Lowriders were cruising low and slow in Santa Fe Plaza! May 22nd 2016 was designated Lowrider Day in Santa Fe, New Mexico! Whether you prefer jumpers, classics or customs they rolled into the Plaza bajito y suavecito!
Low And Slow in Santa Fe!
Lowrider Day on the Santa Fe Plaza was a candy store for the eyes! A stylish procession of vehicles adorned in eye-popping chrome and color paraded and parked in the Plaza. It was a festive and pleasant event that showcased the amazing work of creative lowrider artisans.
Mayor Javier Gonzales read a proclamation declaring May 22nd as official Lowrider Day of Santa Fe. Afterwards, we got the see the parked lowriders and custom cars up close. A musical backdrop by DJ Jason Crawford provided the perfect theme music for the afternoon. Good times!
Lowriders have an appeal that attracts every generation. It was amazing to see avid lowrider and custom car enthusiasts of every generation enjoying the vehicles on display. It was also a fine homage to a cultural artform that deserves to be recognized and honored.
This is Lowrider Summer! The New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe Plaza premiered Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico on May 1st ( it runs through March 5, 2017) celebrating the mobile art of lowriders and the artists and craftsman who support it. Lowrider Day was the perfect compliment to this important cultural exhibit.
This post features some of my favorite photos captures at this event. Needless to say, it was a festive occasion, and the lowriders were in fine form. – All photography by [email protected]
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