In an age where auto manufacturers have shifted focus away from affordable performance cars, new rarities that fit that mold tend to sell like hotcakes and the demand is always high. These models tend to have their own hype surrounding them: it can be due to key performance aspects that make them special in comparison to other manufacturers, or often times its due to a large aftermarket response for modifying them.
What you see in these photos is the culmination of dedication and drive: most people buy project cars to build slowly over time, to one day create a vision of what they have, while others keep changing the goal posts and start builds with the end result always changing. Some projects, though, happen to start off as an opportunity, and that exactly how this one started for Neil many years ago.
The year was 2012: hard to believe 8 years have passed, but being able to look back in time at how different things were can be refreshing. It was the night before my second trip to California, and I knew that there was a 13-hour flight ahead of me, so I figured I would spend the night capturing a moment in time. I didn’t know at the time that the car wouldn’t be with me for much longer, though.
Fascination /ˌfasɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/ – noun – the power to fascinate someone; the quality of being fascinating. “Lowriders have always held a fascination for me.”
Since around the age of 10 I have been intrigued by the world of Lowriding. Initially, it began as a sensory experience.
How many people name their cars? I have always been a believer that if you name a car, it is a car that you intend to keep for as long as you can. Naming a car that you’re going to flip or part out is pretty pointless in my opinion, but I guess like most things in life it’s a matter of personal preference. In 2018 I purchased this car for my then fiancé to learn how to drive manual as she had been wanting to for years.