OK, Gritty didn’t really show up to this. We were hoping and praying he would, but no dice. Enjoy this mockup instead.
Photo: Kristen Lee

This Sunday at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Radwood once again proved that it’s grown beyond just a dope car show for fans of teal and splash graphics. It’s now a movement, a true staple in car culture. And you made it happen.

Photo: Justin Westbrook

We heard around 600 cars turned out for the northeast’s inaugural ’80s and ’90s car appreciation event, plus many more spectators. I believe it. I went to the Los Angeles show last year and this was even bigger—and in some ways even better. There was pizza! Beer! Rad music! People in Akira costumes! Awards!

Photo: Kristen Lee

There were wagons and imports and Ferraris with side vents. There were rotary engines and bizarre Chrysler-Mitsubishi tie-ups. There was a prototype DeLorean and a Koenig Mercedes. The folks from Subaru even hauled some of their wedge-shaped GT cars out of the vault.

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Overall, the event was a blast, and we’re grateful to the Radwood organizers for making it happen so well. Jalopnik is proud to be a part of it all. If you were there, thanks for coming out! If not, we hope to see you next time—and there will be a next time.

A few Jalops, and a dog.
Photo: David Lourd
Photo: Kristen Lee

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Photo: Kristen Lee
Photo: Kristen Lee
Photo: Kristen Lee

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We’ll have a lot more from the show this week, including tons of photos and even some videos. For now, enjoy the stuff that made it to the ‘Gram.

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