For years, the Texas Relays Car Show and Donk Contest in Austin brought a passionate but sometimes misunderstood car culture into the spotlight around one of Texas’ biggest track and field events. But this year, the show’s fate is uncertain after its organizer apparently invested funds in what turned out to be a scam…
If you missed the celebration of 1980s and ’90s cars and coolness known as Radwood 2, don’t worry: You can travel back in time with us right now and become one with nostalgic radness in gloriously grainy period correct video!
It’s been nice to see so much more heart and humanity in the photography showing up on Jalopnik this past year. We’ve seen lots of supercars on dream roads before; it’s sweet now to see character and driven culture.
Maybe I’ve been in Tokyo for too long, maybe we’ve all become desensitized to them in our age of Instagram and YouTube, but it’s fair to say that to stand out anymore, supercars have to be in unique specs. Thankfully, the supercar owners of Japan have no fear of modifying even the most expensive cars.
Radwood 2 wasn’t simply a car show, or just a collection of automotive enthusiasts. It was much more than that. It was a refreshing break from the hectic present and an opportunity to relive good moments from the past.
Last Saturday, the very best cars that the ‘80's and ‘90's had to offer descended upon The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, California, to attend Radwood 2. There was music, food, beer and great merch. Dogs and people decked out in their best ’80s and ’90s garb. It was incredible. You were all incredible.
We’ve been hyping the Radwood 2 show for weeks, and on Saturday our dreams of bringing the ’80s and ’90s back to the streets finally came to life. And because of all of you, it was excellent. Thank you.
Wedge-shaped cars, pin stripes, skinny tires and badges that bragged about fuel injection are all coming back at Radwood 2, baby. In case you haven’t heard about this ultimate gathering of cars, motorcycles and yes, BMX bicycles from the ’80s and ’90s going down tomorrow, you better get up to speed!
A lot of car shows feature what I would call “dad cars” like NUMBERS MATCHING NO TIRE KICKERS Chevy Chevelles, first generation Mustangs and other American classics. There’s nothing wrong with those cars but they do get stale after seeing every other Mustang labeled “Rare and one of a kind.”
Fact: all generations of Porsche 911 are good, but the 964 is epic, and anything air-cooled offers a brilliant sound and driving experience that can’t be replicated with a water-cooled model. As it turns out many people agree with my wisdom, and they gather each year in Houston for an event called TejasTreffPunkt to…
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’.
A Stancepocalypse came raining down on the quiet beach town of Ocean City, Maryland this year. It is in ruins, its main strip and side streets laid to waste by a swarm of illegally low cars. The city is not sitting idly by! It demands a return to order. It demands respect. It demands pickleball, and/or the National…
Neon lights, parts displays, wheels and endless branding—this is what you know about the Specialty Equipment Manufacturer’s Association show in Las Vegas. I had never been to SEMA before, but I knew of its reputation for ridiculousness. But I wondered, could I find something truly rad there?
“SEND IT!” the kid next to me screamed into the night, as three cop cars tore through the intersection where a slammed Volkswagen had done a front-wheel drive burnout only moments before. A police helicopter buzzed over the bay nearby. H2Oi was technically cancelled this year. But 78 arrests, 2,735 calls to police …
If you ask me, the world could use a couple fewer car shows where millionaires scowl at each other on golf courses from behind their Bugattis and Delahayes. My ideal car show would have cars like the Camaro IROC-Z and Toyota Cressida and DeLorean, filled with good music and fine people there to celebrate iconic 1980s…
Last month, Volkswagen held a car show called “Coming Home” just outside of the company’s headquarters in Wolfsburg. Though the show was meant for Volkswagen GTI enthusiasts, people showed up from around Europe with all sorts of VWs, and the show turned out to be a celebration of Vee-Dub glory.
I always think of NYC as the anti-car city. The traffic is terrible. The roads are terrible. Street parking is a scam and parking garages are too. But some incredible cars hide out here.
Sometimes it’s not easy being an ’80s and ’90s car enthusiast. Many car shows still cut eligibility at 1973. Cars and Coffees often devolve into supercar one-upmanship and dyno sheet saber rattling. Aftermarket support for restoration varies while available modifications often erase all vestiges of period correct…
Every year, innumerable wealthy Americans descend upon the Pebble Beach golf course happily believing that they’re at the most expensive, luxurious, glamorous car show in the world. Bah. They’re all wrong. The real action is at Villa d’Este on Lake Como.