Houston is quickly becoming quite the hub for ricer and import activity on the 3rd Coast. We are, hopefully, beginning to pull ourselves out of the drought we had back in the 2000s. Nothing came to Houston back then, and if it did the turnout was so awful that they never returned. Luckily these last few years have been a kind of turning point for our great city.
Hot Import Nights was one of those shows that came here once in 2004 or 2005 and never came back. The closest they were willing to get to us was Dallas. So naturally we all just packed our cars up and drove up north for the show. Houston has always had the high quality cars. The only thing we were missing was the big crowds to help reel in some foot traffic and revenue for these big shows and local businesses. HIN gave us a shot a few years ago and I believe this is their third time back. We must be doing something right!
Now if you take all these beautiful imports and work in some beautiful women you have what can only be described as a melee’ of awesome. “Hey I like that car…Hey I like her boobs!” (lol).
The last Hot Import Nights in Houston really wasn’t that long ago (or so it seems) and there seems to be some big improvements in the builds from around the area. I saw quite a few new cars show up and it looks like quality is taking over in a big way.
Some like it clean and simple, some like to go fast, and some have to find a special route to get here because if there was a penny in the road they would lose their oil pan. HIN takes all kinds really. It’s great to see so many cars at such an awesome venue.
This time around, however, we got to mix in with the anime kids from the Anime Matsuri show happening right next door. We saw a ton of folks walking around dressed as various cartoon, anime, and video game characters. A lot of these costumes have to be custom made so there was some serious artistic talent walking around the hall.
All in all we had a great time and Wayne and his HINions are great hosts. Congrats to all the winners and we will see you guys next year! ❤