Every year car enthusiasts from around the country attend vintage car shows hosted by The Kontinentals, a car club based in Austin, Texas. Here, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top poses for photographer George Brainard's camera. Gibbons also wrote the introduction to Brainard's new book, "All Tore Up."
Smoke rises from around the tires of a vintage car at the show.
Car show attendees Aly, a domestic violence and sexual assault counselor, and Jaye, a model and bartender, have a laugh in front of the camera.
Classic cars race down a stretch of track.
Rogelio, an artist and rockabilly enthusiast, poses at one of the events. "...There were a bunch of people taking pictures of the cars, but there was nobody who was really documenting the people and the culture," Brainard said.
The spring Lonestar Round Up car show hosts vintage "hot rods" and custom rides from all over the country.
The car show's attendees vary widely in age. Here, Levi wears a hot rod themed T-shirt.
The front grill of a car reflects the grounds of the car show.
"Rock & Roller" Brent strikes a pose. From short captions -- such as merely "drunk" -- to quotes and page-length stories, people's descriptions of themselves serve as the captions throughout the book.
The back of a drag racing car is seen at one of the car shows.
"Got Beehive?" Artist and vendor Cyndi shows off her unique hairstyle for the camera.
Cars race during the later hours of the show.
"The people-watching at these shows is unparalleled," Brainard muses in the introduction of the book.
Cars pass near a racetrack.
Shaun and Marl are car enthusiasts from Japan. As the number of attendees at the car shows grow, more people from around the world flock to Texas to join in.
Vintage cars in line on the show grounds.
Shaun, a motorcycle tech shop owner in Texas, poses with his daughter.
Various makes and models of classic cars are seen on the grounds of a show.
"I wouldn't direct (the people) much," said Brainard. "For the most part, I just told people where to stand and let them be themselves." Here, Linzie, a business student and part-time model, shows off her rockabilly style.
A view of the car show grounds. Every year the show sees an increase in attendance.