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Lowrider’s Bibliography


Alvarez, Mirabel (2003). I've Got Friends in Low Places: Observations on the Meaning of Lowrider Bicycles. Latino Virtual Gallery Archives. Washington.


Arredondo, Christopher Britt (2001). “Los Caprichos de la Frontera.” Debats: 58-76.


Avila, Armando M. (2003). Family to Family: Lowriding from Home Life to a Lifesytle. Smithsonian Latino Virtual Gallery Archives. Washington: 4.


Bright, Brenda (1994). Mexican Lowriders: An Anthropological Approach to Popular Culture. Houston, Rice University.


Bright, Brenda (1997). “Nightmares in a New Metropolis: The Cinematic Poetics of Lowriders.” Journal of Latin American Popular Culture(16): 13-29.


Bright, Brenda (1998). “"Heart Like a Car": Hispano/Chicano Culture in Northern New Mexico.” American Ethnologist 25(4): 583-609.


Bright, Brenda and Liza Blackwell, Eds. (1995). Looking High and Low: Art and Cultural Identity. Tucson, University of Arizona Press.


Chappell, Ben (1998). Making Identity with Cars and Music: Lowriders and Hip-Hop as Urban Chicano Performance. Anthropology. Austin, University of Texas at Austin.


Chappell, Ben (1999). Cruising the Borderlands: Lowrider Style and Gang Scares in Contestation of Urban Space. American Anthropological Association, Chicago.


Chappell, Ben (2000). Rolling Hard and Hybrid: Contests of Identity and Poetics of Scale in Lowrider Performance.


Chappell, Ben (2002). Mexican American Lowriders: Postmodernism as a Popular Practice. Forthcoming in Thomas Doerfler and Claudia Globisch. PostModern Practices: Media Traces, DiscourseBodies, TradeMarx.


Delgado, Fernando P. (1998). “When the Silenced Speak: The Textualization and Complications When Latinos Speak.” Western Journal of Communications 62(4): p.19 & 420.


Genat, Robert (2001). Lowriders. Osceola, MBI Publishers.


Gradante, William (1982). “Low and Slow, Mean and Clean.” Natural History(91):



Gradante, William (1985). Art Amoung Low Riders. Folk Art in Texas. F. E. Abernethy. Dallas, SMU Press/ The Texas Folkore Society.


Grajeda, Rafael (1980). “The Pachuco in Chicano Poetry: The Process of Legend Creation.” Revista Chicano-Riquena(8): 45-59.


Hale, John F. (1997). The Lowrider Automobile, Its Spin-off Markets, and Who Seems to Care Except the Japanese? An Opportunity and Challenge for the American Automotive Market.


Hamilton, Frank (1996). How to Build a Lowrider. North Branch, Cartech.


King, Wayne (1981). Low Riders are Becoming Legion Amoungst Chicanos. New York Times. New York.


Lujan, Gilbert "Magu" (2003). This Cultural Chariot Icon . . . The Lowrider, The Latino Virtual Gallery.


Mendoza, Ruben (2000). Cruising Art and Culture in Aztlan: Lowriding in the Mexican American Southwest. U.S. Latino Literatures and Cultures: Transnational Perspectives. F. A. Lomeli and K. Ikas. Hiedelberg, Universitatsverlang C. Winter: 3-36.


Mendoza, Ruben G. (1981). Journey to Aztlan: An Anthropologist Among the Low Rider. Q-vo Magazine: 18-19.


Montoya, Richard "Mini Puppet" (2003). Lowriding and the Movies: Humor, Hollywood, Poetry, Radio and Opinions. Smithsonian Latino Virtual Gallery Archives. Washington: 3.


Parr, Danny and Ann Parr (2001). Low Riders: Race Car Legends, Chelsea House Pub.


Parson, Jack, Carmela Padilla, et al. (1999). Low n' Slow: Lowriding in New Mexico. Santa Fe, Museum of New Mexico Press.


Perez, Frank (1999). Automotive Style as Sociopolitical Resistance:  The Lowrider and Low Rider Sub Cultures as Vehicles for Post Colonial Expression. Communications. El Paso, University of Texas at El Paso.


Plasencias, Luis F.B., Ed. (1983). Lowriding in the Southwest: Cultural Symbols in the Mexican American Community. History, Culture and Society: Chicano Studies in the 1980's. Ypsilanti, MI, Bilingual Press/National Association of Chicano Studies.


Rodriguez, Luis and Louis R. Torres (1980). “Lifestyles: Now They're No Riders.” Nuestro 3(12).


Romero, Levi (2003). Lowcura: An Introspective Cruise Through an American Sub-Cultural Tradition, The Latino Virtual Gallery.


Sandoval, Denise (2003). Bajito y Sauvecito: The Lowriding Tradition, Latino Virtual Gallery. Essay.html.


Sandoval, Denise (2003). Cruising Through Low Rider Culture: Discourse, Gender, and Low Rider Magazine. Latino Virtual Gallery Archives. Washington: 31.


Sandoval, Denise, Patrick Polk, et al. (2000). Arte y Estilo: The Lowriding Tradition. Los Angeles, Peterson Automotive Museum.


Steinfort, Cissy (1980). “Lowriders: The World of Cruising, Hydraulic Suspension, and Throwing Scrapes.” Road and Track(31): 146-149.


Sterngold, James (2000). Making the Jalopy an Ethnic Banner: How the Lowrider Evolved from Chicano Revolt to Art Form. New York Times. New York.


Stone, Michael Cultler (1990). “Bajito y Sauvecito: Lowriding and the "Class" of Class.” Journal of Latin American Popular Culture(9): 85-126.


Trillin, Calvin and Ed Koren (1978). Our Far Flung Correspondent: Slow and Low, Mean and Clean. The New Yorker: 146-149.


Vigil, James Diego (1991). “Car Charros: Cruising and Lowriding in the Barrios of East Los Angeles.” Latino Studies 2(2): 71-79.


Lowrider’s Bibliography for Children


Maurer, Tracy (2003). Lowriders, The Rourke Book Company.

Ages 9-12


Parr, Danny and Ann Parr (2001). Low Riders: Race Car Legends, Chelsea House Pub.

Ages 9-12


Parr, Danny and Ann Parr (2001). Lowriders: Wild Rides, Capstone Press.

Ages 9-8


Perry, Michael and Lee Ballard (2001). Daniel's Ride, Free Will Press.

Ages 4-8


Werther, Scott P. (2003). Lowriders, Power Kid Press.

Ages  4-8

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