39th Annual Tejano Car Show Draws Big Crowd

By Geena Martinez
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Low-rider car lovers from all over the basin came out Sunday to the 39th Annual Tejano Super Car Show. Cars, trucks, vendors and people packed the Ector County Coliseum, and for some who traveled hundreds of miles to the event, it was more than just a car show.

"The unity, just the way we're received here, it's just like nothing else." He's far from home but at the same time he feels right at home. For Jesse Jimenez, the Tejano Super Car Show is more than just shiny cars and big rims.

"It's a unique bond that people have," Jimenez said

Jimenez first came two years ago to get ideas for a magazine he helps produce and he says this isn't your stereotypical car show.

"If you really look around you see families, you see kids," he said. "You see couples that just got married, you meet couples that meet here and later on they're going to get married. It's a real family affair."

Junior Garcia also made the trip from California to show off his Impala.

10 years, hard work and lots of money later, he's here to take pride in his passion.

Beatriz Barton has been coming to the shows ever since they first started 39 years ago.

"It's for anybody, it's for kids, older people like me," Barton said. "We've been coming for a long time, it's for everybody, it really is."

Jimenez says that bond with others brings everyone together and the 26 hour drive it took to get here was well worth it.

"It's a feeling of self satisfaction like this is why we came. This is the whole reason we're apart of this," Jimenez said.