In the last decade, lowriders have roared out of the West Coast and Southwest, popping up on commercials, movies, music videos and hobby store shelves in the form of model kits. Long associated with Hispanic culture, these amazing customs are quickly gaining acceptance among car enthusiasts and the general public. Divided into chapters examining the major types of lowriders-traditional, bombs, trucks, Euros and new age-this all-color, bilingual title features stunning examples of each, emphasizing the painstaking artistic and mechanical ingenuity that goes into the cars. In addition, there's a chapter discussing lowriders overseas, and sidebars examining the phenomenon of lowrider bicycles and the mechanics of hydraulic suspensions. English and Spanish text.
Robert Genat is an accomplished author and photographer who has written 25 books for MBI Publishing. A self-proclaimed “gearhead,” Robert has restored two classic cars in the last 10 years (one of which was featured in a nationally syndicated television show), and has recently completed a chopped ’32 five-window coupe. He and his wife Robin own and operate ZoneFive Photo. Genat lives in Encinitas, California.