If you went to a hot-rod show or a lowrider show in the rain and it wasn't cancelled, it would usually look like a ghost town. But, it poured cats and dogs at Texas Showdown and the parking lot kept filling up. Spectators went to their cars, sat the rain out, then came back in through the gate. We couldn't believe it. A little rain wasn't going to stop this show; it went on without a problem.

The Show Lowdown

Name: 5th Annual Texas Showdown
Location: Sam Houston Race Park, Houston, Texas
Dates: June 16-17
Total vehicles in attendance: 450
Spectator attendance: 8,000+

Fast 411:
* 5th annual show
* "Best Of" trophies were made of F-150 spindles, 1/4-inch plate, and a beer-bottle opener
* Tons of giveaways on stage
* Free gift bag for show entrants

*Truck and Car Show
*USACi Sound-off
*A beer-chuggin' contest
*Wet T-shirt contest
*Saturday drag session

Sponsors: Miller Lite

Shops: Ekstensive Metalworks, Da Drop Ship, Pat's Autobody, Z's Auto, and Texas House of Dubz

Contact for future events: Darryl Tracy at (281) 844-4960, or view www.texasshowdown.com, or www.myspace.com/texas_showdown.

Special Thanks From Owner:
Special thanks to Severed Ties, Texas Chapter, for all of their help.