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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...

Players Paradise Picnic

July 14, 2015

Players Paradise Car Club was formed in 1999 and has been hosting an annual picnic each year for the past 6 years. This year, Players Paradise was challenged with all the unpredictable weather but did not let this put a damper on their picnic when it was rained out in June. Read More...

Los Magnificos

June 18, 2015

Everyone knows Los Magnificos in Houston, TX is the crown jewel of the WEGO Tour. If you have a car show bucket list, this is one you will need to add. Read More...

Clownin on U Hoes – 2002 Mercury Mountaineer

June 7, 2015

Story by Jeff Ermann / Jeff@ShellMag.com When Rob Villafranco originally bought his 2002 Mercury Mountaineer, it was supposed to be a family truck. Who, after all, would turn a Mercury Mountaineer into a show ride? As it turns out, Rob Villafranco would. At the time, Rob and his brother Mochi were operating a shop, Southside Customs in their native Houston. When Mochi learned how to install lambo doors, he asked his brother if he’d like to be the first recipient. “I said yes,” Rob says, “and it went on from there.” Just like that, the transformation from family wagon to dazzling show truck was on. He removed the third row of seats he’d just installed and commissioned Street Candy Customs to begin spraying the truck in candy red with a silver base. He then brought in Air Brush Teqniques to add murals – and a lot of murals at that. Inside and out, Rob’s truck – labeled “Clownin on U Hoes” because of its clown theme Read More...

Texas Showdown 13

June 5, 2013

Photos by “Big” Rick Treviño Over the next few months, we will be posting coverage from events that were never published in our magazine. One event that we would have liked to have given page time to is the last Texas Showdown that took place at the Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, TX. This event was one of the largest outdoor auto events to hit the Houston area. A lot has changed in the two years since the event. David MacDonald and the crew of Heatwave, Inc. always put on top notch events. As expected, the best of the best rides in the Houston area and beyond were on hand for the show. The hot pavement in the 100 degree blazing heat didn’t stop the die hards from showing off their rides. The burnout contest generated more smoke than usual on the scorching blacktop. The bikini contest was hotter than normal due to the temperatures hitting those scantily clad bodies. Not a problem for Miss Misty Marie, who walked away with the top prize. DJ Twinky and DJ Z Read More...

March Madness 2013

March 20, 2013

Photos by “Big Rick” Treviño The March Madness show was the kickoff show for the 2013 WEGO Tour in partnership with the Houston Region Tour. It took place at the Armadillo Flea Market in Houston, a popular venue for many car clubs hosting their own car shows. Being the very first show on the tour for the season, the turnout was phenomenal. Many car clubs and participants getting cabin fever over the long winter season were aching to get their rides out of the garage to get them show ready. Like at any WEGO Event, the top clubs were in attendance to get the jump on the Tour’s Club Champion title at the end of the season. Low lows, classics, trucks, bikes, and luxurys filled the parking lot outside and the convention area indoors. Kandies, chrome, flakes, pearls, and pinstripes painted the canvas on this day. The beautiful ladies of H-Town Bail Bonds were taking photos with participants throughout the day and Car Show Hottie Nikki Marie was making heads turn Read More...