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Part Two: Coverage of the Day at the Bay
Custom Car & Bike Show

Story & Photos: Jay Villa | Aug 17, 2021 12:30am PDT

If you’ve never been to the Day at the Bay Custom Car & Bike Show, then add it to your bucket list now. The one day event showcases hundreds of lowriders which line the greens at the Embarcador Marina in San Diego. With incredible views, and cool weather, this one day show is a gathering of camaraderie, a show of force, and the one place visitors can get up close to some of the most highly-respected lowriders in the game.   

With hotels, restaurants, and the San Diego Bay just a stone’s throw away, the weather was spot on, the crowd was chill, and the free show attracted a ton of locals who came to stroll the show. In all, the scenery was spot on and definitely a destination point – especially if the Day in the Bay is happening.  

The legendary “Desert Rose” in all its glory. Definitely one of the crowd favorites. Club: Low Bottomz CC

The bottom of Desert Rose is as flawless as the rest of the car. 

LOW BOTTOMZ CC: A last-minute cancellation by the transport company almost put the brakes on Low Bottomz car club attending. Luckily, a last minute phone call to Mr. Maton (Klique SD) changed that, as he got them connected with someone who could. No strangers to bringing some of the finest lowriders to both street and show, the Mendoza family brought their staple line up of lowriders including their Johnny Salter’s built 1955 Desert Rose, a 1957 Nomad, 1961 Impala, and their rose gold 1958 Impala. 

Low Bottomz CC came correct with these laser straight classics

Joe’s ’61 Impala 

Straight as an arrow.

Hundreds of lowriders were on display with a strong showing of support from clubs such as Klique SD, Elite, Elegants, USO, South Side, Low Bottomz, and Pegasus LA to mention a few. Speaking of Klique, they definitely had a master plan because they brought out plenty of their heavy hitters including Maton 58, Klave Uno, and 58 Caliber. 

One of the many jaw-droppers from Klique CC

Klave Uno traveled from AZ to make the show

Brooke’s 1961 Impala convertible

A few cars from the Klique camp

The only threesome your wifey wouldn’t mind 

How’s that for for the undercarriage of a car that’s actually driven?

Maton 58: One of the latest hits from Klique CC and owned by Mr. Maton

From top to bottom, the details on this 1958 Impala are impeccable.

Impalas CC’s “The Crystal Ship” owned by Marcos Arellano

His ’62 Impala is fitted with ’59 cruiser skirts and it got plenty of attention

Layin’ in the Mud: La Perla Negra ’57 from Klique SD

Paint lookin’ like glass: Owner: RJ’s Cali Classics

While snapping flicks of the Klique lineup, it was only right for me to get into the groove so I threw in some earbuds and played the 80’s funk track “It’s Winning Time” from Klique. And considering their lineup, it happened to be the perfect track to shoot cars of this caliber.

Stay posted. There’s more to come.