Eric Weisman

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A photo of Eric's 1961 Impala. He bought this for $300 in 1974. "I lowered it and put 5/60 tires and 6 inches deep Cragar rims." He didn't have money to buy lifts, so he drove it like this, recalling that it was very bouncy indeed. "I got my first traffic ticket in that car for being too low!" Unfortunately, he crashed the Impala and ended up selling it for $50. Photo from The Eric Weisman Collection.

Eric Weisman of Reseda, California. Eric grew up in the San Fernando Valley and lived in the town of Reseda. "From about the age of 14 I wanted a Lowrider, so did my friends," Eric told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama in 2020. "My first car was a 1960 Impala that I bought from a friend at age 16 in 1973 for $225. My next car was a 1961 Impala I bought in 1974 for $300. I lowered it and put 5/60 tires and 6 inches deep Cragar rims. I crashed it and sold it for $50."[1]

The Reseda Boys

Eric and his buddies didn't have an official club. No plaques or jackets, but they called themselves the "Reseda Boys." "When we were 16, 17 years old we cruised Van Nuys Blvd on Wednesday nights. Some of my friends who could afford it put hydraulic lifts on their cars. I never had the money to do that. We were just high school kids who came from working-class families. All my friends worked part-time jobs to buy cars. We were part of a really cool era of Lowriding in the early ’70s. I saw many styles come and go during this time."[1]


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