"A Caprice Classic & a model classic"
The most anticipated Lone Star state show is none other than the distinguished Tejano Super Car show, located in the booming oil town of Odessa, Texas. Enormous crowds full of supporters gather annually for this show, thanks in part to the efforts of the man behind the event, Lowriding legend Nick Hernandez of Texas Tours Entertainment. This year's event marked the 38th annual showing of this Lowriding celebration, and it kicked off without a hitch, just as expected. An incredible show, this Sunday phenomenon was the talk of the town in this West Texas vicinity.
As the morning sunrise gleamed over the clouds, the early bird competitors lined up at the gates to make their way into the Ector County Coliseum and its six additional exhibit halls. Over 400 entries comprised of best-of-the-best Lowriders from Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and of course, the Texas-bred rides. Inside the main arena there were a handful of candy-coated lows, while the rest of the illustrious rides were displayed throughout the grounds. Prestigious car clubs such as Rollerz Only, Brown Impressions, UCE, Dallas Lowriders, Klique, Solitos, New Breed, Majestics, Imperials, and Estilo all lent their own style to this already extraordinary show. As fans walked around in awe at the remarkable automobile masterpieces, other fans browsed the vendor aisles to check out the latest aftermarket accessories and add-ons. Lone Star Brand showed off their latest apparel, while purchased CD's from Dope House Records were flying off the tables. The main stage was set to host the hottest entertainers, with a lineup that included Rekluse, MC Magic, and lyrical genius, Twista. Besides these amazing rappers, the show displayed diverse musical flavors for everyone to enjoy. Renowned Spanish recording artists followed up the hip-hop performance, and had hundreds of aficionados grooving with their celebrated hits.
The lineup from the Taste of Latin Car Club was definitely among the show's best, and provided plenty of eye candy that the fans couldn't get enough of. Alma Gomez' '73 Impala, "Magentalicious," was sitting low and pretty, while Augustine Hernandez' '81 Lincoln was turning up the heat, showing spectators what a quality ride is truly made of. David Leal's '79 "Cadd-Berry" Coupe DeVille exhibited well in the luxurious category of lowriding. Hailing from Roswell, New Mexico, Frank represented Majestics to the fullest with his exalted ragtop Caprice, dubbed "King Hater." A stroll down Old Memories Car Club Boulevard revealed a number of classics for spectators to feast their eyes on. The timeless works of art were absolutely breathtaking, and the intricate details were more than appreciated by the many fans who turned out to show support for the Lowrider culture that is.
The high-flying daredevil action in the hopping pit kept the fans on edge and screaming for more. Mouths dropped when the switch action erected these radical contenders to a near 90 degrees angle. The towering Hi-Low creations made their presence known in the arena by giving the crowd performances of the highest caliber.
Entertainment value is always the key to a successful show, and Nick Hernandez definitely accomplished that, with a recipe that included custom rides, superb tunes, good food, and great friends. Thanks in part to Univision, Sudden Link, O'Reilly, BBS, Hi Low Hydraulics, and B93, the infamous 38th Tejano Car Show was marked down in the history books as yet another success. A special thanks is extended to all those who supported this Texas Tours Entertainment bash.