The 2009 Lowrider Hall Of Fame was a great sucess due to the collaboration and dedication of the Lowrider community and our sponsors who graciously provided the needed resources to engineer a successful event of this magnitute. The Gonzalez family of 3-Amigos Tequila and Motorsport Showcase made their 2nd year commitment as key sponsors. This year's addition of the (UFCW) The United Food Commercials Workers Union of Arizona also ensured the Lowrider Hall Of Fame banquet was successful in honoring our Lowrider Legends in attendance. As a new sponsor, the UFCW recognizes the iumportance of community support in our fellow man. A big thanks goes out to these organizations that put their faith into motion in helping us achieve success in promoting the Lowrider movement in a positive light. The LHOF Executive Committee wishes to sincerely thank our sponsors and for our readers to join us in showing our appreciation by supporting and patronizing our sponsors. The luxurious International Ballroom at the Long Beach Hilton is where the culture's elite gathered to induct this year's class of legends into the 2009 Lowrider Hall of Fame. This year's awards were presented for Craftsmen, Leadership, Lifetime Contributors, and Memorial Honors, and the recipients joined a distinct class of Lowrider enthusiasts who have truly elevated our low-to-the-ground culture. The new class was greeted by Hall-of-Famers from yesteryear, as well as a huge crowd, who converged on this venue to participate in this historic evening. Everyone in attendance could truly feel the significance of the evening, and they all dressed the part, too. Friends, family, and Car Club supporters put on their very best to add style to this momentous evening, and it was as if the attendees walked right out of a scrapbook of memories detailing the proud history that our Lowrider Movement embraces. Car Club Jewelry like pins and pendants were worn on dress shirts and suits, while the women dressed elegantly, showing off their timeless beauty and grace. The attendees truly put it all on the table for this year's historic evening.
The Hall of Fame is the place where accomplishments and service meet, and the deserved inductees are recognized for their dedication and hard work within our Culture. They epitomize the reason why we are all in this together, and why our lifestyle will only continue to grow. This year's Hall of Fame was the one place where 400 people could bestow their praise on four worthy individuals, and thank them for their continued support of the Lowrider Movement. The Hall of Fame '05 representatives were El Larry Gonzales and Bob Mercado, while '06 was represented by Nick Hernandez, Joe Ray and Mario De Alba Sr. The '07 Honorees were also well represented, as Jessie Valadez and Ricardo Alvarado showed too. The'08 Class showed up in the form of Ruben Ochoa, who, along with the rest of the past inductees, welcomed in this year's class.