Siblings Vrondria Billups also known as “Brinx CapStar ENT” and Rodreck Billups also known as “Cappinrond,” both of Cleveland, displayed their 1991 Buick LeSabre that was coated with Carnage from Spider Man design. Rodreck Billups has worked on the vehicle for 5 years, including installing 80 door speakers, six television sets, and 24-inch rims.
Ronnie Brown displayed his 2006 Chevy Cobalt with an orange tint paint. Brown said he gave a complete makeover to the vehicle in just two months with the help of his friend, Marquiste DeWeaver. Now the vehicle had “For Sale” signs.
They proudly showed off the custom built lights on the driver and front passenger doors, which turn seven different colors, their two television sets and 8 speakers.
“Aint nothing original in there no more,” Brown said, as he displayed a trophy he had already won in a previous car show competition.
DeWeaver, who explained he has worked on other Chevy Caprice and Monte Carlo vehicles, said he worked on the sound system of Brown's vehicle. It has become a hobby that he greatly enjoys, DeWeaver said.
Jose Antonio Vega, displayed his 1972 Mercury Comet, with a red and white paint. Puerto Rican flags inside the vehicle covered the back seat. Vega proudly showed the spectators the creative horns built onto his car including the old fashioned horn sound and a police siren.
Nicole Rodriguez displayed her 1993 Honda Civic with a Tootsie Roll Pop candy design. She said she hoped to win a trophy for design.
The event ran smoothly except for a brief visit by two Lorain police officers who arrived because of a noise complaint, said Juan Silva, Puerto Rican Home President. But Silva said he was happy with the turnout. “We have to do something for (Hispanic Heritage Month)”, Silva had said in a previous interview. As motorcycles and vehicles are cherished among the Puerto Rican and other latino communities, the car show seemed as a perfect fit.