Longtime cohort, Estevan Oriol, has been doing work in Sao Paulo, Brazil for the last few days (here). And wherever EO goes, lowriders show up. Now, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that the largest city in the southern hemisphere might have a lo-lo scene, but it’s always good to see it thrive outside the U.S.
The more we see the American Influence grow in car culture beyond American borders, the more we see lowrider culture being embraced. Why? Well, we’re digging into that as we speak. But a good guess would probably have something to do with the colorful art/paint/girls/styles world that surrounds lowriding, combined with the relaxed unwritten rules determining what kind of car can be a lowrider candidate. ’64 Impala? Definitely. ’94 Caprice? Sure. ’79 Continental? ’39 Master Deluxe? ’66 Delta? ’84 Cutlass? Abso-fucking-lutely. It all rules. Can’t do that in hotrodding.