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June 2015

Texas Showdown 13

June 3, 2015

Photos by “Big” Rick Treviño Over the next few months, we will be posting coverage from events that were never published in our magazine. One event that we would have liked to have given page time to is the last Texas Showdown that took place at the Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, TX. This event was one of the largest outdoor auto events to hit the Houston area. A lot has changed in the two years since the event. David MacDonald and the crew of Heatwave, Inc. always put on top notch events. As expected, the best of the best rides in the Houston area and beyond were on hand for the show. The hot pavement in the 100 degree blazing heat didn’t stop the die hards from showing off their rides. The burnout contest generated more smoke than usual on the scorching blacktop. The bikini contest was hotter than normal due to the temperatures hitting those scantily clad bodies. Not a problem for Miss Misty Marie, who walked away with the top prize. DJ Twinky and DJ Z of Read More...

Tombstone

June 2, 2015

Story by Jeff Ermann / Jeff@shellmag.com It’s not often a show truck is named after a Kurt Russell movie, but then again it’s not often one finds its way into the winner’s circle at shows after spending several years as a work truck, and several more as a street racer. But that’s the story on Leo Garza’s truck, nicknamed “Tombstone” after Garza’s favorite movie, the 1993 outlaw western starring Russell. Garza drove the ’85 Chevy C10 to work for years before deciding to juice it up and race it — until something happened that would result in the truck taking on a third, different form. “I lost control of it and I wrecked it,” Garza says. “I started redoing it again to race it. At that time, I had another show car, an El Camino, and I saw another show truck like it all fixed up.” That’s when, three years ago, he decided to re-frame it and turn it into a show ride. “My son got involved with it Read More...
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