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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...

Ritz Car Show 2020

March 21, 2020

In 2018, The Ritz Cabaret in Houston, Texas, hosted a car and truck show after at least 15 years since hosting their first one. The event had some support from local clubs and riders, but the weather forecast proved to be the bad luck that kept it from being a great event. The Ritz crew knew that hosting a successful event would be possible if only the weather cooperated. The decision was made to skip September in 2019 and attempt the show again in the first weekend in March of 2020. The decision to move the date would prove to be a good move. Though somewhat windy, the weather was pretty good for a day full of custom and restored rides decorating the Ritz parking lot. Many local riders and clubs came out to show support. There were a variety of genres of vehicles on display to satisfy any auto enthusiast’s taste. Ritz managers Rick, Rami, and Lynn Even though the Ritz is a business that caters to adults over 21 indoors, outdoors, the event was a family affair with many people Read More...

Lowrider Cruz Night – February 29, 2020

March 7, 2020

The Tejas Lowrider Movement (TLM) has been a name that has come up a lot recently in the Houston custom car scene. What is the TLM? “It’s a lowrider movement to keep things alive for our lowrider culture,” says John Almanza, the organization’s founder. The TLM has been hosting many local custom car events, picnics, and BBQs in the Houston area for the last five years. Every one of them have been absolutely free for the public and participants. With partnerships with some of Houston’s hottest local eateries, the TLM has had many location options across town to host their gatherings. Almanza, a former member of For Life and Expensive Taste car clubs, said, “I wanted to involve everyone from every club; not just our club doing events all the time. It would burn people out.” His solution for burn out was to create an organization that would include all clubs, solo riders, and enthusiasts. We have been to a few TLM events just as spectators. This Read More...

Still Rollin 2nd Annual Car Show

February 29, 2020

Still Rollin Car Club – The hosts of this event. Still Rollin Car Club was formed in February of 2018. In the two years that Still Rollin has been a club, they have gained a lot of respect among their peers in the custom car scene in both Texas and Colorado. This was evident at their 2nd Annual Still Rollin Car Show in Houston, Texas. On a very overcast Sunday morning at the Zum Barrel Resturant in Late February, 2020, the club set up to receive entries. It wouldn’t be long before the entries started rolling in. Because of the dark skies throughout the day, we weren’t quite sure what to expect in terms of attendance. Turns out that the event had over 100 entries; a very respectable amount of participants supporting the Houston custom car scene. Best of Show winner Joe Valdez’ 1962 ragtop Impala James Hinojosa, Vice President of the club said, “Still Rollin Car Club wanted to create a family oriented, fun, enjoyable event, with prize winning, and lots of Read More...

Oldies Car Club Picnic 2020

February 1, 2020

For the second time in January, we found ourselves at a picnic in Houston. This time, the host was none other than the Houston chapter of Oldies Car Club. We arrived at Mason Park in Houston’s Southeast side nice and early to ensure we found parking. The area at Mason Park where the picnics usually take place is not nearly as large as the area at MacGregor Park. This year marked the 15th Anniversary of Oldies Car Club in Houston and the club went all out for the entire weekend including hosting a dinner and dance on Saturday night with Tejano music legend Ruben Ramos headlining the event. Oldies Car Club – Houston, TX – The hosts of this picnic. As expected, it didn’t take long for the park to overflow with a who’s who in the Houston lowrider scene. The music setting the soundtrack for this event was being mixed by DJ O.G. Volo while BBQ pits were smoking throughout the park. Again, the city was fortunate to get picturesque weather for the day since Read More...

Houston Lowriders New Year’s Picnic 2020

January 18, 2020

GoodTimes Houston front end line up For the last 14 years, the lowriding community of Houston, Texas, has come together on the first Sunday of the year for a day full of custom rides, friends, sun, and food. The date this year was January 5th. “This event began back in 2006 when the HLC first hosted the event,” said Armando “Goofy” Hernandez, Club Coordinator for Rollerz Only Houston Chapter and original founder of the Houston Lowrider Council. The HLC held the picnic annually until the council dissolved in 2012. In 2013, the four Houston area chapters of Rollerz Only hosted the event in hopes of making it an annual Rollerz event. “We took it upon ourselves to host the picnic,” said Jose Martinez, President of Rollerz Only, Gulf Coast Chapter, “Houston, Gulf Coast, Galveston, and then Eagle Lake chapters.” Rollerz wanted to elevate the excitement of the picnic. “We did games, contests, and trophies that year,” said Martinez. Read More...

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...

LMP Car Show 2019

November 12, 2019

Story and photos by Jay Villa 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 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...
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