Border Bash

February 3rd, 2010

The Second Annual Fiesta in the Rio Grande Valley

ST-1002-BASH-leadIf you live in a border town, such as McAllen, Texas, a mix of customs and heritages will blend together. For the second time, Rafael “Rafa” Soto put on Border Bash, which attracted custom trucks and lowriders alike. Rafa not only throws this show for fun and to encourage the truck scene in the RGV, but for charity as well. He is a cancer survivor and is using his second chance in life not only to spend the time with his family, but also to give back. The show has raised over $10,000 for a local children’s cancer clinic, Vannie E. Cook Jr. Over 400 vehicles came from all over Texas and even Mexico to the event that featured not only the hottest trucks that the Lone Star State has to offer, but also a large variety of the best Mexican food around, including tamales, carnitas, carne asada, and the always delicious elotes.



The Second Annual Fiesta in the Rio Grande Valley

ST-1002-BASH-leadIf you live in a border town, such as McAllen, Texas, a mix of customs and heritages will blend together. For the second time, Rafael “Rafa” Soto put on Border Bash, which attracted custom trucks and lowriders alike. Rafa not only throws this show for fun and to encourage the truck scene in the RGV, but for charity as well. He is a cancer survivor and is using his second chance in life not only to spend the time with his family, but also to give back. The show has raised over $10,000 for a local children’s cancer clinic, Vannie E. Cook Jr. Over 400 vehicles came from all over Texas and even Mexico to the event that featured not only the hottest trucks that the Lone Star State has to offer, but also a large variety of the best Mexican food around, including tamales, carnitas, carne asada, and the always delicious elotes.

Aside from the great food, hot trucks and friendly atmosphere, a few games were played like an attempt to fit as many people into the smallest car around. With competing car club members tucked up under the dash and seats, even the winners felt uncomfortable. The awards for the show were custom made by a few companies, including TC Autoworks, SuicideDoors, Tips of Texas Off-Road, DBC Custom, Empire Motorsport, Classic Trim, and LP performance. Rafa could not have thrown the show without some help from some friends: first is Eric Garza from Club Fuego for letting them have the show at his western club and hosting the after party; and last but not least, Rafa would also like to thank his club, Severed Ties, for its support.

Don’t forget to attend Border Bash next year in McAllen, Texas. And don’t forget your sombrero either!

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