Downtown Showdown Rod & Custom Show at Cecilia’s Cafe
Today (September 10, 2016) was the perfect day for a hot rod & custom car show! And Cecilia’s Cafe, one of the most popular New Mexican restaurants in downtown Albuquerque was the perfect venue for it.
This is my second year attending this show (I was there last year) and I can see how rapidly it is growing in popularity and support. Lots of great cars were there!
Here are some of my favorite photographs from this year’s Downtown Showdown Rod & Custom Show. Enjoy!
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!
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.
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!
Looking forward to next year! All photos are by Don Peterson (the man in the white hat).