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2012-08-02 / Community News

Impromptu Car Show?


Snow’s was already pretty busy when the Meatheads arrived, but a few of their cars were parked side by side down the street from the famous restaurant. Pictured above are an old Dodge van decked out with a purple flame, an old street hot rod with an exposed engine compartment and a 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne. Snow’s was already pretty busy when the Meatheads arrived, but a few of their cars were parked side by side down the street from the famous restaurant. Pictured above are an old Dodge van decked out with a purple flame, an old street hot rod with an exposed engine compartment and a 1959 Chevrolet Biscayne. Was it an impromptu car show, or just a group of car enthusiasts who decided to take a road trip to town? Well, it was a little of both! Last Saturday, members of the Meatheads came to Lexington, making a substantial “showing” in the heart of town. Their arrival had many people asking “Hey, why didn’t we know about the car show being here this weekend?”

Meatheads is a group of car enthusiasts, most from the Austin area, who get together every month or so to do what they love the most – drive their hot rods and classic cars someplace –and to eat! They are men and women who love their cars AND meat!


Ashley, Wyatt and John Tullis waiting in line at Snow’s. Ashley, Wyatt and John Tullis waiting in line at Snow’s. Last Saturday, Snow’s BBQ was their destination, and they came in mass. Somewhere between 25 and 40 vehicles, carrying 100 +/- people drove to town to eat some MEAT at the best barbecue joint in Texas. The guy who started Meatheads in 2008, John Tullis, was there, along with his lovely bride, Ashley, and their baby boy, Wyatt.

They have a facebook page with about 200 participating members. They don’t have “meetings” at a club house or anything. They just meet to eat meat!

Their membership is open to anyone with the same interests. To learn more about becoming a Meathead, go to their facebook page. That’s where you’ll also find out where they’ll be the next time they hit the road!



This 1955 Buick Special belongs to John and Ashley Tullis, the original Meatheads! This 1955 Buick Special belongs to John and Ashley Tullis, the original Meatheads!

Several members of the Meatheads donned their shirt, complete with logo and a 4-wheeled hog! Several members of the Meatheads donned their shirt, complete with logo and a 4-wheeled hog!

Kerry Bexley, owner of Snow’s, didn’t have much time to raise his head on Saturday. His restaurant began to fill up at 8 a.m. that morning and he didn’t stop slicing brisket until he ran out about noon. That’s one of his daughters, Ally, at the left, grinning at the customers in line at the counter. And of course, Tootsie, Kerry’s famed pit master-ette, was busy at the pits, keeping the steam table stocked and ready for Kerry’s knife. Kerry Bexley, owner of Snow’s, didn’t have much time to raise his head on Saturday. His restaurant began to fill up at 8 a.m. that morning and he didn’t stop slicing brisket until he ran out about noon. That’s one of his daughters, Ally, at the left, grinning at the customers in line at the counter. And of course, Tootsie, Kerry’s famed pit master-ette, was busy at the pits, keeping the steam table stocked and ready for Kerry’s knife.

It was a beautiful, albeit HOT, Saturday morning as the line spilled over the ramp leading up to Snow’s serving counter, and wrapped around the street down by the old peanut company. The line was well out the door BEFORE the Meatheads got to town, so their numbers made the line substantially longer. Not to worry, however. Several members of the Meatheads told us they had called Kerry last week to let him know they would be coming. He obliged them by making sure he had plenty of food when they arrived, which they promptly, and gladly, took off his hands! It was a beautiful, albeit HOT, Saturday morning as the line spilled over the ramp leading up to Snow’s serving counter, and wrapped around the street down by the old peanut company. The line was well out the door BEFORE the Meatheads got to town, so their numbers made the line substantially longer. Not to worry, however. Several members of the Meatheads told us they had called Kerry last week to let him know they would be coming. He obliged them by making sure he had plenty of food when they arrived, which they promptly, and gladly, took off his hands!

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