Tex Mex 2011 Show - Web Exclusive
Tex Mex was the show we had circled on our calendars months ago and it was with great anticipation we landed in Houston to check out the 6th annual event held in Lake Somerville, Texas. To say the show met our high expectations would be an understatement as the grounds of Welch Park were filled with high-quality custom trucks from Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and even as far as Florida. Fullsizes, classics, SUVs, minis, Tex Mex had something for everyone, which also included a wild night life, the famous Mini Trucker Olympics, and unique Top 100 and Best Of awards. The weather was great, with the exception of high winds on Friday, which blew enough dust and dirt to discourage even the cleanest of clean freaks. Cruising the large show loop was a daily occurrence, food was on site from great vendors such as Free Birds, and if you wanted a T-shirt from your favorite magazine, clothing company, or shop, they were for sale all weekend long. When the awards were handed out on Sunday, there weren't any real surprises as Tim Donelson's Color Blind Silverado won Best of Show Truck and Robbie Bryant's '09 Ram won Best of Show Paint-both very much deserving. Sponsors for the event included NOS energy drink, Hernan's Transmission, Raceline Wheels, Mothers, Kinetik, Ekstensive, Status, Little Shop of Horrors, N'Famus, and KIK Clothing.