Let me preface all this with a big fat SORRY. I am just playing Devils Advocate here and throwing out some observations.... Backstory: This was my first Roundup with an actual worthy vehicle. In years past I had just driven the family truckster up and dreamt about participating. I bought this wagon from Earl Scheib, in what feels like a few million years ago and finally got it road worthy. I was super proud of the accomplishment of merely making it to Austin from Houston! Balancing shift worker life with marriage and 3 kids, the wagon got put on the back, back, back burner most of the time. Here are some experiences and things I learned from NOT driving my HAMB car on a regular basis. Exhaust leaks make you sleepy. Rain can and will get in every crevice that you were unaware of, and drip on you. Squeaky, squealy windshield wipers get really annoying after 20 minutes or so. A strong throttle return spring will snap the carb back to idle quickly, but will make your right calf muscle much more tired than the left. Bringing beer into the Roundup is a no-no, according to Texas state law, but everyone does it. I would really love to be part of a car club, but alas I am too scared to get the requisite neck tattoo. Austin has many amazing food places and I could not eat at them all. I tried though. I got the pleasure of meeting quite a few HAMBers. One being Joyflea, and another being Trent with a badass LS powered 58 pickup and a hand shake what could crush a full sealed can of baked beans. I am jealous of Earl Scheib's chin beard. Mike, that thing is the best! I already get odd stares in the office, I should trim mine back a bit. Business casual and chin beards do not coexist. Rags stuffed in said rain soaked crevices eventually saturate and drip. Kinda defeats the purpose, but slows the inevitable. People in the car roundup ask ridiculous prices. I wonder if they get sold for something close to what they ask. Cruising Congress has lost it's magic. My first LSRU was in 2005 and that was amazing. Divco milk trucks dragging tail up Congress. Rat rods shooting fireballs. You can never go back home. The weekend went by so quickly, Roundup has gotten so big. It's virtually impossible to see all the cars. Is it possible to maybe divide the cars into groups? Traditional hot rods here. Rat rods here. Pre 63 vehicles that don't fit one of the the first two categories here. Thoughts? What the heck was up with all of the post 1963 vehicles in Roundup? 1970s trucks, a Camaro. Things that barely resemble a vehicle. All in attendance. I think the feature cars should be in a separate area. Covered. WAY too many dogs barking at each other. Need more food trucks! And more beer choices. I love PBR and Lone Star. But c'mon! Texas and Austin make some amazing craft beers. I feel that the LSRU is as much about Austin as it is about the cars. Why not display some of that too? I mean the food trucks are great at giving us a cross section of Austin Eats. Why not throw some Pearl Snap and Bombshell Blonde in there too? Many people from the north want to move to Texas thanks to the LSRU. I got my eye on you Squindo and Paul from Chicago! The music was really great. Seeing some folks out there dancing in period specific costumes was really neat. To quote Forrest Gump: that's about all I have to say about that. More to follow. Thank you Ryan and the Continentals for another great show! Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!