The Lowriding bug bit Chavo, of Wilmington, CA, when he was just seventeen years old. At the time, he had gotten his hands on a 1982 Buick Regal, and thus began his first foray into building. With time and money, Chavo was able to fix it up and he eventually gave the Regal a purple candy paintjob, rims, and hydraulics. During the build, he was further able to appreciate Lowriding and all the hard work that goes into a build. The car became his pride and joy and he was able to cruise in it for ten years before getting rid of it.

After the Regal, the next chapter in Chavo’s Lowrider life began with the purchase of a 1948 Fleetline which he planned on fixing up. As luck would have it, he ended up trading the Fleetline for a stock 1952 Chevy Suburban. He wasted no fixing up the Suburban by painting it and adding an air ride suspension. Several accessories were also added, including a vintage baby car seat, defroster, and a napkin dispenser. With his Suburban now complete, Chavo is always riding alongside his family and friends. “I enjoy sharing this experience with my daughter Emily. I’ve been teaching her about the car and how to hit switches in it,” says the proud father and builder.

Chavo would like to thank his family, his wife Maria, his children, and his friends who helped and supported him.

Tech Specs


Owner: Sal Chavo Siordia

Vehicle: 1952 Chevy Suburban

City/State: Wilmington, CA

Club: Impressions LACC

Body/Paint: Jaime’s Shop in Wilmington, CA painted it with a 2012 Tahoe brown.

Interior: Vingtage

Sound System: Uriel’s Shop in Wilmington installed the Fosgate amps, Pioneer mids and Kicker Woofers

Chrome: Pancho’s Chrome in Wilmington, CA

Setup: Vi-Air installed by Uriel’s Shop

Tires: Hercules

Wheels: 13-inch Dayton’s