San Diego Lowriders A History of Cars and Cruising

Authors Alberto Lâopez Pulido and Rigoberto 'Rigo' Reyes follow the birth of lowrider culture to the present day." --


Author: Alberto López Pulido & Rigoberto "Rigo" Reyes

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467137805

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 875

"San Diego's unique lowrider culture and community has a long history of 'low and slow.' Cruising the streets from 1950 to 1985, twenty-eight lowrider car clubs made their marks in the San Diego neighborhoods of Logan Heights, Sherman Heights, National City, Old Town, San Ysidro and the adjoining border community of Tijuana, Mexico. Foundational clubs, including the Latin Lowriders, Brown Image and Chicano Brothers, helped transform marginalized youth into lowriders who modified their cars into elegant, stylized lowered vehicles with a strong Chicano influence. Despite being targeted by the police in the 1980s, club members defended their passion and succeeded in building a thriving scene of competitions and shows with a tradition of customization, close community and Chicano pride. Authors Alberto Laopez Pulido and Rigoberto 'Rigo' Reyes follow the birth of lowrider culture to the present day." --

Lowriders in Chicano Culture

Vajito was published in San Antonio, but its editor, Alexis G. Vela ́zquez, seemed
intent on broadening the magazine's focus to appeal to a national Latina/o
readership. Street Low Magazine (SLM) is today perhaps Lowridermagazine's
most ...


Author: Charles M. Tatum

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313381492

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

View: 351

· A chapter on the origins of lowriding documents the evolution of the culture · Illustrative photographs depict lowrider mural art, pachucas/os and cholas/os, hopping and dancing contests, and "Zoot Suiters" · A glossary of lowrider lingo defines unique terminology

Wild About Lowriders

J. Poolos. These people are looking at a lowrider in a car show at the Chicano
Park Heritage Festival in San Diego , California . 17 OSNO Kan Hopping and
Dancing At car shows , owners also use.


Author: J. Poolos

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1404237895

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 801

Introduces the customized cars known as lowriders and discusses what they look like, their history, events that feature lowriders, and related topics.

Mexican American Low Riders

not in Houston , but in San Diego where he was stationed in the service . There a
friend from San Diego took him to shows and explained low riding to him . I told
him , " Hell , back in Houston we don ' t have nothing like this . " He said that that ...


Author: Brenda Jo Bright


ISBN: STANFORD:36105010512114

Category: Automobiles

Page: 183

View: 396

Low Rider

April 22 - 23 — San Diego , CA Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Chicano Park ,
located in Baro Logan south of ... April 22 - 23 — Wichita , KS Reflections C . C .
presents their Fifth Annual Easter Weekend Lowrider and Custom Car Show .




ISBN: UTEXAS:059172142122289

Category: Automobiles


View: 327

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Images on paños are often stylistically similar to other urban Latino art forms,
such as lowrider paint jobs, tattoos, ... of Education at Georgia College & State
University in Milledgeville, Ga., and her 2006 mural Líderes in San Antonio, Tex.


Author: Carol Crown

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469607993

Category: Reference

Page: 520

View: 546

Folk art is one of the American South's most significant areas of creative achievement, and this comprehensive yet accessible reference details that achievement from the sixteenth century through the present. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture explores the many forms of aesthetic expression that have characterized southern folk art, including the work of self-taught artists, as well as the South's complex relationship to national patterns of folk art collecting. Fifty-two thematic essays examine subjects ranging from colonial portraiture, Moravian material culture, and southern folk pottery to the South's rich quilt-making traditions, memory painting, and African American vernacular art, and 211 topical essays include profiles of major folk and self-taught artists in the region.

The Complex

... 44 L3 Communications, 125 Laser Shot Inc., 123 Latino Sports &
Entertainment Marketing of San Diego, 142–44 Law ... 197, 199, 214, 219, 266,
289 lowrider culture, 146 Lowrider magazine, 146 M-16 rifle, 113, 127, 216, 220
Macedonia, ...


