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In addition to our very own annual Classic Car Stampede, we do get our cars out into the great wide open as much as possible. Cruisin here and there. We'll post some pics of some of our other outings here for you to enjoy.

News from Recent Area Events:

Independence Car Show 1st Place 2nd Place Austin County Cruisers

Congratulations to our club members Bob winning 1st Place (left) and Ron winning 2nd Place (right) at the Car Show in the Country in Independence on Saturday, October 1, 2022. Ron's 56 Chevy in the background in photo above, and Bob's 68 Roadrunner below at left with other Austin County Cruiser's cars.

Bobs 68 Road Runner



Walter Judy Weaver

Congratulations to one of our new members Walter & Judy Weaver for winning best interior with their 1960 Chevy Impala at the Muffins and Muffler Car Show in Flatonia on Saturday, May 14, 2022.There were 74 entries in the show.  

Jackie Hanson Award BLubonnet

Congratulations to Cruiser Jackie Hanson with his '67 Nova SS,
Best Street Rod in the show and Best in 1960-1972 Class
at the Bluebonnet Streetrodders Car Show in Bryan/College Station on Saturday, April 23, 2022.

And to Larry Cates 2nd Place Winner for Cars Pre ’49
with his 1941 Chevrolet Special Deluxe Coupe

BLuebonnet Streetrodders car show 2nd place larry cates



Congratulations to Austin County Cruiser members who were winners at the
at the Columbus Magnolia Days Car Show on May 15, 2021.
Attendance was 77 cars & trucks.

Nice job to show promoter Jackie Hanson, an ACC member.

Richard Purcell, winner in "Tri Five" class
Cliff Hein in "Best In Class Trucks"
Cliff Hein "Columbus Fire Dept pick of Best Vehicle in Show

And Bob’s 20-footer got 3rd place in Tri-Five category.



Roger 1st Place Win Jarvis Tire Pros Brenham

Congratulations to Tori and Roger on winning "1st Place Classic Car"
at the
Jarvis Tire Car Show in Brenham on May 15, 2021
The car is a rare original, beautifully preserved COPO.


Cliff Hein won “Peoples Choice” Award at the Sealy Chamber
Springtime in the Country Car Show
, chili cook off, and skeet shoot on
Saturday, April 23, 2021. 
Photo from the front page of the Sealy News.
Ask him if this was the heaviest trophy he has ever won.

Cliff Hein Award Sealy



Congratulations to Austin County Cruisers Wayne Thurman, 1st in class
and Randy Blythe, 2nd in class at the Shiner Car Show in April, 2021.
The show had 126 entrees.

Randy Shiner Award Winner

Shiner Award Winner Wayne


Congrats to Susan for having her pickup chosen to model in an article for the September 2019 issue of Country Living magazine!

Susan 50 Chevy in Magazine article

Susan 50 Chevy




Our own Classic Car Stampede

Our annual car show, the Classic Car Stampede, is held the second Saturday of March each year with Designated Parking for 1976 & Older vehicles only.

The Austin County Cruisers would like to take this time to Thank You for coming to our 17th Ever Classic Car Stampede in Bellville. Without you and your "Classic", it would not be a success.

The weather was great along with the timing of everyone needing to get out.

I'm not sure if anyone noticed but there was several students from The Texas 4-H Junior Master Photography Club taking pictures during the show. We can send out a link or check back here for more photos.


2021 Classic Car Stampede Show Photos >


A few photos of past Classic Car Stampedes:

Classic Car Stampede 2018

Classic Car Stampede 2018

Classic Car Stampede 2018

Classic Car Stampede 2018



Austin County Cruisers Classic Car Stampede 2015

Classic Car Stampede

Austin County Cruisers Classic Car Stampede 2015

Austin County Cruisers Classic Car Stampede 2015

Austin County Cruisers Classic Car Stampede 2015



Austin County Cruiser's July Cruise Event

Saturday, July 21, 2018
We had a cruise event to the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas!
After the brewery tour we took a short cruise up to Moulton for lunch at Kloesel's Steakhouse & Bar.

Shiner Tour

And a special welcome to our newest members who made the trip with us.

Mike & Janice Grunder
Mike & Janice



Randy & Anna Blythe
Randy & Anna


We have club winners at the 2018 Houston Autorama!

Congratulations to Austin County Cruiser member Fireman Jack
for a 1st place win with his Chevrolet truck!

Jackies Chevrolet pickup 1sst Houston Autorama

And a 3rd place win with his Nova! Way to go Jackie!

Jackie Nova 2nd Houston Autorama


And congratulations to our own Clark McKinley
for winning 2nd Place Foreign Sports car at this year’s Houston Auto Rama!

Clark Triumph 2nd place foreign Houston Autorama


December 2017

Yes you CAN get into the Holiday spirit with your car.
One of our club members, Larry Foltz and his 57 Chevy were filmed in an episode of “The Christmas Light Fight” television show airing this December on ABC.

Here’s some info in case you’d want to tune in.

57 The Christmas Light Fight 2017

The Great Christmas Light Fight has posted their program schedule for Dec. of 2017:

First off if you want to follow up and confirm information you can Google "THE CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT" episode 5 and you will find the following information:

The entire program & contest consists of 3 (three) separate programs where in they show the top contestants in the country wide contest. I know there contestants in New York and other parts of U.S.

1. The first program will be aired on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 and it will start at 8PM EST, 7pm our time I think on ABC Local channel 13.

2. The second program will be shows on Monday Dec. 10, 2017 again at 7PM our time I think on Channel 13.

3. The final program will be shown on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, again at 7PM our time on channel 13. This will be the program where myself and my car will appear. It will appear near the end of the program and used during the trophy presentation portion of the final episode. I know that during the taping I was involved in, the Master of Ceremony was interviewed about all the contestants and he commented on all the contestants and finally makes his decision as to the winning display. I am not sure where all this will fit into the program but again I think it will appear near the end of the final airing.

Again you can follow up on the web site for confirmation of dates of times and I am sure you could google channel 13 and go to their schedule for December on Monday nights and confirm also.

Larry Foltz

Larry Foltz The Christmas Light FIght Santa



Way back in 2013 (and a few times since)
We were graciously invited to cruise over to Brookshire
to visit John Hovas’ Hemi Hideout, an incredible private collection of Mopars and vintage signs housed in a building you just have to see to believe.

To say that John has a wooden barn with some used cars in it would be the understatement of the century.

This is an incredible collection of some of Mopar’s absolute finest musclecars and intriguing signs and memorabilia from all over the country, that's a must see.

Our club would like to extend a very big “Thank You!” to John for sharing his passion with us, and for himself, artist Bill Seitz, and the rest of his team for making it so enjoyable to look at a bunch of old cars and vintage signs.

We’re always looking forward to our next visit…it’s absolutely impossible to see everything in just one trip.

Hemi Hideaway

Hemi Hideout

Hemi Hideout

Hemi Hideout

Hemi Hideout

Hemi Hideout