17th ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE LOWRIDERS

A family squeezes into the backseat as the sun begins to set during the 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders in Southwest Detroit. The annual event brings car owners and families together to bless their custom cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

A family squeezes into the backseat as the sun begins to set during the 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders in Southwest Detroit. The annual event brings car owners and families together to bless their custom cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

(left) Kendall Genson, 6 1/2, and Sabrina Gross take for a selfie during the 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders in Southwest Detroit. The event gathers custom car owners to bless their rides before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

(left) Kendall Genson, 6 1/2, and Sabrina Gross take for a selfie during the 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders in Southwest Detroit. The event gathers custom car owners to bless their rides before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

The 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders was held at livernois Ave. and Otis in Southwest Detroit to bless the custom cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

The 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders was held at livernois Ave. and Otis in Southwest Detroit to bless the custom cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

The 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders was held at livernois Ave. and Otis in Southwest Detroit to bless the custom cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

The 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders was held at livernois Ave. and Otis in Southwest Detroit to bless the custom cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

Aniela Howard, 5, pretends to drive her father's car during the 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders in Southwest Detroit. The event gathers custom car owners to bless their rides before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

Aniela Howard, 5, pretends to drive her father’s car during the 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders in Southwest Detroit. The event gathers custom car owners to bless their rides before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

The 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders was held at livernois Ave. and Otis in Southwest Detroit to bless the custom cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

The 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders was held at livernois Ave. and Otis in Southwest Detroit to bless the custom cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

Yedani, 7, and Pablo Mata, of Detroit, look at the car along Livernois Ave during the 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders in Southwest Detroit. The event gathers custom car owners to bless their rides before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

Yedani, 7, and Pablo Mata, of Detroit, look at the car along Livernois Ave during the 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders in Southwest Detroit. The event gathers custom car owners to bless their rides before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

The 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders was held at livernois Ave. and Otis in Southwest Detroit to bless the custom cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

The 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders was held at livernois Ave. and Otis in Southwest Detroit to bless the custom cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

A family squeezes into the backseat as the sun begins to set during the 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders in Southwest Detroit. The annual event brings car owners and families together to bless their custom cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

A family squeezes into the backseat as the sun begins to set during the 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders in Southwest Detroit. The annual event brings car owners and families together to bless their custom cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

The 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders was held at livernois Ave. and Otis in Southwest Detroit to bless the custom cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

The 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders was held at livernois Ave. and Otis in Southwest Detroit to bless the custom cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

A custom Impala sits low at the 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders in Southwest Detroit. Car owners and their families gathered to bless their lowrider cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

A custom Impala sits low at the 17th annual Blessing of the Lowriders in Southwest Detroit. Car owners and their families gathered to bless their lowrider cars before the start of cruising season on Sunday May 3, 2015. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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