Just like every other Texas Heat Wave show in the past, this show can be summed up in two words: big and hot. Big would actually be an understatement because the show is absolutely huge, with over 1,550 registered vehicles and 40,000 people roaming the grounds. Hot would sum up the usual scorching triple-digit weather, and it describes the turnout of high-quality vehicles in attendance.

Year after year, the show has proven to be ever-expanding in size and popularity. With the recent high gas prices, there was some concern that the attendance would take a significant hit. Despite this predicted slump, this event went on to be one of the biggest ever. We guess neither extreme weather nor a dwindling economy can stop the Heat Wave from getting better.

SHOW NAME:
Custom Sounds Texas Heat Wave Custom Truck & Car Show
DATES:
July 18-20, 2008
VENUE (CITY/STATE):
Travis County Expo Center, Austin, Texas
SPECTATOR ATTENDANCE:
More than 40,000
TOTAL VEHICLE ENTRANTS:
More than 1,550

Awards Given:
Custom Heat Wave trophies were given out to First through Third Place winners in over 150 different classes. For the 10 Best Of categories, trophies that were over 6-feet tall were given out along with cash prizes. The Best of Show winner received a one-off glass trophy plus cash. Other specialty award winners received plaques with custom artwork.

Special Events:
Besides checking out all of the cool rides, there were a few events to watch including a motorcycle stunt show by Team Stunters, a BMX exhibition, a burnout contest, a truck-o-war competition, a hydraulic dance competition, a monster truck car crush, and a wheelie show from the Texas Bandit. On Saturday night a concert including performances from Lil Boosie, Soulja Boy, Lil Will, and Paul Wall was held. Then there was an official after-party with a wet T-shirt contest. Sunday closed out the show with a bikini contest followed by the awards ceremony.

Sponsors:
Custom Sounds, DK Hypertek, Ekstensive Metalworks, Kustomwerx Autobody, Maximum Altitude, Memphis Car Audio, MTX Audio, M&M Audio, Nitto Tire, NOS Energy Drink, Royal Purple, Scion, Sound Stream, Southern Auto Sports, South Coast Customs, Street Glow

Contact For Future Events:
www.heatwaveinc.com(512) 252-0283