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I like lowriders and donks can suck it!

Sorry for the shockingly crappy photos, but it was so hot my phone was actually capturing photos about 2 seconds after I had expected it to so all the well framed ones were just blurry pictures of my feet.

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The only donks I can think of that I have actually liked are basically lowriders with stupid tacky wheels. The rest are just stupid and tacky all around. Clearly I am biased here. Or maybe it seeing far too many hack job donks around and lowriders being rare enough and limited enough in appeal that I only see well executed examples. Whatever the case, I admire the craftsmanship that goes into lowriders.

C’mon, how can you not smile at the sight of the bright candy paint, goof not exactly period correct hydraulics, and beautiful lines of this ‘53 Chevy? I stumbled upon a gathering of proper lowriders yeserday meeting at The Varsity, the world’s busiest fast food restaurant.

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Take this brightly colored Chevy Monte Carlo for instance. Like the others it had hydraulics. Unlike the others, it had some seriously impressive pinstriping and elaborate detail work.

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It is so uncommon to see properly done lowriders that I enjoyed spying this unofficial meet. The parking lot of The Varsity is a popular meeting spot for car enthusiasts, but it is rare for it to be anthing other than neon covered pimp mobiles with underglow. And while this was going on, a swarm of people on high powered bikes of all shapes and sizes were doing wheelies down North Avenue like maniacs and people in unregisterable recreational vehicles, including quad bikes, ATVs, etc, were making fools of themselves. All that mess takes place in the parking lot of the gas station across the street every weekend.

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But let’s forget the illegal side show going on across the street. Let’s concentrate on the lowriders. There’s so much to like about them.

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This slab side Impala is one of the more typical candidates for such a treatment, but the striking teal color really set it apart. I wish I could have taken better photos.

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Which one of them is your favorite? I really like the ‘53 Chevy but the Impala is also nice.

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