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Houstonians get revved up at exclusive AutomotiveMap launch party

Houstonians get revved up at exclusive AutomotiveMap launch party

Automotive Map launch party 2019 Justin Makris, David Gow, Neal Patel
Justin Makris, David Gow, and Neal Patel. Photo by Jacob Power
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Elizabeth and Alan Stein
Elizabeth and Alan Stein.  Photo by Jacob Power
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Eileen Falkenberg-Hull and Kaitlyn Dykstra
Eileen Falkenberg-Hull and Kaitlyn Dykstra. Photo by Jacob Power
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Elvin Hayes and David Gow
Elvin Hayes and David Gow. Photo by Jacob Power
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Lonnie Schiller, Rachel Conrad, and Chris Dvorachek
Lonnie Schiller, Rachel Conrad, and Chris Dvorachek. Photo by Jacob Power
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Linda and Scott Burdine, Julie Griffith, and Dr. John Craddock
Linda and Scott Burdine, Julie Griffith, and Dr. John Craddock. Photo by Jacob Power
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Fred Faour and Glenn Davis
Fred Faour and Glenn Davis.  Photo by Jacob Power
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Hope Erwin and Amy Rasplicka
Hope Erwin and Amy Rasplicka. Photo by Jacob Power
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Savannah Evans, Natalie Harms, Ben Griffin, Taylor Anne Adams, and Laura Beavers
Savannah Evans, Natalie Harms, Ben Griffin, Taylor Anne Adams, and Laura Beavers. Photo by Jacob Power
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Nick Florescu and Chris Dvorachek
Nick Florescu and Chris Dvorachek. Photo by Jacob Power
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Erin and Deedee Howes and David Gow
Aaron and Deedee Howes and David Gow. Photo by Jacob Power
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Kristina Anderson, Marissa Lucas, and Judith Goode
Kristina Anderson, Marissa Lucas, and Judith Goode. Photo by Jacob Power
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Sylvia Celeste and Freddy Goerges
Sylvia Celeste and Freddy Goerges. Photo by Jacob Power
Automotive Map launch party 2019
The luxe spread at The Grove.  Photo by Jacob Power
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Glenn Davis Elvin Hayes
Photo by Jacob Power
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Elizabeth Stein Lisa Appleby
Photo by Jacob Power
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Will McCallum, Chris Buckner, Aldo Ortiz, Lawson Gow
Will McCallum, Chris Buckner, Aldo Ortiz, and Lawson Gow. Photo by Jacob Power
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Alex Gold, Daisha Mitchell, Steven Campbell, and Elissa Walker Campbell
Alex Gold, Daisha Mitchell, Steven Campbell, and Elissa Walker Campbell. Photo by Jacob Power
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Justin Makris, David Gow, Neal Patel
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Elizabeth and Alan Stein
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Eileen Falkenberg-Hull and Kaitlyn Dykstra
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Elvin Hayes and David Gow
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Lonnie Schiller, Rachel Conrad, and Chris Dvorachek
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Linda and Scott Burdine, Julie Griffith, and Dr. John Craddock
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Fred Faour and Glenn Davis
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Hope Erwin and Amy Rasplicka
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Savannah Evans, Natalie Harms, Ben Griffin, Taylor Anne Adams, and Laura Beavers
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Nick Florescu and Chris Dvorachek
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Erin and Deedee Howes and David Gow
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Kristina Anderson, Marissa Lucas, and Judith Goode
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Sylvia Celeste and Freddy Goerges
Automotive Map launch party 2019
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Glenn Davis Elvin Hayes
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Elizabeth Stein Lisa Appleby
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Will McCallum, Chris Buckner, Aldo Ortiz, Lawson Gow
Automotive Map launch party 2019 Alex Gold, Daisha Mitchell, Steven Campbell, and Elissa Walker Campbell

On a crisp Election Night evening, Houstonians motored to The Grove to mix and mingle at the exclusive launch party for the hottest new destination for car lovers, AutomotiveMap.

The newest site from Gow Media and the team behind CultureMap, InnovationMap, and SportsMap, AutomotiveMap will steer passionate readers to the latest car news and inside looks at the hottest rides, from an army of in-the-know experts.

The exclusive event featured a host of business leaders, social stars, and motoring enthusiasts. Gow Media CEO David Gow welcomed guests, explaining the “wild ride” growth of Gow Media’s platforms and introducing the new site and founding editor, Eileen Falkenberg-Hull.

“What I love about Eileen is that she knows everything about about autos, she’s a great writer, and she’s savvy,” Gow noted.

Falkenberg-Hull laid out the map for AutomotiveMap. “AutomotiveMap appeals to the average customer with the goal of informing their purchasing decisions,” she explained. “It engages with enthusiasts and works to encourage enthusiasm among those discovering their passion. And it covers a wide variety of material from new cars to auto industry innovations to sexy cars and car culture.”

While trading cool car stories, guests noshed on a feast provided by The Grove, including bacon-wrapped quail, fried truffle macaroni and cheese, tuna tartare tacos, avocado toast with lentils and radishes, and fried fish fritters. A smorgasbord in the form of a massive antipasto station with cured meats and cheeses greeted diners.

Attendees also snapped pics at the selfie booth and clamored around ESPN 97.5 hosts Fred Faour, A.J. Hoffman, and Glenn Davis as the teams broadcasted live from the event. 

“I don’t think people realize how many people have a passion for cars in this city,” said avid car collector Alan Stein, whose collection ranges from a 1935 Chrysler AirFlow to new Ferraris. “A lot of it is under the radar. I think people love their cars, their collections, and so this will be interesting.”

Seen in the crowd were NBA legend, Elvin Hayes; Nick Florescu; Elizabeth Stein; Lawson Gow; John and Leah Manlove; John and Mary Craddock; David Stevenson; Scott and Linda Burdine; Steven and Andi Berkman; Mark and Meredith Barineau; Audrey Gow; Natalie Harms; Chris Dvorachek; Justin Makris; and Neal Patel.

Revved-up enthusiasts can follow AutomotiveMap daily as well as on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

“The launch party is just the beginning,” said Falkenberg-Hull. “AutomotiveMap will evolve to be a true multimedia destination for everything automotive.”