Hot Rods in Austin, Texas.

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A hot rod turns onto Congress street in Austin Texas.

The 2009 Lonestar Rod & Kustom Roundup official event took place at the Travis County Expo Center but the nightlife was happening downtown in the SoCo area of Austin. Classic cars, hot rods and home made mechanized monsters like Frankentruck were parked along the strip from Riverside to Oltorf.

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Frankentruck puts the scare on SoCo, during the 2009 Lonestar Rod and Kustom Roundup.

For two nights, South Congress street was completely engulfed with rods and rodders. Car owners would randomly start up and cruise the strip, often at the request of a fan. Around 9 or 10 pm on Saturday night it became a jam, or parade if your a fan, and regular traffic was pinched off to a sidestreet because the rods ruled the road this night.