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Texas Illest 2017

I have two distinct memories of Gulf Greyhound Park in Houston, Texas. The first, is of my uncle leaping over two rows of bleachers in celebration, as his dogs finished First, Second, and Third at Gulf Greyhound Park, claiming the Trifecta. I'd never seen a man so exuberant before that night.

Houston Coffee And Cars June 2017

Originally, I had planned to bring my Hyundai Veloster out to the monthly Houston Coffee and Cars gathering at Memorial City Mall.  Well, plans quickly changed a few days before and I wasn’t sure if I would be able to make it at all. Morning of the event, I was in fact

Comicpalooza 2017

I was still feeling energized from my last Anime convention, and I was looking forward to my next con. Fortunately for me, my entire family enjoys going to comic conventions too, even though it’s been awhile since we have all been able to go at once. Since they all missed out

Spekture Car Meet X The Shop Celebration

It’s been awhile since we have hosted a car meet, so we decided to host one with Remtech Detailing Solutions to kick off the year with some more meets from us. After the original date was pushed back, the day was finally approaching. A few strips down our friends over

Houston Coffee and Cars May 2017

After missing last month’s Houston Coffee and Cars gathering, I returned to Memorial City Mall to partake in this month’s meeting and see what all would be on display. As I walked out of the house that Saturday morning, I was greeted with an unseasonably cold breeze for May, in

Anime Matsuri 2017

Anime Matsuri XI has come and gone. Now, for many of us, it’s time to start counting down 'til next year’s convention. Not sure what Anime Matsuri is? Well ‘matsuri’ is a Japanese word meaning "festivals," and Anime Matsuri is Houston's largest anime and Japanese culture convention, held annually for

2016 Anime Matsuri

Recently I found myself going through the massive catalog of photos I have in search for a particular set of photos. I stumbled across a complete album of photos that were never processed and publish. They were from last year’s Anime Matsuri convention. With this years beginning tomorrow, I figured

This is why I got in to this business…

As the clouds of burn out smoke fade in to the air and the 2-Step pops and Nitrous purges transition into cricket chirps and silence, TX2K17 officially comes to a close. What an event though! Multiple records were broken, literally tens of millions of dollars’ worth of cars converged on

The Q30 Experience

Life in the fast lane is what Texas Speed Syndicate is all about. On Sunday, February 26th, 30 high performance drivers from across the country with their mean, track eating machines headed off to Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas for the opportunity to experience that during the Q30 event. The

Houston Coffee and Cars March 2017

Recently, there has been a trend of cooler temperatures in Houston for the first weekend of January and February. March seemed like it continued the trend with the temperatures dropping for the monthly car gathering held at Memorial City Mall.  Hopefully this trends continues through summer with cooler days for one of Houston's largest

Import Face-Off Baytown Feb 2017

Import Face-off is a hybrid car show and race event that travels the United States to various cities. Twice a year, IFO makes a stop at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown just outside Houston, which usually takes place in February and September.  This past Sunday marked the date for the

Houston Coffee and Cars February 2017

It was once again time for the monthly Coffee and Cars event here in Houston, and with the city also hosting this year's Super Bowl, I was curious to see what it would draw in as far as out-of-town visitors and their rides. The sky looked clear with no chance

Hot Import Nights Houston, TX 2016

It’s been some time since I drove my Veloster out to a meet, or even a car show. So when Hot Import Nights returned to Houston back in December, I registered my ride to be in the show. Success, the little Veloster was approved so I purchased the car registration

Houston Coffee and Cars January 2017

With the crazy weather for the month of December, the annual toy drive hosted at the Houston Coffee and Cars gathering was delay to the month of January. Rain is one factor that can dramatically reduce the attendance of an outdoor event, and the first weekend of December was pretty

Stancewars Comes to Houston

What is Stancewars? Before the car show, I honestly didn’t know who they were. It all started in Seattle, Stancewars is a growing fitment based event which you could gathering from the name. With success in Seattle and Vegas, the next stop was Houston. To enter your vehicle in the show,

