Thank you to my wife Kimberly for letting me chase my dreams always. Thank you also for being by my side for every bit of the process and working so hard on it With me.
Thank you to the entire staff of Slamology and especially Donnie and Ginger Babb. Special thanks to Double D!
1991 Geo Storm
The 1991 Geo Storm is a compact car that was popular in the 90s due to its unique body style and affordability. This particular car, owned by Kevin and Kimberly Johnson, was purchased as a repo car and underwent a complete transformation to become a show-stopping lowrider.
The inspiration behind this build was the classic 90s style of bow-legged compact cars. The Wagonback body style of the Geo Storm was particularly interesting to Kevin and Kimberly, and they saw the potential for creating a cool ride on a reasonable budget.
The build process took the bigger part of four months, done in stages due to financial constraints. The final big push was the interior/stereo and exterior paint. The car was finished in the spring of 1995 and hauled to a Lowrider Magazine show in Kansas City where it got 2nd place in the Sub-compact/Mild Custom category.
The Isuzu 1991 engine boasts 4 cylinders and a displacement of 1.6 L. The car has a 3” drop and features Raceland coilovers for both the front and rear shocks. The wheels are Roadster style with a size of 13 inches, while the tires are BF Goodrich Euro T/A with a size of 175/50/13.
The paint job on this car is a stunning combination of white and blue, with airbrushed pipes as graphics. The paint was done by Tony Stonerock, while the graphics were done by an unknown artist. The interior features a 5% tint and a unique upholstery description of crushed velvet Coffin roll.
After being sold in early 1996 due to needing a family car, the car was rediscovered by Kevin and Kimberly’s son Kynon in the summer of 2020. With the help of a donor car and countless hours of hard work, the car was brought back to life and ready for Slamology 2022.
At Slamology, Kevin and Kynon were able to show their lowriders together for the first time. The 1991 Geo Storm placed third in its class, while Kynon’s Jetta Wagon won first in its class. This was a dream come true for the Johnson family, who put so much time, effort, and love into this car.
In conclusion, the 1991 Geo Storm owned by Kevin and Kimberly Johnson is a shining example of the beauty of lowriders. With a unique body style and a budget-friendly build, this car has captured the hearts of many. Its story is one of hard work, determination, and the never-ending passion for cars.
Owned by: Kevin and Kimberly Johnson
Photos by: Dan Davis