"Friday morning dawned to heavy rains and the radar showed no signs of a letup on the Lone Star Round Up weekend. This didn't keep anyone from gathering for a Garage Crawl to 5 of the Austin Area professional and home garages.
We started out gathering at the home of local rodder Reggie H., who was to be our guide for the day. Reggie is well known in the Austin hot rod scene and always drives something to make ya drool!
There were fifteen guys from the Donut Gang and another fifteen showed up from out of state and other Central Texas clubs. We formed up single file and headed out for the 2nd stop at the home of Carroll P. Another very well known Austin area hot rodder, Carrolls shop (Fifties Gas Station Style) is the envy of any Ford man. We got a chance to see Carrolls 2 under construction projects and look over the rides of our fellow travelers.
The next stop was to look at a few of Reggies toys at his "warehouse"!! The man has taste! Way too many toys, but taste! We were joined by a handful of rods and rodders ( the count was now somewhere near 40) and headed out to Taylor (45 miles from Austin) to visit the home of "Jeff's Resurections" a profession restoration service. Owner Jeff Snyder gave us all a warm welcome and he and his staff were only too happy to answer the many questions about all the fine rides being worked on. The quality of work done there was...well, you just have to see it!
Next was a visit to D B Rods in Hare, Texas (out in the boondocks) to see some of their fine rods and customs. Now we were up to 50 or so very wet but smiling from ear-to-ear hot rodders.
The final stop (before some Texas Bar-B-Q) was to the shop of Gary Howard. One of Gary's regular customers is guitarist Jimmie Vaughn, whose latest ride is mentioned is R&C magazine. Gary is a local hot rod legend and it's easy to understand why when you see his work.
Friday morning was really something...and looking forward to an evening of cruisin' on Congress Avenue. "Your Central Texas Correspondent, Richard "Too Low" Haas