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Following an all-nighter, the 1979 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, “Orgullo Mexicano,” nears completion. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
“Orgullo Mexicano” is cleaned and prepped for display and judging. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
Agustin Castaneda, 8, left, lends a hand as Alejandro “Chino” Vega sets up the display for his lowrider entry. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
Alejandro “Chino” Vega’s 1979 Monte Carlo, named “Orgullo Mexicano,” or Mexican Pride, sits on display at Lowrider magazine’s Super Show in Las Vegas. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
Models for a zoot suit company walk among the crowd during the Lowrider Magazine Super Show 2006 at Cashman Field in Las Vegas. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
An engraved wheel hub shows the amount of detail on Alejandro “Chino” Vega’s 1979 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, “Orgullo Mexicano.” (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
Alejandro “Chino” Vega, holding the Best Car in Show trophy, gets a kiss from his wife Jessenia at the end of the awards presentation. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
Alejandro “Chino” Vega with his wife Jessenia and members of the UCE Car Club celebrate his win following Lowrider Magazine’s Super Show. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)