Paradise Road Show, Palm Springs, Fuel Curve

Paradise Road Show – Motorcycles, Babes and Muscle Cars in Palm Springs

The Paradise Road Show enveloped the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs for the second consecutive year and featured the best pre-70s classics the Southwest has to offer.

Paradise Road Show, Palm Springs, Fuel CurveThe cool event with a retro vibe is curated by the very talented and amazingly wonderful Adri Law, whose passion for the success of this show shines through with her willingness to help those attending or entering the show.

Paradise Road Show, Palm Springs, Fuel Curve

Paradise Road Show, Palm Springs, Fuel CurveThe event is co- curated with Chase Stopnik of vintage fashion store HWY of Echo Park along with Lana Macnaughton. They do an amazing job with the look, feel and vibe of this unique gathering.

Paradise Road Show, Palm Springs, Fuel CurveWith summer’s scorching temperatures nowhere in sight it was an exceptional weekend to be in the mid-century modern capital of California for a whole hearted motorcycle and car show unlike any other.

Paradise Road Show, Palm Springs, Fuel CurveWith the venue being the Ace hotel its expansive yet intimate grounds are a perfect setting. Pre 70s cars and trucks frame the venue entrance while motorcycles line the paths throughout the hotel grounds.

Paradise Road Show, Palm Springs, Fuel CurveOnce you hit the pool and one of the bar areas you come upon boutiqe shopping by small mom and pop vendors with all things vintage or completely unique. So many hand made goods by creative people! There was even a record store set up for all your vinyl needs.

Paradise Road Show, Palm Springs, Fuel CurveAdding even more vintage flair was a good old fashioned pie eating contest with a DJ already in place playing music to set the day’s mood and vibe.




Paradise Road Show, Palm Springs, Fuel CurveParadise Road Show, Palm Springs, Fuel CurveOnce we walked further into and outside the Ace grounds the rest of the classic cars and trucks were parked joining even more vendors. For two city blocks you have some of the most interesting and pristine rods, customs, and muscle cars each seemingly better than the next. There was such a wide variety, every taste was satisfied with the wide array of machines on display.

Paradise Road Show, Palm Springs, Fuel CurveParadise Road Show, Palm Springs, Fuel CurveThe curator’s goals of taking this show back to the roots of rodding and cycling was a complete success from all aspects. While nothing can be exactly as it was, this is definitely the closest we have ever come to entering a time capsule. It was a blast hanging with rodding and cycling’s elite as well as principle players, and world renowned photographers all dressed in retro threads!
Paradise Road Show, Palm Springs, Fuel CurveParadise Road Show, Palm Springs, Fuel Curve

If you want to know what it looked like “Back in the day” this is definitely the show to attend. It taps into the stream of old school events we are starting to see pop up across the country. With the support of presenting sponsor’s Levi’s, HWY, The Rodder’s Journal and Brixton, the outlook is bright for the Paradise Road Show.

Paradise Road Show 2018 Photo Extra!

Story and Photos courtesy of Jena Crawford
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