Our April car show at Shops at Arrive River Oaks in Houston TX was one to remember! Having vehicles like the Honda S2000, McLaren Senna, to an actually TANK!?
HOUSTON... LET THE ROLL IN COMMENCE
When we first began hosting events here, the shows were from 8 am to 10 am. This is the typical time frame for our events but due to the venue being the home to many residents, this show begins at 10 am so people have time to wake up and move around! By 9 am, we have 5 cars that had already arrived and were ready to get set up!
THE CAR CULTURE SHOW IN RIVER OAKS BEGINS!
By 9:50, we had a huge line waiting to get into the show. It was going to be a tight squeeze but we knew we could manage it! By 10:15 we had all of the cars parked and the gates closed. The Car Culture was in full effect!?
THE CAR CULTURE IN TRUE FORM
As The Car Culture, we do our best to showcase a wide variety of unique vehicles, vendors, and of course, venues! West Avenue (Shops at Arrive) is in a league of its own. It's a creator's playground featuring a multistory layout and a participant's dream due to the vast amounts of shade and locations to shop and eat. Our spectators and fans always make our shows so special and this part of the blog is a huge shoutout to all of you for attending, following us, and having fun with us!
RARE FINDS AT THE CAR CULTURE
We absolutely love showcasing the best mix of muscle, imports, sports, and supercars. We pride ourselves on making sure there is always something cool or new to add to our shows! We diversify as much as possible but at the same time a few key rare finds really stand out during each event, emphasizing what Houston really has to offer!
You know a car is going to be good when it is named after one of the most legendary F1 drivers to date. Designed to achieve the fastest lap times at major FIA tracks, Mclaren was making much more than just a fast machine. Lugging around a twin-turbo V8 that delivered a manic 789 hp, the Senna was able to pull off a power-to-weight ratio of 659 hp per ton. This allows it to do 0-60 in 2.8 seconds and complete a quarter-mile in 10.1 seconds @ 147mph. In addition to all of its aerodynamic elements, the car alone creates a mind-boggling 1763 lbs of downforce.
1969 Dodge Charger R/T- VC-10
You know that cliche phrase, anything is possible? Well, this car is literally a definition that anything is possible. All it took was a man with a dream to build this incredible machine. This is not your typical '69 Dodge Charger. This Dodge Charger is being powered by a modified 2005 Viper V10 powerplant. Everything about this powerplant had to be custom-fabricated to fit and work in the Dodge charger. The Viper V10 was built by Dick Vandezelden at Creative Arts. The Suspension was created by Xtreme Innovations and Fabrications. The entire interior was fully custom and designed by Ricky Rods.
Daimler Ferret Mk.2
So... this is a first for The Car Culture. We have never had a served military vehicle before ever in our lineup, and this is extremely special to have one at our show! We present to you the Daimler Ferret Mk 2. Designed as a British armored fighting vehicle with reconnaissance purposes. It had a turret that could fit a .30 Cal M1919 Browning machine gun. It generated a 160 hp from its Rolls Royce B60 straight 6 engine. Nearly 5,000 Ferrets were made between 1952 to 1962 for service in assistance with the Korean War and other conflicts within the European theater.
most-right?: @Brian H. Nguyen
The Car Culture West Ave April 2022
There were so many amazing vehicles at this meet that didn't make it into this post but the link to the full album will be linked down below! Huge shout-out to Nick Dennis for the gorgeous photos!
Photos by: Nick Dennis https://www.nickdennisphotography.com/
High-quality prints and Digital downloads from the show are available for purchase with the link down below!