If anybody said Lonestar Throwdown would be so much larger in its second year with more quality rides, most would've been in complete disbelief. Lonnie Ford and Todd "Radar" Hendrex both worked their tails off the entire weekend of the show but with over 850 registered vehicles and 6,000 spectators, it's to be expected.
The absolutely beautiful weather, central location, and roomy showground led to a spectacular event sponsored by awesome companies. Ryan's Sheetmetal Design made the Best Of awards and Slaughterhouse made the Top 75 awards. This is turning out to be one of the can't-miss shows of the year for custom vehicles of all kinds.
The show also featured an "old school" corral setup near the trendsetter building. Kerry Nabors and Mike Makeska brought out their minis with Mike's eventually taking best Old School Mini. People came from California, Arizona, Florida, Arkansas, but the longest distance award was given to Chuck Healy from Pasadena, Maryland. Also, keep an eye out for Chuck's wild project he has been making progress on.
Lonnie and Radar are already planning the next show, which will be at the same location during the weekend of February 21-23, 2014. Now, that should be enough advanced warning—excuses for missing the show have now been cut to the minimum. See you next year!
Lone Star Throwdown
Lone Star Expo Center, Conroe, TX
February 22-24, 2013
Kinetik, Power Stroke Enginuities, Maxxed Performance, Adam's Polish, Kustom Werx, Alamo Customs, KIK