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Cruise celebrates first-ever lowrider museum exhibit in Austin [Video]

Sunday’s cruise coincided with free admission at the inaugural Lowrider Legacy Exhibit at the Bullock Texas State History Museum.

AUSTIN, Texas — On Sunday afternoon, dozens of lowriders cruised down Congress Avenue in Downtown Austin.

The Carros Y Cultura Cruise brought together local car clubs and solo riders. High Class Car Club’s Austin Chapter hosted the event alongside MAS Cultura, a nonprofit aiming to spotlight Latino artists and ideas.

Nicolas Rodriguez made his childhood dream of having a lowrider a reality about a year ago after starting his own business and saving up.

“It’s expensive, but it’s worth it once you get your car fixed up,” said Rodriguez. “If you need somebody to talk to, drive to the gas station on your lowrider, people will talk to you for hours. Like, you have to say, ‘Hey, you know what, I got to go!’”

Rodriguez and event organizers say lowriding is about …

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