7th Annual Four Rivers Classic Car Show at Four Rivers Cultural Center– January 27, 28
Entrance fee is $3
January 27 10AM- 5PM
January 28 10AM- 3PM
Those interested in automobiles from the past will be able to experience a mix of vehicles inside the Four Rivers Cultural Center during the 7th annual Classic Car Show. Each year the Four Rivers Cultural Center Classic Car Show has focused on a different classic style. In the past, luxury vintage, muscle, racing and choppers have been featured. This year’s feature will be “lowrider”. 2018’s Classic Car show will showcase 20 lowriders and 30 vintage luxury and muscle models. Beginning in Los Angeles, California in the mid-to-late 1940s and during the post-war prosperity of the 1950s, some Mexican-American barrio youths lowered blocks, cut spring coils, z’ed the frames and dropped spindles to create low-riding vehicles.
The aim of the lowriders is to cruise as slowly as possible, with “Low and Slow” being their motto. By redesigning these cars in ways that go against their intended purposes and in painting their cars so that they reflect and hold meanings from Mexican culture. Fitted with hydraulic or airbag systems that allow the vehicle to be raised or lowered at the owner’s command, a lowrider (sometimes low rider) is a class or style of customized vehicle distinct from a regular lowered vehicle. These customized vehicles are generally individually painted with intricate, colorful designs, rolling on wire-spoke wheels with whitewall tires, with rims ranging from 13″to 20″ inches.
Today, the lowriding scene is diverse with many different participating cultures, vehicle makes and visual styles. Essentially all the options available to today’s custom automobile creator are also available to the lowrider builder, and lowrider style varies greatly from region to region.
At this year’s car show, visitors can expect to mingle with car owners throughout the weekend and take a glimpse of 20 lowriders and a mixture of 30 other vehicles.
The exhibit will open from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, and again from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28.
The Four Rivers Car Show is only open for two days, January 27 and 28. The entrance fee is $3.00. The Four Rivers Cultural Center is located in downtown Ontario at 676 SW 5th Ave. The center and museum is easily accessible from I-84, U.S. Hwy 20/26, Hwy 201 and U.S. Hwy 95.
About the Four Rivers Cultural Center
Opened in 1997, Four Rivers Cultural Center is a 501c3 non-profit that provides arts, culture and educational programming to the citizens of the Western Treasure Valley. The mission is to unite the community through the celebration and education of diversity and culture. We provide our programming FREE or at very low costs to make it affordable for everyone. We are home to the Hikaru Mizu Japanese Garden, the Harano exhibit gallery, a 13,000 square foot museum of local history, a 535 seat performing arts theatre and a conference facility that can hold 1,000 for meetings.