California lowriders become art, big business
I've always been a fan of lowriders. Not so good with the kids car seats but hard to beat their style. Maybe I'll trade in the kids and get myself one in the name of art.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters Life!) - Low-slung cruising cars known as lowriders, banned from most Los Angeles streets, have become big business and an art form decades after being hailed as a symbol of urban life at its best and worst.
A retrospective at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles describes a subculture that arose in the 1940s as World War II servicemen returned home with cash in their pockets and eyeing the good life, said curator Denise Sandoval.