Museum of New Mexico Press

     

Low 'n Slow

Lowriding in New Mexico

Carmella Padilla, Author
Jack Parsons, Photographer

A colorful celebration of the customized low-rider cars that are a vital part of a particular Hispanic subculture in New Mexico. They have amazing custom paint jobs, upholstery, steering wheels, and even murals on the hood, trunk, or sides. Parsons has photographed many of these cars and their owners, capturing them in the New Mexico landscape of adobe churches and wide blue skies.


Reviews

"Savor this book as you would a long and languorous drive, all the windows down, as you marvel at the spectacle of life rolling by."
-Denise Chavez


Reviews

"Take a joyride through the pages , Jack Parsons' 106 sprawling color photographs capture some of the most striking cars against dramatic, sun-drenched landscapes."
-Latina


Reviews

"This colorful volume is a celebration of the customized lowrider cars that are a vital part of a particular Hispanic subculture in New Mexico. They have amazing custom paint jobs, upholstery, steering wheels, and even murals on the hood, trunk, or sides. Parsons has photographed many of these cars and their owners, capturing them in the New Mexico landscape of adobe churches and wide blue skies. Padilla's text complements the photos with profiles of the cars' owners and creators, and Arellano's dialogs in lowrider slang give the reader a taste of the lifestyle. The exceptional photos evoke a uniquely New Mexican experience that will capture the interest of many readers. For both public and academic libraries."
-Library Journal


Trim: 12.5" x 10.5"

Pages: 120

Illustrations: 107 color photographs

Culture

New Mexico

©1999

Paperback $27.50

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