By Annie Ma – – Photo: Paul Chinn / The Chronicle.

Photo: Camilo Rios finishes detailing his 1940 Chevrolet Special Deluxe which is displayed at the Cinco de Mayo lowrider car show at John O’Connell High School in San Francisco.

The colorful vehicles, with their gleaming rims and bouncing hydraulics, used to cruise through the streets every weekend, Ordonez said. He remembers the first time he got up close to one, and the driver asking if he wanted a ride before flipping on the hydraulic system.

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