Downtown Showdown Rod & Custom Show - Cecilia's, Albuquerque

Hot Rod & Custom Show at Cecilia’s Cafe

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.

Chevy, Classic cars, Cecilia's Albuquerque

Custom Hot Rod, Cecilia's, Albuquerque, NM

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!

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 Don Peterson (the man in the white hat).

Hot Rods, Albuquerque