TAMPA FLORIDA OLD SCHOOL MAN BAG LOWRIDER CAR SHOW

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Old School this car is JUMPING

A lowrider is a car or truck which has had its suspension system modified so that it rides as low to the ground as possible. Lowriders often have user
controlled height adjustable suspension.  Lowriders are very often classic cars from the 1950s which rode low to begin with, although large numbers
of 1940s and 1960s cars are also modified.  The word is also used to refer to those who drive or own such cars. A lowrider will traditionally have as many factory offered accessories / options as possible and often many many after-market accessories added.

Lowriders were originally unique to Mexican-American/Chicano culture in Los Angeles County, California, then became part of Latino culture as a whole, but since the early 1990s, they have become common in urban youth culture in general, primarily in West Coast hip hop.

Niedriger Mitfahrer??
Today the lowriding scene is diverse with many different cultures, vehicle makes and visual styles , however, it remains an important part of the Chicano community.

The 1964 Chevy Impala hardtop or convertible is one of the most popular lowriders, and to a lesser extent other 1958-1964 Impalas.  Daytons are one of the most popular manufacturers of spoke rims, such as their 13-inch or 14-inch 100 spoke rims. Although the 1961-64 Chevrolet Impala is usually sought after by car collectors, vehicles including the 1978-88 GM G-bodies which includes the Chevrolet Monte Carlo, El Camino, Buick Regal, Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, and Pontiac Grand Prix.  Although heavy customization of the cars is popular in the lowrider scene, some lowriders pass for restored stock cars, especially those based on 1930s-1960s American cars.

The Mayor of Gibsonton & her Boy Toy

Many lowriders feature custom hydraulic that allow the driver to alter the ride height at will. These systems range from simple to complex and are usually measured by the number of hydraulic pumps (Generally 2 to 4) used to control the various hydraulic combinations that ultimately produce a specific motion from the vehicle. These pumps are powered by multiple batteries installed in a rack in the trunk of the vehicle. The speed at which the car lifts depends partly on the voltage generated by these batteries, which can range from 24 all the way up to 124 volts. The most common motions are dipping/raising the four corners of the vehicle , dipping/raising the front or rear of the vehicle, dipping/raising the sides of the vehicles , and lowering/raising the vehicle as a whole (pancake). A skilled switch operator can manipulate his controls (hitting switches) to raise one wheel completely off the ground (3-wheel motion), or to hop one end of the car completely off the ground.

The best part was a friend gave me the tickets, Philly Nic treated me to wings at Hooters after a great day looking & talking cars at the Tampa Fair Grounds.   Total cost $5.00 to park. 

jennjeff1 says:
My dad had a 1962 Chevy Impala with a "3 on the tree" in a hardtop convertable configuration. He sold it in 1999 with 290K miles on it for $500. You could even see the road going by under your feet it was sooooo rusty! It even had an original AM-only radio in it with tubes that took 10 minutes to warm up! I guess it would be a classic "low rider" today! ;-)
~Jeff
Posted on: Jun 04, 2008
boondoxlady says:
Great pics! Man Bag sure gives those hot models a run for their money! :) Maybe now that he can drive you should get him one of his own to show next year.

I'll have a bunch up from the Spring Break Nationals (Car Audio) which is where I was this past weekend. Haven't seen the pics from dad's trip to the Barrett-Jackson auction yet but I'll try to get those up too!
Posted on: Apr 01, 2008
hummingbird50 says:
Thanks for the trip back in time! :)
Posted on: Mar 30, 2008
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Old School this car is JUMPING
Old School this car is JUMPING
Niedriger Mitfahrer??
Niedriger Mitfahrer??
The Mayor of Gibsonton & her Boy T…
The Mayor of Gibsonton & her Boy …
What kind of car is that? On the l…
What kind of car is that? On the …
As far as the eye can see
As far as the eye can see
Man Bag get DOWN NOW!
Man Bag get DOWN NOW!
That is a reflection of the engine…
That is a reflection of the engin…
Paint about a foot &1/2 deep
Paint about a foot &1/2 deep
Can you say PINK
Can you say PINK
Reflection of the Undercarriage
Reflection of the Undercarriage
Man Bag did you take that tire & w…
Man Bag did you take that tire & …
Old School I told you you did not …
Old School I told you you did not…
Marie (LOWRIDER) Osmond
Marie (LOWRIDER) Osmond
Old School is everywhere you look
Old School is everywhere you look
Mary Kay Lowrider
Mary Kay Lowrider
SWEET
SWEET
The back of Philly Nic you really …
The back of Philly Nic you really…
I have no idea?
I have no idea?
Stright up classic 1950
Stright up classic 1950
Im spitting cotton
I'm spitting cotton
El Camino Corner
El Camino Corner
Lowrider Bike
Lowrider Bike
The hood of a $12,000.00 paint job
The hood of a $12,000.00 paint job
Sunshine, Cars Like is Good!
Sunshine, Cars Like is Good!
It is up
It is up
Dowm
Dowm
Back up
Back up
Take a little trip
Take a little trip
Take a little trip
Take a little trip
Take a little trip with me...
Take a little trip with me...
Lowrider knows every street, yeah
Lowrider knows every street, yeah
Lowrider is the one to meet, yeah
Lowrider is the one to meet, yeah
Lowrider dont use no gas, now
Lowrider don't use no gas, now
Lowrider dont drive too fast
Lowrider don't drive too fast
You Gotta Take Me Higher
You Gotta Take Me Higher
What goes up  Must come down
Spin…
What goes up Must come down Spi…
You got no money and you got no ho…
You got no money and you got no h…
Talkin bout your troubles and yo…
Talkin' 'bout your troubles and y…
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Did you find the directing sign o…
Someone is waiting just for you
S…
Someone is waiting just for you …
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