"We've never been Harley Heads here at Influx towers. That thumping noise. That vibration. That rough build quality. But of late we've been perving over Harley's vaguely caffed-out seventies lowrider the XLCR 1000. Nods to cafe racer styling aside, it was "
Lowrider Magazine from the early eighties was a real hotchpotch of chicano-flavoured influence, full not only of slammed and jacked and hydraulically-altered mid sixties Detroit steel, but also a manifest voice of Latino street culture.
Editions like this make you realise that car culture can really be a central part of peoples’ lives – arbiters of their identities.
Somewhere along the line, for the October ’81 edition, it seemed to make sense to get all Halloween on the vibe, dress up in Adams family outfits and give it the best horror stance. This sort of sense of fun certainly seems to be missing from most car mags these days, eh?
Watch this space, homes…
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