Don't Forget Your Totally Radical '80s And '90's Car Show Radwood 2 Is Right Around The Corner

Image credit: Kurt Klingensmith
Image credit: Kurt Klingensmith

Hey kids! Are you in the Los Angeles area and have nothing to do Saturday, Dec. 2? Do you need an excuse to get out those old windbreakers, Members Only jackets and neon leotards? Then come to Radwood 2, our ‘80s and ‘90s-themed car show. It’s gonna be totally bitchin’.


This is your reminder that Jalopnik is sponsoring a fabulous car show you can attend if the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show isn’t quite your style. Who needs new cars anyway? All those electronic gizmos and gadgets are just extra problems waiting to go wrong. Again, only ‘80s and ‘90's cars welcome here.


You still have time to pre-register your car, which will guarantee you a spot. You can also purchase a day-of ticket for the same price, but we might have to put you in the overflow lot. As it stands right now, there are only 60 pre-register spots left. Day-of tickets are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The overflow lot will be for spectators as well. There might eventually be a limit, but we won’t reach that, hopefully. We certainly don’t want to discourage anyone coming to show their car. The lot we’re using for spectator parking will fit about 400 cars.

Dirty details below:

Where: The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, California

When: Saturday, December 2, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

How much: The standard cost to enter the car show is $25 per car, or $10 to spectate (children 12 and under enter free). There will also be a limited number of #RadwoodRoyalty event entries given special display parking, as well as a special event t-shirts, at a rate of $50 per car. In addition to the cars, guests will be treated to period-appropriate entertainment, and a real good time.


How to sign up: Head on over to the Radwood Eventbrite site!

What cars: Cars built between Jan. 1, 1980 and Dec. 31, 1999, though exceptions will be made for earlier cars with a distinctly period-correct aesthetic, or later “continuation” models.


What else: Period dress is compulsory! Dress like it’s the ‘80s or ‘90s. Not hard to do these days.

Team Jalopnik and many of our friends will be there, too, and we plan on partying like it’s 1987.


Also, East Coast friends listen up! The Hurricane Car Show is back on! Details here.


Hope to see everyone at both events!

Writer at Jalopnik and consumer of many noodles.

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I’ve read on the FB event page that the “Royalty” section is full. Only a few pre-registered spots left. I’m signed up. See you there.