Radwood Is Coming to Philadelphia on Oct. 14! Are You Rad Enough to Be There?

Photo: Kurt Klingensmith

In 1985, George Washington rolled up to what is now called Philadelphia in his Mitsubishi Starion ESI-R, planted his flag, and loudly proclaimed, “This land is called America, and it’s gonna be dope.” To commemorate this important event, and to celebrate all 1980s and 1990s rides, the retro car show Radwood is finally coming to the East Coast next month!


This goes without saying, but you should come. We’ll be there too.

Over the past year, the Radwood shows in San Francisco, Anaheim and Atlanta have provided grassroots car culture with a nice shot in the arm, giving all of us a chance to enjoy the ‘80s and ‘90s cars we grew up dreaming about in a laid back, casual atmosphere, all dressed up in neon athleisure wear and Michael Jackson-inspired jackets.

Now the show’s coming to Philadelphia on October 14, and you have to be there.

Here are the details:

Where: The Navy Yard in Philadelphia, PA

When: Sunday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST

How much: $10 to spectate, $25 to show your car, $15 to show your motorcycle. $70 for Radwood Royalty, the best of the best and subject to organizer approval, but that gets you showcase parking and a t-shirt. Kids 12 and under get in free.


What else: Cars and bikes (and some carryover models) made from 1980-1999 only, and period dress is compulsory!

Register here, and buy merch here.

And once again, we at Jalopnik are doing our part to help spread the word. Our team will be driving in from New York and throwing another reader ride contest like we did earlier this year for the San Francisco show, so watch the site for a formal announcement on that soon.


You have a month to sort out the details. Govern yourselves accordingly. We can’t wait to see you at the show. Until then, stay as rad as possible.

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