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By: jwilder

texas car culture media coverage

Select media coverage from around the state of Texas, and the world (if we have to).

Wednesday with media preview day, when automakers hold press conferences to reveal new models and technology for upcoming products, and then the public show opens on Saturday, Sept. 16.

Detroit Auto Show


[Update: and nothing happened. Brand reveals we’re over hyped.]

There are supposed to be six new models revealed at the Detroit Auto Show. These reveals will occur during the Wednesday Sept 13 and Thursday Sept 14 press days. So scan your favorite automotive news channels for exciting details, or meh.

"The show's Chairman, Thad Szott, recently announced that the Detroit Big-3 automakers — Ford, General Motors (GM), and Stellantis — will unveil a total of six vehicles during the Media and Technology Days."

Thad sets expectitions high by saying "We expect the momentum created by these unveilings to generate *outstanding* media, consumer attendance, and interest."

"outstanding" seems more than meh, so I'll be checking in here and there.


Ford is Building a Rally Version of the Mach-E


Interesting. Is this a thing?

Engadget Story

Ford Press Release

Lamborghini Electric Revealed


Lamborghini teased its fully electric supercar ahead of its Friday, August 18th reveal at Monterey Car Week, and now it's official.


Rumors are Corvette will become a sub brand. I approve. Because More Corvette is What America Needs.

Waco Area Electric Car Enthusiast Gets National Spotlight

By Jeanne Whalen
June 25, 2023 at 7:00 a.m. EDT

Bad News for Park Up Front and DFW Car Enthusiasts

The Colony bans ParkUpFront car shows over "alleged criminal activity."

Team PUF has released a statement on their Instagram.

TL;DR Excerpt below:

"In reality, the event outgrew the city. We are currently discussing potential new locations and plan to re-launch the event to be continued on the 1st Saturdays of each month." -Team PUF

Stay tuned!

North Texas city bans car shows over alleged criminal activity
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, Published June 9, 2023

All My Lexes Are In Texas

When Lexus wants to make a bold statement, they borrow from Texas.

I have never paid much attention to Lexus because, well, not interested. But I ran across this article on the Lexus LC, by Jesus R. Garcia and was captivated. So now I tend to pay more attention to the Lexus brand in the news.

OK, back to the Lesus TX. Here's the Lexus TX article for the curious. I'll stick with my Cadillac Escalade.

All-new 2024 TX: The Lexus as big as Texas - Autoblog

New Corvette Show in Central Texas [May 2023]

The Elite Corvette Club (ECC), a 501(c)7 nonprofit social organization established and incorporated in Austin, TX in January 2022, is hosting their first corvette car show. Read mote here:

FuelFest [April 2023]

FuelFest returned for its second year at the Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 15th. FuelFest is hosted by Cody Walker, the brother of Paul Walker of Fast and Furious fame.

FuelFest consists of drifting with ride alongs, guest pro drivers, live music, VIP access, and art showcases. FuelFest features modified, exotic, and rare cars from all over the world.

"ElectriFest is an all new showcase area inside FuelFest dedicated to the EV marketplace. FuelFest blends the automotive enthusiasts passion for motorsports, music, and car shows into a single mega event reaching multi-demographics of attendees." -FuelFest

A portion of the event's proceeds benefit Reach Out WorldWide, the non-profit founded by Paul Walker.

For more information, more events, visit

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More News about FuelFest

Mabank Car Truck Motorcycle Boat and Offroad Show

MABANK– The 11th Semi-Annual Mabank Car Truck Motorcycle Boat and Offroad Show is slated for April 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Market Street.
Published: Mar 30, 2023

Annual swap meet and car show at Hunt County Fairgrounds [March 2023]

"The Greenville Swap Meet was started in 2000 by the Northeast Texas Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America as a way for automobile enthusiasts to display and/or sell their automobiles and parts."

Read Story

Via Fort Worth Moms - Car Shows and Car Meets in DFW [Feb 2023]

An interesting perspective. Also a section on Etiquette.

Take the Family to These Car Shows and Car Meets in DFW, February 21, 2023

Horton Classic Car Museum Closes

Sad news. And what will this mean for the "Classic Car Capital of Texas?"

The Horton Classic Car Museum in Nocona will be closed permanently to the public with its last day for visitors on Feb. 25, 2023. The announcement was posted by Tommy Greene, officer manager for the museum.

"We regret to inform the public that after the passing of our beloved owner, Pete Horton, we have made the difficult decision to close the museum. The cars will continue to be on display to the public for a short time for anyone who would like one last up-close look at the vehicles that Pete loved so much...We appreciate the support that the community has shown us over the years," the notice stated.

Horton Classic Car Museum closing to the public this week
Published: Feb 22, 2023


Say hello to the new Classic Car Capital of Texas
February 20, 2013

College Station Car Show [Jan 2023]

Car enthusiasts and coffee lovers roll into College Station for car show
The Cars and Coffee gathering is held on the 3rd Sunday of every month.

"COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) -Car enthusiasts and coffee lovers rolled into Century Square in College Station Sunday for Cars and Coffee, a monthly event that brings car lovers together to fellowship with each other. The free event was hosted by Century Square, The Texas A&M Sports Car Club, and Harvest Coffee Bar."

Source. Video included.

Local Family Revs Up Muscle Car Shop [Jan 2023]

"We finally have something cool [for car people] in Flower Mound."

Read Here
Switching Gears: Local family revs up muscle car shop, Jan 20, 2023

Downtown Waco Car Club Begins to Boom [Jul 2019]

Locally rooted Downtown Waco Car Club begins to boom with popularity, Jul 28, 2019

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