2010 Hall of Fame Inductees
Tim Walls - Tim is the ultimate WEGO staff member. Through four years of the tour, Tim has not missed one show. He's also been instrumental in obtaining sponsorships that have funded the WEGO Tour (which have provided the great cash prizes and crystal trophies). Tim has also taken care of everything in the Metroplex area related to both the WEGO Tour and the LMPevents & Los Magnificos car shows in the area. A busy man, Tim rarely has a weekend off during car show season. Congrats, Tim!
"King61" (25th Street Promotions) - As the original owner of Hard Kandy Kustoms, "King61" (aka Mike) was the first "title" tour sponsor. Jon and Tim approached Mike with the idea of re-invigorating the Texas car show scene with the WEGO Tour and without hesitation, Mike jumped on-board. Without this initial backing, the WEGO Tour would never have been possible. He has stayed involved each year since, as a tour sponsor each of the first four years.
Terrance Tottress - Never has a car owner shown such dedication to the WEGO Tour. Starting in Year #2, Terrance had perfect attendance for three straight years. Earning the Mild Custom Championship in 2008 & 2009 and also the Tour Championship in 2010. His Impala has become synonymous with the WEGO Tour during this three year stretch. Estimated mileage has included over 37,000 miles driven from his Tulsa, Oklahoma home.
Dallas U.L.A. - From the very beginning, the strongest supporters of the WEGO Tour have been from the Dallas area. This can be attributed primarily to the Dallas ULA. After initially sharing the vision and the calendar with them, the Dallas ULA jumped on-board and immediately began attending the tour shows. The Association Championship has been won by the Dallas ULA each of the first four years of the tour, and they seem poised to continue this run for the forseeable future. That's great leadership and a strong team!
2011 Hall of Fame Inductees
Sam Torres / Torres Empire - The Torres Empire has been a Title Sponsor of the WEGO Tour since 2008. Without the support of Sam and his crew, the WEGO Tour would not be wher it is today. He has even helped the tour reach all the way to San Bernadino, California. This support has helped the WEGO Tour thrive and create a family type bond between WEGO and the Torres Empire.
Kandy Shop Customz - The Kandy Shop has also been a WEGO Tour sponsor for the past 4 years. With much of the support coming behind the scenes, the Kandy Shop has helped keep the WEGO Scion on the road, sponsored "The Outlaw" (WEGO's radical dancer), as well as the soon-to-be-released WEGO Suburban.
Mario Rodriguez - Mario was the original Tour Champion back in 2007. He followed this up with a Radical Championship in 2008 and a 2nd place in Radical in 2009. After a quiet 2010, Mario rejoined the tour in 2011 and created the closest battle ever for the WEGO Championship. While Mario finished in a close 2nd, he still captured the Radical Championship. This marked Mario's 3rd WEGO Title and a place in the 2011 Hall of Fame.
Ernest "Boy" Serrato - Over the past 5 years, the Texas lowrider bike scene has shown they are every bit as good as anywhere in the world. For the past 3 years, Ernest "Boy" Serrato has dominated the WEGO Tour, with 3 straight bike championships in 2009, 2010, and 2011. This easily marked his place in the WEGO Hall of Fame.
Rollerz Only Car Club - The first year of the WEGO Tour saw the epic battle between Dallas Lowriders and Rollerz Only for club of the year. While Dallas Lowriders was the victor, the groundwork was laid. Rollerz Only enjoyed Club Championships in 2008, 2009, and 2010. In 2011, Rollerz Only was again pushed to the limit by Cowboys Life, but managed to prevail in the end, marking their 4th straight Club Championship and spot in the WEGO Hall of Fame.
Michael Chuck (aka McGyver) - Few people on the WEGO Tour even know who he is, but McGyver is the technological backbone of the WEGO Tour. While people know Jon as the face of the WEGO Tour, he turns to McGyver with his ideas for advancement. McGyver has created the car show software (that helps allow them to move-in and judge 800+ entries in record time) and is currently developing an app for this software. More technological advances may be coming soon!
2012 Hall of Fame Inductees
Mario & Randy Garza - The blue Chevy Nova has become a staple of the WEGO Tour the last three years, making it to almost every single show. They became the first "non-lowrider" tour champion in 2011 and almost repeated that feat in 2012. They have also shown outstanding sportsmanship and class along the way.
Bad Boys Hydraulics - The crew from Bad Boys Hydraulics have taken home the title of the "Best Hoppers in the South" by being the WEGO Hop Champions in 2009, 2011, and again in 2012. These three titles proved their dedication to the sport and willingness to travel.
