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Vanessa Martinez Christmas Toy Drive Car Show 2019

December 21, 2019

Frank Hernandez, Jr. of City Style Car Club in Houston is no newcomer to organizing fundraisers for great causes. Over the last several years, he, along with his former club – The Gulf Coast Chapter of Rollerz Only, hosted their annual “Holiday Angels Toy Drive” with great success. This year, he wanted to make a go at a toy drive with his new club hosting the event in partnership with another local club – Veteranos Tejanos. “I could have asked any car club to help me, but I went with [Veteranos Tejanos] because they seemed to be the most humble car club,” said Hernandez. Frank got with a friend of his, Victor Treviño III, who in turn connected Frank with his mother, Constable Sylvia Treviño of Harris County Precinct 6. She helped Frank get the ball rolling with the event. “She agreed to let me use their parking lot with one condition: that she collaborate with us and become a partner [in the event],” Hernandez said. But Read More...

Plan B – 1962 Chevy SS Impala

December 14, 2019

This Impala is proof that dreams do come true. Christopher Huff of League City, Texas, has always wanted to own an Impala. “I’ve been into lowriders since I was in junior high,” Huff said, “I grew up going to Los Magnificos shows back when they were big.” So when the oil and gas industry machinist finally started making good money, he made his dream a reality. He purchased a 1963 Impala that was pretty much completed. “It went to Shorty’s for a 4 pump, 8 battery set up. That’s all I did,” Huff said. Shortly after purchasing the ‘63, he found this 1962 Impala Super Sport. “I bought the car for $12,000. From there it went to Car Craft in Pasadena, Texas,” said Huff, “Paul Rodriguez has been a family friend and mechanic for my family and company for many years, so I elected to let him wrench on it.” Rodriguez took care of all the paint and body work the ‘62 needed. Luckily, there wasn’t a lot Read More...

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...

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 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. Ritz Cabaret staff members 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 and gorgeous ladies. John Salas of VC fame came 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. Los Magnificos Car Club Los Magnificos Car Show Joel and Dani Carmona The Carmona Family Joel Carmona Car Family No shortcuts Joel Read More...
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