Lone Star Throwdown 2018
Can’t mess with this Texas mega show
Various things are judged and viewed by star ratings. It’s often an honor to be given four or five stars for a company or business. But for Texas, the title Lone Star State is used to signify its former status as an independent republic, and as a reminder of the state’s struggle for independence. A ceremonious opening to the 2018 truck show season, Lone Star Throwdown was held at the Lone Star Convention & Expo Center in Houston’s neighboring city Conroe, Texas.
Scheduled to be a “wet weekend” by every weather report, LST 2018 didn’t skip a beat, welcoming trucks of all shapes and sizes to the spacious showgrounds. Taking up the entire indoor arena with its trucks and products, American Force Wheels was one of the main sponsors, along with All Out Performance, Full Flex, Kicker, Alamo Customs, Ekstensive Metal Works, 20.Nine.20, and Accuair.
Just to give scope to the size and level of quality this show represents, LST is capped at 2,000 trucks. That is all the Lone
Star Convention & Expo Center can hold. So once that number is reached, registration is cut off. That means the number of awesome trucks will always be 2,000—though there are double and triple that number that apply to get in.
Show promoters Lonnie Ford and Todd Hendrex wish to thank everyone who ignored the weather reports and made LST just as successful as past years. Top awards went to Ricky Holly for his Chevy C10 for Best Debut, Kristy Winberly and her lifted ’16 Ford for Ladies Choice, Josh Burnett for Best 4x4 with his ’17 Ford F450, Courtney Carroll and her ’94 Tacoma for Best Mini, Bobby Long with his ’92 Chevy for Best Paint, and Nick Germano and his ’68 C10 for Best of Show.
Plans are already being made for LST 2019, so keep your browsers tuned to lonestarthrowdown.com for more info about next year’s event. To view the full gallery of 150-plus images, visit trucktrend.com.