Street Rod Life

Texas Size Gallery – the Lonestar Round Up

Rods, honkey-tonk, BBQ, blues, parts, country-swing, customs – Repeat
Words & Photos: Todd Ryden

What can we say that hasn’t been said about the Lonestar Round Up other than we just spent an absolutely great weekend surrounded by killer rods and customs, outstanding live tunes, cruising, and tons of outstanding food and fun. Seriously, what is not to like? TAR_2163

As if there isn’t enough happening on the grounds of the Travis County Expo Center, once you leave the grounds, it’s like another event. There are cruises at unique, cool spots all over town. If you need more live music, just cruise up South Congress to any number of clubs (with a mandatory stop at the Continental Club) or a bit further into town and prowl 4th or 6th street. This is the weekend where rodders take over the Texas capital.

The show gathers on Friday and Saturday at the Travis County Fairgrounds just east of town where there’s plenty of room for everyone to gather for the afternoon. After hours, it’s up to you on which way to go. We headed for South Congress for music, a Home Slice, Jo’s Coffee and a stop at Austin Speed Shop. Other friends headed out to Top Notch Burgers for a bite, cruise and a drive-in movie while others stopped off at South Austin Brewery.

In short, there’s just no down time in Austin! Here’s a taste from the weekend to get you geared up for 2018 which is already set for April 6-7!