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.
Every Saturday morning from 7-10am south of the Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas’s official Cars and Coffee takes place. I’ve been planning on attending this event for some time, but it wasn’t until the last weekend in May that I was able to attend. With the crazy weather Sin City
If someone had asked me what I thought of Swedish or Scandinavian Car Culture a few months ago, I probably would have responded with thoughts about lots of rally-type cars, some lowered Volvos, a few Mercedes, BMWs, and the occasional Audi sprinkled into the mix, even though Sweden is the
Topeka, Kansas has not seen an Import Face-Off (IFO) event since 2013 when the track, Heartland Park, was closed due to lack of ownership. Heartland Park was bought again a few years later and began hosting events and throwing money at the road course and other areas that needed a
For many of us, ‘The Fast and the Furious’ franchise changed our lives and recruited some to join the automotive lifestyle. When we first asked David Oden why he ended up choosing an R33, it was more or less about the Fast & Furious fanboy angle and a much longer Motorex story in
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
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
For our first automotive feature on Spekture, we kick it off with our "Best of Show" winner back from our first Spekture Car Show in 2015. Yes, it's been sitting on the digital shelf for some time now waiting for the right time to be released. This ride isn't a stranger
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
They say "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas," but that no longer applies when the SEMA show is in town. Last month, I took a trip to the City of Sin for an all-out barrage of ten foot tall pick-up trucks, diesel converted lead sleds and the intoxicating smoke of tire-decimating drifting events that
The 2016 SEMA convention was bigger and better than ever. This year’s event was the 50th anniversary. I have been an attendee many times over the years, but this year was my first covering it for Spekture. What a daunting, overwhelming task! Some of this year’s pertinent facts: over 1.2
I've been photographing/writing for Spekture magazine for only a short amount of time now but it has already afforded me some great opportunities to check out some car shows and cultures that I haven't been too familiar with. Last week I drove to Miami to check out Festivals of Speed,
The morning of the final Friction Motorsports drift round, on November 12, dawned freezing cold. The Perry Racing 240 was on the trailer and the truck was loaded. My husband and I, along with our friends who were playing pit crew for the day, bundled up and hit the road.
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,
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
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
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
I recently had the opportunity to take a vacation back to my home town of Rathdrum, Idaho, while I was on my trip, I figured I would hit up the local car scene and see if anything was happening while I was in town. Lucky for me, No Road Blocks
It was a warm day in the heartland and today another Import Face-Off event came to Thunder Valley Raceway in Noble, Oklahoma. Don't know what IFO is? Import Face-Off is a series of race and show inspired events. It features a full on car/truck/bike show, 1/4 drag racing, audio competitions,
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
Back in December, I headed back to George R. Brown Convention Center to attend Hot Import Nights, which was one of the last car shows for 2015 here in Houston. I arrived right at the starting time of the event, grabbed my pass and walked in before they started to