Raymond Lara - Raymond has become a driving force behind the WEGO Tour. Initially, Raymond was a competitor on the tour (coming in 2nd place in Mild Custom in 2007). From there, Raymond became a judge, then an official staff member (after years of probation), and finally, one of our family (not quite literally, but he has slept on our couch a few times). Currently, he is part of our executive board and never misses an event.
Alex & Ramona Vargas - The famous "Chop '71" owned by Alex and Ramona Vargas was one of the original supporters of the WEGO Tour. This famous lowrider won the Full Custom class in 2008 and 2009 and finished a close 2nd in 2010. In 2012, the car was being re-done with the goal of that elusive 3rd title in hand. Sadly, Alex passed away before realizing this dream but the families dedication to the sport and support of WEGO earned them a spot in the WEGO Hall of Fame.
2013 Hall of Fame Inductees
Eazy Garcia - Eazy has a ride that has truly changed the game. A conversion to a two-door convertible, Cadillac has been done so well to his ride that the average person can't even tell this wasn't a factory option. His car has created hours of conversations with the WEGO staff and judges as far as points and credit for modifications. We were first introduced to Eazy in 2008, as he took the tour by storm winning his first Tour Championship. After getting even more work done to his Radical ride, Eazy returned to win the Radical Class in both 2012 and 2013, earning his place in the WEGO Hall of Fame.
2014 Hall of Fame Inductees
Jay Perez - Jay has won numerous awards on the WEGO Tour, including Street Custom champion in 2012, 2nd place in Mild in 2013, and helped his son place in the top 3 of the bike class in 2013 and 2014. Always one to exhibit great sportsmanship and support of fellow riders, he was an easy Hall of Fame selection who has now moved into helping with the shows as well.
John Twitty - John's family has placed in the top 3 in the bike class in 2009, 2010, and 2011. John won the Bike Championship in 2014 as well as Tour Champ in 2012 and 3rd place Radical in 2011, 2013, and 2014. He is now an official 2 ring winner both as a competitor and supporter (Kandy Shop Kustoms).
C-Loc - C-Loc made his mark on the tour as the Full Custom champ in 2012. He followed that with a 3rd place finish in 2013, and then won the Tour Championship in 2014 to earn his Hall of Fame ring. He has shown great loyalty and support to the car show scene.
Kyle Redus - Kyle went from 2nd place Radical in 2012 and 2013 to the Tour Hop Champion in 2014. On a side note, he's also won the Hop Championship in 2015 and 2016 since being inducted into the Hall of Fame. And, he did all of this while travelling to the shows from Wichita, Kansas. That's dedication.
2015 Hall of Fame Inductees
Jair G. - Jair quickly became a tour supporter back in 2012. He won his first official title as Full Custom Champion in 2014 and followed that up with 2nd place in Radical in 2015. He was also instrumental in building the tour following in Central Texas and spreading the tour to new markets.
Ricky DeRobles - Ricky went from 3rd place in Mild Custom in 2012 to the Semi Custom Champion in 2013 and 2014. He then placed 2nd in Semi Custom in 2015 to cement his status as a WEGO Hall of Famer. Always a great supporter and great sport, Ricky has definitely earned his place.
Illegal Toys - Having placed in the top 3 in the club standings, with a car club from Oklahoma required an extreme amount of dedication. With 80% of the shows in Texas (and no members in Texas), the travel has been hard and expensive. But, these great sports have continued to shine and had a member capture the Tour Championship in 2015 to earn their place in the Hall of Fame.
2016 Hall of Fame Inductees
Gilbert (USA Motorsports) - A long-time supporter of the WEGO Tour. Gilbert has played a role in bringing more excitement to the car hop and dance in recent years with his amazing dancers. Always one to help promote the shows, Gilbert has continued to show his dedication to the scene.
Albert Ramos (Nokturnal) - Albert went from 2nd place Radical in 2014, to the Radical Champion in both 2015 and 2016. He has traveled as far as Chicago to support the tour and his club as he worked towards his place in the Hall of Fame.
Curtis Walker (Nokturnal) - Curtis went from 2nd place in Mild Custom in 2014 to the Mild Champion in both 2015 and 2016. A great sport and a great supporter he is truly an ambassador to the custom car show scene.
40 and a 5th - 40 and a 5th is a one chapter car club from Oklahoma that has always supported and followed the WEGO Tour. In addition to travelling to all of the shows, the club also has a show of their own that is an annual WEGO Tour stop in Oklahoma. The ring was presented to Turk Prince on behalf of the club.
Jay Perez (Waco SummerBash) - One year, many years ago, Jon and Raymond sat in the parking lot after the Temple car show and talked to a young promoter named Jay Perez. He jumped on the tour the following year with his Waco SummerBash and has been a fixture on the tour since. This show has annually been one of our favorites on the tour. But, more than that, Jay has also been a supporter of the other shows, always willing to help out whenever needed. He has beco