It’s really that simple.
This past weekend I dropped by High Class Car Club’s Easter Picnic and it’s safe to say that they packed a full house.
Even with the threat of rain spoiling their get together, hundreds of lowriders made their presence felt as they took over the main strip at Elysian Park. In an almost picture perfect backdrop, the palm trees and lowriders made a definite tatement to all things Los Angeles and it definitely spoke volumes about the roots of lowriding as well as Los Angeles car culture. From classic restorations that roamed into the six-figures all the way to full blown custom rides, the picnic played host to a colorful scheme of artistry and pride at its finest. Even better was the huge presence of families roaming the park and the one thing I will say is that anyone who has ever wanted to attend a lowrider show and/ or event is missing out. The bottom line, if you haven’t experienced these cars first hand then get up off your ass and go experience a part of car culture which is both phenomenal and enticing when it comes to attention to detail.
Of course, I forgot to charge my batteries so here’s a few of the flicks that I fired off. Enjoy the flicks and hope everyone is doing well.
A few of the six figure restorations that South Side Car Club brought out.
At a recent shoot with Freehand Profit.
This has been the longest that I haven’t updated the blog and I think I’m finally ready to step back into it. For starters, I want to apologize to those who have checked in on the regular and more importantly I have to thank everyone who has supported the site as well as all the titles that the team has been pumping out. It’s been a crazy few months and yet there’s still so much more to do and launch. We’ve got a few more exciting debuts this year and I’ll be sure to keep you posted on the progress but for now we’ll just keep it under wraps as the final tweaking sessions take place. Since New Years, we’ve completed another six magazines and for this time ever I’m going to have to say that timing was really a bitch. From overlapping deadlines to constant cancellations and problems with the weather, it’s been an uphill battle but it’s incidents like this which make for exciting times.
If everyday was a walk in the park it just wouldn’t be fun and I think many of you could agree to the old adage, “Pressure makes Diamonds.” As a matter of fact, I’m not the only one that works better under pressure. Pressure doesn’t allow a moment to worry, and it alleviates idle time and sometimes even emotion. I know when I’m under pressure, the goal becomes that much more distinct and I concentrate more on the solutions rather than the problems. Our photographer, Henry De Kuyper once told me that, “You can’t publish excuses.” and that phrase has stuck with me since because it’s the truth. I’ll have more posts up later in the day but figure I’d at least get the ball rolling with this one here. Sorry for any typos – I’m about to get carpel tunnel syndrome from typing on this piece of shit that we all call the iPhone.