"Sciatic nerve pain can be so excruciating and debilitating that you don't even want to get off the couch" (Healthline.com). Couldn't find a better description of what I'm currently going through (11 days). For the first time in over 40 years, I'm going to miss the Houston Autorama (below). Luckily I have my brother who is completely capable of picking up the slack. My condition is also the reason I haven't updated my website for the past couple of weeks. I hope to complete a few things before the end of the year. I am currently working on "2016 Reviews" of our past year's Cruise Nights from Pearland, Kemah and Spring to submit to Hot Rod Hot Line. My apologies to our regular visitors for the lack of updates. Keeping checking back, changes are forthcoming.
Although I post images on my website of all the car shows I go to, sometimes I send extended coverage to Hot Rod Hot Line (link left). Go to their website, click on "Car Shows", under "Roving Reporters" click on "Leal Brothers" located under Midwest and check them out.
2016 HOUSTON AUTORAMA. Although I couldn't make it to the Autorama this year, my brother was able to cover it. Below are images he took of the "MAGNIFICENT 7", the seven vehicles that qualified for the "MILLWINDERS AWARD" which is awarded yearly to the best vehicle showing in Houston for the first time.
2016 Millwinders Award Winner / Billy Thomas / 1939 Oldsmobile / Corpus Christi, TX
Jesse Matlock / 1971 Barracuda / Dewey, OK
Eric Wisterman / 1962 Chevy / Woodland, CA
Richard Broyles / 1941 Ford Roadster Truck / Jonesborough, TN
Chris Collins / 1968 Camaro / Austin, TX
Douglas Lege - Thad Felton / 1969 Camaro / Tomball, TX
Sam Lynn / 1933 Ford Roadster / Gallatin, TN
* Billy Thomas winning the "Millwinder's Award" with his '39 Olds came as no surprise. Earlier in the year he won the highest award an indoor car show participant can win, the prestigious "Ridler Award" at the 2016 Detroit Autorama. He's also won several major awards in between including the "Legend Cup" at the Chicago World of Wheels and being named the Goodguys "Street Rod of the Year". More images from the Houston Autorama will be posted soon.