I'm there every year. I guarantee I am the most critical person out of all of you when it comes to cars. This is the most fun I have ALL year. There are always dozens of new REALLY nice cars I've never seen in person and tons more I see all the time. But the cars are about 10% of it. We have a BLAST during and after the show. For four days starting around Thurs you get to sleep in, roll out and meet with friends, party, have a hell of a show, go cruise around Austin (NOT CONGRESS), Party some more, then have fun in the wee hours of the morning. If you come to sit by your car and be all anti-social and bitch about S10s and complain about beer prices and go back to your hotel at 9pm then it's not for you. If you want to forget where your Hot Rod is, Find it, rush to some bar you've never been to to meet up with a group of dudes you hardly know while racing a buddy only to get lost again and say screw it I'm going to Maudie's, then maybe this can be for you. You shouldn't get more than 6hours of sleep the whole weekend. The swap meet is getting way better. I SCORED some stuff and I'm cheap. The bands Killed it. Jimmy Vaughn played for like an hour or more. Shit my car wasn't even done and I STILL had a blast. If you're not having fun at these things then what the hell is the point? We finally went out on Congress at 12:30 AM Saturday Night and yelled shit at the Rat Rods and Muscle cars driving by. Dumb stupid stuff and it was funny as hell. I wish this was more than once a year. I had to pirate these photos. I only took 5 photos the whole weekend. I was too busy having fun.