INSIDER takes a look at Houston’s super cool, old-school car scene. The cars known as “Slabs” have some features that are similar to the LA “Lowrider” cars, but there’s a few things about them are totally unique.


If you thought Lowrider rims were over-the-top, you’ve seen nothing yet! Slabs have awesome “elbow” rims that stick out of the car, sometimes measuring at half an metre long! On top of that, the cars also are kitted out with awesome trunks. Packed full of street-shaking speakers and kitted out with flashy neon lights, the trunk plays a hugely important role in creating the classic Slab look.

Inside Houston's Super Cool, Old-School Car Scene gif of car

Often, the neon lights convey a specific message. It can range from Hip Hop monikers, to political black empowerment messages. The car scene is totally intertwined with the local Hip Hop scene as well, with the Slabs being a common feature in music videos. It’s really cool to see how Houston has taken the Lowrider look in a totally new and unique direction.


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