JAPAN’S AWESOME LOWRIDER CULTURE

You have to rewind back to fifties Southern California to find the not-so-humble beginnings of lowriding. Back then, young Mexican Americans (Chicanos) in Los Angeles started using their cars not as a source of transport, but ethnic statements. See, during the economic boom post-WWII, a lot of white Americans were hot rodding (jacking cars up and slotting the biggest engine they could find in them), but wanting to refuse the notion of being Anglicised, Hispanic communities did the exact opposite, as a four-wheeled F-you… read more >

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