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Rene Vargas

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Tech & How-To

Many custom lowrider builders like to take their rides to the next level by finely detailing their car’s engine compartment, but only a select few would dare venture into the car’s engine bay to the extreme that we’re going to dive into today. We’re talking ab

Rides

Chico Castro of Gardena, California, has done it again! What do we mean? The man from M&M Hydraulics in Gardena has built another fabulous ride of his own, taking only a year to transform this clean, cutting ’64 Chevy Impala into the beautiful baby blue boulevard cruiser that you see here.

Rides

Take a good, long look at Alex Mercado’s explosive ’53 Chevy DeLuxe pickup, “Greenade,” one of the deadliest rides on the lowrider show circuit. Alex first released the deadly bomb truck two years ago at the 2001 Lowrider Magazine Anniversary Tour car show held at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, Ca

Events & Auto Shows

The L.A. County Fairplex in Pomona, California, was the place to be when Positive Entertainment presented the Extreme TunerFest 2002 Car Show & Automotive Lifestyle Expo in conjunction with the Mazda NHRA Sport Compact World Finals sponsored by Summit Racing a

Rides

Take a good, long look at Joaquin Quintanilla’s ’84 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, “Poisoned Apple,” a lethal luxury low cruising out of Chandler, Arizona. Joaquin’s been busy concocting this toxic ride for the last four years to give the competition a deadly dose of reality. Joaquin wanted his car to have

lifestyle

Where’s the only place that you can visit New York, Paris and Rome all in the same day? That’s right, Las Vegas, Nevada, where anything goes, just like this awesome scale model replica of the “Las Vegas” Lowrider Car of the Year owned by Joe Ray of San Gabriel

Events & Auto Shows

When the staffs of Lowrider and Lowrider Bicycle Magazines rolled up to the gates of Cashman Field Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, we did so in the prestigious “Aztec Dos” tour hauler. The 18-wheeler hit 15 LRM sanctioned shows and two non-sanctioned shows throug

Tech & How-To

We here at LRB have recently been receiving letters asking us how to do Bondo body filler modifications to customize bike frames. So we paid a visit to Joseph Garcia at the Drag-N-Shop in Santa Fe Springs, California, to see if he would give us a crash course

Rides

Danny Arriaga of Saugus, California, has owned a few custom lowriders in the past, including a ’78 Cadillac Coupe de Ville, ’64 Chevy Impala convertible and his infamous “Street Tattoo,” a candy-painted ’59 Impala hardtop. These were all nice rides, but none compared to the Premier Car Club member’s

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