SHOW: 2012 Inaugural Third Coast Nationals
DATE: March 24-25, 2012
LOCATION: Houston, TX

I showed up at the Hawgstop Bar out in East Houston about 8:45am and the custom cars and trucks never really stopped rolling in throughout the day. Of course, the tried and true were there early and mostly set up when I arrived. The Texas sun was ever shining which really helped show off the assorted vehicles. It wasn't really too hot, but many took to the shade of trees, pop up covers, or some went in the pond; which was the centerpiece of the park.

The show was very family friendly, as many brought their children to the show. Quite a few even camped out on the grounds. DJ Get Low supplied the musical entertainment.

There were food vendors selling burgers, hot dogs, etc. as well as a fully stocked bar selling the full assortment of adult beverages.

Overall, I think the show went well. The weather, people, and staff all cooperated to make a calm, and relaxing show which was compact, full of nice rides, and just a nice time to hang out with friends.