Welcome to Dr. Amanda Peels Unofficial Guide to Lowriders. Here we will look into the Lowrider; the spoilers, the top downs and the avenue tricks that have carried on an urban legend.
We have classified the Lowriders into 7 different categories:
- The Sporters- Usually have a dedicated sports theme, with sports packages and kits.
- The Top Downs- Rides with elevated bodies, removable hulls or shells.
- The Ampsters- Amplifiers systems and audio equipment.
- The Powers- High performance engines, muscle and work vehicles.
- The Lumes- Light shows and visual effects exhibits
- The Exotics- Extremely expensive vehicles
- The Stretches- Super stretched trucks, limousines, and cars.
To be classed as a legitimate lowrider, a vehicle must have all of these seven (7) attributes:
- Spoiler Kits (including any structural accents outside of manufacture specifications
- Technical & Performance Hydraulics (defined as both 'streetwise' and competition grade hydraulic effects
- Attitude Adjustment / Audience Appeal (an incorporated script routine for each 'trick' performed)
- Parametric Specifications (A strip sheet of each sponsoring party and their immediate benefit from the exhibitor)
- Legends (each vehicle is required to be fully dis-assembled, inventoried and re-assembled to establish its legend of parts)
- Engine and Exhaust (all exhibits must have an operable engine & exhaust)
- Steering & Wheels (exhibits must also have road grade steering and directional control)
The Avenue Strip Tease-Edit
Open street shows or 'Strip Teases' are conducted before major competitions in order to serve as a preamble before to spectators. Strip Teases may entail various elements but most are require to:
- Begin with a preamble, anthem or major campaign theme.
- Rally; a means of creating morale to back or support.
- Appraisal; collectively, there are two different parts of the event, the preamble and the main event. During both events, each operator is shown a model (a Semi-model or other Superville Model) and are expected to judge and appraise their ranking by means of hydrolics or "Peels" (see below).
- Niche & Notch; this is a illustrated approach in which the operator has the opportunity to 'tweak' the audience. It may entail advanced and sublime methodology and applications.
- Declarations. The declaration is an addendum to the anthem or preamble in which the operator 'declares' their lowride to be champion.
- Open Throttle; the instance in which all lowrides drive down the strip in a single pageant to support the previous winners.
- Nocturns; these are the closing ceremonies in which words are spoken to remember all that were both in attendance and no longer with us.
Niche Ratings, Appraisals & Peeling-Edit
During the actual main competition, a process known as Peeling is the instance of judgement in which hydraulic comparisons are drawn to determine continuity of declaration. The primary objective is to balance and measure the declaration readings against the 'Niche Rating', the final hypothesis made by the Peeling judges. Peels are classified into seven different classes from lowest class to the highest:
- Beginner- Class D; with an attitude adjustment response of the left front angle (or leg) up.
- Registrat- Class C; with an attitude adjustment response of the right front angle (or leg) up.
- Accolade- Class B; with an attitude adjustment response of the left rear angle (or cheek) up.
- Nomenclature- Class A'; with an attitude adjustment response of the right rear angle (or cheek) up.
- Diploma- Class B2 (or BB); with an attitude adjustment response of both front angles (or shoulder) up.
- Orientation- Class AA (or A2); with an attitude adjustment response of both rear angles (or hip) up.
- National- Class AAA (triple A); with an attitude adjustment response of all angles up.
Peel Intensities are the active degrees of vibration in which the hydraulic attitude adjustments creates. An example of intensity is when an operator makes an appraisal, judges their model's precursory and overall performance and posts the returns (Accolade Class- B at Grade Intensity 3); which is then measured against the Peeling Judge's model precursory and final performance and posts the decisive measure (Nomenclature Class- A at Grade Intensity 4).
The Intensity Scale from highest to lowest are listed below:
- 'Grade Intensity 1 (Superior Streamform)
- 'Grade Intensity 2 (Equalized Streamform)
- 'Grade Intensity 3 (Longitudinal Streamform)
- 'Grade Intensity 4 (Plausible Streamform)
- 'Grade Intensity 5 (Applied Streamform)
- 'Grade Intensity 6 (Technical Streamform)
- 'Grade Intensity 7 (Static Streamform)
To summarize the meet's intent and purpose, it’s like a case of what you would do versus what you did do; (or truth or dare). Each operator has a point to prove (via the models) and a particular avenue in which to convey their endorsement (of the models); by means of technical input. Technical Input is the level of vehicular support is bidded during the heat. This may encompass the strip sheet's diagnostics, the technical effects, etc. If an operator endorses and 'bids' on a model, then they must prove their endorsement and consumate the heat.
Dr Peels Spectators SuggestionsEdit
Dr Peels is a female sociologist on staff at the Mansion. She and the Mansion have established a Spectator's Suggestion List to keep devoted lowrider followers abreast during its competitions.
- Suggestion One- Brush up on your Automotive vocabulary
- Suggestion Two- Read men's magazines during your off hours
- Suggestion Three- Argue and debate with associates in a private practice
- Suggestion Four- Never try to compare automobiles to female anatomy
We will be visiting with Dr Peels and the Superville Models periodically to see what major advances they have made in the lowrider specialty industries and how each may immediately benefit you.
Official & Unofficial Superville Conference DirectoryEdit
- The Nearshield Institute for Auto-Modifications
- The Operator Institute
- The Driver Mechanics Institute
- The Nomenclature of Vehicular Design Institute
- The Automobile Design Institute
- The Road Safety & El Paseo Competition Foundation
- The Bodyshop Steelmill Designer Institute