LIMA - Aaron McCormick, of Lima brought, his 1962 Chevy Impala to the Westgate Charity Car Show in June. He has owned this car for 22 years.
“I just started seeing low riders, and this is the year I liked,” said McCormick.
Chevy had made a change to its popular car in 1962. The company added a wraparound windshield, which blended well with the curves of the car’s body.
People drawn to low riders are drawn to Chevy’s Impala due to the wide trunk. It takes a lot of room for the mechanisms for the low riders.
The Chevy Impala also features an X-shaped frame, suited for lowering.
The low-rider phenomenon began in Los Angeles in the 1940s and 1950s. The goal of the low riders is to cruise as slowly as possible. Today low riders can be seen throughout the country.