**** NOTE: My November 2012 posts have been lost due to system issues. They are: Good Guys Show, Nostalgia Drags and my Day of the Dead shoot...hoping to recover them. Sorry if you came here to specifically see those posts.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Mi Vida C.C. & The Alhambra High Charity Show & Shines - Aug 20, 2011

AZ Lowriders----South East Side & West Side 

The Coolidge Trio

I arrived at both shows early. It got hot fast and the sunlight was intense bouncing off of the shiny rides --not the best time of day for photos, but at least I was able to make the trip(s).

I rolled into Coolidge about an hour after the official start time. I was pleased with the four rides shown here and I ran into a buddy as well. I'm sure more cars showed up for the Mi Vida show. It was for a good cause.
After about an hour I made the trip back North-West to Alhambra High school in Phoenix. They were just getting started as well.
West side Lincoln
I'm just mixing all the cars up for varieties' sake from here on...nice rides all.

This '49 Chevy is a beauty! I talked with the builder, Chris, the son of Orlie Coca of "Orlies Hydraulics". A lot of customizations went into this classic. I frantically tried writing them down as Chris listed them and my notepad is an illegible pile of parts on paper. This was the first showing of the Chevy and it's very cool to be the first to bring you photos.
When things cool down here I'm planning on giving Orlie a call. Chris encouraged me to check out the shop and the nice collection of classics his dad has. Orlie Coca is known as the "Godfather of Hydraulics" and has a long interesting history. He even had his own lowrider magazine at one time. An amazing guy.


John Straub said...

Bill, more bitchin' photos! Love em'.

Bill Garrett said...

Thank you, john!

marcos said...

Thanks for coming down to coolidge bill and the pics are clean amazing how you turn the cars and bikes into bad ass photos

marcos said...

Thanks bill for coming down to coolidge the pictures came out bad ass keep up the good work and cant wait to shoot the bike

Bill Garrett said...

Hey amigo! It was great running into you!
Looking forward to our shoot!
Thanks, man!