SANTA FE, N.M. — By his measure of success, Fred Rael has hit the jackpot.
The Española resident, who turned 48 Wednesday, has his 1967 Chevrolet Impala Convertible Supersport gracing the cover of the May issue of “Lowrider” magazine.
“It was like a dream come true,” he said. “It’s something I’ve always wanted.” His cars have hit other magazine covers, but “Lowrider” is the most influential in the arena, he said.
|If you go
WHO: Fred Rael and his 1967 Chevy Impala lowrider
WHAT: Autographs and picture-taking
WHEN: 1-3 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Main entrance, Buffalo Thunder Resort, Pojoaque Pueblo
“And it’s the Cinco de Mayo issue,” Rael added. “The caption they put on it says, ‘Viva New Mexico.’ ”