Celebrate Radwood with GRM this weekend at the Lake Mirror Classic Concours & Car Show

Colin
By Colin Wood
Oct 13, 2022 | Porsche, 911, Radwood, Lake Mirror Classic Concours & Car Show, Porsche 911 Carrera

Photography Credit: Chris Tropea

Still can't travel back in time to the '80s and '90s because that time machine isn't working?

Lucky for you, there’s always this weekend’s Radwood event at the Lake Mirror Classic Concours & Car Show in Lakeland, Florida–and we’ll be there, too.

The concours weekend takes place October 14-16 with Radwood taking place Friday evening. (Hey, free for spectators.)

Just look for our editor director, David S. Wallens, and our 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera project car on Friday and relive the most bodacious automotive era.

Visit lakemirrorcarshow.com for full details.

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/11/22 10:41 a.m.

Different bike this time, though, as I'm bringing my bike from back in the day. It needed some work, though, so it got a build thread.

 

300zxfreak
300zxfreak Reader
10/11/22 3:16 p.m.

Shouldn't the bike be on the passenger side to offset weight ? Not that there's too much on the driver's side.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/11/22 3:53 p.m.

In reply to 300zxfreak :

The bike only weighs like 24 pounds. Plus, more imporantly, it looks cooler on the driver side. :) 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/11/22 7:54 p.m.

See y'all on Friday. 

Bike build thread.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/11/22 9:13 p.m.

And just got my load-in instructions for Friday:

4:00 PM: Show Cars begin arriving, load-in between 4:00 - 5:00 PM

5:30 PM: Gates are closed to show cars

6:00 PM: Lake Mirror is open to spectators

9:00 PM: show ends promptly and field begins clearing
 

All cars are to stay parked and in place until 9 PM due to safety and security concerns.
 

Approximate address: 524 E Orange St, Lakeland, FL 33801

(The show is on the shores of Lake Mirror.)

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/12/22 1:45 p.m.

Friday evening's weather report for Lakeland.

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/12/22 10:32 p.m.

I had the bike all ready to go–and then I took is apart so it would fit in the car. (Sorry, not up for a hundred miles wondering if everything on a 40-year-old bike is tight enough.)

It's in there better than it looks.

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/12/22 10:36 p.m.

One thing I've been thinking about for the day: tunes.

Hire a band? 

Okay, how about buy a vintage boombox?

Tempting, but then what do I do with it the other 36x days of the year?

So how about this:

Bluetooth speaker that we already had + battery backup from a Mazda press event + Vans fanny pack that was a holiday president from my sister-in-law. I can leave it on the front seat. Easy. 

And we have a playlist that's appropriate for 1984.

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/12/22 10:46 p.m.

Just noticed the cover for the Agent Orange album says "1987 remix." That 12-inch came out in 1983.

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/12/22 11:03 p.m.

Just checked the stats for my Radwood playlist: 261 songs, 13 hours, 24 minutes.

I'm guessing that's enough. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/13/22 10:36 a.m.

Last night I started putting together some supplies for last-minute cleanups: quick detail, vinyl cleaner, etc.

Here's how the pros do it:

 

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
10/13/22 12:02 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

If you really wanted to be period correct shouldn't your detail kit look like this?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/13/22 12:05 p.m.

In reply to JG Pasterjak :

Yes, it should.

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/13/22 12:07 p.m.

And how's this for a genuine Radwood accessory?

A vintage garage door opener remote!

Okay, really it's the remote than came with the house–our door opener might be original to the house–and it lives in the 911 all the time. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/13/22 8:45 p.m.

Packing list:

Quick detail

Vinyl dressing

Glass cleaner

Paper towels

Microfibers

Masking tape

Paint brush

Skewers

Gloves

Swabs

Plastic shopping bag

Business cards

Vans stickers

Cameras

Swatch

Phone mount/cable

Speaker/battery

Radar detector

Magazines for Ken

Auto-X

Number plate

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