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Look Book: Automotive Edition

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Julio Luna, Supermarket Owner

How did you get into lowriders?
A friend had a lowrider, and once I saw his, I got myself one the very next day. I got a 1960 Thunderbird. Then I sold that and I got ten more after that. Every year, I try to come out with a different car for the car shows.

What kind of car is this?
It’s a 1964 Chevy Impala. I did a frame-off restoration. I have around $50,000 invested in it already. It’s a very expensive hobby.

What is it you like about driving this kind of car?
What I like most is when I see the faces on the people when they see us. You get a lot of attention.

Who’s “us”?
It’s the Lunatics Car Club, up in Yonkers. We meet, we talk for a little bit, and then we go out cruising. We also put in all the hydraulics.

What’s up with the Chuckie doll?
It’s just decoration. People seem to like it. I’m going to put an airbrushed mural of Chuckie on the back, ’cause that’s the thing with lowriders, you personalize it a little. And I just really like the movie—and he looks kind of crazy.


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