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Misty Marie Gonzales – Car Show Hotties

December 12, 2019

If there is anyone who embodies the title ‘Car Show Hottie’ in the current era, it’s Misty Marie Gonzales; known to her many fans as Miss Misty the Model. She burst out onto the scene in 2011 at the San Antonio Texas Heatwave and has been a rising star ever since. Not only is this Houston, TX born model one of the most gorgeous ladies in the scene, but also one of the sweetest. Ask any of her fans and they can tell you that she is extremely approachable and never passes on a chance to snap shots with them. On stage, Misty has been a crowd favorite in many of bikini contests she’s competed in, mostly because of her many diehard fans that cheer her on to first place. In our many years covering car shows, we’ve had many opportunities to work with her. She has appeared in several print layouts for us; Her November 2012 feature with Robert Ramos’ Blvd Boss, her almost too hot for print feature in Car Show Hotties Magazine, and her Vol. 34 StreetSeen Read More...

LMP Car Show 2019

November 12, 2019

This weekend we said goodbye to an old friend; Los Magnificos Car Show. For 37 years, Los Magnificos has not only been a staple of the Houston custom car show scene, but of the national car show scene. This LMP Show celebrated the memories of years past. Helen Carmona, the matriarch of Los Magnificos family, decided to retire and retire the show name as well. Truly, it was a great run. Los Magnificos has been the source of many of our best memories over the years. Jon Chuck, WEGO Tour CEO says that even though the name is retiring, Houston will still hold a yearly show on the WEGO Tour as it has for many years, just with a new name. Will The LMP Supershow be the permanent name for the Houston WEGO Finale? Only time will tell. As everyone knows, it’s been a hot minute since we’ve attended any car shows regularly. This year, we’ve only attended 3 so far; Spring Break Jam, Illegal Toys, and this show. Getting back to a show and seeing friends we haven’t seen in Read More...

Oklahoma Summer Bash 2019

July 2, 2019

Illegal Toys Car Club shows us how they jump back into the car show game. Photos by Jose Luis Rodriguez, Jr. We had to double and triple check to make sure that the information we had was correct. It has been a solid six years to the date since Illegal Toys Car Club hosted a car show in the City of Oklahoma City! That would have been their 9th Annual Illegal Toys Car Show and Concert at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in 2013. That’s right. 2013! Back then, Lucky Luciano and Trampia were headlining a show with a solidly built reputation that was growing in size each year. Then it abruptly stopped. Quiet as a mouse for quite some time. But why? With a show as wildly popular as the Illegal Toys Car Show and Concert was on the WEGO Tour, why not keep it going forever? “We [Illegal Toys CC] thought we would take a break for a year or two to focus on our rides,” said Caspy Julian of Illegal Toys Car Club, “As you can see it was longer than that.” Jamie and the Read More...

Spring Break Jam 2019

March 6, 2019

30 years and running for this Texas Custom Car Institution. RM Series Cutlass from Good Times Car Club When we have covered a show as many times as we have several of the Heatwave Tour shows, it becomes very difficult to give you a fresh perspective, so we usually let the photos do the talking. This doesn’t mean that we will not take the opportunity to repeat all of the great things we’ve told you several times before about the tour. This year, Spring Break Jam kicked off the 30th anniversary of the Texas Heatwave Show. You could say 30th anniversary of the tour as well, since the Texas Heatwave Show was the seed that grew into the tour. Back in 1989, a 19 years young David MacDonald hosted his very first Texas Heatwave show at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, TX with a very respectable 207 entries. King of Kings Rat Rod Fast forward to 2019. The Texas Heatwave Show now boasts over a whopping 2000 entries. Easily the single largest custom car and truck show in Texas. And Read More...

Ritz Car Show 2018

September 25, 2018

Things can get sexy when a gentlemen’s club hosts a show Ritz Cabaret staff members Any car show promoter can tell you that the weather can make or break any event fast and quick. Even the whispers of the possibility of bad weather can stop anyone planning on making a trip to the event; even if the weather turns out to be stellar on the show date. Well, the boys at The Ritz Cabaret aren’t exactly car show promoters, but they did have to worry about the real possibility of bad weather for their car show held in September 2018. Candy poses on Steve’s 66 Corvette Stingray As part of their yearly anniversary celebrations, the Ritz wanted to host a car show in their parking lot to celebrate their 33rd Anniversary. This wouldn’t be their first car show ever, but it would be their first in at least 15 years. The sodas were in the ice chest, the hot dogs were on the grill, and it was show time. There were several rides and clubs who showed up for a day of custom cars Read More...

