The temperature is rising, the days are getting longer, and the smell of dirt and oil are already in the air. That means summer is just around the corner.
If you’re an automotive enthusiast who also lives in Texas, then you know that this is among the most beautiful and interesting summers in recent memory. Hot weather is definitely a good thing, but it also means a lot of fun in the sun and a whole lot of activities to look forward to.
What type of activities? Well, Texas is the home of legendary motorsport events like the Texas Motor Speedway, and it’s well-known for its incredible amounts of sunshine and fun. The following are some of the hottest festivities and best events that you should put on your calendar.
The Grand National Roadster Show
The Grand National Roadster Show (G.N.R.S.H.) has been taking place every year since 1911 and is the biggest gathering of classic cars in North America. More than 160 classic cars will be displayed in beautiful temperatures throughout the year. The show includes some of the greatest vintage automobiles that anyone could ever dream of owning. If you have a taste for vintage automobiles, then this is the place to be in the summer of 2019!
The event is open to the public and entry is free, however, if you’d like to experience the full glory of the G.N.R.S.H., then you’d better get your hands on a ticket. You can find more information on their website, at https://texasmotorspeedway.com/grand-national-roadster-show/.
The Texas World Speedway Championships
The Texas World Speedway Championships (T.W.S.C.) was first held in 1967 and was originally conceived as a competition for stock cars and modifieds. The race is held each year at the Texas Motor Speedway, and it’s one of the biggest events on the schedule. More than 70,000 people attended the 2018 event, which featured some truly amazing vintage automobiles. The race offers a 500-mile course that is split into three sections, each section representing a different era in auto racing. The event is officially licensed by the FIA.
The T.W.S.C. draw some of the most amazing automobiles you’ll ever see, and it wouldn’t be surprising if a few of them are featured in Hot Wheelz magazine. There is something special about driving on a racetrack in an old car with your parent or a friend at the wheel. It almost feels like it’s from another time altogether.
The above are just some of the hottest festivals, museums, and events that are happening in and around Texas this summer. Some of these are open to the public, while others might require you to have a membership card or pay a little bit of money. Whatever you do, don’t miss out on the fun!