The Fresno Fairgrounds has always been a hot spot for California riders from both NorCal and SoCal to show. The show didn’t happen last year and it left a huge void for car lovers and music goers in the area. David Lopez of Kings of Cali promotions noticed this void and decided it was time to step in and fill it. With the help of Motorsport Showcase and LOWRIDER Magazine they put together a show that neither the scorching Central Valley heat nor the grapevine could keep real riders from attending.
All five buildings at the Fresno Fairgrounds were filled with some of the hottest lowriders from all over California and beyond. In the Industry Commerce Building, South Side Car Club had a nice lineup that included a set of Tri-Fives. In one end of the lineup they had Anthony Fuentes’ 1955 Bel Air convertible. The 1955 debuted at the show and flaunted a wild orchid paint that was reminiscent of previous car called “7 Teaz.” In the opposite side of the lineup, we had Johnny Salters’ 1956 all the way down from South Carolina. In the same building we had multiple chapters of the Oldies Car Club with a solid mix of ’30s-’40s bombs, from original to full show status. Impalas Car Club was also in the same building. At the show Jeanette Aguiniga, a member of Impalas, debuted her lemon-ish yellow 1967 convertible with black powdercoated bumpers and trim. She showed next to her dad’s all-original red 1965 with a matching display.
The next building over was the Agriculture Building and it was loaded with 1957s from Orange County that included Steve Noesser’s candy red one. His 1957 was out last year with a “LowRod” look to it but decided to bust out his full-blown lowrider look at this show. Steve got rid of the big wheels and added a Hoppo’s air setup that looked like a hydraulics setup.
The Commerce Building is also known as the main building and Carnales Unidos Car Club, of Bakersfield, Fresno, and Merced, dominated it. They had 30 immaculate rides including Andrew Cisneros’ 1980 Monte Carlo. The rebuild of this candy yellow MC is something that Andrew takes great pride in but that also tugs at his heart. During the rebuild his father died and Andrew dedicated it to him. In the same building was Jose Gutierrez’s candy purple Cougar with a Merc frontend from Evil Threat Car Club. Some have mixed feelings about the crazy mod that was done but at the end of the day Jose built it for his taste and we can’t help but tip our hats for someone who isn’t afraid to go against the grain.
Right outside of the main building we had “The Blvd Art Exhibit” with some of the most talented lowrider artists with a variety of backgrounds. The artists who were there doing live exhibition included Efrain “Bugs” Gonzalez who was ‘striping, Hernan D’Aloia engraving, and Alberto Herrera airbrushing.
The other two smaller buildings housed cars such as the pink 1961 that was a LOWRIDER cover car called “Candy Kisses” and a yellow 1962 owned by Eric Wistermen with a Breaking Bad theme to it. Outside there was a candy brandywine raghouse soaking in the sun next to the LOWRIDER rig.
Tyga headlined the concert and we also had Lighter Shade of Brown performing. LSOB has been performing at our shows for countless years and we’d like to take a moment and offer our condolences to the family of Bobby “DTTX” Ramirez.
We’d like to thank all who came out to battle the Central Valley heat to enjoy a day of fun, music, art, and cars.