Rides

During our lifetime, we all hope in some form or another to acquire some kind of fame and stature for either ourselves or something that we’ve done or built. Rene Bolanos of Whittier, California, and a member of Prophecy Car Club, has built a car that has taken on a life of its own and gets its shin

Rides

Guys, take notice! This issue’s cover car is owned by Ms. Dara Sodano of Martinez, California, not a team or crew, but a real live woman. When we first saw the car a couple of years back, we were impressed. We were even more impressed when we found out that so

Rides

At the young age of 28, Armando Aldape of Pacoima, California, has recently unveiled his latest creation, “Rebel’s Revenge,” which has already grabbed a First Place trophy at last March’s Lowrider Magazine Fontana, California, car show. For most people, customizing a car can be limited by their cash

Rides

When it comes to observing his civic responsibilities, Josue “Sway” Rivera of Inglewood, California, went wild with not only his imagination but also his finances. From inception to completion, his vehicle was the platform by which his artistic expressions were catapulted by the checkbook. The car’s

Tech & How-To

As part of our nod to custom dream cars and the people who help put these rides together, specifically those who channel their creativity in new directions and push the envelope, we agreed to hang out with Ruben Alvarez, the owner and operator of Monkey Bars i

Rides

Feeling blue can sometimes be a good thing, especially if you have a car as hot as Jeff Famely’s bullet-proof ’95 Honda Civic hatchback, “Kool Blue.” Jeff’s ride has been modified to the hilt and has been making the rounds on the show car circuit with no less

Tech & How-To

There’s no argument that an air ride suspension is the hot setup for laying a Euro low; even hydraulics companies are offering air ride (as you can see in our Suspension Guide elsewhere in this issue). However, Excentrix Automotive Innovations (EAI) has been d

Features

Another trip east for Lowrider Euro and we’re curious about what we’ll find this year, because the East Coast has certainly been stepping it up on all fronts. We’re always amazed at the quality of the cars on the East Coast since the weather is not exactly on

Tech & How-To

One of the quickest and least expensive ways to change the looks of a stock paint job is by adding custom vinyl graphics, including the latest trend, “3D” gel-coated (epoxy) or “raised” vinyl graphics. However, the whole process of creating the graphics has re

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