Last weekend, I along with my buddy Brian attended the 15th edition of the Lonestar Roundup. The Roundup is a huge hotrod and custom show held annually in Austin TX. I’ll start by letting you know that a show like this gets me completely out of my element. I fancy myself as an all-inclusive car nerd, but classic American cars are a genre that never really lit a fire under me. I can appreciate the work that goes into these cars, and the amount of huge engines topped with superchargers is always a good thing, but with few exceptions, I have little to know idea what I’m looking at when I go to a show like this.
The Roundup is more than just a car show however, there are several cruises involved, so the city fills with classic cars for a few days surrounding the event. One of my favorite parts is the night time scene on South Congress. Cars park all up and down the street, turning it into an impromptu show, and you can see others as the cruise up and down the street. Personally, I think it’s the best part, the sound of V8’s and smell of race gas fill the air.