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Joe Phillips of Modesto, California, has pieced together one of his greatest accomplishments. We’re talking about the ride that he calls “Funky ’51,” a beautiful ’51 Chevy Fleetline that was elegantly put together over a seven-year period and built strictly for show. Before this miraculous transform

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When we last left off our coverage of the 2002 Lowrider Magazine Scrapin’ Tour, we were in the Lone Star State trying to keep cool from the extreme heat at our indoor event held at the Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas. With the Houston weather a little too hot

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Brunik Mendoza was born and raised in East Los Angeles, California, and he takes pride in still dwelling there. A supervisor for the LA Unified School District, Brunik will tell you that he has come a long way in life and as a car builder. Brunik has developed his own unique style of lowrider using

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The 2002 Lowrider Magazine Scrapin’ Tour is in full effect and LRE’s there to capture all of the action from across this great nation. Check out our show coverage from just about all ends of our awesome country; it’s a little different than usual. We thought t

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In the new age of lowriding, we have a lot of imports hitting the streets of the US. Some of these are stock, and some are fully tricked out from front to back and side to side. These new-age lowrider cars are pretty cool and plenty of modelers want to know ho

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As our Spring 2001 issue comes out, we decided to do some serious model business. David Anthony Garcia of Drag-N-Shop in Santa Fe Springs, California, and I looked around for the best stuff and came up with this tech. Actually, we stumbled upon this tech while

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As part of our never-ending quest to take our readers to greater heights and new limits with our tech pieces, we hooked up with Pedalers West in San Fernando, California, to show how to lift a bike or trike. Co-owner George Mirzoian was just the guy to show us

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Another talented Tovar has arrived. This time it’s young Daniel Tovar, the 15-year-old son of Paul and DeeGee Tovar from Cypress, California, and nephew of the famous Tovar family of lowriders. Daniel has been building models for about three years, and has wai

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Another day passes by and Henry Espinoza of Huntington Park, California, is planning another bomb attack on the competition. Henry’s weapons are candy paint-covered, fuzzy fur-filled plastic bombs. Henry has been building models for a few years now and has com

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Anthony Arebalo of Baldwin Park, California, usually spends his time laying ink or piercing people at The Tattoo Shop in the nearby city of La Puente, but Tony also loves to lay into the little plastic rides. One of Tony’s favorites is this ’49 Mercury with a

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