I have to warn you, I am a bit bias as I write this Lone Star Throwdown 2019 coverage recap article; I am a huge fan of the show. The 8th Annual Lone Star Throwdown 2019 kicked off from February 22-24 in Conroe, Texas at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, just an hour north of Houston. This is the 3rd year we have covered the event for LST and this year proved to be just as successful as years past.
The days and even months leading up to the event the anxiety kicks in for most show-goers. Knowing how prestigious this event is, bringing in a 2000 vehicle show field, top vendors around the country and spectators who literally travel from overseas to attend this show. The LST crunch is real and it becomes an addiction to get your vehicle show ready to attend. In our case, my camera gear. 🙂
Days leading up to the event the wanna-be weather forecasters take to the internet /social media. They are mostly made up by people who have no intentions on attending, but want to point out, “it’s going to rain, it’s going to be a mud pit, blah blah blah.” For the die-hard LSTers, they are ready to roll no matter what, regardless of a little rain, the show is going to bring in the heavy hitters.
Here’s proof by Lakeside Audio, a nice line-up of vehicles. Lambo > Mud:
Lone Star Throwdown 2019 Title Sponsors
The top vendors from around the country travel to attend this show and set-up their big rigs and bring in some of the top builds of the scene. The show could not go on without the Title Sponsors and others who make it happen: Power Stroke Enginuities (PSE), All Out Offroad Performance, Full Flex Customs, Phat Phabz Manufacturing, American Force Wheels, Summit Racing, Kicker Audio, Accuair, Alamo Custom just to name a few.
I decided to bring my wife and 2 Daughters on this trip, my girls are gear heads and love to be around cars and trucks. I wanted them to experience the show and see what I am constantly boasting about each year.
We flew into Hobby Airport Thursday morning and drove to Conroe. We were all anxious to make our way to the Fairgrounds to watch load-in and cheat a little and start capturing event coverage.
The Good Stuff of Lone Star Throwdown 2019
The weather leading up to the event pretty much made for a soggy fairgrounds for lack of better words. The weather during the 5 days we were there was perfectly fine. A bit of overcast throughout the week, with a 10 minute down pour and the skies clearing up on Sunday.
The fairgrounds became mobbed with people in no time, the pavilions, American Force Wheels Arena, you name it, people were every where. The spectator parking lot was filled with cars and trucks overflowing lining the sides of the county roads to find parking. This was the LST I was familiar with and it was cool to be able to experience this with my family by my side.
Lone Star Throwdown 2019 Award Winners & More
The Best of Show for Lone Star Throwdown goes to a much deserving 1948 Chevy 5 Window Pick-up known as, “Conumdrum.” A well-built machine that was a Great Eight finalist for the prestigious Ridler Award at the 2007 Detroit AutoRama. The truck was photographed in 2007 for Classic Trucks and in 2008 for Truck Trend. Fast forward to 2019 and here it is, truly ahead of it’s time when it was built over 12 years ago. The Owner replaced the dry rotted tires, cleaned it up a bit and BOOM, LSTs Best of Show.
Another one of our favorites and was a huge hit at the Ridetech Performance Suspension booth, the River City Rods & Fabrication of Davenport, IA “El Chapo” 1976 Ford B100.
David Shulman Owner of Krew Kut made the trip from Florida to not only display Krew Kut, but his Dually as well. It was great to see the attention Krew Kut brought to the show with families huddled around. Dave was even giving rides throughout the fairgrounds.
Award List via LST’s Facebook
Wrap-Up Lone Star Throwdown 2019
As much as I could sit here all night and reminisce about the show and post photos, I want to leave the LST Crew with some photos to post of their own. If you are not following Lone Star Throwdown already, hit the “follow” on Instagram @lonestarthrowdown and follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/lonestarthrowdown/ and believe it or not, there is already a Lone Star Throwdown 2020 event page set-up on Facebook.
It was great to see everyone having such a great time, a ton of people and their families enjoying the event.
I would like to thank all of the Staff at Lone Star Throwdown 2019, sponsors, vendors, spectators and everyone who has made this event possible. We are proud to be a part of such a prestigious event and we look forward to seeing you again next year!
To check out more show coverage, visit our CarShowz photo gallery, here.