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Motorbooks International, 2003 - Transportation - 156 pages
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Pride, artistry, culture, and unity are just a few words that describe the lowrider lifestyle and movement. This book chronicles the entire lowrider movement focusing on the cars, the culture, and the people who have created one of the hottest growing multicutural movements in the automotive industry. What is Lowriding? A lowrider vehicle has a low stance, a flashy paint job, and many adornments to the interior. It's also very common to have a mural, often a memorial or tribute to a family member, painted on the top of the trunk. Throughout many Mexican-American neighborhoods, from East Los Angeles to El Paso, cruisers have been dropping their vehicles to a sidewalk-scraping stance since the late 1930s when zoot suits were high fashion. In the past few years, lowriding has spread all over the world, including a lowriding craze across Japan.

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Paige Penland is a Costa Rica-based freelance writer specializing in travel, science, and history. Penland lives and works in Costa Rica, and she has written several articles and guidebooks about Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Oaxaca, and Granada, San Juan del Sur & Southwest Nicaragua, all in the Explorer's Great Destinations series from Countryman.

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