Lowrider "Dave's Dream", 1992

Description
Dave’s Dream, a modified 1969 Ford LTD, is a beloved example of Latino lowriders. Lowriding is a family and community activity with parades, trophies, and other events celebrating cars and paying homage to their power and beauty. Artistic paint schemes and custom upholstery make each lowrider unique. Hydraulic lifts enable lowriders to hop, making them seem alive and animated. David Jaramillo of Chimayo, New Mexico began customizing this car in the 1970s, but he was killed in an accident in another car. His family and local artisans completed the modifications that he had planned, and the car often won “first” or “best in show.”
Object Name
car, lowrider
date made
1969-1992
maker
General Motors Corporation
Citizens of Chimayo, NM
Physical Description
steel (body material)
glass (windows material)
rubber (tires material)
paint (body coating material)
synthetic fabrics (upholstery material)
Measurements
overall: 18 ft x 7 ft x 5 1/4 ft; 5.4864 m x 2.1336 m x 1.6002 m
ID Number
1990.0567.01
accession number
1990.0567
catalog number
1990.0567.01
serial number
9J62N178692
subject
Transportation
Cultures & Communities
Family & Social Life
Road Transportation
See more items in
Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
Road Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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