Say the word USO Car Club and the first thing that’ll come to mind for those familiar with the scene is Kita. For years, he’s been the ambassador of USO and a familiar face and activist for the lowriding scene. Known best for spreading visions of love, unity, respect, and camaraderie, Kita started UCE back in 1992—when it was formally called USO.
His chief aim for starting the club was to create an organization with show-quality cars, which were all bound together by a strong brotherhood of members. In all, Kita wanted each of his members to know they belonged to family that promoted love and respect. He practiced what he preached, and for those familiar with Kita, they can all attest to the infectiousness of his positive vibes. You know what we’re talking about, his trademark greetings always started with a sincere smile, followed by a “What’s up USO?!” a hug, and a kiss.
A humble, kind, and giving man, Kita brings a sense of peace and tranquility to those he meets. Even after suffering a massive heart attack in 2013, the episode may have left him in a wheelchair but it hasn’t broken his spirit. The passion he has for the community is evident when you look into his eyes, and he can still light up a room.
To give back to this incredible human being, the City of Sacramento, along with fellow car clubs and solo riders, got together to throw him an epic event that went down on April 16, 2016. The 2nd Annual Brotherly Love Picnic, its official name, was hosted to help raise funds to help pay for Kita’s medical expenses.
With a remarkable lineup of cars, food, and festivities, the picnic was flooded with a barrage of industry tastemakers and influencers. Hosted by AMP and Young Hogg, the turnout was proof once again that lowriding is a family affair that is backed by compassion and good people.
As always, it was good to see everyone out there in support of a lowriding legend and it serves as further proof that behind all the candy and chrome, the glitz and glamour, is a community that is built on the foundation of camaraderie, respect, love, and support.