I'm not even a car person, but I'm sorry I missed the Lowrider Evolution Tour yesterday.
"It's just what I love; I love old cars," said a beaming O'Brien Longoria, of Conroe, as he explained why he spent three years turning his 1963 Chevrolet Impala into a sleek machine worthy of the name low-rider.
Unlike most of the low-riders at the show, Longoria's vehicle didn't scream with loud colors or captivate the eye with complex artwork. Instead, its classic coat of powder puff blue and its white interior elicited a sense of elegance through simplicity.
Organizers estimated that 10,000 people paid the $30 admission fee to view the show, called "Lowrider Evolution Tour 2004." The show is traveling to 15 cities this year, and most of the participants display their cars in their local areas.