giovedì 22 novembre 2007



 (...) "Lowering cars as close to the pavement as possible was a symbol of defiance, as irritating to authorities as drag-racing souped up Model A’s or installing very loud sound systems in Honda Civics.

(...) The Ruelas brothers, Julio, Fernando and Ernie, arrived from Tijuana with their mother in the mid-1950s. In 1962, they formed their own car club, the Dukes, as an alternative to the neighborhood gang and have presided as venerated elder statesmen of the lowriding world.

(...) Riding low and slow was a style in contrast to driving fast in highboy Fords, the essence of the hot rod culture that was the center of the automotive world in Southern California in the 1940s and ’50s".

Inches Above the Road and in the Man’s Face , Phil Patton, The New York Times, 18 novembre 2007

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