Annual Car Show at Towne Lake in Cypress, Texas

Updated on April 28, 2020
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I live in Houston, and I have worked as a nurse. My interests include art, traveling, reading, gardening, cooking, and our wonderful pets.

Vintage Avanti Front Seat
Vintage Avanti Front Seat | Source

7th Annual Car Show at Towne Lake

My husband and I had a lot of fun attending the annual car show at Towne Lake on February 27th of the year 2016. The day in Houston could not have been any better! It was sunny, and the temperatures were moderate. A perfect time to be outside!

Cypress, Texas, is a part of the Houston metropolitan area and not far from where we live. So after a good breakfast, and armed with my camera, good walking shoes, and sunscreen, we headed out.

The site of this annual happening occurs in a beautiful subdivision called Towne Lake. It does indeed have man-made lakes and other amenities sure to please the over 55+ seniors who choose to live there. What a great way to introduce people to that choice location!

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Chevrolet BelAir Interior Chevrolet BelAir with bench seating Back of Chevrolet BelAir Band playing outdoors during car show at Towne Lake Many tents outside with people selling food, drinks, etc. Vendor booths inside The Lodge during car show 1934 Chevy coupe Another view of 1934 Chevy coupe Interior of 1934 Chevy coupe
Chevrolet BelAir
Chevrolet BelAir | Source
Interior Chevrolet BelAir with bench seating
Interior Chevrolet BelAir with bench seating | Source
Back of Chevrolet BelAir
Back of Chevrolet BelAir | Source
Band playing outdoors during car show at Towne Lake
Band playing outdoors during car show at Towne Lake | Source
Many tents outside with people selling food, drinks, etc.
Many tents outside with people selling food, drinks, etc. | Source
Vendor booths inside The Lodge during car show
Vendor booths inside The Lodge during car show | Source
1934 Chevy coupe
1934 Chevy coupe | Source
Another view of 1934 Chevy coupe
Another view of 1934 Chevy coupe | Source
Interior of 1934 Chevy coupe
Interior of 1934 Chevy coupe | Source

One Day Event Benefits Charities

The car show was held in the parking lot at The Heritage at Towne Lake Lodge, which serves as the resident's community center. A band was playing music while people were milling about looking and admiring the vehicles entered into the show.

One could purchase food and drinks from tented areas outside. Inside the building in various rooms were people at tables selling raffle tickets and various, sundry goods.

All vehicles entered into this car show pay a $25 fee. What is nice is that a portion of proceeds from the show is divided up between three different charities. After their 4th annual show, $5,000 benefited local charities. This amount of money probably grows over time as more people come to know about and start attending this yearly event.

Many of the cars reminded my hubby of ones that were commonly driven back during his youth. I also remembered many like the Chevrolet BelAir, shown in the photos above.

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Front of 1950 Oldsmobile Futuramic 88 1950 Oldsmobile Futuramic 88 1950 Olds Fururamic 88 with wood trim called a Woodie Car 1954 Chevrolet 6400 truck 1932 Ford Victoria 1932 Ford Coupe All types of cars to be seen Certainly a beauty! Back of Chevrolet BelAir
Front of 1950 Oldsmobile Futuramic 88
Front of 1950 Oldsmobile Futuramic 88 | Source
1950 Oldsmobile Futuramic 88
1950 Oldsmobile Futuramic 88 | Source
1950 Olds Fururamic 88 with wood trim called a Woodie Car
1950 Olds Fururamic 88 with wood trim called a Woodie Car | Source
1954 Chevrolet 6400 truck
1954 Chevrolet 6400 truck | Source
1932 Ford Victoria
1932 Ford Victoria | Source
1932 Ford Coupe
1932 Ford Coupe | Source
All types of cars to be seen
All types of cars to be seen | Source
Certainly a beauty!
Certainly a beauty! | Source
Back of Chevrolet BelAir
Back of Chevrolet BelAir | Source

Competition for Bragging Rights

People came from all over to enter their cars and trucks for competition. We talked to several people who drove down from Dallas. Some, of course, were local from the Houston metro area.

Each year prizes are given for Best of Show. Best of Paint gets awarded a prize as well as Best Restoration. The latter is broken down into newer and older models.

We saw several people trying to keep their vehicles polished up and dust-free. They were undoubtedly trying to get the Best Paint award.

It was fun seeing the wood trim on the 1950 Oldsmobile pictured above. I remember that my parents had one of those Woodie cars back in the 1950s.

