The state of Texas was buzzing weeks before the 2012 DUB Show Tour landed in one of our favorite Southern cities, Dallas, on Sunday, May 20, 2012! And as predicted, the Dallas Convention Center was filled with some of the hottest rides in the state and beyond. It was our biggest event ever in Dallas with more than 25,000 in attendance!
And the crowd wasn’t the only thing that came out in numbers, as the cars took up practically all the room in the Convention Center. We were full from wall-to-wall with more than 700 custom rides on display. It was definitely a record for our Dallas stops. The show was so big that even a few members from car clubs in Southern California (Nokturnal, Swift, Xplizit and Techniques) made the trip to compete with some of Texas’ finest. But no doubt, Dallas came out strong, making the competition pretty fierce for all the judges. The “Best Car Club” award went to Swift, who showed up with more than 70 rides, while “Best of Show” was given to the crazy and highly customized “Massive Destruction” Lincoln Navigator from Nokturnal Car Club. “Best Lowrider” was awarded to Juan P. Sifuentes from Brown Impressions Car Club, while Branded Customs took home “Best Retail Shop” for their show-stopping fleet of vehicles.
After show-goers got their car fill, it was time to enjoy all the interactive displays and booths. There was never a dull moment at the Monster Energy Zone, which was packed all day with people wanting samples of the Monster Energy DUB Edition drink and pictures and autographs with the beautiful Monster Girls. The Boost Mobile booth was like a raging party with beautiful models, good music and lots of giveaways. But the Pirelli models also caught the attention of a lot of fans, giving their booth lots of traffic.
There was massive Safe House giveaways at the DUB Garage booth, including posters from the intense action thriller flick. The “Custom Bike Shoot-Out” by Harley-Davidson featured some mean machines, while MMA enthusiasts got up close and personal with Johny “Big Rigg” Hendricks in Harley’s booth courtesy of UFC. Toyo Tires also had former Strikeforce women’s champion, Miesha Tate, signing autographs in their booth.
Sony’s booth displayed all their latest audio gear, while Pioneer’s booth showed off their MIXTRAX van that’s like a club on wheels! Savini and Forgiato had their new wheel styles in their booths, while other vendors in attendance included Soundstream, Trendsetters, Scion Racing and more.
Local radio station 97.9 The Beat was in the house and locked in an amazing lineup for the Boost Mobile Concert Series. Getting the stage warmed up were N.O.4, DSG, Yung Nation, Meance, Enertia, Lil Keke, Z-Ro and Loverance. Texas spitter Paul Wall felt right at home in front of the Dallas crowd, while Travis Porter, Slim Thug, Kia Shine, Dorrough and Kirko Bangz hyped up the crowd with their hits. Baby Bash and Wale had all the ladies screaming, but it was Young Jeezy who stirred the crowd into a frenzy.
No doubt the 2012 Dallas stop of the DUB Show Tour was off the hook and we’d like to thank the fans, car clubs and exhibitors for participating in the show. But none of it would be possible without the help from our sponsors: Monster Energy, Boost Mobile, Pirelli, Safe House, Harley-Davidson, UFC, Mobil1, Kawasaki, “The DUB Magazine Project,” TIS, Dropstars, DUB Garage, MOTIV and Gear.