Lowriders at John O’Connell High School

Photo by Bhautik Joshi

For the third year in a row, John O’Connell High School is hosting a car show contest.  The car show has become a major fundraiser for the school.  All proceeds go towards O’Connell’s after school programs, student class projects and other school activities.

The event begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 1 and goes till 4 p.m. in the schoolyard behind John O’Connell High School (2355 Folsom st.)  Judging will be ended by 3:30 p.m.

From a John O’Connell press release:

Students say it’s an opportunity to celebrate Latino culture during Cinco de Mayo weekend in the Mission District and for the community to learn about their school.

“It’s something that a lot of adults enjoy, and youth too,” said [Jailene] Medina, who’s graduating this year. Now Medina is passing on the car show tradition to freshman Devianna Roca.

Medina and Roca both grew up in lowrider families, with Medina’s father owning a 1964 Impala and Roca’s father owning a 1968 Impala, which he plans to enter in the show.

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