Carros y Cultura

Lowriding Legacies in Texas

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Carros y Cultura: Lowriding Legacies in Texas showcases the importance of lowriding in Tejano culture. With its roots in the 1940s and 1950s, lowriding was born from a post-WWII car boom and the Chicano Movement. Lowriding today is an extension of that legacy. It goes beyond the cars to the people who customize, craft, and care for them. To be a lowrider is to be part of a community devoted to family, hard work, and mutual aid.

With lowrider cars and bikes on display, Carros y Cultura introduces visitors to the rich culture that is Texas lowriding. Learn the characteristics that make a custom car a lowrider car. Meet the people who make lowriding a community. Learn how together, car and driver maintain a legacy that has been nurtured across generations of lowriding families to build a phenomenon that has been imitated, adopted, and adapted around the world.

Sponsored by the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Hall Fund.

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the State Preservation Board. Additional support of exhibitions and programs is provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.

Banner photo by Art Flores © 2022

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