to the culture and the lifestyle. I asked him about his feelings on the Lowrider Culture today, and he told me that he was happy to see the unity in the scene now, reminding me that back in the early days, the clubs didn't associate with each other. These days everyone associates with everyone, and many new friendships have been formed.
The 2009 Super Indoor Custom Car Show is finished, and so is Bird's work on his clean '61 ragtop, so what is he going to do now? You know as well as I do that Bird probably already has another build waiting in the wings, but you can rest assured that for now, he will begin planning the 2010 show, and enjoy the '61 for at least a little while. Not to worry though, Bird is certainly not finished with his Lowriding career, and like many profiled in this magazine, he plans on Lowriding till the wheels fall off, or at least until the DMV comes for his license.