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Lowriders embody Chicano culture, spirit

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Aired 4/19/09


Lowriders have remained a uniquely expressive medium for Chicanos, painted in brilliant colors often depicting cultural and religious imagery. Host Tom Fudge speaks to two experts about the history and culture of lowriders.

The San Diego Automotive Museum is currently presenting "Bajitos y Suavecito: Lowriders of Southern California." The exhibit will run until the end of this month. For more information, go to the museum's website at www.sdautomuseum.org .

Guests:

  • Victor Ochoa , local artist and cultural activist. He is the co-curator of the San Diego Automotive Museum's new exhibit 'Bajitos y Suavecitos: Lowriders of Southern California.
  • Rigo Reyes , founder of the San Diego Amigos Car Club. He's a historian and culturist.

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