SANTA FE, N.M. — Dubbed “the lowrider capital of the world,” Española will have to settle for hosting one of the largest lowrider shows in the country on Saturday.
Roughly 450 contestants from throughout the U.S. will converge in the heart of northern New Mexico for the second annual MainStreet ShowDown Super Show, which is sponsored by Lowrider Magazine. The event runs from noon until 6 p.m. and will be located on Paseo de Oñate, which is the main street running through Española.
On hand will be more than 25 vendors, including peddlers of car accessories and various foods from throughout the state. Musical acts also will be offered, highlighted by hip hop artist Lil Rob, whose 2005 hit “Summer Nights” broke into the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 36.
But, of course, the centerpiece of the event will be the cars.
“This is a national tour show, which are the biggest shows in the country,” said one of the event’s organizers, Andrez Valdez of Cultura Promotions. “People coming out will be able to see the prettiest cars around, and some of the most unique cars around.