Hot Wheels

When auto promoter Johnny Lozoya profoundly effected Arizona's lowriding scene with one of the state’s first lowrider happenings in April 1979, he quipped to Lowrider Magazine that “not one park, auditorium or any type of convention center would allow a lowrider show." Well, Johnny, you've come a long way, baby, because the Arizona Lowrider Supershow is in just such a venue for its 28th year. Now stripped of its gang connotations, lowriding culture features plain ol’ folks showing off breathtaking artwork on tricked-out rides. Anyone can enter their special vehicle, and there will be live Mexicana música, hip-hop, and breakdancers.
Sat., Aug. 18, 6 p.m.-1 a.m.; Sun., Aug. 19, 12-8 p.m.