Friday, 30 September 2011

Terraplane Lowrider

The word 'lowrider' may generally conjure up images of mid-sixties Impalas or late-seventies GM G-bodies, but the subculture was born in the thirties, and what you see in these photos is a fine example of the breed. It's a 1937 Hudson Terraplane, a typically gangster '30s profile with suicide doors, running boards and a bluff, uncompromising nose. In an interesting twist, many of the modifications echo those more usually associated with the aforementioned '60s/'70s machines - wires with low-pros, candy paint, hydraulic suspension - this being the scene that owner Jose Gomez grew up with. Menacing, isn't it?
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