Austin Ready to Bring the Heat with Texas Heat Wave 2019
Born 30 years ago, annual Texas custom truck & car show welcomes all kinds, including Fords.
Austin, Texas. The capital of the Lone Star State, known for its live music scene, its burgeoning tech scene, and for being a place where nothing is too strange or out of place. The city also has tons of events and festivals from one end of the year to the other, covering everything from kites, bats, and hot sauce, to whatever happens at SXSW.
Speaking of events and festivals, Austin is also home to an annual custom car and truck show known as Texas Heat Wave, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary July 26th through 28th.
Founded by two Austin-based custom truck clubs in 1989, Texas Heat Wave has grown to be one of the largest car and truck shows in the state, with similar events put on by the organizers up and down East and South Texas.
After some concern as to where this year’s Texas Heat Wave would be held back in late 2018, the show will return to its home, the Travis County Expo Center, for its 30th anniversary. And there will be a lot of awards up for grabs, such as Best of Show, Best Truck, Best Female Ride, and so on.
Aside from the custom competition, Texas Heat Wave has monster truck exhibitions, motorcycle and BMX stunt shows, burnout contests, even lawnmower racing. And if you want to bring your custom Ford truck to the party, you can register here. Admission prices range from $25 for a spectator day pass, to $110 for bringing your lifted F-250, low-ridin’ Ranger, or street-terrorizin’ F1 hot rod to the show’s indoor display area.