Fredo Wang: Lowrider

When you’re out of Natty Light and Night Train, no ordinary grocery getter will get you to the liquor grocery store in the style to which you are accustomed, unless you roll up in this:  1977 Dodge Aspen “Special Edition.”  We know it’s special:

  • 1/2 yellow, 1/2 red to confuse eyewitnesses fit your usual two moods: drunk and other.
  • All the cool kids roll in those rims.  They’re orphans massively popular.
  • plenty of room for you and the hoodrats, without the trouble and expense of hourly hotel bills.
Dodge Aspen "Special Edition" lowrider
If you squint, it might be a Nova
Dodge Aspen "Special Edition" lowrider
All my rowdy friends are coming over tonight…
Dodge Aspen "Special Edition" lowrider
“Special Edition” or “New Formula”?

“Special Edition”?  I am reminded of this.

Fredo Wang, Pimp Daddy

Lincoln Continental Mark V
file photo

  • Mismatched Sears tires
  • “distressed” vinyl roof
  • “Tiger-striped” velour
  • beersoaked carpet.

Nothing says, “bitch, hand me that money” better.  Except saying “bitch, hand me that money.”

Zoom, zoom, zoom

2006 Ford Mustang speedometer
simulated image

CGI

2006 Ford Mustang speedometer
closed course, professional driver
2006 Ford Mustang speedometer
whoops - never let a homeless guy behind the wheel
Fredo Wang
we'll get there before the bars close, I swear, Fredo

Fredo Wang, America’s hearthrob