1965 Chevy Impala - Elite Car Club - Pamona, California



An American Tradition

Article: C.A. 8/16/2010

Car: 65 Impala - Club: Elite Car Club - Pamona, California

Photos: D. Arredondo


The United States of America has always been home of the world’s most innovative and creative thinkers.

Americans have produced some of the world’s coolest trends, including lowriding. Lowriders do not define the culture of  just one individual race or ethnicity group in America. To do so would be equivalent to denying Mexican-Americans, the founding fathers of the lowrider, the right to use American made cars, or restricting anyone other than Anglo Americans or African Americans from listening to lowrider oldies musicians War, Brenton Wood or Mary Wells.

The lowriding way of life would not be truly authentic without oldies, hip-hop or rhythm & blues. Most infamous lowrider jams were created by African-American artists.

The creative style of lowriders all began from the mind of an unidentified Mexican-American. Bravo to him for coming up with the creative idea of lowering a cars suspension and incorporating the use of hydraulics. And by all means, congratulations to Swiss-American, Louis Chevrolet and Irish-American, Henry Ford for establishing two of  the finest American automobiles in lowrider history.  So indeed, both Chevy and Ford automobiles would eventually inspire the Mexican-American concept of lowriders.

Only in America may its citizens, including lowrider owners, exercise freedom of speech and liberty of expression without getting shot, beheaded or thrown into prison.

 In conclusion, the lowrider lifestyle is an all American tradition and should be celebrated, lived and admired by every multi-ethnic American in the United States.















1965 Chevy Impala - Elite Car Club - Pamona, California1965 Chevy Impala - Elite Car Club - Pamona, California

1966 Chevy Impala - Elite Car Club - Pamona, California