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Summertime cruisin’ with lowriders and hoppers

More than cookouts, area picnics showcase colorful blasts from the past in customized cars and trucks.

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Forest preserve picnics are a common sight this time of year. For car buffs, these gatherings over BBQ and picnic blankets serve as the backdrop for informal shows of classic cars including lowriders, hoppers and cruisers. On any given weekend, these picnics bring together car club members, enthusiasts and their families. WBEZ’s Yolanda Perdomo brings us the scene from western Cook County.

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Yolanda Perdomo is a host and producer at WBEZ. Follow her @yolandanews.

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