I live in Houston and have worked as a nurse. I have a lifelong passion for traveling, nature, and photography (preferably all together!).
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!
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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