Goldilocks – 1969 Chevy Impala

May 8, 2017

Story by Damon Luckey • Info@DluxKreationz.com One thing that’s always been a part of custom car culture is rolling dedications to loved ones. These tributes at times serve as reminders of who and what we have lost, but at other times serve as inspiration to keep pushing forward with life because the fallen would have wanted it no other way. As well as family losses, other family members also serve as inspiration. Many of the people in the car game developed a fondness of cars and a general enthusiasm for the lifestyle from their fathers. Such was the case for Clemente Resendez aka “Big C”. One of 8 siblings in a tight knit Resendez household in Texas, Big C grew up with a mini-mafia of sorts as he called it. The bond shared amongst his household kept them united as a family all the way through adulthood. After 15 custom builds and thriving off his father’s love for custom cars, Big C finally stumbled upon a 1969 Chevy Impala in Independence, Missouri in Read More...

Dream On – 1952 Chevy Pickup

May 1, 2017

Story by Damon Luckey • Info@DluxKreationz.com One of the most treasured arts of the custom automotive culture is the art of lowriding. Throughout its early days, lowriding has always been thought of involving cars, mostly Impalas, with hydraulics or just weight in the trunk. They had spokes, Cragars, or O.G. (original) wheels. Trucks were considered useful only for towing, hauling, or just general farm and maintenance work, but a small segment of America had other plans. Beginning on the west coast and spreading across the nation was lowrider culture. It had gone from the streets of East Los Angeles to the suburbs of St. Louis and small local communities as well such as Wellington, Texas. Wellington is the home of Ricky Granadoz, Sr. and Jr. Both longtime fans of the lowrider culture and deeply entrenched in the lifestyle. The elder Granadoz bought the 1952 Chevy Pickup truck over 20 years ago, but in recent years began the process of customization to the level it sits now. Read More...

Car Show Radio Vol. 2: Helen Carmona and Dani Cancino Interview

September 15, 2016

In this issue, Jay and Eden review the feedback they received from friends, family, and business associates about issue 1. They also discuss crutches, a boobietrap that radio hosts can fall into. Helen Carmona and Dani Cancino of the historic Los Magnificos Car Show stop in to talk with us. It’s a very compelling interview which covers over 34 years of history. It forced us to extend the podcast by half an hour because we didn’t want to edit anything out. Eden’s new puppy Malloy Eden’s new puppy Malloy Eden’s new puppy Malloy Eden’s new puppy Malloy We debut a new segment called ‘Bump it or Dump it’ where we feature a car show jam and let our listeners and facebook fans vote on whether they dig it or not. This issue, we showcase a jam from Juan Diego featuring Kozme and D. Salas – Under the Sun. Joel Carmona The Carmona Family Car Family No shortcuts Anthony with “his” lowrider Los Magnificos Car Club Joel Carmona Joel Read More...

Car Show Radio Vol. 1: Model Eden Ortiz Interview / David MacDonald of the Texas Heatwave Interview

August 24, 2016

This is our very first issue! You will meet our hosts, StreetSeen Magazine publisher Jay Villa and published magazine and promotional model Eden Ortiz. We learn a little about Eden during an interview such as her love for Pokemon Go. We also get to talking with Texas Heatwave founder David MacDonald. He gives us a brief history of the show’s origins. Catch Eden’s layout in StreetSeen Magazine Vol. 34 available for sale on our site. David’s fancy Minitruck hall of Fame ring. You can also purchas Car Show Hotties Vol. 2 on our site! We also hear from Chuy the Cholo, Jay’s childhood friend. Chuy reads a heartfelt message of long distance love from a car club member deployed on active duty. Our source on the streets also gives us a little insight as to some upcoming things to watch for between a couple of major clubs. Car club shout outs, the car show calendar and so much more. Download and listen to our very first issue of StreetSeen Magazine Presents: Car Show Read More...
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