A few weeks ago, I decided to break out of my introverted shell (Yes kids, I'm introverted), and decided to converse with some automotive folks on twitter. I met Shaun- one of the guys who works at 713 Motoring in Houston, TX. I asked him the famous question: What is the best car show in the Houston area, because I know it's not Dub. Let's be real, Dub has become more and more commercialized as the years go on. Shaun told me about Los Magnificos and how they have a "good" turnout. My being such the investigative person that I am (My investigative nature did slip when it came to the Funkmaster Flex "Car Show"), I looked up the Los Magnificos show.

Apparently the Los Magnificos Car Show has been going on since before I was born. And the "good" turnout that Shaun was referring to was a total of 800+ cars, motorcycles, and bikes on display. On display, which means that they paid to show off their cars, it doesn't mean the parking lot. 800+ Cars, motorcycles, and bikes!!!! That's like three car shows in Atlanta put together.

To continue with my research, I did stumble across Hugo Martinez's website, Cadillac Photography's website, and Ruben Serrano's Flickr Page. Basically I found three guys who know photography and that I liked their work enough to feature on this site and of course, give them credit for it.

We're going to kick things off with selected photos from Hugo Martinez:

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That Purple hue is gorgeous.

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(Nice message)

(Photos like this make me realize why I love going to Lowrider based car shows. To shoot a lowrider car show, you have to have a crazy attention to detail, and I say that because those guys will detail a part of a car you wouldn't think of looking at, let alone photographing. It's a challenge, but it's an appreciated challenge. Why do you think I had a field day at the Torres Empire/Lowrider Car Show in LA? The person who took me to that show wasn't the only reason why I had the best time there.)

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(Nice engine work)

(That blue is gorgeous)

(That purpleish-blue is gorgeous as well)

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(Wow...)

(Talk about sports pride...)

Here's Ruben's photos:

SWIFT Dodge Challenger | 29th Annual Los Magnificos Car Show | 020

Old school | 29th Annual Los Magnificos CarShow | 012 ** Explore ** (love the detail)

BMW Black & Orange | 29th Annual Los Magnificos CarShow | 009 (Seriously, does Swift Car Club throw car shows???)

Porsche Panamera | 29th Annual Los Magnificos CarShow | 004

And finally, Cadillac Photography's photos...























































There's so many more, but at this point, it's safe to say that Texas is in a league of their own when it comes to customizing cars...

The Stars at Night are big and bright... 2012 Los Magnificos as well as Houston, TX, I hope you'se ready for me... But then again, everyone loves a New York girl.