As diverse as the membership is, Connected also boasts a variety of car makes and models. The club has street cars, full show cars, and hoppers in their arsenal; and these all get plenty of use on the Boulevard. The members of connected insist that they aren’t afraid to get any rocks in their treads, get their undercarriages dirty, or bang a bumper, either!
Speaking of banging a bumper, club member Jerry Lamm is a veteran hopper and is always at the top of the measuring stick with his hoppers. These aren’t just bang ‘em up machines, either. Jerry’s battle platoon is prepared for battle with custom paint, striping, leafing, and murals. He realizes the importance of not only placing at the car hop, but placing at the car shows as well. Another member with a couple of award winning club cars is Aaron Hodgson. Aaron is the owner of “The Outlaw,” a 1985 Chevy Blazer that was 2002 Lowrider Truck of the Year runner-up. In addition to having this Blazer as a Lowrider Centerfold, Aaron’s 1957 Chevy Bel Air “Lethal Injection” was the centerfold feature in the September 2008 issue of Lowrider Magazine as well. The name comes from the injected and supercharged power plant that powers the classic Chevy. The club is more than just cars, though. Connected also has a few members with Harley Davidson motorcycles fixed up in a traditional Lowrider Style. These two wheel creations have custom paint, air bag suspensions, custom wheels, and handle bar and exhaust upgrades. Just like their 4-wheeled counterparts, these two-wheeled creations are head turners wherever they are seen, be it the streets or the shows. I guarantee you, we will be seeing more of the club in future issues of Lowrider Magazine.
Because the club members are lifelong friends, keeping the club active and motivated is certainly no difficult task. They play softball on a regular basis, barbeque, attend shows and events together, and hang out with each other as often as time allows. Family is a big priority with Connected, and the club encourages family members, to club functions and help with club activities. Connected members will also attend other members’ family events too, going above and beyond in supporting one another. This family dedication is definitely the key to the success of this great club, and the members share this sentiment.
With twenty members right now, Connected Car Club plans to stay a one-chapter club. Content with building a strong legacy, the club is willing to take things slowly to increase membership over time. In short, the connection the club members have with each other as well as their quality rides will undoubtedly keep them around for a very long time. We here at Lowrider Magazine salute the members of Connected Car Club for their ten-plus years in Lowriding. Thanks for your contribution to our wonderful culture!