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10th edition of Blast to the Past will be last one for WHM

August 4, 2018 GMT

When the Houston car club, West Houston Muscle (WHM), first started in 2009, one of the first events they held was their night time car cruise show, the Blast to the Past. Now, the club has decided to change things up, and have announced that the upcoming Blast to the Past night show, the 10th incarnation of the event, will be their last one.

Club president and founder, Sean Tajipour, is excited about making the 10th Blast to the Past event the best one yet.

“Blast to the Past started off as a weekly cruise-in at 59 Diner with just a couple hundred cars, then grew to a yearly, massive cruise-in that could facilitate our 1,000-plus attendance,” said Tajipour, adding that locations have included, “places (like) Katy Mills, Constellation Field, and, now, to end things, Lonestar Motorsports Park.”

As for why the club decided to end this event, Tajipour said the club will continue to host its annual Shootout Drag Races in January, as well as the Musclepalooza show, but he also has some new events in the works, and hints at the changes ahead.

“I think it is time to introduce something new for the car community in Houston and set the bar high again for unique and fun, family-friendly events,” Tajipour said. “I have been working on something for a while that will be revealed in 2019. It felt like it was time to freshen things up.”

Part of what has made the WHM Blast to the Past shows such a hit with the crowds has been their all-inclusive approach, with both classic and modern rides welcome at the events.

“Blast to the Past does a great job on bringing old school vs. new school. We get to see all eras of muscle cars, and doing it at Night under the stars just makes it a little bit more special,” Tajipour said.

But the shows aren’t just limited to the muscle car crowd.

“All types of auto enthusiasts get together for this event, not just American Muscle Fans. This event just become a haven for gear heads all over Texas, and Louisiana,” he said.

When it comes to what to expect for the final show, Tajipour said, “You can expect to see a lot of horsepower, burnouts and records broken. We are going to give Blast to the Past a proper send off!”

Come on out next weekend to celebrate the end of an era for the WHM and enjoy the “Blast to the Past X: The Grand Finale” cruise-in and drag race at the Lonestar Motorsportspark in Sealy, on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 6-10 p.m. Admission is $10, with children 12 and under admitted for free, and $40 to race your own car at the show.

For more information about the Blast to the Past show or to learn more about the West Houston Muscle car club, visit them online at www.West Houston Muscle.com.

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