Some detail shots.
All I could do was stare.
I had seen pictures of these 2 Lowriders online and in print, seeing them in person was completely different from that.
Perfect tape lines, dimension, asymmetrical styling that was complementary. It was 1970 and futuristic.
I was overwhelmed with all of the amazing cars at the Classic Legends car show. Row after row of candy covered American Lowriders, in Japan! Walking down one isle this Monte Carlo named Maria Rosa, stopped me in my tracks. Owned by Atushi Takasawa , he is a member of Lafelis Car Club. This Monte had the look that I remember very well. In the early days people were buying new or near new cars, installing “lifts”, spokes, and sometimes they painted their new ride. Clean original paint was acceptable, but it had to be a nice color, maybe with some “stripes” added to enhance the look. For little money you had a nice ride. This car hit that nail square on the head. Not over done, simple and understated, classic good style. There were a few guys standing near the car setting up it up for display, a Lowrider pit crew, if you will. I am sure one of them was the owner, but all of them wore a huge smile as I took pictures, they were all proud of the car.
this picture from NG Araki
Atushi Takasawa, owner on the left.
Here is more coverage on the Classic Legends show, Nagoya, Japan.
My entire trip was filled with good times and great people and its hard to break it down into just a few blog posts, but I'll try.
This time, I'll post some random cars that caught my eye.
More to come.