Into the late 90s and early 2000s, Uniques’ popularity, hype, and membership continued to grow, not only for their outstanding reputation, but for their countless car features, including (but not limited to) Jose Delgado’s Tangerine Supreme Cutlass cover car on the February ’99 issue, Rudy Garcia’s Super Caliente ’65 Impala cover car on the July 2001 issue, and Nasario’s Soo Unique ’83 Cutlass Supreme in 1999’s LRM calendar. It also helps that the club has their own painters, like Jaime Valdez and his Victorville, California based shop, Unique Paint & Auto. Nasario and his brothers Hugo and Carlos, also build a lot of their cars on their own, doing their own custom fabrications.
Uniques continues to be a huge positive influence within the Lowriding community, hosting a toy drive every December, helping out families and upwards of 2,000 children. In the spotlight, Nasario and his custom ’70 Chevy Monte Carlo have been featured on Speed Channel’s Living the Low Life, with hostess and model Vida Guerra. Among the countless music videos that Uniques has taken part in with their unique cars, one particular well-known music artist took a real liking to one ride so much so, that he had to buy it. Rapper 50 Cent fell in love with a Uniques ’66 Impala and offered a cash deal that couldn’t be refused.
Nasario says that there is no doubt that the club will be celebrating their 25th, 30th and 40th anniversaries in due time. The club will likely continue to grow with outstanding members and head-turning rides. Nasario’s philosophy to the members is not to brag; Let the cars do the talking.