Now in its 39th year, the Tejano Super Car Show highlights some of the Southwest’s finest low riders, custom classics, top-knotch trucks, and bikes. Held at the Ector County Coliseum, the Tejano Super Car Show has attracted approximately 10,000 automobile enthusiasts and car clubs from the surrounding area in past years. Explore the spectacle and admire the mechanical wizardry of this year’s impressive displays. High-flying hydraulics are flaunted during the Car Hop competition where soaring springiness is rewarded with cash and trophies that can see into the future. Take a break from vehicular viewing to enjoy live entertainment on one of three stages, featuring hip hop performances by Spyder Streetz, Smuc, Zoe, Carolyn Rodriquez, Chon Arauza, and Nando y Solja Kingz.
At Circus Gatti, exotic animals, hilarious showmen, and thrilling daredevils delight families in an outrageous three-ring spectacle. During the two-hour show, elephants Tika and Patti stomp to Bollywood choreography, and the Liberty Ponies knock their synchronized hooves under the deft direction of Miss Genevieve, who conducts with a baton made of sugar cubes. The Great Oscar soars through the heavens with nothing but an oversize rope and bones infused with helium, with The Queen Bee delivering further aerial thrills while fluttering beside her hive in an atmospheric ballet. Pipin and Poppy elicit laughs with their comedy routine, and Miss Elizabeth induces awe with a contortion and balancing act in which she fires an arrow with her legs and feet while hanging upside down. After the show, those who opted for the meet and greet will brush elbows with the circus stars, snapping photos and asking questions regarding their skill, bravery, and how to construct a Q-tip big enough to clean an elephant's ear.
With a straightforward approach to fitness, Flex 24 grants health-minded Homo sapiens round-the-clock access to workout essentials. Guests can shore up physiques on a full range of brand-name weight equipment, including plate-loaded Hammer Strength and Cybex cable machines, along with 30,000 pounds of free weights. Each cardio unit features an individual LCD TV, allowing indoor runners to compare their form against slow-motion examples from the Six Million Dollar Man and stationary riders to envision their dream of cycling through local news stations. The club encourages self-directed exercise, but experienced staffers keep hours to share iron-pumping pointers and help set up personal-training sessions.
The Odessa Jackalopes have provided live hockey, family-friendly prices, and full-contact High Tea since 1997 at the modern-styled Ector County Coliseum. From the Jackalopes' home base, also known as the “Jack Shack,” spectators get the opportunity to see professional hockey players on their way up from the AA CHL to the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers or the NHL’s New York Islanders. Mascot Slap Jack is also present to entertain the younger fans and infuriate taxonomic biologists with his rabbity antler-antics.
Diamond Lanes is a family-friendly establishment with 40 bowling lanes, a game room, and restaurant with bar and lounge. At night, Diamond Lanes takes the spectacle of bowling to the next logical plateau: outer space. During the light-laden block of glow bowling, rolling crews can strike, spare, and slam-dance their way through frame after frame of audio-assisted action. Bumper bowling lanes are available at no extra cost.