Wednesday, April 1, 2009

27th Annual Lowrider Festival

Posted on Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-04-01

Centro Cultural Aztlan presents their 27th Annual Lowrider Festival with a day of music (the Krayolas and the West Side Horns at 9pm), competition, and events. Factory-made cars are wildly re-imagined into mobile works of art that depict each participant’s pride, love, and personal history. In the U.S., the automobile, despite its problematic carbon treadmark, has been a symbol of freedom and ascendancy. The lowrider takes this personal connection to the automobile to abstract dimensions, perhaps not seen in other American subcultures. For those not ready for the main stage, there is also a lowrider bicycle competition, which can be just as interesting as the cars. Perhaps new electric bikes will allow for hydraulics. $10, 10am-10pm, Mateo Camargo Park, 5738 Castroville Rd., (210) 432-1896

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