Not Even Mother Nature Can Stop The Throwdown

by Scott Mason

As human beings, some things are simply out of our control. Take Mother Nature, for instance. It’s very apparent that she doesn’t care one bit if you are planning one of the biggest truck shows on Earth. Late February weather in Houston is an odds maker’s nightmare. You never know what you’ll get. The 2022 edition of the Lone Star Throwdown was not exempt from Mother Nature’s wrath, as temperatures on Friday and Saturday were in the 40’s with a light breeze and intermittent rain. Don’t take this as me complaining, though. I’m from Ohio, and the Texas weather was a refreshing heat wave in comparison to the sub-freezing temperatures I left behind at home.

On the topic of heat waves, the GM trucks in attendance were on fire. From sky-high 4×4’s, to rocker-dragging cruisers, LST has it all, plus everything in between. Lots of builders consider this show to be THE place to debut their new builds, and there was no shortage of fresh iron to be seen at the Lone Star Expo Center & Montgomery County Fairgrounds, which is Conroe – just north of Houston. 

The facility is a sprawling, Texas-sized venue with plenty of paved corridors throughout which create a perfect loop for those who want to cruise around the show. In fact, you’ll find a steady stream of vehicles traversing the grounds, and the weather certainly didn’t stop the good times.

Much to everyone’s relief, Sunday brought sunshine and warmer temperatures. Crowds of spectators were energized and the afternoon’s coveted awards ceremony went off without a hitch. Our hats are off to the organizers and participants for showing the world how to have a great time, no matter what the conditions may be.

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