Houston Coffee and Cars November 2016

Well it is that time again...Houston Coffee and Cars make us wait an entire month, but wow do they deliver. Whether you attend every month, or you just make an occasional visit every year, there will be something there to peak your interest. Take a stroll around and you will

Lamborghini Festival 2016 – The Festival

All things have to come to an end, but that doesn’t mean endings are bad. The Festival held on Sunday at City Centre here in Houston wrapped up the three-day series of events for the 2016 Lamborghini Festival. And the venue was filled with spectators and Lamborghini's throughout the shopping center. https://flic.kr/p/MWDMqd https://flic.kr/p/Ma8avQ https://flic.kr/p/N7QXjn https://flic.kr/p/MZgNGB For

The Big Event 8

This past Saturday, it was finally time for Houston's biggest Subaru event to return for the annual The Big Event 8 held at the Gillman Subaru South dealership. If you are a Subaru fan in the Houston area, you have heard of this car show, and it's one on the

Lamborghini Festival 2016 – Kick Off

Over the past five years, Houston has been graced with a festival dedicated to one of the most iconic brand of cars, Automobili Lamborghini, an event that also supports a good cause by benefiting Bennett's Bears. This year, Scuderia Society decided to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the legendary Lamborghini Miura in addition

Import Face-Off Baytown Sept 2016

With the cooler weather approaching, car show season begins to ramp up here in the Houston area. First one for the fall show season is usually the Import Face-Off car show and drag event at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown. Initially the show was supposed to be in October, but

Houston Coffee and Cars October 2016

The Friday hangover may be lingering in your system, or you just awoke from the best sleep of your life (I won't tell you which one I was), but there is no better way to kickoff a Saturday than grabbing a fresh cup of coffee, getting some breakfast in your

Reactor 2016

Earlier this year, we hosted our second car show. This time the show was partnered with Anime Matsuri, Texas’ largest anime convention. Anime Matsuri has been running for a while now, and each year there’s a car show combined with the con previously called Import Reactor.  Since we were hosting

Photographing Exotic Cars and Glamour Models

So if there one thing I get asked a lot, it's "Hey Nino, how do you go about shooting a car with a model?". Sadly, there simply isn't a short answer to such a question. For the most part, I think on my feet at these type of shoots, improvising

Staci Renee Helps Launch the Spekture Girl Series

Welcome to the Spekture Girl series, where Spekture Staff and Syrens work to feature the most beautiful and bad ass ladies out there, bestowing them with the designation Spekture Girl. Whether you're an aspiring model, a working promo girl, or maybe just the girl next door, Spekture wants to hear from you. We

Reactor Car Show 2016

Our first show of the year was a success! Sweat pouring, knuckles bruised, and necks broke we wanted to make sure we got you the coverage that you wanted. After Alex and I got to into downtown Houston, we had experienced a heavy traffic jam and some car issues, with

Import Face-Off Baytown Feb 2016

I some time ago, I attended the Import Face-Off car show at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown. I had ordered a group of parts and was hoping to a new look to debut at this show. Well, it didn’t come together as planned, so I drove the Veloster as it

Lamborghini Festival 2015

In 2004 Jorge Verdejo and Alfonso Zaza of Scuderia Society teamed up to bring an incredible event to Houston to celebrate one of the iconic brands of fine Italian automobiles. They created the Lamborghini Festival  as a way to showcase their passion for Italian rides and helping others. The event usually takes place over 3 days,

Wekfest Texas 2015

Time sure does fly by, and with the last few months being pretty busy some things got left behind. One of the things that got forgotten was my coverage of the Wekfest Texas car show that was hosted back in the middle of October here in Houston. As I was

StanceNation Texas 2015

It was finally time, StanceNation returned to Houston with their StanceNation Texas 2015 car show back in August. I headed down to NRG Park Center to check out the car show and all the rides there. I arrived to the parking lot to see lots of rides outside, even some nice

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