Lowrider Cars
At The 2018
40th Annual San Francisco, Carnaval Parade
San Francisco, California

A lowrider (sometimes low rider) is a class or style of customized vehicle. Distinct from a regular lowered vehicle, these customized vehicles are generally individually painted with intricate, colorful designs, rolling on wire-spoke wheels with whitewall tires. Lowrider rims range from 13"-20". They are also fitted with hydraulic or air bag systems that allow the vehicle to be raised or lowered at the owner's command. Given these specific characteristics, while a lowrider is always a lowered car, a lowered car is not always a lowrider. The term is used to describe a class of vehicle, not simply the height from ground to chassis. [from wikipedia]
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Classic
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(Date Photographed: 10:49:14 Sunday 27 May 2018)
(Date Published: Friday 20 July 2018)
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A classic, old burgundy colored car with external sun shades and a siren on the side.


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A Chevy
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(Date Photographed: 10:50:10 Sunday 27 May 2018)
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A classic old Chevy with a fake raccoon tail on the radio antenna.


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Mission
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(Date Photographed: 10:51:03 Sunday 27 May 2018)
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The passenger in an old Bel Air held up a sign that read, "Made in the Mission."


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Black And White
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(Date Photographed: 10:51:36 Sunday 27 May 2018)
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An old black and white car that looked very much like the police cars of yore.


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Convertible
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(Date Photographed: 10:54:11 Sunday 27 May 2018)
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An old convertible with the top down changed lanes while driving slowly down the parade route.


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Three Wheels
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(Date Photographed: 10:55:37 Sunday 27 May 2018)
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A lowrider car used hydraulics to elevate and drive on only three wheels.


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Settled
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(Date Photographed: 10:56:00 Sunday 27 May 2018)
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Another car drove briefly on three wheels, and then slowly settled back down onto four wheels.


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Giants
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(Date Photographed: 10:59:36 Sunday 27 May 2018)
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Lou Seal, mascot of the San Francisco Giants, rode in an orange car.


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Head On
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(Date Photographed: 11:00:33 Sunday 27 May 2018)
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A car rose onto three wheels and drove straight head on into the camera.


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Lowrider VW
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(Date Photographed: 11:04:00 Sunday 27 May 2018)
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A black VW bus lowrider was one of the more unusual cars seen that morning.


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Dueling Lowriders
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(Date Photographed: 11:04:36 Sunday 27 May 2018)
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Three lowrider cars drove side by side, while the two nearest the sidewalks rose up onto three wheels.


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Flashy Convertible
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(Date Photographed: 11:04:48 Sunday 27 May 2018)
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A flashy dark convertible drove past on three wheels as if banked for a high speed turn.


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Butt High
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(Date Photographed: 11:05:25 Sunday 27 May 2018)
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A black convertible drove with its trunk butt high in the air. Notice that some of its trim and tire rims were brass.


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