Bloody Money

Juan Vene­gas' '87 Chevy Monte Carlo

Low Rider - - CONTENTS -

The com­pet­i­tive na­ture of cus­tom cars brings out the beast in us. It’s what drives us; it’s what feeds our soul. But that friendly com­pet­i­tive spirit isn’t so friendly when it comes time to pay the piper. You see, build­ing a lowrider isn’t a task, it’s more than a hobby, and it’s def­i­nitely not a game. To suc­cess­fully build a lowrider means giv­ing up part of one’s self and sac­ri­fic­ing time away from fam­ily. In short, lowrid­ing isn’t for ev­ery­body and it has to be in your blood. It re­quires pa­tience, for­ti­tude, and plenty of hard work to gain the cap­i­tal nec­es­sary to cre­ate these masterpieces. But don’t be­lieve me, just ask Juan Vene­gas, and he’ll tell you all about it.

When asked about what mo­ti­vated him to build his car he replied, “I wanted to kill the competition”—a strong sen­ti­ment that’s ap­pro­pri­ate when one con­sid­ers his lowrider is named “Bloody Money.”

In or­der to do that Juan had to con­tract some of the in­dus­try’s top car builders, and to­gether they put to­gether a plan of at­tack. But prior to get­ting to that point, Juan would have to put in plenty of work. In fact, he be­gan his jour­ney with a lowrider bike—a bike he later traded for an

'82 Re­gal. From there he bought, re­paired, and sold nu­mer­ous other ve­hi­cles un­til he came across an '87 Monte Carlo.

Locked and loaded Mem­bers Only G-body.

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