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Carolina's Hopper

Lowrider Women: Carolina’s Hopper

This is Part 5 of 5 in my lowrider series: Two kinds of lowrider cars stand out: show cars and hoppers. Marisa Rosales and Jose Arevalo are good examples of lowriders who have worked for two decades to perfect their show cars. Carolina Hernandez, on the other hand, is the lowrider with the hopper—a car […]

Lowrider Marisa Rosales

Women Lowriders: Marisa Rosales and The Hudson

This is Part 4 of 5 in my lowrider series: Lowriding is an art that also pushes car technology to the limits. Car Clubs members are like family and lowriders spend decades restoring cars to exactly how they looked and rode in the 1960s and 1970s. Women Lowriders In San Diego County: 7 Are there […]

Switch Car Club and Jose Arevalo

Anatomy Of A Lowrider: The Standards, The Art, The Technology

This is Part 3 of 5 in my lowrider series: To join a car club or win awards at car shows, every lowrider needs to adhere to strict standards. Standard #1: the car must be impeccably clean. Jose Arevalo, born and raised in National City, explains the standards while giving me a tour of his […]

Lowriders in National City

Lowriders Return To Highland Avenue

  And The National City Mayor Is Joining Them After many decades of clashes with the city council and police department in National City, lowriders again take Highland Avenue by storm, this time packing the parking lot of Foodland Mercado on Highland Avenue for Taco Tuesdays to show off their hoppers and show cars. On […]

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