MAK­ING THE MOVE

HOW AN EN­THU­SI­AS­TIC LOWRIDER MOVED TO IDAHO TO MOVE IDAHO

Lowrider - - LOWRIDER KONNECTED - STORY & PHO­TOS BY HEC­TOR LEYVA

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.

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