SEMA Show 2021

November 13, 2021

The SEMA Show is THE trade show for the automotive aftermarket industry. The event takes place the first week of November every year in Las Vegas at the massive Las Vegas Convention Center. SEMA boasts over 1300 iconic and new exhibitors every year showcasing the latest products and trends in the industry, but to anyone who has attended the sprawling event, it feels like much much more. Read More...

Houston Super Show 2021

October 30, 2021

It has been several years since Houston has had a massive indoor car show. That would have been Los Magnificos Super Show in 2016. It would be five whole years later before rumblings about WEGO returning with an indoor show towards the end of the year began to make their rounds throughout the scene, just as the haze of Covid barely began to lift. Read More...

Independent Car Show Chicago 2021

August 14, 2021

It has been nearly a decade; August 19, 2012 to be exact, since we checked in on Felipe Villarreal and boys of Independent Car Club in Chicago. Back then, their annual car show was still a fledgling event that was making a name for itself. This year, we were fortunate enough to have somebody in Chicago at the perfect time to drop in and check on the fellas and their event. The 11th Annual Independent Car Show was still going strong. Read More...

Still Rollin’ 2021

April 30, 2021

The last time we caught up with Still Rollin' Car Club was in February of 2020, a split second before covid became a a full blown pandemic. That would have been their 2nd Annual car show at the Zum Barrel Restaurant. Many months of not doing much at all was on the agenda for everyone on the planet between that show and this one. Read More...

TLM Easter Egg Hunt Grill & Chill

April 10, 2021

The Tejas Lowrider Movment has been a driving force behind the lowrider and custom car community in Houston for several years now. From cruise nights to holiday picnics to full blown shows, John Almanza and the TLM Boys stay very active. Read More...

Pura Canela – 1964 Chevy Impala

November 7, 2020

Ivan Alvarado of Tyler, Texas, was born into the custom car world. His father, Daniel, has been a paint and body man for many years before Ivan came along. So, it is no surprise that Ivan would eventually end up with his own custom ride at some point in time. As a kid, helping dad work on many rides over the years would give Ivan the necessary skills to work on his own personal creations when that time came. It wouldn’t be long. His older brother Edgar was already into lowriding and forming a new club in Tyler; Unicos Car Club. The year was 1998. At the tender age of 16, Ivan got his first lowrider; a 1979 Chevy Monte Carlo. “It was maroon with red flakes and a crushed velvet interior. It had some 14 inch Daytons,” Ivan said. That first ride would not be around for long, however. “I had it for about a year,” said Ivan, “We were going to a 15th to take the cars when another ‘79 Monte Carlo passed a stop sign and ran into my car. Pretty much Read More...

LMP Car Show 2020

October 17, 2020

Covid has turned the car show scene upside down. It's been months since we've covered an event, and now we're bringing you supersized coverage of the LMP Super Show. Read More...

Victor’s 1959 Impala Pedal Car

April 11, 2020

Two months ago, we featured Victor Jimenez’ 1964 SS Impala named Greengo Money. Not to be outdone, his son Victor, Jr. also has a ride of his own. Back in 2018, Victor, Sr. ran across this 1959 Impala shell online on eBay. “It was pretty rough,” Victor said. The shell is made completely of fiberglass and required some work. This is when the pedal car made the trip to Garage Arte in Houston, Texas. Alex Hernandez of Garage Arte went in and first repaired the fiberglass shell before going in with the paint. Victor, Sr. decided on a solid Matrix root beer color for the car. Alex, then went back on top of the paint with shades of pagan gold and silver patterns across the rear wing; covering gold based flakes. During this time, Victor, Sr. was wrecking his brain on how to recreate a 5th wheel, since this car didn’t originally come with one. He decided to cut a 6 inch pipe but had trouble at figuring out how to get the rounded cap made. In a stroke of genius, he Read More...

StreetSeen Magazine Vol. 37 now available for pre-order

April 2, 2020

Today we are happy to announce that the much anticipated StreetSeen Vol. 37 is available for pre-order. It has been several years since the release of Vol. 36 in May of 2017. Villa Entertainment Company, Inc., publishers of StreetSeen Magazine, made the decision to return to printing physical magazines after an announcement was made in December of 2019 by a large publisher in the automotive space that they would cease printing several popular titles. Jay Villa, Editor of StreetSeen Magazine, said, “Those of us in the custom car scene know that the printed magazine will always be the ultimate goal of any custom car builder. There will always be a market, at least in some capacity for printed magazines.” Villa is not officially announcing which vehicle features will be published in this issue, but we do know that cover car Victor Jimenez’ Greengo Money from Latin Kustoms will appear. We also do know which events were covered. The LMP Car Show in Houston, Oklahoma Read More...
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