Lone Star Throwdown 2020
200 of our Favorite trucks from LST in Conroe, Texas
As the saying goes, the new year brings about new beginnings, which is what the Lone Star Throwdown is all about. Many consider this to be the start of the show season: spending the winter months thrashing on their rides just to get ready for that third February weekend in Conroe, Texas, to attend LST.
Every year you expect to see something new in attendance, and this year was no exception, as plenty of heavy-hitters showed up as well as some old favorites, like Heather Swindoll and her 2015 Ram 2500 4X4. Heather is a past Truckin magazine cover girl, breast cancer survivor, and top 100 winner at LST this year. And then you have Cory Scott and his Hot Wheels-inspired '81 Blazer, who pulled down the Best SUV award; the coveted Philbuilt Choice award, which went to Chris Driscoll and his '59 Chevrolet Apache; and the Best Of Show award, which went to Mike Barcia and his super-clean '96 Chevrolet crew cab dually with a cat eye front clip.
But LST isn't just about bringing home awards. A majority of the participants come just to spend the weekend with their friends or fellow club members, sharing ideas or catching up on old times and planning for the next event. It also draws in some of the best vendors, shops, and food trucks in the business. Needless to say, there is virtually something for everyone, and we mean everyone, here. In addition to the many participants, there are plenty of spectators that come through the gate to check out the happenings, and by 3 on Saturday afternoon, things can get pretty congested in the showing areas, just another testament as to how badass this show really is. Check out our comprehensive coverage right here, check out previous years' coverage, and stay tuned to trucktrend.com for info on next year's event.