Texas Tops /
Dairy Queen Monthly Ice Cream Social -- McAllen
On the second
Saturday of every month, Jay Hanshaw invites all those who enjoy
old cars and hot rods over to his place for a truly neat event.
Jay is the owner of Texas Tops in McAllen, which sells and
installs various truck and vehicle accessories and toppers for
pick-ups. Jay also owns a beautiful 1924 Buick sedan, and
a nostalgic 1958 Chevrolet Nomad. He not only invites us all
to come out and enjoy the time hanging out in his parking lot,
but he even buys the first 50 cars there a couple of ice cream
sundaes from the neighboring Dairy Queen. Jay cares about
cars and the people who like them so much, he even went and had
extra lights installed in the parking lot which he turns on just
for this event each month.
this event attracts on average about 60 various cars. Some
people stop by and stay the whole time, while others will come
and go throughout the evening. One of the truly
interesting things with this event is that it seems every month
that there are always different people and cars that show up.
Often cars that have not ever been seen before or that were not
known to be in the area make their appearance at this event.
There also is usually a good number of corvettes and mustangs
that stop in from the valley corvette club and mustang club.
Often a few interesting motorcycles also come and hang out with
the crowd for a while as well.
This event has
really become a fun event to come out to. It is nice for
families to stop by and look at the various cars and visit with
the owners. You can bring out your own chair and sit in
the evening breeze and visit with others, stop and get something
to eat at the Dairy Queen, take a look through Jay's store and
view his many neat pictures and various antiques which decorate
the facility. Jay is a true car nut and a true friend to
the old car community. He also is a distributor for all
your MoonEyes equipment needs for your hot rod and sells various
goodies for you and your car. Be sure to stop by and enjoy
this event the next time it comes up. This outing is held
every second Saturday of each month at Texas Tops / Dairy Queen
in McAllen, located on Business 83 near the corner of McColl.
Be sure to come out and join us next time and be sure to say
hello to Jay and thank him for all his efforts.
For more information contact
Jay at Texas Tops at (956) 682-1148 or email:
Pictures are random
shots from different months of this event.