The 55th Annual AutoRama Custom Car, Rod, Lowrider, and Motorcycle show took place once again during the Thanksgiving Holiday at Downtown Houston’s George Brown Center with over 500 Custom features on exhibit, including an automotive swap meet, toy show, and a classic car auction. This major four-day event brought in a massive holiday crowd of car lovers.

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More than just tradition, the Houston AutoRama is where car builders and car lovers of all ages can celebrate craftsmanship, engineering, artistic vision, and camaraderie. Classic rods and muscle cars are always popular, but big bragging rights-and big money-are at stake since the Houston AutoRama is part of the International Show Car Association’s championship series.

The exclusive “Lowrider Nation” section was the attention-getter this time as well, with aisles of slammed quality rides from all over Texas. The well-known family hydraulic shop, Shorty’s Hydraulics out of Houston, took part in the judging and trophy award ceremony. Various car clubs and show car exhibitors get together to applaud each of the special category winners to show their support for most of the up-and-coming quality builds. Besides the sportsman-like camaraderie atmosphere that was present at this event, the LOWRIDER Rig and show car “LS-SS ’68” was on display as well. There was also an outdoor Lowrider Cruise on Sunday surrounding the huge venue. A bikini contest, TV show celebrities, and Gene Winfield, the dean of American customizing, also returned to demonstrate how to chop tops and work his metal magic. The AutoRama in Houston is a great way to walk off those Thanksgiving calories, but you can never get enough of your fill of classic custom vehicles on display, especially the servings of colorful candy customs from the Exclusive Houston Lowrider section

The Editor's Choice Award goes to Shorties Hydraulics' lime-flaked Cadillac. AutoRama Show Promoter Pete Toundas and LOWRIDER Editor Joe Ray
The Editor’s Choice Award goes to Shorties Hydraulics’ lime-flaked...