Fans of ‘80s and ‘90s cars on the Eastern Seaboard have been begging for a Radwood in their neck of the woods seemingly since the first show in San Francisco last year. Until now, the show has been held entirely within the borders of the state of California. That’s about to change as the raddest car show is coming to Atlanta, Georgia. If you are within driving distance, you should definitely go.
It should be mentioned that I am one of the four co-founders of Radwood, and I directly benefit from people attending the show. Jalopnik has been extremely supportive of Radwood since the beginning, teaming up with us for an event in Anaheim last winter, and San Francisco just a couple of months ago. Every time the show has been extremely rad, and Atlanta is going to be one hell of an event. Live music, on-track action, hundreds of awesome cars, and thousands of enthusiasts will be there. Will you?
Radwood has proven to be the fun and goofy celebration of the cars from an era when analog began mixing with digital. It’s not a stuck-up concours, and it’s a bit more structured than a cars and coffee. Everyone in attendance is out to have a good time, and celebrate some underappreciated “youngtimer” classics.
GridLife is running their third annual “South” event at Road Atlanta, a three-day festival of cars, music, and culture at one of the greatest tracks in the nation. From August 24th to the 26th, there will be racing, time attack, and drifting happening on track, and exciting events happening in the infield.
All you need to do is bring your ride, and make sure you’re wearing some period-correct attire. ‘80s and ‘90s styles are coming back with a vengeance, so you can probably find a completely appropriate outfit at your locally established atelier.
Here are the details:
Where: Road Atlanta
When: Saturday, August 25th. Gates open at 8 a.m. and trophies will be awarded at 2 p.m. The show field will remain open all day.
How much: $50 to enter, which includes a 3-day Gridlife attendance pass—camping not included.
What else: Period dress is rad, so do it!
Mark your calendars for what promises to be a very rad time. Further East Coast shows are in the works, so be sure to follow Radwood on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for information as it becomes available.