After a Covid-induced hiatus, RADwood is back and better than ever! What is RADwood, you ask? Let us give you the 4-1-1! RADwood is a series of car shows across the U.S. that highlights ‘80s and ‘90s cars and popular culture. Attendees dress in wild and flamboyant outfits and the unappreciated cars of yesteryear are appreciated! Yes, you can pull up in an econobox and turn just as many heads as a Ferrari! RADwood has three events planned so far for 2021: They will be in San Mateo, Calif., on July 10th; Seattle, Wash., for September 9th; and in Los Angeles, Calif., on November 19th. Don’t have a rad ride? No problem, DriveShare has you covered!
Roland’s 1994 Ferrari 348 Spyder
Experience the exotic side of RADwood in this Ferrari 348. Replacing the popular 328 in 1989, the 348 model was the final V-8 Ferrari to be developed under Enzo Ferrari before his passing. Sporting a dog-leg manual gearbox and lacking power steering, this car is for the true enthusiast. Drive this car and show off the last raw Ferrari.
Cj’s 1996 AM General Hummer H1
The Hummer H1 was born from civilian demand of its military cousin, the AM General M998 Humvee. This was due to the Humvee being widely featured in television coverage of Operation Desert Storm. In 1992, AM General answered the call by building a barely civilized wolf in wolves clothing. Actor and bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger took delivery of the first H1 at AM General’s plant in Mishawaka, Indiana and the H1 became the vehicle of choice for many celebrities to follow. The H1 is made to tackle the toughest terrain. Options include an onboard tire inflation system, rugged four-wheel-drive and a 6.5-liter diesel engine. Roll into RADwood in true Terminator style, without breaking the bank.
Douglas’ 1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4
The 3000GT VR4 harkens back to when Mitsubishi made exciting cars. This Diamond Star features a plethora of rad options. For performance, the 3000GT boasts a twin-turbo V-6 rated for 300-hp, a manual gearbox and adjustable exhaust modes. Handling was not overlooked as this vehicle sported four-wheel steering, active aerodynamics, and all-wheel-drive! This vehicle and its American stablemate, the Dodge Stealth, was born from a manufacturing joint venture between Mitsubishi and Chrysler called Diamond Star Motors. Take a drive back to Mitsubishi’s performance era here!
Patricia’s 1991 Nissan Figaro
Experience the show from the right side with this Figaro! This cute Kei car is sure drum up smiles at RADwood. The Figaro is a fun, turbocharged fixed profile convertible. These Figaros were originally available to the Japanese domestic market only. Now that they have matured over 25 years, examples are making their way to the states. The Figaro was only available for the 1991 model year and demand was so high that Nissan had to use a lottery system to distribute them! Take this car for a drive and you to will feel like a winner.
Tim’s 2000 Plymouth Prowler
We know! This is a model year 2000, but production technically began in 1997 and we simply could not overlook this Roadster. Chrysler designer Thomas Gale approved this vehicle for production as he was penciling the design for his own hot rod. This terribly underappreciated car was a radical follow up to the Dodge Viper. Offered exclusively with an automatic transmission and a 3.5-liter V-6, this was the final Plymouth to be offered in a front engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. The Prowler proved that Plymouth could still build exciting vehicles and was a manufacturing exercise for the use of aluminum for the brand. Stand out! Prowl your way to the show in this Prowler.