When Wickman, aka Charles Wickam, a longtime BANGshifter and friend here in Texas says I’ve got to come see a car show then I almost always listen to him. Unless I’m out of town for a race or something, I’m coming, especially if it is for Ribs and Rods. You see Wickam has this weird super power. He’s one of those guys that meets people everywhere he goes, is always wanting to talk to folks and is great at hearing everyone’s stories and having fun. He’s always got the line on the good stuff going on around town and with COVID in full force he’s been staying on top of what is and is NOT happening each weekend around here. So when he said that the Ribs and Rods BBQ Competition and Car Show was on this weekend instead of the normal Memorial Day weekend, I thought “Hell yeah I’m in!” I’d never been to this show before, but who doesn’t like cars and bbq. Well… Okay so the BBQ part got cancelled for this year because of the COVID, but the car show was still on and so I hit the road, dropped the dog off with mom, and hauled dad down to walk around the show with Charles and I.
We walked nearly every inch of the show and saw all kinds of cool stuff. Lots of trucks were on site, and I’m sure that is in part due to the fact that so many truck shows in Texas were cancelled this year, and there were plenty of muscle cars, customs, and hot rods as well. And did I mention Pro Street cars? Yep, there were several on hand, including one incredibly nice 1968 Chevelle that just made me smile and remember the heyday of Pro Street. What’s funny is the fact that we talked to the owner and he had the car built just one year ago. Yep, it’s new. Not an old pro streeter come back to life, but rather a new one ready to hit the road with a blown big block and all the tire is can hold. I love it.
There were tons of cool cars I loved, and my only disappointment was the lack of duallies on site, but that’s okay. Otherwise, a great show with dad and Wickam and fun checking out all the hot rods. I have days worth of photos from the show as there were more than 600 cars and trucks on site. So keep a watch out for more to come throughout the week!