The Lowrider scene, a subculture that emanated from the Mexican- American Barrios of Los Angles, California in the 1940 and 50s has seen its visual styles and culture transverse the Pacific to find a growing popularity on our shores and in amongst our automotive community. From the vibrant custom Kandy paint schemes and air brush illustrations to the ground hugging aesthetics of classic rides covering the chrome bumper era of the automotive industry thanks to extensive suspension modifications rolling on predominantly 13 inch wire wheels, these kings of cool are a visual art form in themselves, capturing the attention and imagination of both the young and old automotive enthusiast.
The western suburb of Melbourne, Airport West found itself a new party central on Saturday night when the Big Bad Wolf brought its Rats, Tatts n Pinups party crew to the ALH’s venue, Skyways Hotel situated on Matthews Avenue next to the Westfield Shopping complex.
While all who attended were greeted with the typical Melbourne chilly winter air, it didn’t deter the many custom car, rat rods and bike owners who, along with the ever growing rockabilly crowd were hell bent on having a great time regardless! “We’ll make our own heat as we always have!”