Once again, it’s time for a little time-travelling – Lowrider style! This month’s throwback section spotlights the Lowrider culture during the glorious years of 1989 and 1990. Who could forget this era, the Mini Trucks began multiplying like rabbits, and our Lowrider Magazine 10th anniversary Tri-City Tour was the place to be. Of course things were changing as the globalization of our culture was becoming more apparent. Mellow Man Ace’s hit single “Mentirosa” crushed the air waves in 1989, and his album “Escape From Havana” ushered in the beginning of the mainstream’s acceptance of Chicano hip-hop, providing a thumping soundtrack for many cruisers for years to come. G-Bodies continued to rule and the Four Corner states flourished, spreading the culture’s West Coast roots further eastward in the country. Take a moment and soak in these pages, which will open a floodgate of memories for some, and be a history lesson for others.
We realize that we can’t do justice to 35 years of memories in this section alone, so we’ve compiled the best of the best to appear from different time periods over the course of each of the 12 issues for this calendar year, in an effort to share with you some of our favorites. Each issue will focus on a different era, and give you a glimpse of what life in the culture was like back then. It is our sincere hope that these images will restore, renew, and revive the creator in all of you, and bring some history to the forefront of our amazing culture. Here’s to shining the headlights on another 35 years! Remember, this collection will be featured in all 12 issues of this year, so make sure to collect them all!