LATIN PRIDE CAR CLUB
Article: CA. 4/30/12
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Throughout our venture in documenting and photographing rare and amazing cars, we've been fortunate to find Latin Pride Car Club.
The El Paso borderland is where Latin Pride originated over 20 yrs ago and continues preserving its lifestyle of lowriding in El Paso. The car club sports an impressive fleet of classic lowriders, bombs and trucks and have a taste for oldies music, dance, art and car shows.
Latin Pride car club is a major supporter of art and murals and host Lincoln Park Day, a culturally rich event that promotes Chicano art and features one of El Paso's most colorful car shows.
In 1997 the club cruised it's cars in "Down for the Barrio",
a movie about the struggles of an ex-con trying to rid his past as a gang
We are proud to include in our gallery these exclusive photos of Latin Pride car club. Enjoy!
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David's show quality 39 Chevy and Roy's reflective 1962 Chevy Impala lowrider on display in front of the El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA) located in downtown El Paso, Texas. ENLARGE PHOTOS
David Gonzales' 1939 Chevy brings back vintage memories in the old town of San Elizario, Texas. ENLARGE PHOTOS
A Latin Pride Car Club badge with over 2 decades of lowrider and vintage bomb excellence.
David Gonzales of Latin Pride and Lowrider Girl in a 'Bonnie and Clyde historical photo reenactment at the San Elizario Jail in San Elizario, Texas. The San Elizario jail is historically known as the jail that Billy the Kid broke into in 1880. ENLARGE PHOTOS
David Gonzales' 39 Chevy 'El Bandido' dons the memory of lowrider activist Leo Rivera.
David's vintage 39 Chevy fits like a hand in glove with the El Paso Plaza Theatre, which opened September 12, 1930. El Paso's lovely Lowrider Girl can be seen standing near by.
Hector's immaculate 1939 Chevrolet Master Deluxe leads the way for Latin Pride Car Club as they prepare to display their cars at a Chicano Park Day celebration in San Diego, California.
David's 39 Chevy 2 door coupe is reflected off of the chrome wheel cover of his older brother Hector's 39 Chevy 4 door sedan.....ENLARGE PHOTOS
This attractive lowriding Latina flows well with Hector Gonzales' cream colored and curvaceous 39.
Legendary Tejano singer Little Joe Hernandez and "Zoot Suit" producer Luis Valdez stand next to Latin Pride vintage bombs..... READ FULL STORY
Brothers David and Hector Gonzales proudly fly their chrome plated Latin Pride plaques as they enjoy some Sunday cruising in El Paso, Texas
Latin Pride Car Club at their 6th Annual Lincoln Park Day Car and Art show in El Paso, Texas. ENLARGE PHOTOS
Roy, a life long member of Latin Pride Car Club cruises into Los Altos Park in Albuquerque, NM in his pearl white 1962 Chevy Impala lowrider.
A trio of Latin Pride car club classic Chevy Impalas at a Sunday picnic at El Paso's Album Park.
Latin Pride Car Club has made it a tradition to pay their respects to Leo Rivera, founder of the El Paso Lowrider Association at his resting grounds inside the Evergreen East Cemetery in El Paso, Texas. READ MORE ABOUT LEO RIVERA.
Latin Pride classic bombs in full salute in front of Mercado Mayapán near downtown El Paso, Texas.
Pancho Martinez of Latin Pride and his classic 49 Chevy truck.
A fine display of patriotism and cultural pride. Many Latin Pride Car Club members served in the U.S. military and continue serving the community of El Paso by sponsoring several non-profit car shows each year.
Pancho Martinez, another long time Latin Pride car club member follows Roy in his award winning 1949 Chevy truck.
Pancho Martinez's 49 Chevy pick up with a full scale restoration.
Latin Pride display some of the clubs car and truck collection at a lowrider picnic hosted by Viejitos Car Club at Los Altos Park in Alburquerugue, New Mexico.
Latin Pride Car Club are key sponsors and supporters of several pillar murals in Lincoln Park designed by artist Gabriel Gaytan. READ FULL STORY
Latin Pride sport a very rare and classic mini-bike.