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Lone Star Throwdown 2018

Can’t Mess with this Texas Mega Show

Phil Gordon
Mar 7, 2018
Photographers: Phil Gordon
Various things are judged and viewed by a star rating. It’s often an honor to be given four or five stars for a company or business. For Texas, they utilize the name Lone Star State to signify its former status as an independent republic, and as a reminder of the state's struggle for independence. The ceremonious opening to the 2018 truck season, Lone Star Throwdown was held at the Lone Star Convention & Expo Center in Houston’s neighboring city Conroe, Texas.
Scheduled to be a “wet weekend” by every weather report, LST 2018 didn’t skip a beat, welcoming trucks of all shapes and sizes into the spacious showgrounds. American Force Wheels taking up the entire indoor arena with their trucks and products were one of the main sponsors along with All Out Performance, Full Flex, Kicker, Alamo Customs, Extensive, 20.Nine.20 and Accuair.
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Just to give scope to the size and level of quality that this show represents, LST is capped at 2,000 trucks. That is all the Lone Star Convention & Expo Center can hold. So once, that number reached, registration is cut off. That means the number of awesome trucks will always be 2,000 as there are double and triple that number that try to apply to get in.
Show promoters Lonnie Ford and Todd Hendrex wish to thank everyone that ignored the weather reports and made LST just as successful as past years. Top awards went to Ricky Holly for this Chevy C-10 for best debut, Ladies Choice went to Kristy Winberly for her lifted ‘16 Ford, Josh Burnett for best 4x4 with his ’17 Ford F450, best mini went to Courtney Carroll in her ’94 Tacoma, best paint to Bobby Long with his ’92 Chevy and best of show to Nick Germano with his ’68 C-10.
Plans are already being made for LST 2019, so keep your browsers tuned to www.lonestarthrowdown.com for more info about next year’s event.
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