1. Welcome To The Heatwave Blog!

    For those of you who are heavily involved in the custom car show scene down here in Texas, you probably know what Heat Wave is and who we are. Uniting car and truck enthusiasts since 1989, we’re proud to spread our roots in Austin, TX, beginning with the very first Custom Sounds Texas Heat Wave ca…Read More

  2. What’s More Exciting Than a Burnout or Hydraulic Contest?

    Here’s the answer to that question: not much. Once you’ve experienced the sheer tire-screeching thrill that is a burnout competition at our Texas custom truck shows, well, you’ll know that little to nothing compares from a spectator standpoint. As a participant, it probably is just about one o…Read More

  3. What You May Not Have Known About Corpus Christi

    This Texas city tucked alongside the coast of the Gulf of Mexico holds somewhat of a special place in our hearts here at Heat Wave Inc. If you’ve attended the Corpus Christi Heat Wave before in recent years, then you’ll know why we’re so partial to this area of Texas and that’s because the c…Read More

  4. The History of the Mini Truck In America

    Mini trucks didn’t get popular out of nowhere. Over time, compact pickup trucks started to gain traction for practical and aesthetic-based reasons and now, we celebrate the advent of the mini truck through custom car shows like the upcoming Corpus Christi Heat Wave. David MacDonald, founder of Hea…Read More

  5. Why We Love Mini Trucks So Much

    It’s not too uncommon that we get asked the following question, “Why mini trucks? Why pour money into customizing a truck that you can’t even take off road?” Sure, it’s true that mini trucks don’t see much action off the paved road. However, mini truck culture is still massively popular …Read More

  6. Why Do People Enjoy Going To Custom Car And Truck Shows

    Why Do People Enjoy Going To Custom Car And Truck Shows?

    People have long been going to car shows practically since Henry Ford brought the Model T to market. Now, car shows and cars themselves looked quite different back in the early 1900s, and though the automotive industry as a whole has come a long way since then, something remains the same: we have pr…Read More