Mike Rendon of Woodland, CA., used to always see Lowrider cars in movies when he was a kid. At that age, there was just something about those cars that really captivated him. Patiently he dreamed of one day owning one as he made his way through adolescence and school, hoping that one day he’d be a key holder. Mike started working when he turned 17 years old, and it paid off. Having a job and steady money gave Mike the chance he wanted, as he saved up and finally bought his first Lowrider car.
One day, as Mike was driving around town, he saw a Monte Carlo parked in a corner. That Monte Carlo looked like the same Monte Carlo that he had seen in the movie Blvd. Nights as a youngster. “That’s the movie (Blvd. Nights) that got me attracted to that style of Monte Carlo,” says Mike. The interest in that Monte Carlo was so great to Mike that he started looking around to find the owner of the car. To Mike’s luck, he didn’t have to look far because the owner of the Monte Carlo just happened to be Mike’s barber. Once he worked out the deal with his barber, Mike was able to bring the Monte Carlo home as his own.
Since the purchase of the Monte Carlo, Mike has experienced countless memories with the car. “One of the best memories with the Monte is when I was able to bring my daughter home for the first time in it,” recalls Mike. Picnics, barbeques and cruises are regular activities for this pristine Monte. The car is even the chosen vehicle for Mike and his family to take day trips up to San Francisco. “Every time that there is nice weather out, the car is on the move,” explains Mike with a smile. “I just like to go cruising in it.”
Mike has now owned the car for nine years and enjoys bringing the car out to just spend a day with his family. Mike would like to thank Robby, Oscar, Gabe, and Lisette for welcoming him into the Socios Car Club family. He also extends a special thanks to his wife Ana and the kids. “If it wasn’t for my wife, I wouldn’t have the car,” says Mike.
Owner: Mike Rendon
Vehicle: 1971 Monte Carlo
City/State: Woodland, CA
Car Club: Socios Car Club
Engine: Mike decided to leave his 350 engine as is, with the OG look.
Body/Paint: Having a Silver and Black color scheme, Mike decided to bring in Peewee to add the finishing touch with his pinstripping skills.
Interior: Steve Marquez and Mike Rendon stitched up the tuck and roll interior.
Setup: Robby Stouder from Street Lethal Customz installed the Air Bag setup in the trunk of the MC.
Sound System: Mike used the Pioneer head unit to control the JL Audio sub-woofers, mids, and tweeters. A PPI amp is used to push power through the JL’s.
Wheels: 13-inch OG Wire Wheels powder-coated Black.