Little Gypsy RC Pedal Car

As a new dad, graphic designer, artist and custom car enthusiast; when my daughter was born, my creativity shifted gears from creating for myself, to creating for my daughter. I’ve built a 1962 pedal car RC lowrider from the ground up., It’s painted it in a traditional fadeway style, 3d designed and printed one of a kind Cragar / Rocket style wheels and plaque and fabricated custom suspension to drive, raise and lower the car wirelessly.

Featured at many car shows over the summer, published in the San José Mercury news and filmed by KPIX News.

Little Gypsy car appears at 00:40 seconds.


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Had a chance to display a fully working Little Gypsy setup at the @gooseneckmagazine x @westendcarclub show. The pedal car is running on auto-mode to lift and lower on its own through a program I created. The Gypsy Rose color bar runs off of the car battery and reacts to audio input from my stereo, but can also be plugged into a wall outlet at home. The whole thing is fixed to my truck, you might have seen me crusing around with the whole setup working on Santa Clara street. Orale! . . Fact: I went to school for engineering, but dropped out of the program because I couldn’t understand all the math lol. Luckily, I got into the art program and the rest is history. Still using many principles of mechanical and electrical engineering in my artwork, but now it’s Chicano-fied!!! . . . #chicanoart #art #artist #lowriderpedalcar #lowrideraccessories #lowrider #pedalcar #pedalcarlowrider #colorbar #colororgan #gypsyrose #littlegypsy #display #disco #lowriderfever #arduino #soundart #soundtolight #soundreactive #orale #lowriderart @gypsyrose_1964 @lowridermagazine @cheechmarinofficial @georgelopez @ranflas_n_viclas @lowrider.times @lowridertv @lowride_x_worldwide @frankiequinones @laculturamagazine @cultura_con_llantas @macla_sanjose @seewhatyouthink @xavierthexman @chuygomez

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Photographed below with world-famous car builder Gene Winfield.

Roslyn Cortez, 1, gets a lift from her uncle, Emilio Cortez (left) and her father, Ricardo, at the Goombahs Car Club 11th Annual “Cruise for a Cause” benefit in San Jose, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. The pink ’62 Impala convertible was hand made by Ricardo. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)