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The Auto Enthusiast's Guide to Austin.


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Austin ATX Car Pics

By: motoraustin 3/2/2011 6:38:18 PM

Austin realtor and auto enthusiast takes advantage of his time on the road by photographing cool and unusual cars and motorcycles. more...

Hecho In Texas - Texas Iron Werks Showdown

By: motoraustin 2/24/2011 7:45:15 PM

hecho in texas

Hecho In Texas was formed to gather information about nostalgic dragstrips and drag racers of Texas ranging from the 1940s to the 1960s. Information listed is based on old stories gathered and submitted by the drag racers who raced in the true beginnings of the sport while other info is found on the net. This blog also has car culture information ranging from the evolution of the hot rodding sport in California and then on to parts of Texas. The home town of this blog is Austin.


Editors Note: Hecho in Texas mysteriously went offline in late June 2011. We hope all is okay with Paul Herdez and his site will be missed by many.

Underground Racing Twin Turbo Gallardo Crashes At 200+MPH Texas Mile

By: motoraustin 10/27/2010 5:59:24 PM

Underground Racing built this Twin Turbo Gallardo to go one mile racing. It was making just shy of 2000rwhp. At the Texas Mile, on October 23rd, 2010, they were attempting to set a new record. The driver went through the traps at just under 240mph. When he pulled the chute, the back of the car got loose causing the car to exit the track to the right. The car then went over a berm, causing it to go air born. Due to the extensive safety equipment, and a lot of luck, the driver walked away from this crash.

I Want To Go Racing: Getting Started

By: motoraustin 9/8/2010 7:58:30 PM

Interesting article on grassroots racing on Do you race? If so, where?

Tips on Planning a Hot Rod or Custom Build

By: motoraustin 12/2/2008 8:00:00 AM

Read these tips BEFORE you decide to have a shop build your a custom car for you. more...