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1932 Ford Roadster Grill on 1932 Ford Roadster Interior of 1932 Ford Roadster 1929 Model A Ford In 7th annual Towne Lake car show Polished up & on display Some vintage tractors on display
1932 Ford Roadster
1932 Ford Roadster | Source
Grill on 1932 Ford Roadster
Grill on 1932 Ford Roadster | Source
Interior of 1932 Ford Roadster
Interior of 1932 Ford Roadster | Source
1929 Model A Ford
1929 Model A Ford | Source
In 7th annual Towne Lake car show
In 7th annual Towne Lake car show | Source
Polished up & on display
Polished up & on display | Source
Some vintage tractors on display
Some vintage tractors on display | Source

Vintage Ford Roadster

We talked to the owner of the Ford Roadster featured above. He was a tall man, and while he routinely drives this car, he admitted that it was a tight fit getting into the driver's seat. It would be cozy with two people sharing that front seat!

A side note: Thomas Edison and Henry Ford were good friends and had their winter homes adjacent to one another along the Caloosahatchee River in Fort Myers, Florida. We got to see some vintage vehicles along with many other fascinating items in the Edison Museum on the grounds there.

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Front of Batmobile Batmobile Back of Batmobile Interior of Batmobile Painted on Batmobile Painted on Batmobile
Front of Batmobile
Front of Batmobile | Source
Batmobile
Batmobile | Source
Back of Batmobile
Back of Batmobile | Source
Interior of Batmobile
Interior of Batmobile | Source
Painted on Batmobile
Painted on Batmobile | Source
Painted on Batmobile
Painted on Batmobile | Source

Official Batmobile Replica

What really caught our eye was an official Batmobile replica. The date of the car was 1966. It shoots fire out of the back and has a 353 Chevy engine with 500 horsepower and 500 pounds of torque. It is the 5th licensed car for DC Comic and Warner Brothers.

Many other people were also admiring that most unusual of cars! See some photos of it above.

Location

By now, you should have some idea of what there is to see and do at the annual Towne Lake car show. There were many more vehicles on display than those featured here. There were even some vintage tractors!

If you like attending events like this, be sure and check with them for the date of next year's car show. The telephone number for Towne Lake is 281-256-2772. They will be happy to notify you of other events also held there or even show you some of the lovely home sites that are for sale.

Location of Towne Lake: 19201 N Canyon Lake Springs Drive, Cypress, Texas 77433.

Looking across the water towards the clubhouse where the car show was held.
Looking across the water towards the clubhouse where the car show was held. | Source
Looking across the lake at The Lodge & car show
Looking across the lake at The Lodge & car show | Source
Some of the homes surrounding the lake
Some of the homes surrounding the lake | Source

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Source:

https://townelaketexas.com/

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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      • Peggy W profile imageAUTHOR

        Peggy Woods 

        4 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi FlourishAnyway,

        We occasionally see a vintage car being driven on the streets, but many of them are probably not driven often to protect them from accidents, etc.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        5 weeks ago from USA

        I’ve always wondered whether the owners of these fancy cars simply show them or whether they sometimes drive them around as well. My high school boyfriend had a rebuilt show car that his grandfather did for him but he only got to drive it a few times. The car show looks like fun.

      • Peggy W profile imageAUTHOR

        Peggy Woods 

        5 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

        While my husband definitely enjoys car shows more than I do, it was fun to see that Batmobile replica!

      • Peggy W profile imageAUTHOR

        Peggy Woods 

        5 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi Liz,

        The fact of charities benefiting from this annual car show is an added benefit.

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        Peggy Woods 

        5 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi James,

        You must live in a place where they have excellent public transportation. Most of our Houston metro area is so spread out that it would be difficult to get around without a car in our area.

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        Ruby Jean Richert 

        5 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

        Car shows are not really my cup of tea, but my son would've loved it. I do like the style of the 57 Chevy, cool.

      • Peggy W profile imageAUTHOR

        Peggy Woods 

        5 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi Bill,

        Your old '69 Chevy Camero sounds attractive! Keep looking! You are bound to find one at some point. It may not be painted the same, however.

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        Liz Westwood 

        5 weeks ago from UK

        This looks like a great experience. It's great that charity benefits while people enjoy seeing these vehicles.

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        James A Watkins 

        5 weeks ago from Chicago

        I love car shows. I used to enter them when I had my Jag XKR100. Now I have no car! :D

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        Bill Holland 

        5 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

        Every once in awhile I'll go to a car show, hoping to see a replica of my old '69 Chevy Camaro, canary yellow with a black racing stripe,four on the floor, 427 engine....loved that car!

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