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The Paradise Roadshow: An Old School Car Show for a New Generation

HOT ROD logo HOT ROD 2019-01-23 Jacob Davis

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Roughly two hours from the Pacific coast, Palm Springs is a desert oasis that serves as a getaway for many seeking to escape the concrete jungles of Los Angeles, and for the past three years it has been home to a weekend extravaganza known as the Paradise Roadshow. This event was founded in 2016 by Lana MacNaughton, Adri Law, and Chase Stopnik, who stated, "We wanted to re-invent the modern day classic American car and motorcycle show for the new generation." One look around the show and it's clear that they're on the right track. Like most Southern Californian car shows, the parking lot was chock full of beautiful examples of classic cars and traditional hot rods, but the crowd here was noticeably younger than usual, with most attendees appearing to be in their 20s and 30s. Despite their young physical appearance, they have the outfits of days gone by down pat, sporting vintage denim coupled with plenty of distressed leather—outfits that look like they could tell quite a story.

This was their first year at a new location, the Saguaro, a colorful hotel on the edge of town, which was the perfect backdrop for the custom cars and bikes that filled the lot outside and courtyard within. There was live music, good food, plenty of drinks, as well as an impressive showing of vendors with tons of vintage items up for grabs at bargain prices. Even though there was a good bit of rain the day we were on the scene, there was still quite a few fine automobiles in the parking lot and plenty of people moseying about the grounds. So if you're looking for a fun, family and dog-friendly show to attend next year, make sure to check out the Paradise Roadshow where they are taking things back to the roots, but for now just take a look through this gallery to see what you missed at this show bringing vibes of simpler times.


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