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Went to the Time Capsule Called Radwood Philly and This Is What I Saw

Recently, in the City of Brotherly Love, an automotive time capsule was unleashed called Radwood Philly. Cars from the 1980s and 1990s were spread across the Philadelphia Navy Yard, but cars were only part of the story.

The 1980s and 1990s offer some great nostalgia, and along with the cars, there are plenty of other ways to experience those decades at Radwood Philly. Motorcycle enthusiasts were welcome to bring their 1980s and 1990s rides, and attendees were encouraged to dress in their favorite throwback attire. Plenty of BMX bikes, bright colors and mag wheels were sprinkled throughout, and there was even an area to take a “Pepsi Challenge-like” Cola challenge.

Originally started as a West Coast event, I estimate around 500 cars and motorcycles attended the first Radwood event to visit the Northeast United States. The event is already confirmed to come back to Philadelphia next year, and it’s coming to Los Angeles in early December.

Exotics, luxury sedans, vans, sport coupes, BMX bikes, boomboxes: the event had it all. Here are some of my favorite shots and vehicles that caught my eye at the event — and here’s my full 40-image album for more pictures from the event.

radwood pumpkin

Radwood M6

Radwood Ferrari

Radwood Subaru

The old school rally life.

Radwood Ferrari covertible

Hummer H1

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Vans, we need more vans like these back in our lives:

Radwood Van

Radwood Philly had its share of snakes:

Radwood Viper

Remember those BMX bikes I mentioned? Here is a showcase of a bunch of them including old school boomboxes and a special guest cameo at the end of the line.

E.T. and Elliot could be seen riding through the Navy Yard.

ET at Radwood

If there is a Radwood event coming in driving distance to you, I suggest you go. It is a one-of-a-kind experience — and attending will trigger feelings and thoughts of “the good ol’ days” and the fun you had living in the ’80s and the ’90s. When you leave the event all you want to do is stop by your local Blockbuster Video, oh wait… back to 2018.

If you attended Radwood Philly, what were some of your favorite vehicles or experiences? Drop them in the comments below, I would love to hear about them.

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  1. Thanks for the pics.  I really, really need to attend one of these.  Any in FL?  I’m an old BMXer so I’d love to see those as well.

    • Glad you liked. I believe on the 2019 calendar Radwood is coming to Austin, Sonoma, San Francisco, Seattle, Detroit, Philly, and Los Angeles in the USA along with a few out of country ones. The organizers did mention that other events could be added.

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