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More Bones' Trip to the Lone Star Round Up


"More Bones" has seen it's fair share of pavement, but this was it's first trip to the Lone Star Round Up. The Hot Rods & Custom Stuff built 1932 Ford Roadster, owned by Chick Koszis, was an America's Most Beautiful Roaster (AMBR) contender just a few short years ago. Since then, Chick has racked up over 17,500 miles in "More Bones" and accumulated some of those on his recent trip to Austin. Check out the story below. 


"One of the many items on my hot rodder Bucket List was a trek to the Lone Star Round Up held in Austin, Texas every spring. This year there were no more excuses not to attend. I enlisted good friend Jim Sheridan to share the driving and we were set. The plan was to leave San Diego County and intercept Andy and Sue Brizio and a bunch of San Francisco bay area rodders in Tucson, Arizona on our first night out. Right on schedule, we rolled in and the bay area bunch soon followed. From there, we caravanned with them (over 20 cars) with overnight stops in El Paso and Sonora, Texas before arriving at our destination in Austin.
The Lone Star Round Up is a collection of inter-related events spanning several days. We attended a special session of late night blues at Steve Wertheimer’s newest club, C-Boy’s Heart & Soul on South Congress Street where Jimmie Vaughan played several sets before heading out via chartered bus to the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame to participate in the induction of his younger brother, Stevie Ray into the Hall of Fame. Thursday found us wandering the countryside south and east of Austin, and ending up at the Kickoff BBQ hosted by the Meatheads car club. Great BBQ, great live music, and great cars and people abounded out in the country. The skies were threatening but we got back to our hotel in downtown Austin before thunderstorms broke out. Friday was the first official day of the Round Up at the Travis County Exposition Center (fairgrounds). All in our group were honored with “Feature Car Parking” next to the spectator entrance. The Round Up features a couple thousand cars (at least), a swap meet, mini-bike races, vendors’ exhibits, a wide variety of food merchants, and of course, live music on stage including San Diego’s own Paladins. More of the same was on tap for Saturday and I enjoyed every minute of it..."

- Chick Koszis