Hot Rod & Custom Show at Cecilia’s Cafe

Save The Date: 2019 Downtown Showdown Rod & Custom Show at Cecilia’s Cafe  – September 21, 2019 9AM

2018 Downtown Showdown Rod & Custom Show at Cecilia’s Cafe

Today (September 8, 2018) was the perfect day for a hot rod & custom car show! And Cecilia’s Cafe (230 6th St, Albuquerque, 505-243-7070), one of the most popular New Mexican restaurants in downtown Albuquerque was the perfect venue for the Downtown Showdown Rod & Custom Show!

Cecilia's Downtown Showdown Car Show Albuquerque
A Worthy Prize Winner At Cecilia’s Downtown Showdown Car Show 2018

You can count on the Downtown Showdown at Cecilia’s to attract some eye-popping custom cars & trucks that showcase the enduring spirit of Route 66. This is classic American steel chopped, dropped, chromed and sprayed into modern works of art.

Vintage Chevy, Cecilia's Cafe Car Show

Now, there are bigger car shows in Albuquerque, but few can match the style, stance and attitude of the Downtown Showdown at Cecilia’s Cafe!

Cecilia's Downtown Showdown Car Show
Another prize-winning custom car at Cecilia’s Downtown Showdown Car Show 2018
Downtown Showdown - Cecilia's Cafe Albuquerque
Custom cars in front of Cecilia’s Cafe

The high level of workmanship seen in the details and paint of these cars is simply amazing. This show attracts cars from all over the country.

Downtown Showdown Custom Car Show, Cecilia's Cafe, Albuquerque

Downtown Showdown, Cecilia's Cafe, Albuquerque

Cecilia's Cafe - Car Show

Car Show at Cecilia's in Albuquerque

Cecilia's Downtown Showdown - Custom Truck

Downtown Showdown Car Show, Cecilia's
So Smooth!

These cars & trucks are as spicy as the green chile at Cecilia’s Cafe!

Cecilia's Cafe Downtown Showdown Car Show - Custom Truck

Downtown Showdown at Cecilia's Cafe - Custom Car

Classic Car, Old Memories, Cecilia's Cafe

Vintage Chevy Truck - Cecilia's Cafe, Downtown Showdown Car Show

truck, cecilia's

Custom Car, Cecilia's Cafe Downtown Showdown, Albuquerque

The photos seen below are from the 2017 show.

Chevy, Classic cars, Cecilia's Albuquerque

Custom Hot Rod, Cecilia's, Albuquerque, NM

This is my third year attending this show and I can see how rapidly it is growing in popularity and support. Lots of great cars were there!

Downtown Showdown Rod & Custom Show – Cecilia's Cafe, First Place Winner
Downtown Showdown Rod & Custom Show – Cecilia’s Cafe, First Place Winner

Here are some of my favorite photographs from this year’s Downtown Showdown Rod & Custom Show. Enjoy!

Hot Rod Show, Cecilia's Albuquerque

The Gambler is a classic red hot rod with lots of chrome in all the right places. Like all of the cars at this show, these are hand-built and customized rods and customs. To show how popular custom car culture is in Albuquerque, there were three other car shows being held in various parts of the city today as well, and two more tomorrow!

Hot Rods, Cecilias, Albuquerque

The custom cars and hot rods on display ranged from rat rods to carefully restored classics with modern updates. This is classic American iron made into works of rolling art by talented local hobbyists.

Classic Chevy Hot Rod, Cecilia's

Custom Truck, Cecilias, Downtown Showdown Hot Rods & Customs

Custom Cars & Hot Rods Cecilia's Cafe

Cecilia’s Cafe is located at 230  6th St SW in downtown Albuquerque. By the way, this is one of the best places in Albuquerque for a tasty breakfast burrito or their famous Fireman’s Burrito!

Cecilia's Cafe, Custom Cars & Hot Rods

Cecilia's - Custom Car Show

Looking forward to next year! All photos are by [email protected] (the man in the white hat).

Hot Rods, Albuquerque