Terry immediately went home and picked up the money for the car. He paid for the car and got a receipt. Putting the front end on his work truck, he brought it home, intending to send out a tow truck to pick up the actual car. He took a picture of the car as soon as it was set in front of the house, and got to work on it that night. After about three or four months of working on the car, Terry had the replacement front end on the car and the car was in running condition. Thankfully, both the car and the replacement front end were white in color, so a new paint job could wait for a while. This gave him the chance to lift the car, not an easy task, as it had been about ten years since Terry last lifted a car. Everything went in the car smoothly, but the cylinders he was using were too thin. He went over to Otto's Hydraulics and met Hydraulic Legend Ted Wells, who promptly sold him some new style cylinders and then mounted some Tru Spokes on the car.

The car was now at a point where Terry had it on the streets and it was attracting a lot of attention. He was the talk of the town, and people were wondering who this "older guy" was with the funny looking car. In the late 1970's, Terry was considered an "older guy" in Lowriding, even though he was only in his late twenties. One day on his way home, he stopped at an intersection. Across the way there was a group of guys who happened to have Low riders. They all stopped and stared, breaking out in laughter at Terry and the Pontiac. As Terry started to enter the intersection, he let the back down and they stopped laughing. He then let the front down and their mouths dropped down even lower than his Pontiac. He opened the trunk from inside the car and they all went crazy! Leaving the youngsters cheering behind him, Terry continued home, but decided to go back and talk to the group. Soon after this conversation, they were all friends and started hanging out at the local Church's Chicken on Sunday nights, as well as a few other local hang out spots.

After some body work, a paintjob, and some other minor enhancements, Terry entered his first Lowrider car show. In 1980, Terry drove up to Fresno, California with the Pontiac which was now freshly painted and christened "Lo 'N Sol," to attend a car show put on by the car club Thee Individuals. He took home four trophies from the show, and felt a great sense of accomplishment. Terry won first in his class, best interior, best sixties, and best hydraulics, virtually sweeping the major categories he was eligible for. From then on, Terry hit every car show he could. Whether he brought his car or not, he just wanted to be a part of the Lowriding culture. Terry and his Pontiac were unique in the scene, which helped him get into shows like the very popular ISCA shows that were being produced at the time. Soon people were referring to the Pontiac as "The Robot Car" because of the many different movements and animated items on the car. The car going up and down, the record player going in and out of the glove box, and the trunk opening remotely were getting Terry a lot of positive attention. Terry and the car were at their third show in Bakersfield, California when Larry Gonzales was covering the show for Lowrider Magazine. He and Terry set up a photo shoot, and the car was featured in the January 1981 issue of Lowrider Magazine.