Just like every other Texas Heat Wave show in the past, it can be summed up in two words, big, and hot.

Big would actually be an understatement because the show is absolutely huge, with over 1,550 registered vehicles and 40,000 people roaming the show grounds. Hot would sum up the usual scorching triple digit weather, and also describes the turn out of high quality vehicles in attendance.

Year after year, the show has proven to be ever expanding in size and popularity. However, with the recent high gas prices there was some concern that the attendance would take a significant hit. Despite this predicted slump in outcome, this year's event went on to be one of their biggest ever.

The Show Lowdown
Name: Custom Sounds Texas Heat Wave Custom Truck & Car Show
Location: Travis County Expo Center, Austin, Texas
Dates: July 18-20
Total Vehicles in Attendance: More than 1,550
Spectator Attendance: More than 40,000

Fast 411:
Custom Heat Wave trophies were given out to first through third place winners in over 150 different classes. For the 10 Best Of categories, trophies that were over 6-feet tall were given out along with cash prizes. Best of Show winner received a one-off glass trophy plus cash. Other specialty award winners received plaques with custom artwork.

Events:
Besides checking out all the cool rides there were a few events to watch including a motorcycle stunt show by Team Stunters, BMX exhibition, burnout contest, truck-o-war competition, hydraulic dance competition, monster truck car crush, and a wheelie show from the Texas Bandit. Saturday night there was a concert including performances from Lil Boosie, Soulja Boy, Lil Will, and Paul Wall. Then there was an official after party with a wet t-shirt contest. Sunday was closed out with a bikini contest followed by the awards ceremony.

Sponsors:
Custom Sounds

Vendors:
Nitto Tire, DK Hypertek, Ekstensive Metalworks, Kustom Werx Autobody, Maximum Altitude, Memphis Car Audio, MTX Audio, M&M Audio, NOS Energy Drink, Royal Purple, Scion, SoundStream, Southern Auto Sports, South Coast Customs, Street Glow

Contact for future Events:
www.heatwaveinc.com, (512) 252-0283