La Vida Lowrider: Cruising the City of Angels

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The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles is hosting a selection of the city denizen's automotive creations that defy the soulless mechanicals of modern commuter boxes by proudly representing the culture and families that crafted the machines. While one group of post WW2 hooligan Angelenos were seeking higher velocity out on SoCal dry lakebeds, another was going slower - and lower, on the streets of the basin. The exhibition marks the second time the museum has scraped a group of Lowriders into its halls. Cars, bicycles, motorcycles, and even a few baby carriages have been chosen based on historical significance and sheer hypnotizing power of metalflake and chrome. The show opens tomorrow and runs through June 8th. [La Vida Lowrider via Petersen.org]

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@48pan2: There are so few nice looking "collectible" cars left in showroom stock condition, that I respectfully have to disagree with you. Now if you found a Riv, say on the East Coast (with a lot of body rot), that needs a lot more attention to make it back to stock, then OK, go ahead, make a "Parade Float" on wheels, chop it up, channel it, throw in a Chevy Engine, make it do the Macarena, who cares? At least you brought back a beast, instead of raping a beauty.