The 3rd Annual Derrick Ward Memorial Car Show Derrick Ward
has quite a history within the Northern California Lowrider scene. He was the
founding president of Low Creations Car Club, San Francisco's first Lowrider
car club. The club's motto was "no color line," a philosophy that is
still in practice by the club today. Derrick was also among the first wave of
Lowriders in the '70's to take Lowriding to the next level in the Bay Area by
using candy paint jobs, Zenith wire wheels and chrome undercarriage work. On April 13th
2007, Mr. Derrick Ward lost his battle to pancreatic cancer.
On Sunday, April 18, 2010, Low Creations car Club,
along with Mid-Peninsula Muscle Car Club and Golden Gate Street Rods, hosted
the 3rd Annual Derrick Ward Memorial Car and Motorcycle Show at Sierra Point
Marina in Brisbane, CA, in his honor. All of the show's proceeds went to
Pancreatic Cancer Research.
Knowing that the event was for a good cause, the city of
Brisbane donated the location for that day's event. The small peninsula that
extends outward into the San Francisco Bay worked as a great mood setter, as
there was a moment of silence in honor of Derrick Ward's memory. Soon after, his
family and friends spoke over the loud speaker and shared their thoughts and
memories of this Bay Area legend.
Derrick, who co-founded a car club that believed in having
diversity, was also honored at this dedication show in that same manner as not
only Lowriders were in attendance; hot rod enthusiast, muscle car fans, and
motorcycle riders came to pay tribute as well. Some of the clubs in attendance
included Excandalow from the East Bay, who showed strong with nearly a dozen
clean Impalas, and Chicano Legacy, Nuestro Estilow, Pachuco's, Hells Angels,
Low Vintage in addition to few more clubs and solo riders. The event was free
to the public, but a donation booth was set up in case someone without a car
entry wanted to donate money to Pancreatic Cancer Research.
With over 250 entries and a fundraising of over $9,000 for
Pancreatic Cancer Research, the event was a complete success. I would like to
send a special thanks to Don Alonso of Low Creations for all the help as well.
In Memorium Terry Anderson The culture of Lowriding has lost
yet another innovator and legendary figure. This past July, electronics master
Terry Anderson passed away after battling pancreatic and liver cancer. Terry's
love for all things Lowrider created a legacy for him that will continue to
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