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Wheelin' in the years

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - It's a long standing South Bay tradition, part of the fabric of a community.

They been cruisin' Highland for a half century with sway and swagger and chop and pop, members of the Crowd Car Club keep a Southern California legacy alive. They've rolled up and down National City's avenidas and calles, since 1981.

"It started out with seven guys. I was one of the guys and I've been president, since 1983," said Steve Ware.

They are here today to give me a tutorial on their tradition.

More than just hydraulics, most of the crowd's cars are metal-flaked, chromed to a mirrored shine, with custom wheels and a colorful interior. Some have put around $20,000 into fixing up their vehicles.

The Ochoa family has three generations in the crowd, and they take pride in their rides.

"It makes me proud to know that I'm doing something out there that other people can appreciate my hard work," said Steve.

In a high tech, fasted-paced world, they still choose to cruise.

Some of the footage used in this video story was shot with a GoPro camera.

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