Author: Nick Turse

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781429941631

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 378

A mind-boggling investigation of the allpervasive, constantly morphing presence of the Pentagon in daily life—a real-world Matrix come alive Here is the new, hip, high-tech military-industrial complex—an omnipresent, hidden-in-plain-sight system of systems that penetrates all our lives. From iPods to Starbucks to Oakley sunglasses, historian Nick Turse explores the Pentagon's little-noticed contacts (and contracts) with the products and companies that now form the fabric of America. Turse investigates the remarkable range of military incursions into the civilian world: the Pentagon's collaborations with Hollywood filmmakers; its outlandish schemes to weaponize the wild kingdom; its joint ventures with the World Wrestling Federation and NASCAR. He shows the inventive ways the military, desperate for new recruits, now targets children and young adults, tapping into the "culture of cool" by making "friends" on MySpace. A striking vision of this brave new world of remote-controlled rats and super-soldiers who need no sleep, The Complex will change our understanding of the militarization of America. We are a long way from Eisenhower's military-industrial complex: this is the essential book for understanding its twenty-first-century progeny.

The Time at Darwin s Reef

United States / Mexico , July 11 , 2001 BORDER WORK Brownsville , Texas , to
San Diego , California . ... and Tex - Mexers ; gold turned to happy heads for
chicos , chicas , cholo - punks , chopper riders , and low - riders with hairnets ; for


Author: Ivan A. Brady

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759103364

Category: Poetry

Page: 134

View: 206

The Time at Darwin's Reef is primarily a book of storytelling through mixed genres--verse, prose, and painting. Brady's work is designed to draw out key dimensions of the poetics of anthropology and history embedded in creative writing--in the mix and on the margins of verse and prose, painting and writing, fiction and fact--to revisit the sometimes academically resistant idea that there is more than one way to say (and therefore to see) things. This is a poetic exploration of themes encountered in the academy's attempts to explicate reality, including travel through various cultures, times, and circumstances. The goal of this unique book is both analytic and aesthetic. It is also humanistic: a commentary on the human condition, of being and not being in a cross-cultural world. It will be of immediate interest to poets and writers who wish to explore anthropological poetics, to ethnographers and teachers of ethnographic method, and to instructors and students in creative and experimental writing.

International Perspectives on Chicana o Studies

Aztec warriors, the Virgen de Guadalupe, low riders, borderlands, families, urban
barrios, elaborate tattoos, and pachucos ... The murals of East L.A., the Mission
District of San Francisco, or Chicano Park in San Diego vividly communicate a ...


Author: Catherine Leen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135053345

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 153

This volume examines how the field of Chicana/o studies has developed to become an area of interest to scholars far beyond the United States and Spain. For this reason, the volume includes contributions by a range of international scholars and takes the concept of place as a unifying paradigm. As a way of overcoming borders that are both physical and metaphorical, it seeks to reflect the diversity and range of current scholarship in Chicana/o studies while simultaneously highlighting the diverse and constantly evolving nature of Chicana/o identities and cultures. Various critical and theoretical approaches are evident, from eco-criticism and autoethnography in the first section, to the role of fiction and visual art in exposing injustice in section two, to the discussion of transnational and transcultural exchange with reference to issues as diverse as the teaching of Chicana/o studies in Russia and the relevance of Anzaldúa’s writings to post 9/11 U.S. society.

How to Lose a Client

He could have used a cell phone to contact the lowrider guys.” “Didn't you tell me
that Tuwanda said Tom wouldn't make a ... sound like you've had experience with
the latter,” I commented. “Two thousand six, at the San Diego Comic-Con.


Author: Becky A. Bartness

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440191169

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

View: 748

Kate Williams, Esq., has just started her own criminal defense law firm in Phoenix, Arizona, when Katherine Paar aka Tangerine, a new client, walks in and proposes a lucrative deal to bring Kate on as her attorney. Things get complicated and events unfold quickly when the body of Tangerines ex-lawyer is discovered and Tangerine disappears. Kate, aided by MJ, her tattooed, pierced, and fashion-challenged paralegal and Sam, her sometimes cross-dressing investigator, along with a cast of characters straight out of a John Waters movie, try to unravel the bizarre mystery and save Tangerines life. The action is fast and fantastically funny, and Ms. Bartness proves once again that you can laugh at death.

