Lowrider season has begun in Santa Fe. What’s lowrider? They are incredible pieces of movable and functional art. These customized cars are individually painted with intricate and very colorful designs. They have created an entire sub category of painting called lowrider art.
In addition to the super cool colors and mural art, they rise, lower and even jump up and down. Hydraulic or air bag systems allow the driver to make these cars come alive.
Kids in the 50s who could not afford a high-powered muscle car opted to go ‘Low & Slow’. To differentiate their cars, they began to murals, then to add hydraulic to lower and raise their rides. One ups men ship took hold and the creative race was on.
On several weekends this summer the guys and gals will be bringing their lowriders to Santa Fe for shows. These are in the Santa Fe Railyard or around the Plaza. These shows are one of many free public events which makes summer in Santa Fe not to be missed.
Santa Fe Footprints offers historic walking and hiking tours. After a fun day of touring, relax in one of the restaurants overlooking the Plaza, sip a local brew and watch a lowrider or two cruise the Plaza.