Dive into Lowrider Heaven at Petersen Automotive Museum’s Latest Exhibition!

It’s time to cruise over to the Mullin Grand Salon at the Petersen Automotive Museum because the ultimate lowrider experience has just hit town! “Best in Low: Lowrider Icons of the Street and Show” is here to blow your mind with over 30 mesmerizing lowrider vehicles, from slick cars to decked-out bicycles and roaring motorcycles. But that’s not all – feast your eyes on custom art and model lowriders that will make your jaw drop!

Step into a world where creativity knows no bounds as “Best in Low” celebrates the sheer brilliance of lowrider culture. Marvel at the intricate craftsmanship that turns these vehicles into rolling works of art. From custom paint jobs to mind-bending suspension tricks, each exhibit showcases the heart and soul poured into every lowrider.

Prepare to be starstruck by the legends of the lowrider scene! Witness the glory of the 1964 Chevrolet Impala, famously known as “Gypsy Rose,” immortalized on the small screen in the ’70s hit show “Chico and the Man.” And did you know? In 2017, “Gypsy Rose” made history as the first lowrider ever inducted into the National Historic Vehicle Registry!

But the show doesn’t stop there. Get up close and personal with other iconic rides like the three-time Lowrider Magazine Lowrider of the Year winners, the 1958 Chevrolet Impala convertible “Final Score” and the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air “Double Trouble.” And let’s not forget the masterpieces crafted by Albert De Alba Sr. and Albert De Alba Jr., including the legendary “Dead Presidents” 1958 Chevrolet Impala.

But wait, there’s more! Explore the influence of lowriding across the globe with the 1954 Chevrolet 210 Sedan “Sphinx,” revered in the Japanese lowrider community. Plus, don’t miss out on the “Twisted Toy” bicycle, a three-time Lowrider Magazine Bicycle of the Year winner, alongside a plethora of other award-winning lowrider treasures!

Terry L. Karges, the Executive Director of Petersen Automotive Museum, couldn’t be prouder. “We are thrilled to present the most extensive lowrider exhibit in our museum’s 30-year history,” he exclaims. “This showcase is a testament to the profound impact of lowrider culture on the automotive world and the unparalleled craftsmanship behind these extraordinary vehicles.”

But hold onto your seats because the excitement doesn’t end at the museum doors! Get ready to dive deeper into the lowrider universe with an exclusive series of 10 videos on the museum’s YouTube channel. Brought to you by Guerrero and Calidad, OPTIMA Batteries, and PPG, these videos will take you behind the scenes of five featured vehicles and introduce you to the movers and shakers of the lowrider community.

“Best in Low: Lowrider Icons of the Street and Show” promises an unforgettable ride, but hurry – the exhibition runs until April 2025! Grab your tickets now or head to Petersen.org/exhibits for more information on this electrifying showcase. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in the mesmerizing world of lowriders at the Petersen Automotive Museum!

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