West Houston Muscle was a club on a mission last weekend. They hosted their third Blast to the Past After Hours on the west side of Houston and wanted to draw a crowd, and they succeeded. The event was from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm, held at night in August because they reside in Texas, where the temperature can get scorching hot in the summer months. Having the sun go down before the car show kicks into full gear is a very good option, allowing a break from the heat and an opportunity to enjoy the cars.
The nighttime meet was suppose to begin at seven, but by six thirty in the evening there were already 50 plus cars in the lot of Caliber Collision Center, the location of the event, and there was a line of cars waiting to get in at the gates. The club welcomes cars of multiple generations, makes, and models, and strives to create a family environment for their meet where car enthusiasts of all generations can come and enjoy each others company. Due to this, the variety of cars was an awesome sight along the side of the freeway. By 8:00 pm the lot was full of 763 cars being displayed and enjoyed. There were also several vendors on location; everything ranging from auto-related companies and supplies to local businesses and shops selling their wares. Monster Energy was even there passing out free drinks to participants and spectators.
The event was well organized and fun to attend. And if they get many more cars attending the next one, they are going to have to expand into another lot to have enough space!
Sponsors for the event included: Caliber Collision, Apex, Bise Welding, The Bug Reaper, Bulldog Car Care, Bumbera’s, CAS Graphics, The Double AA, Fatty’s Motorsports, Jones Hydraulic, Katy Sports Photography, Kingsland Car Wash, Monster Energy, Oreillys Auto Parts, Patio 1, Red Rocket, Revolution Printing, Scout Air, Seantaj Apparel, The Tajipour Law Firm, Texas Automotive Muscle, What A Designs, and Xtreme Trucks.
For more photos from the event, please visit my facebook page at TheCamaroKitty.com
- I am just a girl who loves muscle cars and wants to share her joy. I recently bought a new Camaro and am enjoying the muscle car scene at West Houston Muscle and H-Town Camaro. Other interests include looking pretty, XBOX360, drawing, blinging, and chatting! Come check me out on Facebook too! -TheCamaroKitty
Monday, August 27, 2012
You know how when you want to do something before you die it is referred to as a bucket list? I was perusing the Internet this morning and found an Autoblog with a list called "The List: 1001 car things to do before you die", aka, the car lover's bucket list. I was intrigued. I just had to click on the link. The list included topics that ranged from learn how to drift and work as a professional stunt driver, to photographing your car like a pro and driving 200 mph. In fact, if you think about it, 1001 things is quite a lengthy list of options. And it got me thinking...what sort of things do I want to do with my car besides what I've already done, and what else do I want to do as a car enthusiast? I can tell you I have enjoyed entering my Camaro into car shows and winning a few awards. I love showing her off and I am proud of my car and the mods that have been added to her. I can also tell you I enjoy going to meets and hanging out with other car lovers. Oh, and I can also tell you that I have attended a major car auction (number 41 on the list) and seriously enjoyed the experience of Mecum. (I was so wishing to have deeper pocketbooks while I was there!) I've also been to a car museum (number 60 on the list). Very fun indeed.
So what would be on my car lover's bucket list? I know I definitely want to learn to photograph my car like a pro, and I think I'm getting pretty good at it. It helps to be able to attend lots of shows and get lots of practice taking photos of cars, which I get to do. Also, I definitely would love, love, love to attend SEMA one day, and see all the premier automotive specialty products.The show draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, and I want to go there! If you know anything about SEMA, you know it isn't open to the general public. And finally, I want to restore a classic car. A beauty that I could work on with my own two hands. My uncles used to restore cars with my Grandfather, and I've always loved doing projects. I like the ownership and pride that goes into doing something myself.
I guess I could pull a few from the list for even loftier goals. Maybe one day I could learn how to drift (number 360), drive a tank (number 433), work as a professional stunt driver (number 180) and go ice racing (number 32). I suppose I need to get busy if I'm going to accomplish all this! And my list doesn't even include 1001 things!
Have a super day! Oh, and by the way, what is on your list?