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pimpm3
pimpm3 UltraDork
10/27/19 6:15 p.m.

So I am excited to announce the special class for 2020 is "Radwood".

To be honest I didn't know what this meant when David Wallens suggested it at the town hall meeting, but listening to his explanation peaked my interest.   The radwood car show website sums it up pretty well...

"RADwood is a celebration of '80s and '90s automotive lifestyle. 

The car show that blends period correct dress with automotive awesomeness. A period correct event for cars, trucks, and bikes from 1980-1999 that captures the essence of a bodacious era."

What does that mean for the GRM 2000 challenge?  Well that's what this thread is for.  Let's figure out what we want to do with this broad category and where we want it to go.

I envision it as a place for unique / cool 80' and 90's stuff to play.

Conquest TSI - check!

CRX - check!

5.0 Mustang  - check!

Mini-truck with custom paint - check!

Turbo Honda - check!

Really the possibilities are endless. 

I guess we need to figure out what we are looking for with the class.  Period correctness?  Remember LS swaps were not really a thing then.  Neither were 200 TW tires. 

Let's hash this out and get a rule set locked down so I can start looking for my next project.

Daylan C
Daylan C PowerDork
10/27/19 6:19 p.m.

I was already thinking of doing a 5.0 sn95. So I'm onboard. 

captdownshift
captdownshift UltimaDork
10/27/19 6:22 p.m.

NX2000 is about as Radwood as you can get. Stop thinking about a next project 

 

The EGT will still work as well, so I'm happy to hear this. If someone manages to find BFG color tread tires, they automatically win concourse. When BFG tires were banned in 1999 for being used for gang tagging.

pimpm3
pimpm3 UltraDork
10/27/19 6:25 p.m.

I can't wait to see a lowered isuzu pup battle it out with a fiero based testerosa...

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
10/27/19 6:27 p.m.

Neons. First gen. 

Fast and the furious body kits.

 

Pretty much all the E36 M3 we wanted in high school and couldnt afford.....

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
10/27/19 6:43 p.m.

In if hoosiers are legal

BlueInGreen - Jon
BlueInGreen - Jon SuperDork
10/27/19 6:45 p.m.

Oh yes. If this doesn’t convince me to make it down there then I don’t know what will.

I think my Neon is out of challenge budget so should I bring the big Olds wagon? Is there a sub-subcategory award for “slowest boat?” Heh.

The Mazda heart in the Escort I just dragged home has mucho potential too!

captdownshift
captdownshift UltimaDork
10/27/19 6:47 p.m.

In reply to Patrick :

I suspect someone will have some 80s and 90s GRMs around to see what tires TireRack was promoting in full page ads at the time. It's my opinion, which isn't worth much, that the period correct TireRack advertisements to the target market that were in the publication should dictate the spec of tires that are allowed. If they have autocross Hoosiers, then so be it. If it's all nitto drag radials and Comp T/As then so be it. 

Stampie
Stampie UltimaDork
10/27/19 6:48 p.m.

I'm ok with slicks but I do feel engine swap should be period correct. 

TJL
TJL HalfDork
10/27/19 6:52 p.m.

Must have some 12” cerwin vegas or fosgates too. And all the neon. 

Remember the light up windshield washer squirters? 

Oh and boyd coddington rims. Some big ol 17’s!

Daylan C
Daylan C PowerDork
10/27/19 6:54 p.m.
BlueInGreen - Jon said:I think my Neon is out of challenge budget so should I bring the big Olds wagon? Is there a sub-subcategory award for “slowest boat?” Heh

You have reminded of a steaming pile of Cadillac sitting in the front yard. I'm going to soend too much time thinking of a bad idea now.

poopshovel again
poopshovel again MegaDork
10/27/19 6:57 p.m.

We might have a 1G CRX or twelve lying around....

pimpm3
pimpm3 UltraDork
10/27/19 7:08 p.m.

I think Hoosiers would be class appropriate, but for ultimate baller points a set of r1's or a008's would be  a must have.

pimpm3
pimpm3 UltraDork
10/27/19 7:11 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

I agree, a period correct swap is the way to go.  What is the consensus on that?

For example a Honda civic with a b or h series swap is in but a k series is a no go.

A 302 in a volvo would be appropriate but an LS not so much.

pimpm3
pimpm3 UltraDork
10/27/19 7:12 p.m.

In reply to TJL :

All entries must have at least a 10 inch subwoofer!  laugh

captdownshift
captdownshift UltimaDork
10/27/19 7:13 p.m.

In reply to pimpm3 :

I stand by the BFG Scorcher T/As

MrJoshua
MrJoshua UltimaDork
10/27/19 7:14 p.m.
poopshovel again said:

We might have a 1G CRX or twelve lying around....

And I have 5 AWII MR2's. Radwood is gonna be bitchin!

captdownshift
captdownshift UltimaDork
10/27/19 7:14 p.m.

PlayStation (one as it's the only one that exists) mounted in the glovebox. 

pimpm3
pimpm3 UltraDork
10/27/19 7:15 p.m.

...with a small tube television 

Stampie
Stampie UltimaDork
10/27/19 7:16 p.m.

In reply to pimpm3 :

What would GRMers do in the 80s or 90s. I think any swap allowed as long as it's a 90s or older engine. Want to put a FWD 70 Cadillac 500 in the hatch of a CRX then go for it. Want to SBC swap the same car and convert it to RWD sure. Basically build it with a 1999 GRM mindset. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
10/27/19 7:16 p.m.
captdownshift said:

In reply to Patrick :

I suspect someone will have some 80s and 90s GRMs around to see what tires TireRack was promoting in full page ads at the time. It's my opinion, which isn't worth much, that the period correct TireRack advertisements to the target market that were in the publication should dictate the spec of tires that are allowed. If they have autocross Hoosiers, then so be it. If it's all nitto drag radials and Comp T/As then so be it. 

Love this!!!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/27/19 7:16 p.m.

I might have to break out the CF-48s--that, ironically, I bought from pimpm3. 

yupididit
yupididit UberDork
10/27/19 7:17 p.m.

Ah blinged out S600; 90s rap inspired? 

Or mafia inspired s600?

captdownshift
captdownshift UltimaDork
10/27/19 7:22 p.m.

In reply to yupididit :

Show up with a 1/4 tank of gas in a 97 E Class. Get last place in the autocross, but it's still fly. 

poopshovel again
poopshovel again MegaDork
10/27/19 7:23 p.m.

In reply to yupididit :

I support this plan.

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