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September 23, 1997 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The chromed caravan of lowriders rumbled up to Robert Clausell's funeral Monday, as colorful a collection of athletic vehicles as could be found. Respectfully, more than 100 of the heavily customized cars jumped and danced as their drivers pulled into the parking lot at the Crenshaw Christian Center. They came to pay tribute to Clausell, a native of Compton who organized car shows that helped spread the popularity of Los Angeles' cottage lowrider industry nationwide--and even overseas.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1997 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The chromed caravan of lowriders rumbled up to Robert Clausell's funeral Monday, as colorful a collection of athletic vehicles as could be found. Respectfully, more than 100 of the heavily customized cars jumped and danced as their drivers pulled into the parking lot at the Crenshaw Christian Center. They came to pay tribute to Clausell, a native of Compton who organized car shows that helped spread the popularity of Los Angeles' cottage lowrider industry nationwide--and even overseas.
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July 14, 1996 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lowriders, those street-hugging cars with hydraulic lifts, are famous for being made in the 'hood, pieced together by backyard enthusiasts and body shops from South-Central to East Los Angeles. But now they have reached international status, becoming inner-city Los Angeles' top export to Japan. The most coveted of the customized classics--the early '60s Chevy Impala convertibles that cost $5,000 to $15,000 on the streets here--are being spruced up and sold in Japan for $25,000 to $35,000 and up.
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