mad anthony

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Saturday, December 18, 2004

Are pimped out luxury cars the new rice burners?

I was running a few errands after work today, and noticed a lowrider Lincoln Town Car in the lane next to me - tinted windows, continental kit (the tire on the back), and 13" wheels. I looked at the driver, expecting to see a Hispanic or African-American guy - but instead the driver was a white, kinda surfer-dude looking guy.

Pulling out of CompUsa, I noticed a mid-90's Caddy DeVille. The front wheel was standard issue, but the rear was a 16" hundred-spoke chrome rim. The driver was a kinda skater-looking white guy.

Coincidence? Maybe. But it makes me wonder if lowriders and chromed-out luxury cars are going to be the new rice burners. After all, it was Asians who first made stickered Civics and Eclipses trendy, but now it seems to be that everyone who owns a Japanese car feels the need to put a wing, stickers, and a muffler the size of a Folger's can on it. Maybe this is the next trend in auto fashion - lowriders and big rims on older luxury cars trickling from the Black and Hispanic communities to mainstream.

Or maybe my head is still reeling from it's encounter with the roof of my rental.


At 11:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could be...I want to see some old school Bentleys on rims! :)

At 5:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 3:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surprisingly, the first big challenge for the designers of the GT coupe concerned neither passenger nor luggage space. It concerned the installation of its 6-litre, twin-turbo Bentley engine, its all-wheel drive hardware and a new six speed automatic transmission. This job was made especially difficult by the prerequisite that one of the key Bentley styling cues, a very short front overhang, was retained.

seems like Bentley is tending away from comfort to pimpin' too. (source: http:

At 1:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

dude a lincoln town car cannot be a rice burner. a rice burner is a car that is good on gas mileage. it doesnt matter if it has a spoiler or stickers or a fart can for a muffler. but my 91 lincoln aint no ricer. at 16 mpg i dont think so


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