Alfredo "Hot Rod Freddy" Quintero gives us the lowdown on his 1975 Impala GQ. (Video by Ryon Horne, Tyson Horne, Todd Duncan / AJC)

Atlanta Classic Cars: Canton man’s lowrider defines ‘driving while cool’

Canton’s Alfredo “Hot Rod Freddy” Quintero likes to ride low and slow.

This California native has built the perfect boulevard cruiser with his very cool 1975 Chevy Impala.

Dubbed “GQ,” this car has taken Quintero to numerous car shows, where he taken home more than a few trophies. 

Recently,Quintero won first-place honors at the Hot Wheels Legends Tour when it rolled through Buford  last month. 

Quintero’s car will inducted into the Hot Wheels Garage of Legends, a collection of one-of-a-kind cars and, if lucky, Mattel will use his car as a model for real hot Wheels toy. 

“That would be something,’ he said. “That would be unbelievable.” 

Like Quintero, there are so many people in metro Atlanta who love their classic cars.

From Fayette to Forsyth counties, these beautiful machines can be seen cruising the roads and highways of this state.

This video series has been created to showcase some of the fantastic cars in metro Atlanta and the people who put in the time, sweat and money to keep the tires rolling and the engines humming.

If you have a car you would like showcased, email Todd C. Duncan at todd.duncan@ajc.com.

Jim Grogan of Cumming is the proud owner of a 1969 Corvette Stingray.
Jeff Chattin and his 1909 Kissel Kar semi racer.
This is a preview of the Creepers Fun Run car show on June 9, 2018 at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta.
Todd Duncan talks with last year's AJC Creeper's Car Club Cup winner. (Music source - 'Groundswell' and 'Kickstand by Lance Taber, 'Real Nice Neighbors' by Global Genius.)

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