What are the first thing the average American thinks of when they think about Tijuana, Mexico? Well nowadays, the first thing that comes to mind is the Cartel Drug Wars. I will admit that you will see donkeys painted as Zebras, and I’ve even seen a dog shaved to look like a lion, but as far as the drug war goes, well, I’ve never seen anything go down and I’m thankful for that.
This is my third year covering the De La Raza show, which is produced by Alex and Victor the two brothers from South Side Customs and it doesn’t disappoint. The show is limited as there is only room for about 100 cars, but scarcity of space also helps bring only the best to the show. At the show you always have a good mixture of lowriders from Mexico and a few from the States. As always, Majestics and Groupe have been regular supporters of the show and this years Swift decided to show up strong.
With live bands playing all throughout the day, there is also a fleet of food vendors that deliver real Mexican food. As expected, the most popular both will always be the beer vendor with Micheladas being served all day long, and let me tell you, they serve a good one.
In all, the show went off without a hitch and we’ll definitely be back for next year’s festivities. It should also be on your bucket list for shows you need to attend and don’t mind all the media hype about Tijuana being a dangerous spot — unless of course your there looking for trouble.