MAKING THE MOVE
HOW AN ENTHUSIASTIC LOWRIDER MOVED TO IDAHO TO MOVE IDAHO
We never know where life’s journey will take us, but we always know where it all began. The same holds true for lowriding. When it comes to lowriding there’s no telling if we’ll forever be infatuated with a certain car model, and we may even forget some of our greatest moments riding the boulevard, but the one thing we’ll never forget is how it all began.
For Michael Romo lowriding became an endless journey of risk and reward, but as a kid he vividly remembers just how it started. Looking back, he’d ride his bike on the driveway of a hydraulic shop. At the time his bike was his main source of enjoyment but he soon realized a better calling. From the smell of hydraulic fluid to the passion that engulfed the shop, the influence of his surroundings soon had him graduating from two wheels to four.
His first lowrider was a '76 Caprice Classic and he’s since bought, built, and sold a good number of other models. But
it wasn’t until his family moved to Idaho that his lowrider story really began to unfold. Now, when you think of Idaho, images of custom paintjobs or vintage bombs are the furthest things from your mind, but that was exactly what Michael set out to change. This California transplant is doing everything possible to change the culture in Twin Falls, Idaho.
His efforts were recognized as he was given the stamp of approval to start up an Idaho chapter of Viejitos Car Club. Michael's '40 Master Deluxe original 216 with a three-speed transmission is making the move in Idaho.
The Viejitos Master Deluxe rolls around Idaho on Firestone whitewalls and artilleries.