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Behind the Wheel

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The President of the Lady Lowriders Car Club, Sandy Avila, shows off her ’84 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, Simply Beautiful, and talks about her feature role on the cover of the March Low Rider.
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So, here we are with Sandy Avila and simply beautiful.
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So, Sandy. How long have you been working on?
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Simply beautiful. Well,
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I've been working on her probably for like a good seven ish
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plus years, but she's still not done.
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Yeah. So I still,
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she still needs a little bit more work.
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How much would you say that you've spent on simply beautiful,
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a minimum of probably like,
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like maybe around 60 to 70,000.
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I don't keep receipts if I did,
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I probably would be like,
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ah, pull my hair out,
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but it's worth it.
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How long have you been a fan of Lowrider magazine?
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I mean, I've always been a fan since I was a
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kid but, you know,
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who would have dreamt of,
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you know, being in the magazine,
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let alone my car on the cover.
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So, I mean,
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it's amazing. It's,
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I, I don't even have a word to explain it.
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To be honest. I remember that you mentioned that it's gonna
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be in a museum.
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Yes. Yes. She's going to the Peterson Museum next
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month for him to have her for a year.
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When did you fall in love with low riders?
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And the culture. I've always been a car person,
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you know, and to be honest,
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my dad built low riders when I was a child.
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So I was around low riders growing up,
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you know, his friends would come over with Laura.
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So I was around it younger.
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But to actually be in the scene actively,
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it's been about eight years and my husband is the one that
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brought me and pushed me,
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you know, helps me the most and is really supported me
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with building my car.
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So did you always feel like you wanted to work with cards
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Because it is a lot of work?
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Not so much the working part,
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just the, the,
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the infatuation of customizing a car?
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I think that was the thing that I love is the customization
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process. I've always just had a thing for that and,
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but being a girly girl,
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like I love makeup,
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I love nails. I love,
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you know, so I was really embarrassed to be honest like
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that. I like I had a thing for cars because I
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didn't think it was cool or even a acceptable for girls to
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like cars. It's really cool to see a woman such a
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passionate woman actually representing,
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you know, in the scene,
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when you're out in the boulevard and when you're cruising,
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like what kind of music do you put on to kind of
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set the vibe? You know what?
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Honestly, I feel like I'm really old school and I love
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oldies. I do.
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I love my oldies and my funk.
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Do you think you could get in simply beautiful and show us
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a couple of her tricks?
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Yes, definitely. Thank you.
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I thought that was youtube Me for Love.