The Lowrider Super Show is one of those events that you just can’t cover in one post so we are dividing up our coverage into segments for our 2013 Super Show coverage. A category that’s often overlooked at many Lowrider shows are the bicycles and pedal cars. Since Lowriding is most definitely a family affair, it only makes sense for families to customize the rides of their little niños, as well as the big cars of the adults.
While it may take 10 years or so to build the perfect Lowrider car or truck, it still takes some families multiple years to build the perfect pedal car or bike.
Some of these pedal powered machines are timeless beauties, even though they are much smaller than the full sized machines they sit next to, they are no less works of art.
It was hard to fit all these awesome machines into one post because they are all so different. Each build represented a side of the owner that showcased creativity and major attention to detail.
Some bicycles and pedal cars followed themes such as, celebrities or sports teams, others went for a bling approach, and some were just very unique canvases for art.
The Sesame Street / Bert and Ernie bike would have most definitely been my favorite thing in the entire world if I was a kid still.
I wish I could fit into the Blue Moon pedal car, but instead I guess I can settle on the Budweiser Bike.
Drinking and pedaling should never go hand in hand, but when you’re 2 inches off the ground it might be a little easier.
It was pretty amazing to see all the displays that people could think of to showcase their bikes and pedal cars. From mounting them up super high so you wouldn’t have to bend down to see all the details, to putting them on a rotating surfboard, to getting custom carpet made. The owners of these machines take so much pride in their work, and they should be.
I can’t wait to see this side of the Lowrider culture develop as time goes by. The thing to remember is that most of these tiny beauties are made for actual sons and daughters of car / club owners, it’s going to be really interesting to see these kids grow up to build machines of their own.