Ever since his days as a young kid, David Loya was always called “Mister” when addressed by his grandfather. While he was growing up, family and friends got used to calling him by that name and it stuck with him forever, too. When Mister got involved with his lifelong hobby of lowriding, he also became known as “Mister Style” when he busted out with a ’57 Ford Fairlane.
Back in 1979 he brought out his pride and joy and displayed it at the very popular Ascarate Park in El Paso, Texas. LOWRIDER Magazine was there not only to capture what would soon be a feature in the magazine, but to also witness what the culture and future would become in El Paso. Mister is one of the long-standing original and active members of the New Breed Car Club now in existence for almost 40 years. They are one of the oldest car clubs in El Paso and will be celebrating their historical anniversary soon. After all these years he finally returns to the pages of LOWRIDER with this custom but classic pearl, flake and candy jade green 1959 Chevy El Camino.
Mister calls this ride “Foolish Pleasure” like all the names he gives for each of the rides he has built over the years. When he found this rare and different ride six years ago, he knew it would need some replacing of the floorboards, but the engine and trans were running well and most of the moldings were there too. After all the hard work and sacrifices made, this finned-out Camino was rebuilt from the ground up. Parts are hard to find for these rides, but with time, patience, and a lot of chrome and detail this is what it takes to be known as Mister.
Even though there is a lot of chrome throughout the undercarriage, Mister believes that all cars, no matter how much chrome or customizations they have, only belong on the floor laid out for their best looks when displayed, and we have to agree with his old-school thoughts. He would like to thank everyone from New Breed Car Club for helping out and being their for him throughout the years, and a special thanks goes out to his son Christopher who helps him display the Camino and picking the color chosen as a nod to one of his dad’s past builds.
Vehicle Year/Make/Model: 1959 Chevrolet El Camino
Vehicle Nickname: Foolish Pleasure
Owner: David “Mister” Loya
City/State: El Paso, TX
Club: New Breed
Engine: 307 with everything chromed out
Body/Paint: Bodywork by Lopez Garage in El Paso, TX. Gino’s Body Shop added the green candy paint. Ortiz of El Paso, TX, added the striping.
Suspension: Louie Avila and Sons installed the double whammy hydraulic pump
Interior: Black & White Upholstery, El Paso, TX
Sound System: First Class Auto Sounds and Tinting, El Paso, TX
Wheels/Tires: 13-inch Cross Laced Zenith Wire Wheels / Firestone tires