Oceanside Fire Department

It was only one of two “lowrider” aerial trucks ever built. Another milestone to
arrive to the Oceanside Fire Department in the 1970s was paramedics. In 1975,
the OFD was the first fire department in San Diego County to integrate Advanced
Life ...


Author: Stu Sprung

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439640319

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 586

For more than 120 years, the firefighters of the Oceanside Fire Department have had the privilege of serving one of Southern California’s most active and popular coastal communities. Its firefighters are well known regionally as being highly skilled, capable, and aggressive when it comes to firefighting. This legacy has been handed down from Oceanside’s first firefighters as they lived in the Wild West of the late 1800s, fighting blazes similar to those of today but with dungarees, cowboy boots, and nothing to guide them but instinct and bravery. Today a force of more than 100 modern, paramedic-trained firefighters protect over 180,000 Oceanside residents and visitors 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The San Luis Valley

the official Catholic version : the spot where Juan Diego saw his vision was the
site of a temple honoring the Aztec ... where her image appears on the tinted
windows of " lowrider ” automobiles , the walls of adobe houses and aluminum ...



Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816524246

Category: History

Page: 78

View: 206

It is a high valley edged by serrated peaks, a remote expanse the size of Connecticut lying, as if forgotten, between two mountain ranges. Here, North AmericaÕs tallest sand dunes blow against glacier-gouged summits, the Rio Grande begins its long journey from snowflake to saltwater, and vast reaches of desert scrub hide verdant pocket wetlands. ColoradoÕs San Luis Valley is not a place for the timid. Sizzling hot in summer, frigid cold in winter, this huge landscape is humbling in its openness, a place defined by the rhythms of natureÑand by the thrust and parry of male courting female in the ritual dance of sandhill cranes. These majestic birds arrive by the thousands twice a year to feed, rest, and socialize in the valleyÕs wetlandsÑinvisible except from the airÑand their cries temper the constant wind. Susan Tweit lives in the high desert of southern Colorado not far from the valleyÕs dunes and wetlands. With the precision of a scientist and the passion of a poet, she guides readers through this land of sand dunes and sandhill cranes, describing its natural features and tracing its human history from buffalo hunters and conquistadors to Hispanic farming communities and UFO observatories. And in stunning images, photographer Glenn Oakley brings his intimate feel for light and landscape to portraying not only the subtle beauty of this high-desert sanctuary but also the grandeur of the cranes in flight. As an intimate look at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve and the San Luis Valley, this book reveals a desert place as seductive and sobering as existence itself.

California Supreme Court Records and Briefs

... old child Antonio Ruiz were visiting Paul Ruiz at 1046 40th Street in an area of
San Diego known as "East San Diego". ... a.m. in a 1978 midnight blue Monte
Carlo with a white top and customized chrome rims around the tires "for low


Author: California (State).



Category: Law


View: 646

Number of Exhibits: 1 Court of Appeal Case(s): D011884

Neobaroque in the Americas

Frida Kahlo, Diego and I 3. Gian Lorenzo Bernini, The ... Andrea Pozzo, Allegory
ofthe Missionary Work of the Jesuits (Triumph of Saint Ignatius ofLoyola) 10.
Dialogue between police ... Lowrider, goldplated wire wheels 32. Detail showing


Author: Monika Kaup

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813933146

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 392

View: 842

In a comparative and interdisciplinary analysis of modern and postmodern literature, film, art, and visual culture, Monika Kaup examines the twentieth century's recovery of the baroque within a hemispheric framework embracing North America, Latin America, and U.S. Latino/a culture. As "neobaroque" comes to the forefront of New World studies, attention to transcultural dynamics is overturning the traditional scholarship that confined the baroque to a specific period, class, and ideology in the seventeenth century. Reflecting on the rich, nonlinear genealogy of baroque expression, Neobaroque in the Americas envisions the baroque as an anti-proprietary expression that brings together seemingly disparate writers and artists and contributes to the new studies in global modernity.


