The weather was epic, but our West Ave Car Show at Shops at Arrive was even better! From the large crowd to iconic and rare cars we are so happy to be back at West Ave!
WAKING UP HOUSTON...THE CAR CULTURE STYLE
We always have a good laugh about how we start our mornings at The Car Culture and especially at our Car Shows, we always start it with a lot of octane and mechanical symphonies. Of course, we take into consideration that in West Ave there are residential areas above the shops so we start a little later than our other car shows. As the clock hit 9 am, cars started to arrive!
3... 2... 1... THE WEST AVE CAR SHOW IS A GO
By 10 am, the entire Shops at Arrive was filled with some of the most epic machines and iconic cars!
WHAT MAKES THE CAR CULTURE
As The Car Culture, we always strive to do our best to make each car show as unique as possible! Adding different vendors, changing the dynamic of what kind of cars we put at our venues, but most importantly is what our spectators do to our shows! 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 have some shows where we put emphasis on certain types of cars. It could be muscle, exotics, or imports. At West Avenue, we always try our best to diversity all the makes and models Houston has to offer! And this show was no exception to that!
Two Lamborghini Diablos
Two V12 italians walk into The Car Culture Show...with a lot of attitude. Introducing the predecessor to the Countach, the Lamborghini Diablo. The Diablo, was the first Lamborghini to hit 200 mph especially with that incredible power plant for its time, a 5.7 L V12 making 485hp and 428 lb-ft of torque. Especially now a days, many car manufacturers are looking for more power and greater fuel economy, the Lamborghini Diablo was a pure,raw, and naturally aspirated powerhouse of a machine. Having one at our show is extremely cool, but two that is a rarity!
Imagine having a car you manufacture named after your own success in motorsports over the course of 90 years, introducing the Ferrari SF90. Named after the Formula 1 car, SF90, the SF stands for the Motorsport department of Ferrari, Scuderia Ferrari, and the 90 representing the 90th anniversary of their history in motorsports. Compared to the P1's Powertrain, the SF90 has a total of 3 electric motors and a 4 L Twin-turbocharged V8 that put a face-melting 986 HP and 590 lb. ft. torque to the road. That meant that you could accelerate from 0-60 in 2.5 seconds.
Ferrari 308 GTSi
A little history bit of history behind this gorgeous Ferrari 308 GTSi. Enzo Ferrari declared that he only wanted V12s in his road going cars, nothing more or less. So when the factory wanted to try out their other engines such as the V6 or V8s in other Ferraris they were branded with the name 'Dinos'and only once they had left the factory would the receive a Ferrari badge. This would honestly be the only time I would say Enzo Ferrari made a slight mistake, because the Ferrari 308 GTSi is absolutely timeless. It was so much lighter and had better handling due to less sprung weight on the suspensions. While the powerplant wasn't as violent and brutal as the Ferrari's naturally aspirated V12s, it made it up in its speed and acceleration. Making 252 hp and 209 lb-ft of torque from a 2.9 L V8 that had a top speed of 157 and did 0-60 in 6.7 seconds.
Mitsubishi EVO 9
One of the Most iconic JDM cars of all time, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Of course its in one of our favorite movies, The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift. This car was way ahead of its time, and it was even practical! From the factory it was doing 0-60 in 4.6 seconds and was making 286 hp and 289 lb-ft of torque, but we all know those numbers never stay the same. This car was meant to be tuned and Mitsubishi gave you a proper engine bay to do it!
THE CAR CULTURE WEST AVE OCTOBER 2021
Thank you, all, for making the West Ave Car Show such a pleasure to host. Its always such a privilege to host a show at Shops at Arrive and it is one of our favorite venues to be able to bring out such wonderful machines! It was great being able to see everyone come out and we can't wait to see you at the next one!
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!
Check out the full album of The Car Culture West Ave October 2021
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!