There is a negative connotation with the lowrider culture. For some people that are ignorant about the culture, lowriders are deemed to be related to gangs, violence, crime, etc. So, it’s not a surprise when I roll in my low-low, people look away or cross the street to the other side. But, as you now know, the gang bang association with the lowrider culture is a false stereotype.
I lived in Hawaii for a couple of years and was in the local lowrider scene. To prove that the lowrider culture is full of positivity and is more than what is portrayed by mainstream media, I share with you what Supremacy Car Club of Hawaii does for its people.
I found one of the videos online of Supremacy’s 13th annual Food Drive and Show ‘N Shine. The great guys of Supremacy held a charitable event and car show to gather food donations for the less fortunate people of Oahu. If that doesn’t show that the culture is not about negativity, I don’t know what does.
Anyway, now that I’ve got that off my chest, you can see in the video that the lowrider scene is alive and poppin’ in Hawaii. And they do it pretty G. There’s a mixture of old school classics, to G body lowriders, hoppers, to bombs, imports, lowrider bikes, and the lowrider trucks! Man, they hold down the lowrider truck scene big over there. I swear I haven’t seen a lowrider truck with a hydraulic bed in ages until I was in the 50th state. They were nice!
The lowrider scene and community was more like a family in Hawaii – or as they call it Ohana. It was pretty cool and I miss it. It was all about chillin’, grillin’, eatin’, and having a good time under the tropical Hawaiian sun. It was a party. And let’s not forget, it was for a good cause.
The Hawaii lowrider scene is a true testimonial that the lowrider subculture is more than what it seems to most people. Hopefully, it influences other car clubs out there to get out of the stereotype and use the culture to do some good.
Enjoy the video…
Video Credit: SCENE50