Ethan Tufts, the host of the Hello Road video series on YouTube is an extremely rad guy. He has built his video channel around his exploits with obscure 80s cars that most people have forgotten, including the late-1980s NUMMI-built Chevrolet Nova Twin-Cam that is the focus of this episode. He drove that Nova from the Los Angeles area up to Sonoma Raceway to attend a Radwood show at HooptieCon.
HooptieCon was an automotive convention hosted around a 24 Hours of Lemons race, including the 80s and 90s show Radwood, as well as a few other tongue-in-cheek gatherings like Concours d’Lemons, Billetproof Hot Rods, and the Gambler 500. Ethan joined the Radwood group of nearly 300 cars to celebrate the raddest era, and his Nova was a hit. He spent his time talking to other enthusiasts, checking out the 24 Hours of Lemons race, and taking his car for a paced lap of the track.
Ethan’s particular style of video editing is particularly rad, with quick change wardrobe cuts, quick exposition smashes, and fun storylines. When the focus of the video is entertaining people and entertaining cars, it makes for an entertaining and fast paced video. At 12 minutes, it’s definitely worth your time to click and watch, even if you don’t like late 1980s Chevy Novas.
In the interest of full disclosure, I am one of the four co-creators of Radwood. I’ve met Ethan, and he’s a nice guy. The next Radwood is planned for June 24th, in South San Francisco.