| Events |

Lowrider Magazine Pimps Out Pages With Pix of Phoenix Event

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

You might have missed this spring's "Lowrider 2009 Tour" in Phoenix, but you can check out pictures of some of the sweet rides that were showcased there in a just-published online story.

The March 1 event at the Arizona State Fairgrounds impressed Lowrider Magazine's Saul Vargas, who says its popularity proves that lowrider culture is experiencing a "resurgence." Vargas' article also praises Phoenix gushingly, as if he didn't get the memo that writers are supposed to scorn the place.

Vargas begins by telling us Phoenix is "considered by many to be the crown jewel of the southwest..."

Then he notes:

The lowrider following is strong here, so it's easy to see why many regard Phoenix as the "City of the Future."

Compare Vargas' enthusiastic spin to the passage about downtown Phoenix from the novel President Obama's reading this summer:

The general vacancy was relieved by the slow and for some reason distinctly sinister movement of automobiles from street to street, as if these machines' careful, orderly roaming was a charade whose purpose was to obscure the fact that the city had been forsake; and all the while the radio ceaselessly reported crashes and emergencies in the streets around us.

Hey, Holmes, there's nothing sinister about it -- we're just cruising.

Click here for more pictures of lowriders from New Times' April slideshow of an exhibition in Guadalupe.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.