VIDEO: Lowriding Returns!

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Lowriding was outlawed during the Feinstein mayoral administration, but the riders returned to the old meet-up spot known as “the lot” at La Raza Park last weekend in hopes of re-starting the once weekly ritual. Today they plan to meet at La Raza Park at 3 p.m. before heading down 24th Street. Roberto Hernández, who has helped renew the energy around the cars, said the group will be riding “low and slow” around the city throughout the day, and will eventually stop at Pier 39 in time for the the Fourth of July  fireworks, which begin at 9:30 p.m.

10 Comments

  1. Stuart Lewan

    Great video! Reminds me of scenes from the film “La Mission” that was just here.

    Can you tell me what the artist and song title is of the music in the video? I really like it and would like to find a way to buy it to add to my music collection.

    Thanks!

    • Avatar of Amanda Martinez Amanda Martinez Post author

      Stuart, the song is called, “In San Francisco,” by Napalm and Erruption featuring Gold Toes. The track won best rap ode to San Francisco in the 2010 Best of Awards for SF Weekly. I love it

  2. Trevino

    This is scary. It’s a step backward for Western civilization. I hope everyone wears their bullet-proof vest!

  3. Amanda!

    I love this piece! Great choice of music and beautiful visuals. Awesome!

  4. I love it!!! I was so bummed out I missed it… it was the pride parade the same day so I was worried about all the traffic with all the tourist in town and all, but I’m so happy that Lowriding is coming back to La Mission where it belongs!

    We’ve been doing an Oakland Cruise Night every first Friday on the month, and we meet on 22nd & Telegraph at the Giant Burger and so far it’s been a hit, lots of people and old school ranflas… the cops have been cool with us and no problems yet. So I hope that it all stays positive and continues this way for La Mission Cruise Night because it’s such a beautiful part of La Missions cultural past, and should definitely be brought back!

    Hey Amanda, I meet you at Amanda Lopez art show, I’m friends with Rio… Great job on the video, I love it Homegirl! Keep up the good work!

    @ Trevino, It’s sad you feel this way… do you by chance live in one of the newest condos popping up on what seems like every corner in the Mission? I’m pretty sure you didn’t grew up in La Mission, otherwise you would have a greater appreciation for the Lowriding culture…

  5. I Love the video. It brings back some good memories from when i was a teenager back 1978, 1979. I have young adult daughters, they love hearing my stories when i was a teenager.

  6. Great video. I was born in The Mission, grew up in San Jose, lived near Story and King and now live back home on 24th. I love seeing them cruise past. The turquoise one with the bad paint job is my favorite. Lowriding is always positive. The styling is an art. It keeps families together and people out of trouble. Hey, no one’s going to be drinking and driving, for one, in those cars! I’d WAY rather have lowriders down 24th than those hog bikes with the window breaking bass speakers.

  7. Rachel

    Thanks Amanda for sharing loved the cars the music and i know lowriding will live on …keep it low and slow! great job amanda

  8. Ibarra

    My Tio Tony is in this! Pachuco Car Club!!

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