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    Post Inside LAs Lowrider Clubs

    INSIDE L.A.S LOWRIDER CAR CLUBS

    With bright paint jobs and bouncy hydraulics, the low and slow rides are an expression of cultural identity for the citys Mexican American community

    Candy paint jobs with glimmering specks of metallics. Custom upholstery of magenta velvet. Bouncing hydraulics cruising low and slow. The names Purple Rain and Erotic City gleaming from the lacquered frames.


    These are words that could only describe the famous lowriders belonging to L.A.s Chicano community, which are the subject of photographer Kristin Bedfords new book, Cruise Night. For the project, she spent five years immersing herself in Mexican American lowriding clubs in East Los Angeles, attending all of the events she was invited toweddings, funerals and quinceaeraswhere the members would display their cars. The result is a series of photos that, like the cars themselves, tell a visual story of how lowridersthe term refers to both the cars and their ownershave used customization as a means of resisting a homogenizing American society that too often suppresses the creativity and pride of its minorities.



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    Mama Cass, back seat.


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    Some serious $$$ in that hobby.

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    They sure put in a lot of time and, money into those cars!

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