Yep, you read it right… “Garage Crawl”. That’s what they call it when a group of crazed car guys descend upon a number of specialty garages in and around the Austin area. Central Texas is home to an astounding number of custom car fabricators, restorers, and craftsmen.
It happens at least once a year, this time in connection with the growing Lone Star Hot Rod Roundup weekend, held on April 4-6, 2014.
The crawl, organized by local Austinite Mark Gustafson, is free to any and all participants. It begins early in the morning, where drivers are given maps to the destination garages, and are then free to travel to each venue on their own (although most of the group travels in a single caravan, creating quite a spectacle for roadside observers.
In fact, just viewing the incredible variety of vehicles driven on the ‘crawl’ can be almost as interesting as the destinations. I say ‘almost’, because tucked away in some truly remote locations of Central Texas are a number of custom car fabricators creating some incredible works of art.
This year, the crawl took drivers north of Georgetown, to visit locations near little known villages such as Andice, Wahlburg, and Jarrell.
Car guys who didn’t participate in the drive this year missed a really special occasion. You can enjoy a few highlights by watching the video below: