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Slow and Low: Keeping the Lowrider Tradition Alive

A lowrider isn't just a car, and it's not just for driving. They represent the social, political, and artistic triumphs of Chicano culture.


Many believe lowriders cruised their way to Los Angeles from El Paso, Texas, and still others will tell you they came from the other side of the Mexican border in Cuidad Juarez, but nobody can deny that lowrider culture literally reached new heights thanks to Los Angeles and, well, hydraulics. In fact, you can't tell the story of transportation in the City of Angels without talking about lowriders.

You see, a lowrider isn't just a car, and they're not merely for driving from point A to point B. They also represent the social, political, and artistic struggles and triumphs of Chicano culture.

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