The Times podcast: Lowriders. Cruising. A Southern California ritual returns

A man in the passenger window of a lowrider car with its rear hydraulics lifted a few feet off the street
A lifted car drives by during a gathering of Los Angeles lowrider groups in the summer of 2020.
(Josie Norris / Los Angeles Times)
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Los Angeles Times culture writer Daniel Hernandez takes us through the cast of characters and lowrider cars that have been lining the wide boulevards of Southern California for decades. We look at who is embracing cruising culture and its uneasy relationship with law enforcement.


Host: L.A. Times Metro reporter Faith E. Pinho

Guest: L.A. Times culture writer Daniel Hernandez

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