Story & Photos: LRS Staff
It doesn’t take much to buy a new car. Have good credit, sign a few papers, and you’re done. Building a lowrider, on the other hand, is a whole different experience. It takes patience, dedication, and a whole lotta headaches that can best be summed up by Snoop Dogg’s chorus on his hit track, Ups & Downs:
“There Will Be, Ups and Downs, Smiles and Frowns
Share with Me, Fairy Tales Or Make Believe”
Just ask Scott Maxwell from True Game car club. Behind the clean outer appearance of his 1962 Impala is 20 months of grit and grind. “Building this lowrider has definitely had its ups and downs,” says Scott. “I’ve had the car for about 2.5 years, and I’m proud to say that I put together every bit of it myself. For me building a lowrider means you have to get your hands dirty and execute it in a style that best reflects you,” he adds.
Still a work in progress, Scott has yet to complete the engine compartment and trunk setup, but it undoubtedly sits pretty, and it caught our eye. We spotted Scott’s ’62 at the Memorial Picnic for VMAX’s birthday held at Fairmount Park, and it was a no-brainer to shoot it on site. Like many lighter paint schemes, the green has color-shifting properties that throw different hues of greens and blues depending on the sun’s angle. It’s a looker worthy of shooting, and another great example of the love and pride put into these custom lowriders.
As Scott finalizes all the final touches on his build, it’s clear he was built and bred for this. Growing up in a family where his aunts, uncles, and cousins did nothing but lowride, he’ll be yet another part of the family lineage that carries on the traditions and culture of lowriding.