Footage shot at the 2009 Lowrider show in Tokyo. I was very impressed by this '64 Chevy Impala's daring color combo sporting an eye poppin 'red with all the chrome painted black.
 Lowrider Weekend L.A. + LA takes Trip to San Diego to Hop against SD
We Gon' Ride T.V. Presents: Weekend of Torres Empire Car Show - L.A. July
31st 2011. Streets of L.A.at Chris Burgers after the show. Also includes
clips from the L.A. vs San Diego Hop July 24, 2011. BUY SONGS:
DNA "Is you Ridin'" - Produced by East Side Clem E.G. (Knights of the Rhyme
Lowriders at Elysian Park in L.A.
Here are some lowriders at the Together Car Club show at Elysian Park in
Los Angeles, California. Music is by Susan and the Surftones. This is a
segment from The Vintage Vehicle Show (more info at vintagevehicletv.com).
See more videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/vintagevehicleshow
Japan Lowrider Show 2008 Jevries RC '64 Chevy Impala
In October 2008 Jevries cruised thru Japan visiting the Osaka Lowrider Show
and scraping his Radio Control 1964 Chevy Impala at late night downtown
Kyoto. Show footage filmed by Joelle Kolman.
Check www.jevries.com for more scale lowrider madness.
Tokyo Lowrider Show 2011
A video tour of Tokyo Lowrider Show in November of 2011 - showing the cars,
fashion, tattoos, and vibe of the event. If you'd like to see more of the
lowrider cars, we also posted 70+ pictures from the event on our official
Facebook page here: http://on.fb.me/uPFDk1
64 impala SS
slideshow of me painting a 1964 chevy impala SS. lots of work but worth it
in the end. song title is "borracho instrumental" by me
THE INCREDIBLE CHEVY IMPALA
Check out this incredible video about the 1964 Chevy Impala..Made famous by
the infamous Majestic Crew in Los Angeles !!!
Lowriders in Tokyo
From Southern California to Tokyo, lowriders are making leaps and bounds
here in the East.
These American classics have been customized to look gorgeous
inside-and-out, but what really sets them apart from other custom cars is
what they do: hop.
Fitted with hydraulics and more batteries than a Toyota Prius, these ponies
hop, jump and sometimes crash while rising several feet into the air.
The key is timing and a reliable car thatll bounce when the switch is hit.
[Takeshi Kurakawa, Hopping Judge]:
When the car hops, we look at the front tires on a scale and measure the
height of the jump.
Contestants face off for battle while judges look for maximum height
without the car breaking down. Theres no grace and elegance here, only
In the U.S., lowrider enthusiasts have formed a culture with music,
fashion, community, and lingo, but its not much more than a hobby in Japan.
[Yoshiaki Kakishita, Continental Kings]:
For me, because I have a shop, I can make a living doing this and continue
doing it, but for regular people out here, the lowrider culture doesnt go
Lowriders that arent athletic make up their lack of physical prowess with
Kazuya Saito first saw lowriders while studying abroad in the U.S., and
developed a passion for them ever since.
[Kazu Saito, Toy House Creative Kustoms]:
Ive had an interest in lowriders since I was about 18. When I studied
abroad in L.A., I saw lowriders there and I was inspired. Ive always liked
flashy cars and I wanted to get involved, so I studied and came to do it
Takeshi Kurakawa is very proud of his '62 Chevy Impala with hydraulics from
an airplane that he modified himself. Hes been customizing hydraulics for
over 15 years.
[Takeshi Kurakawa, Kurakawa Hydraulics]:
One of these pumps cost about $1,500 and thats when its really dirty, and
you dont even know if it works. I take it, clean it, chrome it, and polish
it myself; I really work hard on these systems.
For others, owning a lowrider is about the friends.
[Kenta Otsuka, Deep Bonds Car Club]:
My crew loves cars and we just get together to have fun. This is our car
club, and we are celebrating our tenth anniversary, so we all got together
and entered the show.
Whether you enjoy hanging out with friends, stunning show cars, or bouncing
hydraulics, the lowrider community in Japan welcomes you.
[Takeshi Kurakawa, Kurakawa Hydraulics]:
I hope more people get involved in the lowrider culture. If you develop an
interest, look into hydraulics and Impalas, touch and see these cars for
yourself, and get a feel for them.
Liliana Yap, NTD, Tokyo, Japan.