RADwood Austin Texas 2020

It was February 1980/90 something when automotive enthusiasts gathered to show off the awesomeness of the 80s/90s that prevailed the greatest generation of our lifetime. Back in the 80s/90s cars of those years saw over the top looks matched with dizzying performance. Automobiles of these two generations weren’t all universally great however!

So whether your 80s/90s music of choice is New wave, Synthpop, Trance, Hip-hop, Eurodance, R&B, Teen pop, Contemporary, Soft rock, Hard rock, Alternative rock, Post-punk, Gothic rock or Heavy Metal turn up the volume and view these pictures through the lens of the 80s/90s as you go back to the future!

 

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Super Lap Battle COTA 2020

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Carroll Shelby Museum (Shelby Heritage Center)

Since there was a movie (Ford v. Ferrari) about Carroll Shelby coming out we decided to stroll on through the Carroll Shelby Museum. In this museum you can learn more about Carroll Shelby and see over 30 Shelby vehicles. You can learn more about Carroll Shelby HERE!

 

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2019 PREVIEW NIGHT GALA – Havana Nights Highlights

The 2019 Preview Night Gala was held yesterday at the Houston Auto Show to benefit Texas Children’s Hospital. The theme for the Gala is Havana Nights in which guests were treated to a live band (Infinite Groove), professional dancers, cigar rollers and two vehicle reveals.

 

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Entrance to this lavish gathering.

 

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Professional dancer #1. Sorry did not get his name.

 

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Professional dancer #2. Sorry did not get her name.

 

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Crowd gathering for the first reveal.

 

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Before the first reveal a $100,000 check to Texas Children’s Hospital to fund lifesaving research, treatment and care to children fighting cancer.

 

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Before the first reveal we have the Dodge Ram 1500. Motor Trend Truck of the year!

 

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The All-New Dodge Ram Heavy Duty Longhorn Edition. First time to be seen with out camouflage.

 

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Everything is bigger in Texas!

 

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Git-R-Done!

 

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Up close picture of the big check!

 

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Before the second reveal we have some music from “Infinite Groove

 

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Aston Martin Tag Heuer Edition Reveal

 

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Taking that cover off for the reveal!

 

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Aston Martin DBS Superleggera TAG Heuer Edition

 

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Special Edition. Only 50 are made!

 

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Pirelli Color Edition Tires

 

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Twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12 producing 715 horsepower

 

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TAG Heuer will throw in a limited-edition watch to go with it

 

 

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Hand Rolled Cigars. El Cubano Cigars

 

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The End!

 

IAS DRIFT JAM vol.3

Third year in a row IAS Performance and Texas Tires and Parts has hosted this event to provide Texas drifters with track time at Houston Police Academy. Luckily we were at the event as usual to provide coverage of both solo and tandem runs. Enjoy the picture gallery below and be sure to like both company facebook page’ for all your drift car equipment needs.

P.S. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

 

2018 Spocom Dallas Coverage

Photo Gallery is UP! Enjoy! 197 pictures. Click each picture for a full resolution image!

 

 

 

Auto Con/Formula Drift Long Beach – The Automotive Connection

White sandy beaches, cool blue water and palm trees. Is that what comes to mind when we mention the words “Long Beach?” You won’t technically see any of those with the exception of palm trees in our latest blog roll of pictures but you will see a lot of unique rides. Our second year in a row visiting Auto Con and it doesn’t let us down. See why in the photos that follow below.

 

 

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IAS Performance Thanksgiving Bash 2017

Through IAS Performance with Texas Tires and Parts brings to you a driver invite only drift event. This happens only once a year during off-season due to the fact that both drivers (Randall Waters and Rudy Martinez) are heavily involved in Formula Drift and Lone Star Drift Pro-Am during on-season. So what is this Bash event? An all out exhibition so drivers can get all the practice both solo and tandem drifting in to hone in on their craft on all levels of experience. Thanks to Houston Police Academy for lending the track for this event!

Here is a look at what went down! If you are the driver of any of these cars or know any of them please direct them here for HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOS!

P.S. It’s Thanksgiving so lets give Thanks the hosts of this event Randall Waters, Missy Waters, Dewayne Ramsey and Rudy Martinez!

 

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Petersen Automotive Museum – Experience The History of Cars (Floor 1)

 

Welcome to the final part of the picture post from our trip to the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California. The rebirth of this museum has been taken to a whole new level for the automobile. This final portion you will see the true pioneers of the automobile and sports car origins. The standards of the sports car began here! Enjoy the pictures that we took plus a few excerpts cited from the Petersen Automotive Museum!

 

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 “The Type 55 was the ultimate sports car, fitted with the same twin-cam supercharged engine used on the Type 51 Grand Prix car and cloaked in a sleek racing body accented by the refined touches of a luxury coach. Jean Bugatti’s love for sporty, luxurious lines is manifest in this Grand Prix-style coachwork, which is characterized by long, sweeping fenders, Grand Prix wheels with integrated drum brakes, a rounded tail, and a spare wheel mounted on the rear. This car looked and ran like a race car and set a standard for sports models of the day.”

Via Petersen Automotive Museum

 

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1932 Bugatti Type 55 Super Sport

 


 

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1931 Bugatti Type 50 S

 

“The Type 50 continued Bugatti’s established luxury vehicle design precepts, but differentiated from its predecessors by having a supercharged engine designed by Ettore Bugatti. The use of inclined valves, inspired by the Millers that raced successfully at Monza, made the Type 50 so powerful the British Bugatti agency was reluctant to sell them for use on tiny British roads. This custom body resembles the style of the factory’s Fiacre designs, which were created by Jean Bugatti.”

Via Petersen Automotive Museum

 

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1930 Bugatti Type 46 Cabriolet

 

As the Great Depression spread to Europe, Bugatti saw the need for a more “realistic” grand touring model that was more affordable and accessible than previous models. Essentially a scaled-down version of the 1927 Type 41 Royale, the Type 46 was produced from 1929 to 1933 and was available as a cabriolet, sedan, limousine or coupé. This Type 46 is fitted with convertible coupé coachwork and has a rumble seat. Its more traditional coachwork honors the Jean Bugatti style. Only sixty of nearly five hundred Type 46s are known to have survived.

Via Petersen Automotive Museum

 

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1935 Bugatti Type 35 Ventoux

 

The Ventoux body style was one of the purest of Jean Bugatti’s design concepts for the Type 57 series, owing much of its style to his dramatic Profilée design for the Type 50. In 1950 this car joined the private Dovaz Collection on a farm near Paris, where it sat in a barn, undisturbed, for almost four decades. The 1986 German photography book, “Sleeping Beauties,” publicized the discovery of the collection, creating unwanted attention for Dovaz who then moved the collection to another hidden location. This car was auctioned in 1993 and restored by Bugatti expert Andre Lecoq.

Via Petersen Automotive Museum

 

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1994 Bugatti EB 110 Super Sport Le Mans

 

The high performance EB 110 series, named in honor of the 110th anniversary of Ettore Bugatti’s birth, was unveiled in 1991. It was billed as the most technologically advanced sports car ever produced thanks to its ultra-modern body design that evoked the spirit of Molsheim-era Bugattis. This EB 110 Super Sport is one of three that were prepared for the 1994 24 Hours of Le Mans race. It has an upgraded engine for competition use and it is significantly light and more aerodynamic, with bodywork made of aluminum, carbon and Kevlar fiber.

Via Petersen Automotive Museum

 

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