List your events here,Club Meets,Rod Runs,Swap Meets,Etc., Including pictures from shows attendedList your events Here , Club Meets, Rod Runs, Swap Meets, Etc, Including pictures from shows you have attended
I went. It was a big show. The theme is 50s/60s stuff, old school rods and customs with a few rat rods and gassers thrown in. The cutoff on year model was 1964, so no Camaros, Chevelles, etc. There were trifives of every description, and some very nice ones.
My guess was 1500 or so cars, plus a swap meet, bands, vendors.
There are lots of associated events.
Last year we went on the "shop crawl" tour on Friday morning, didn't make it this year - last year it was a driving tour of a couple dozen commercial and home shops in the south side suburbs. I assume this year was the same except it was on the north side of Austin. There was some interesting stuff.
Every night there is an unorganized cruise on S. Congress St. which is a hangout spot near downtown with lots of bars and restaurants, many have live music. It's a scene even without the cars. We made that on Friday night. The guy that promotes the show has a bar on S. Congress called the Continental Club, 3 different bands each night.
Saturday it rained mid day and got windy and cold. We didn't go to the fairgrounds, instead made a quick tour of S. Congress late afternoon and then went to the open house/party at Austin Speed Shop. I was pretty impressed with their shop and the in progress cars they had on display. Plus they had a band and food/alcohol vendors.
Sunday the main deal at the fairgrounds was over but there were other activities. There was one at Lake Travis, didn't make that one. The other was at Mercury Charlie's - band, open house, and car show. We made that one.
Notice the recurring theme of bands/live music? Austin is the capital of live music, rock'n roll/country, and they showed it off.