If you're into souped up, tricked out cars hold onto your seat this weekend. 500 lowrider cars are expected to dip and roll into Tampa's state fairgrounds starting early Saturday morning. It's for the Lowrider tour and competition. Car owners from our area as well as from across the nation are expected. The event takes place on Sunday, April 1st, but car owners are setting up on
Saturday morning. Later that evening the judging begins and will run late into the night.
Local boxer Jeff Lacey's car is being entered into the contest. He spent $70,000 to trick out his very own lowrider.
Spike Keeser, the shop manager of Blvd. Customs in Saint Petersburg says they spent 300 man hours over a course of three months customizing the Chyrsler 300 Hemi C. Keeser says at first glance people think the car is something else. "At a Tampa auto show a few years ago everyone thought this was a Bently convertible so that speaks for itself right there." Lacey's "Hook Edition" as it's called was modified into a convertible. It has a ten inch touch screen computer that is internet ready with a wireless keyboard that doubles as a television. The grill alone cost $7,000 and is triple chrome plated stainless steel. Keeser says "It's jewelry for your car." The car has light effects and really stands out at night as it rolls on Asanti 22 inch rims.8,000 people are expected at the event on Sunday and prizes will be doled out in different categories.
Tammie Fields, Tampa Bay's 10 News