Lowriders are not just a fancy form of transportation to those that lovingly drive and create them, but rather works of precious metal art individually crafted to perfection. From the classic "bombs" of the 1930's and 40's to the cherried-out rides of the 70's and 80's, Los Angeles is the place for cruising the streets and the city itself is often the inspiration behind the Lowrider culture. The Petersen Automotive Museum is paying tribute to these extraordinary machines with its "La Vida Lowrider: Cruising the City of Angels" exhibit running now through June 8th.
* Ry Cooder, guitarist, composer and producer.
* Denise Sandoval, guest curator for the exhibition and Chicano studies professor at Cal State Northridge
La Vida Lowrider: Cruising the City of Angels continues through June 8, 2008, at the Petersen Automotive Museum. For information, call 323-903-2277 or go online at www.petersen.org