Lone Star Throwdown 2019 [Gallery]
Promoted as "The World's Best Truck Show," Lone Star Throwdown is held each year just outside Houston, Texas in the city of Conroe, where thousands of people from all over the United States converge for a weekend to show off their builds. What started out as a small annual gathering of classic modified trucks has grown into a sprawl of many different build styles, spanning decades of model years and several generations of truck enthusiasts. There's no shortage of variety; you'll find everything from lowriders on airbags to SEMA trucks jacked to the sky on 30-inch wheels at LST. The show is held over three days, and many enthusiasts will drive across state lines with their families and spend the weekend at the show. In fact, it has even become tradition in many households to attend the show with other enthusiast families and friends alike.
The show vehicles themselves range in complexity and are as unique as those who build them. It's clear, the mini-truck crowd isn't going anywhere, and was out in full-effect at LST 2019, proudly showing off their culture that has endured nearly 30 years of rapidly evolving trends. Classic trucks had a strong hold on the show as well, with a huge turnout of C10s, F100s and the likes of which came in every color, size and configuration. But perhaps the newest trend at LST is the lifted diesel truck crowd. Sitting high above the rest of the vehicles at the show, it's not uncommon to find full size trucks with 12 inches or more lift on them, rolling on 40-inch (or larger) low profile tires and wide wheels with very low offset. The kinds of tires were just as varied as the trucks they were on, going from off-road Nitto Trail Grapplers to street NT05s.
Whatever your preference of truck style may be, there was surely something for you at LST 2019. While some of the wilder builds may not fit everyone's tastes, it was clear from the beginning of the show that hard work, dedication and passion is still recognized across all types of trucks. This year's show gathered record numbers both in the show and the crowd, with no signs of slowing down, even in rainy weather. We can't wait for what the future holds at Long Star Throwdown.