The Insightful Troll

Rants and ruminations.

Why Do Lowriders Bounce?

Anyone who knows me knows of my willful ignorance when it comes to all things rap and hip hop. However, I have always been curious about the origins of the ‘lowrider bounce’ phenomenon, as seen in the video above. This fad originated in California in the late 1950s.

Mike Johnston over at The Online Photographer has the full story:

So basically a modification to allow you to drive a lowered car on the street, that got out of hand and turned into a thing of its own.