Low Rider - - FEATURE -

Some rule by fear, oth­ers rule by au­thor­ity. But when one rules with love and pas­sion he not only fu­els a move­ment, he in­spires the world, and that’s ex­actly what Kita Lealao has done.

As the founder of USO Car Club in 1992, Kita prob­a­bly didn’t re­al­ize just how big the club would get. In a mat­ter of a few years they ex­pe­ri­enced such ex­po­nen­tial growth that in 1997 they won “Club of the Year” from Lowrider mag­a­zine. Fast-for­ward to present day and they re­main one of the largest and most rec­og­nized clubs, with chap­ters span­ning as far as Stock­holm and Guam.

To­day, USO re­mains a club ded­i­cated to the greater good, and this Cadil­lac is proof. With­out Kita’s knowl­edge, his club mem­bers got to­gether and pur­chased this ’81 Cadil­lac, which was stripped and brought back as the ul­ti­mate way to thank the man who spear­headed the cre­ation of USO.

To read the en­tire story of this in­cred­i­ble trans­for­ma­tion, visit us on­line and see how the car was shipped to Canada and back with an amaz­ing crew of ar­ti­sans and club mem­bers look­ing to pay it for­ward.

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