Lowriding isn’t a crime, and neither is parking at a park, but that didn’t stop LA County Sheriff’s from denying lowriders access into the Whittier Narrows Recreation area in turn putting a quick end to what was supposed to be a picnic celebrating the birthdays of Jimmy Humilde and JB.
Prior to them shutting down the main entry, a good handful of lowriders – and early birds – had already made their way into the park. In total, there were a good 30 or so cars parked and ready, and among the early arrivals was High Class CC, Low Bottomz, Elegants and Ruthless Riderz to name a few.
Once we got to Montebello Park the place was packed and the cops were out in full force handing out tickets to anyone parked in the red. Other than that, a good showing of cars pulled up we even ran into the homies Jay Mendoza, Gilbert (Lifestyle CC), and Carlos who drove his neck-snapping red ’64 Impala all the way down from San Diego. Another San Diego lowrider that’s hard to miss is Mr. Maton ’58.
We love seeing new builds, but we’re obsessed with old-school survivors like this one here. This Lincoln from Elegants Car Club was supposedly built in the early 90’s and it’s still looking sharp.
A good handful of people brought out their bbq grills and setups, but Low Bottomz Car Club decided to bring their own taco stand.
Topo pulled up with lifted Dodge Crew Cab and his old-school Suburban rocking a dually rear end. Now if you were in or around the car scene back in the late ’80s and early 90’s then you already know what was up with these. This is his take on that old-school vibe with a modern update and massive TIS Wheels.
While these cruises are lowrider-centric, it doesn’t stop others from cruising on by with other types of custom builds. Among the stand outs was a T-Type, a classic Suburban on Forgeline’s, a BMW 2002, and a bad ass Track Hawk wrapped in green mirror foil.
Everyone’s welcome to the cruises so long as you leave the “burnouts” and dumb sh*t for another location.
Carlos took the two-hour drive from San Diego to get in on the festivities. Since its debut, his red ’63 Impala has been the talk of town and the sight of his custom phantom grille does not disappoint.
Comedian Jay Mendoza pulled up in his ragtop Impala that he just had dialed in over at Homies Hydraulics. Now if you know Jay, then you already know he brings plenty of laughs and a good time.
A few other custom builds we caught in the wild.