A beautiful tribute to one of the most distinctive artists and sculptors in the contemporary Southwest.


Author: Camille Flores-Turney

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

ISBN: UOM:39015046871581

Category: Art

Page: 75

View: 473

A beautiful tribute to one of the most distinctive artists and sculptors in the contemporary Southwest.


... of Charles Sheeler and Diego Rivera ( Detroit , 1978 ) Cynthia Golomb
Dettelbach , In the Driver's Seat : The Automobile in American ... 1976 ) Nora
Donnelly , ed . , Customized : Art Inspired by Hot Rods , Low Riders and
American Car Culture ( New York , 2000 ) Andres ... In Restaurants 1920–1960 (
San Francisco , 1996 ) Maurice D. Hendry , Cadillac , Standard of the World : The
Complete Seventy ...


Author: Peter Wollen

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861891326

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 371

The reach of the car today is almost universal, and its effect on landscapes, cityscapes, cultures – indeed, on the very fabric of the modern world – is profound. Cars have brought benefits to individuals in terms of mobility and expanded horizons, but the cost has been very high in terms of damage to the environment and the consumption of precious resources. Despite the growing belief that a Faustian price is now being paid for the freedom cars have bestowed on us, we are none the less manufacturing them in ever greater numbers. Autopia is the first book to explore the culture of the motor car in the widest possible sense. Featuring newly commissioned essays by writers, critics, historians, artists and film-makers, as well as reprinting key texts, it examines the effect of the car throughout the world, including the USA, Western and Eastern Europe, Japan, China, Cuba, India and South Africa. In this book the car is treated neither as a technological fetish object nor as an instrument of danger. Instead, it is examined as a hugely important determinant of 20th-century culture, neither wholly good nor an unmitigated disaster, and certainly endlessly fascinating. Contributors include Michael Bracewell, Ziauddin Sardar, Al Rees, Martin Pawley, Donald Richie and Peter Hamilton. Key texts by Marshall Berman, Jane Jacobs, Roland Barthes, Marc Augé and others.

Harold and the Hot Rod

In the spirit of "Alice in Wonderland" and the "Uncle Remus" stories, the cast of feathered, scaled, and furry characters in Harold and the Hot Rod have a great deal of fun, and some of them create a bit of mischief and get their just ...


Author: Tonton Jim


ISBN: 0989329038


Page: 148

View: 765

The four canine friends from Hound's Glenn - Max, Theena, Edgar, and NicNac - are back! They're enjoying Summer Science Camp, taught by their favorite teacher, Ms. Chienne, when Edgar's big brother, Harold, comes up with a surprising plan. The most cautious and responsible driver in town, Harold suddenly decides to invent a new kind of racing car. He wants to take it to All Critters City for the big race and auto show. Unfortunately, because of a bridge collapse on the main highway (a passel of pigs shouldn't do the sway on a suspension bridge), it look like Harold's dream is finished. But Max, Theena, Edgar, and NicNac are as inventive as ever, and they'll find a way. At the summer school outing to the water slides in River Otter City, they discover an old steam-powered riverboat that looks like it can get Harold and his car to AC City in time. Along the way, we meet the boiler-stoking bears from Minersville, and Casanova Cugat, the most inept pirate ever; Theena makes a new friend, a beautiful puma singer; the eight-hundred-pun gorilla finds a new job; and our four furry friends invent a way to save the riverboat and the day. In the spirit of "Alice in Wonderland" and the "Uncle Remus" stories, the cast of feathered, scaled, and furry characters in Harold and the Hot Rod have a great deal of fun, and some of them create a bit of mischief and get their just deserts. Themes of friendship, inclusion, and fair play underlie the humor and adventure.