Club Severed Ties decided to do the third annual Tex Mex show as a traditional three-day truck run. Such an event requires sites for camping of course, and Overlook Park in Somerville, Texas, offered plenty of space and a great location next to Lake Somerville.

These days, shows done in truck-run fashion are almost nonexistent, so it's exciting whenever one comes around. Part of the reason for their rarity is that the traveling circus of truck enthusiasts can sometimes attract folks who don't care if they mess it up for the rest of us. To help make sure those in our scene didn't get a bad rap, members from several chapters of Severed Ties walked around passing out bags for trash and making sure no one acted the fool.

Tex Mex '08 went off with out any major problems from showgoers, and everyone had a hell of a time. Because things went so well, it's quite likely that this truck run will be rocking Lake Somerville in '09.

The 411
Show name:

Tex Mex '08
March 28-30, 2008
Venue (city/state):
Overlook Park, Somerville, Texas
Spectator attendance:
Total vehicle entrants:
More than 700

Awards given:
Top "best-of" winners received statues of sombrero-wearing skeletons cut from 3/16-inch steel plate. Other best-of winners got embroidered miniature tents to remind them of the camping experience of this three-day run. All other Top 75 winners were awarded marble tiles with a sandblasted design.

Special events:
Due to the venue's strict policies there was no dragging, but there was plenty of cruising. Other activities included the Mini Trucker Olympics, which had games like the Beer Chug, Cowboy Golf, Water Balloon Slug Shot, Keg Toss, and the Drunken Tricycle/Razor Scooter Races. DJ Get Low ripped some tunes and manned the stage with his MCing skills. There was also a sexy wet T-shirt contest.

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