The Revolutionary History of Lowriders
The new film 'Lowriders' highlights the aesthetic of Chicanx car culture, but leaves out its radical politics.
Gabriel A. Solis
Lowriders Are the Beating Heart of Chicano Culture in the American Southwest
Chicano men have been self-customizing American bombs and muscle cars into lowriders since the 40s. In recent years, the car culture has been particularly vibrant in New Mexico, cementing itself into predominantly chicano/hispanic neighborhoods.
Lowriders in the Post-War Era: A Chat with Ben Chappell
Not only do the cars speak volumes about class and ethnicity, but they challenge and redefine the way we interpret contemporary urban space. Professor Ben Chappell has propelled himself directly into lowrider culture, talking to those directly involved...