Brandon and Marina Gonzalez have cars in their blood.
Marina grew up cruising with her father in South Phoenix in his 1974 Chevy Monte Carlo and, now, Brandon owns the car, which he will show at the Showcase Supershow Custom and Classic Car Show from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at WestWorld in Scottsdale.
“The car was in the family,” Brandon said. “It belonged to my father-in-law before he passed away. It’s the car my wife cruised in with her dad. He was a cruiser back in the day. My wife continues to cruise with me.”
The show will include local artists illustrating their talents, pinstriping, custom lettering and graphic design. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to scholarship funds.
A lowrider for 25 years, Brandon dubbed the car Spirit Runner and he’ll show off the full undercarriage engine, the trunk and interior during the show. Krazy Kutting, a metal engraving company for cars, will have a booth set up as well, thanks to Brandon.
The Showcase Supershow Custom and Classic Car Show will feature hundreds of cars, according to James Rivas, a Mesa resident with the organizer, Motor Sports Showcase. The vehicles will range from Chevys from the late 1950s through the 1960s, to newer cars like Camaros.
This is the first time the company is staging a show in the summer, and it’s a first for WestWorld.
“Normally, we do it earlier in the year,” said Rivas, also known as Mega 104.3’s “Manic Hispanic.” “We try to stay away from the heat. It’s usually outdoors and a family outing, sort of…
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