The Hot Rod And Custom Car Show Series events are a staple of the Albuquerque automotive scene! With events alternating between the two Albuquerque, New Mexico Hooters Restaurant locations during summer weekends, these events bring out some of the cleanest and coolest restorations, import, and old school classic cars that Albuquerque and the surrounding areas have to offer!
The July 26th event was hosted at the westside Hooters location off of Alameda and Coors. This event brought out a number of classic restorations and filled the parking lot with some real sights to see!
A big thanks to Racing Southwest photographer Jorge Paez for heading out and covering the event! continue reading »
July 12th marked the date for the 2014 reincarnation of the All Out Call Out at the Albuquerque National Dragway!
The event brings some simple rules to the table – Slicks allowed, but no tire changing at the track, racers can’t refuse a call out, and door and frame chassis STREET CARS only! All this makes for some great racing with some quick street cars, as you’ll see below in the event results for each class. continue reading »
Albuquerque National Dragway put on a great event for the July 4th weekend. This event was touted as the largest event that they have organized for the 2014 season!
“A LUCKY SPECTATOR will have a chance to win $25,000. Plus Jet Cars,Real Outlaw Door Slammers, Western Fuel Altereds, Outlaw 8.5 and 2 days of Big Dollar Bracket Racing ($10,000 purse each day). Cars from all over the southwest will be in attendance.”
Racing Southwest photographer, Bryant Muncy was out at the event and captured over 100 shots of the action! Everything from jet cars to daily drivers turned weekend racer. continue reading »
It’s always a pleasure when the Racing Southwest crew can head up the road to our friends from the north and shred some tires! Triple Crown Drift invited us out for the 2014 Colorado Drift Week event being held at Pikes Peak International Raceway. The weekend of 6/26/2014-6/28/2014 brought out drifters from Colorado and many of the surrounding states with one mission – MAKE TIRES CRY!
A big thanks to Racing Southwest photographers Brian Norberto and Jorge Paez for making it out to the event and capturing over 400 shots of the fun as well as a video re-cap of the tire smoke filled weekend!
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April 27th, 2014. A date to go down in history as our largest Jemez Cruise to date! The 2014 Racing Southwest Jemez Cruise Facebook event page received a final count of 1,237 guests who had RSVP’d that they would be in attendance, with another 215 listed as possibly coming. Over double the amount of people who RSVP’d to come in 2013, we were positive that this cruise would be one to remember! continue reading »
Shots from the 2014 Supernationals Car Show at Expo New Mexico! One of the premier shows held in New Mexico, running from January 31st through February 2nd, 2014, this show always brings out quality show cars and exhibits from some of the best shops in the southwest! Also, if you missed the 2013 show, check out our coverage of the previous event! A big thanks goes out to Alejo Vigil, Bryant Muncy, Jin Ngo, Jorge Paez and Brian Norberto for their coverage of the 2014 event.
Touted as New Mexico’s premier custom automotive show, some of features for the 2014 year included local Doug Wiegel with another of his impressive highly customized and hand-built vehicles “Jail Bird Express. Also from California and Kolor King’s meet Builder Steven DeMan with the 1954 Divco Milk Wagon; meet Builder Scott Laitinen from Lake Havasu City Az with the 39 Zepher Lincoln; and meet Builder Chris Carlson from Derby Kansas with the 40 Ford “Bankrupt Blues.”
Stay tuned for a list of the awards from this year’s show! continue reading »
Cafe Bella has graciously hosted numerous Coffee & Cars events Saturday mornings in Rio Rancho, NM throughout the past year. January 4th, 2014 marked the first Coffee & Cars event of 2014. A great turn out that included everything from new model Corvettes to the New Mexico Off Road Jeep Group. Racing Southwest is looking forward to a great year full of these Coffee & Cars events hosted at the cafe.
We would like to thank Alejo Vigil and Brian Norberto for the shots of the event! The next event will be hosted at Cafe Bella on February 1st, 2014. continue reading »
Racing Southwest traveled west this past weekend. West of Southern Blvd. in Rio Rancho that is!
The 1st Annual Flash Dash, brought to you in part by Flash Gear LLC, NMORJG, DirtKore was held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Rio Puerco, NM. Festivities kicked off at 9am with reportedly over 100 OHV vehicles in attendance including everything from stock Jeeps, UTVs such as Polaris RZRs, to tubed out rock crawlers! All proceeds from the event will go to the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization who’s mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors.
A big thanks to Jorge Paez and Brian Norberto for shooting the event and sharing all these awesome shots with us! continue reading »
Racing Southwest photographer, Jorge Paez made the trip to the Hooter’s San Mateo location in Albuquerque, New Mexico for the Danny Lovato Benefit Car Show.
100% of the car entry fees from this event went to Danny and Peggy Lovato. Danny is a participant of the Hot Rod and Custom Car Summer Car Show Series Events (Hooters Car Shows, Route 66 Casino Car Shows, etc.) and a member of the Christian Rodders. He and his wife attend events with his trademark yellow street rod truck and trailer. Danny was involved in a balloon accident during the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque and sustained high level injuries including burns and is recovering at UNMH. This was a great opportunity to support one of our fellow automotive enthusiasts! continue reading »
We’re starting to think that the guys and gals up north in Colorado really have this drifting thing down. Racing Southwest has attended a number of events this past year in Colorado and the experience has been a total blast!
The kind folks at Drift Colorado decided to put on a “Thank You” event at at Pikes Peak International Raceway on October 27th, 2013 touting a cheap entrance fee to thank and give all the tire masochists in attendance one last chance this season to have some vehicular shenanigans. A big thanks goes out to Brian Norberto and Jesse Thomas for shooting all the fun! continue reading »