The San Diego Lowrider Archival Project documents the history of lowriding in San Diego and the surrounding borderlands, from the 1950s through today.

The project includes photographs, car club documents and memorabilia, official records, meeting minutes, dance posters and lowrider art.

These materials reflect important qualities of the lowrider movement: creativity, independence, cultural pride, resistance, activism, community service, collectivism, tradition and ritual, and cultural continuity.

Please note that dates listed on each image are approximate.

If you have more information about any of the images in this collection, or if you are a member of the San Diego Lowrider community and you have additional images to share, please contact


Browse the San Diego Lowrider Archival Project Collections:

All Lowrider Car Clubs

Amigos Car Club

Avenues Car Club

Baja Kings Car Club

Bombas Car Club

Brown Image Car Club

Casinos Car Club

Chicano Brothers Car Club

City Car Club

Classics Car Club

Coachmen Car Club

Custom Car Club

Disciples Car Club

Domestic Rides Car Club

Eclipse Car Club

Film: Everything Comes from the Streets

Groupe Car Club

Individuals Car Club

Klique Car Club

Korner Car Club

Ladies Pride Car Club

Latin Lowriders Car Club

Los Lobos Car Club

Los Villanos Car Club

Mestizas Unidas Social Club

New Wave Car Club

Nosotros Car Club

Oldies Car Club

Originales Car Club

Pachuco Car Club

Regents Car Club

Sacred Karts Car Club

Serra Car Club

Specials Car Club

Thee Crowd Car Club

Unidos Car Club

United Browns Car Club

Unlimited Car Club