King of the Streets Brings Car Enthusiasts Together at Fort Mason
Stereos were bumpin’, wheels were spinnin’, chrome was shinin’ and Fort Mason was (literally) hoppin’ at ‘King of the Streets’ this past Sunday.
The event started at the Mission YMCA at noon with over 300 lowriders, classic
Now to drop some history: Following WWII lowrider culture was embraced primarily by Mexican-Americans in SoCal. While mainstream car enthusiasts were all about hot rods that were loud and fast, the lowrider culture was all about style and class, and keepin’ it low and slow. Law enforcement naturally didn’t take well to this new subculture and found creative ways to put pressure on the community.
Ride height laws passed in the state in the late 50s and as a way to avoid getting cited lowrider owners began installing hydraulic suspensions in their cars. This allowed their
Check out this footage of some of the hopping in action- including a 7 car hop starting at around 5:00! Until next year!!
Written and photographed by Jenifer Keffer — Get cultured and stay in the know with our up-to-date events calendar! Did we miss something in your neighborhood? You gotta let us know, we’d love to hear about it.