MOTOR Austin

The Auto Enthusiast's Guide to Austin.

About MOTOR Austin

Greetings from Austin Texas


The mission of MOTOR Austin is to promote the automotive enthusiast culture in the greater Austin area.

How do we manifest the mission? We list car shows and related events, car clubs and resources of interest to auto enthusiasts. We also do some historical research on Austin's automotive past.

Our History

MOTOR Austin was created in October 2005 as a personal project to centralize and organize the many interesting Austin area car shows, hot rod events, car clubs and businesses that directly or indirectly support the culture of hot rods, street rods, muscle cars, classic cars, customs, and american sports cars.

In early 2008 the site was rebranded as I shifted efforts from other projects to focus on MOTOR Austin.

During the next few years visitors to MOTOR Austin increased steadily. The events list was by far the most popular part of MOTOR Austin.

In 2010, I got the crazy idea to use MOTOR Austin as a model for the entire state of Texas. Why not? Why shouldn't every Texas town have its own events and interests website?

On November 1, 2011, I launched the MOTOR Texas website.

As of 2017, MOTOR Austin and MOTOR Texas continue to grow and I am as committed to the vision today as I was when I started in 2005.


Have a question or comment? Send us an email or connect with us via social media.

We want to celebrate Austin's past! If you have been around Austin for a while and have any pictures from your hot rodding youth days, then please email us the photos and descriptions.

Email: motoraustin(at)