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30 years and running for this Texas Custom Car Institution.
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.
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 what was once a single show is now a yearly tour with five of the top custom car and truck shows in the state. Which brings us back to Spring Break Jam. This show has been the kickoff for the tour since the Heatwave Tour took it on in 2002. This year, well over 500 entries were on hand at the South Padre Island Convention Center in South Padre Island, TX.
The Texas Heatwave Tour has the name recognition to bring together rides from every genre to their entertainment filled events. Trucks, lowriders, imports, bikes, hot rods, SUVs, luxury vehicles, and others all had representation at this show just as they do in every Heatwave event. Most of the top quality vehicles were on display inside the convention center with so many more custom rides on the show grounds outdoors. We high suggest putting this show on your car show bucket list. The entire weekend is fun filled from start to finish. From the pre-party to the after party to cruising main strip, there is a lot to see and do before, during, and after the show. We would like to congratulate David “Daddy Mac” MacDonald and the entire Texas Heatwave crew on their 30th anniversary. We’d also like to thank them for their hard work in keeping the custom car show scene alive and going. Here’s to the next 30 years!