About MOTOR Texas

The Mission

My name is James Wilder and I am the owner and creator of MOTOR Texas.

For over ten years it has my personal mission to promote and advance a positive view of automotive culture within Texas and to make known to those beyond our border the many awesome transportation related events and attractions Texas has to offer!

There's so much Texas and so little time!

The Work

Here's what I do to accomplish my mission.

List Events: But not just any events! I list the best Texas transportation related events such as car shows, air shows, train events, and popular monthly automotive meetups (especially those sponsored by towns).

Write About Texas: I write about attractions that are of interest to auto enthusiasts. Some of the attractions include automobile museums, military museums, historic buildings (from an automobile perspective) such as old motels and motor courts, diners, roadside attractions and more!

I also dive into Texas automobile history with articles on the development of the automobile, highways and car culture in Texas.

MOTOR Texas History

MOTOR Texas went live on November 1, 2011, but it really all started with an idea in 2005.

MOTOR Texas came about through years of hard work building and running MOTOR Austin, an auto enthuiast web site for the good folks in Austin, Texas.

The idea of centralizing information about Austin car culture started in 2005. It began as a sub-site on another website I was running.

In 2008, MOTOR Austin got its own domain: The events listing became a popular and trusted source for Austin and Central Texas area car shows, so in 2011 I decided to take it state wide with MOTOR Texas!

But wait, there's more...

Car Movies

Like most car enthusiasts, I enjoy car movies. I used to keep a text file that listed the car movies I watched and the ones I haven't seen.

In 2015, I decided to take my text file list of movies and create a website that listed all car movies. You can find this list at

Car Photography Life

In 2020 I made it my goal to double-down on my photography skills.

After posting several articles on MOTOR Texas, I realized this needed to be its own website.

CarPhotography.Life was born and given a mission of its own:

"To encourage you to cultivate your car photography skills as a lifelong artistic endeavor."


Great is the Way

Also in 2020 I decided to reach more people with a message of hope.

I realized more people needed a positive message in a dark time.

I believe the best path to success is in serving others.

"Success principles plus daily training and encouragement."





How To Submit An Event

To submit a transportation related event for our listing please see the Invite Texas page.


Email: motortexas.usa(at)

Make sure to add the ".usa" part and replace the (at) with the @ symbol!