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Celebrating The 10th Anniversary Of The Lone Star Throwdown In Houston!

Author: Shawn Brereton | 03/03/2021 < Back to Motor Life Home
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In 1881, retired Civil War Cavalry Captain Issac Conroe established a sawmill north of Houston, Texas. Little did he know that the town bearing his name would turn into the fastest growing city in the state and home to one of the best truck and car shows in the nation — Lone Star Throwdown!


Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Lone Star Throwdown (LST) 2021 presented by Power Stroke Enginuities took place at the Lone Star Expo Center and Montgomery County Fairgrounds on February 26-28. You would think a venue the county fairgrounds' size would be plenty big enough, but you would be mistaken. LST is capped at 2,000 vehicles, and it sells out every year — even during the pandemic! Late February can bring questionable weather to Texas. This year was no different with rain on Thursday move-in day, making the grounds a little soggy in spots. Still, surprisingly, the show days stayed mostly dry and comfortable temperature-wise.


LST is traditionally a "truck show" — anything from sky-high 4x4s you seemingly only see at the SEMA Show to elaborately painted, down-in-the-weeds mini-trucks. However, as the years progressed, the event embraced all vehicle types, from original restored to outlandishly wild creations you won't see anywhere else. This fantastic mix of vehicles makes LST a super fun, relaxed event focused more on hanging out with friends than winning trophies. Whether you are into patina or amazingly intricate paint jobs, there is something for everyone at LST.


Not only does 2021 mark LST's 10th anniversary, but it also marks the 30th anniversary of the international car/truck club, Relaxed Atmosphere. With the Texas Chapter being in the center of the country, LST was the perfect place to celebrate and honor the club, with a designated parking area under the pavilion. More than 300 members attended, bringing approximately 100 of the "Nation's Finest" (as their tagline often reads) vehicles to the show. Meanwhile, C10 Nation occupied the pavilion's other half, making the building a must-see during the show.


The grounds were packed all weekend with participants and spectators alike watching the vehicles cruise the grounds or shopping the vendors for parts for their next project. Many of the major players in the automotive aftermarket were on-hand both inside and outside to talk shop with potential customers. Another heavily traveled building was inside the main show arena, where American Force Wheels invited their customers to display their rides while they gave away some swag to the crowd.


The weekend turned out perfect and it shows that people are getting a little stir-crazy to get out of the house after dealing with Covid-19 and winter weather. LST was a perfect excuse for auto enthusiasts to stretch their legs and breath some fresh air. Lone Star Throwdown is a melting pot of vehicle genres — off-road, on-road, or even no-road. If you are a gearhead, you're sure to see something you like. Make sure to mark your calendar for the last weekend in February for next year's show. In the meantime, enjoy the gallery of photos from LST 2021!


Lone Star 2021 Fairgrounds

Vehicles cruised the Lone Star Expo Center and Montgomery County Fairgrounds all weekend as crowds swarmed in through the gates.


2021 Lone Star 1953 Chevrolet

Speaking of old Chevys, here is a wicked ‘53 with a perfectly tasteful look! The contrasting roof to the satin tan color finished off with some big steel wheels is done just right.


2021 Lone Star ford on tracks

We said you could see outlandish, so how is this for a crazy creation? We don’t know where he lives or why he needs those tracks on an old Ford Tudor, but we can appreciate the craftsmanship!


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