Most Americans associate Houston with the historic NASA Space Center. If you’re a lowriding enthusiast living in the Houston metro area, you can testify that Space City has produced rich automotive trends, but it’s the lowrider culture that has landed its roots deep into the largest city in the Lone Star State. The ever-popular slogan of “everything is bigger in Texas” certainly held true at the 5th annual Tejas Super Car Show and Concert. The driving force organizing this “bigger in Texas” fest was coordinated by Conrad Ramirez, president of the well-known and respected Oldies Car Club.
A mix of tricked-out vehicles filled up the Pasadena Convention Center & Fairgrounds. The venue was at capacity with custom lowrider-styled Harleys, luxury SUVs, and traditional and custom lowriders. The Oldies Car Club’s dedicated members rallied behind their president to ensure the Sunday affair was served up to please every car owner and spectator who was in attendance.
Fans were treated to the best of the best in the customizing world and there were dozens of vendors showing off their latest apparel and auto accessories. High Tech Auto Sound conducted the sound-off event, while a variety of tattoo artists inked some masterpieces on their clients. Aficionados traveled a great distance to partake in this happening as they came from every corner in Texas. Prominent car clubs showed up in force as well, and those on hand, to name only a few, were Los Finos, Latin Cartel, Rollerz Only, Empire, and Juiced.
Quality rides abounded, like Nick Flores’ ’63 convertible Impala, “50 Shade” a hometown favorite. A rival with the same year and model from Raymondville, Texas, dubbed “Chingon ’63” belonging to Joel Flores. The traditional class had some gems to admire, such as Tony Analla’s ’64, “El Sancho.” The Majestics members had an arsenal of fierce rides that extended from one end of the facility to the other. Admirers certainly couldn’t resist the viewing sensations flying the Latin Kustoms plaques, either. Lil Joe’s ’58 is still an impressive classic to view. The H-bombs, Viejitos, and Oldies Car Clubs had you covered if your preference was vintage relics. Over 200 awards and an abundant amount of cash prizes were presented to the day’s special winners.
Spectators rushed to the outdoor stage to witness the musical flowing lyrics from the legends in the game. Ms. Terrieann “Kueen of Krunk” Torres, who was the MC hostess was joined by the infamous television hostess Lala. Fans were treated to an excellent lineup that included Lil Rob, MC Magic, Baby Bash, Kid Frost, Kinto Sol, and Los Garcia Brothers. This lowriding extravaganza was only made possible thanks to El Chuco Ramirez Promotions in conjunction with Conrad Kustomz, Pachucos R-Us, and the Oldies chapter of Houston. Special proceeds from each ticket sale benefited the MMA/boxing gym SQL Combat Club as they received $2,500 dollars for their efforts to keep kids engaged in a positive sport. Conrad would like to thank his family, his club members, the fans, and all the lowriders who came out to support the movement. Houston we have liftoff for the 6th annual celebration slated for August 2014.