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AutoCulture’s Top X Cars of the Decade

4:38 PM PST on January 13, 2010

Mister Cartoon’s Lowrider Ice Cream Truck
SA Studios partner, Lifestyles CC member, Last Laugh proprietor and master tattoo artist Mister Cartoon threw everything he had at this one-of-a-kind ice cream truck and we think it’s the most important lowrider build of the last decade. Dig this: not only does it have a paint job worth six digits and a hi-def plasma screen/audio system worthy of any Imax theater, he even had one-off Mister Cartoon ice cream made and drove this thing around the ‘hood to hand it out to lucky youngsters. We love the Cartoon ice cream truck because not only is it the ultimate “Big Perm” lo-lo, but it reaches the crowd in ways no other car can. Y’know, for the kids and shit.

Pat Lash’s ‘29 Ford Model A roadster
Pat Lash made a name for himself when his no-hood, lime green Chevy longroof hit the scene in the early part of the decade. But his extremely well-constructed roadster with its signature body-length, upswept chrome pipes really made waves. We couldn’t find a good shot of what lurks under the gennie body, but the time and skill and effort put into the fasteners, body mounts, fittings and overall style really threw down the gauntlet for anyone thinking it would be easy to just ‘throw together’ an inline-6 and a roadster body and call it a day. We love this car for not only its quality of fit and finish, but those long, perfect chrome pipes that make it possible to use a 6-banger and still be stylish. This car proves that parts available to most of us can still be put together in a game-changing way.

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