A celebration of the cars, and the popular culture, that marked out the 1980s and 1990s as two of the most vibrant decades in recent memory.

When and where

2 September
12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bicester Heritage, Launton, Bicester OX26 5HA
What have you held onto as mementos from decades gone by? Some prized C90 mix tapes? A Sony Mega Bass Walkman? Perhaps a power suit with the shoulder pads secured and sleeves still rolled up? Maybe skiing sunglasses with leather winglets, or a parachute-fabric tracksuit for jazzercize or a spot of body popping? If you’ve kept any of these tokens of the 1980s and 1990s, then RADwood is the car show for you. For the first time this year we'll also be hosting the UK final of the Hot Wheels Legends Tour - where one vehicle from the UK will be chosen to take on the best in the world and become the next 1:64 scale Hot Wheels model! Join us at RADwood to watch the judging live on stage.

What makes it RAD?

The criteria encouraged for the cars shared at RADwood events is simple. They need to have been registered in the ‘80s or ‘90s, and should loosely fit with the ‘greed is good’ theme that permeated those decades, where drivers aspired to own hot hatchbacks, sports saloons, sports cars, supercars, luxury cars and 4x4s.

Authenticity and originality count for much, but period-correct modifications are also welcomed.


Two wheels, good. Four wheels, good.

And for all our friends on two wheels, come out and play too. We’d welcome a mint Honda RC30 or out-there Moko Powa D10, or whatever ‘80s or ‘90s machine you can swing a leg over.

As special as the cars and motorcycles are, it’s their owners and their stories that make up a large part of any event, and RADwood is no different. Actually, it is a little different, because visitors are actively encouraged to dress to complement their era of car.


Hot Wheels Legends Tour

You can watch the judging for the UK final of the Hot Wheels Legends Tour! One vehicle from the UK will be chosen by judges and the audience to represent the UK, and take on the best in the world and become the next 1:64 scale Hot Wheels model!

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When is RADwood 2023?

The date for your Filofax calendar is Saturday, 2nd September

Where is RADwood being held?

RADwood 2023 will be making itself at home at Bicester Heritage, in Oxfordshire. (Got a sat nav or maps app? Stick OX26 5HA in for directions.) The gates open at 11am. This automotive hub is arguably Britain’s best spot for petrol heads of all persuasions, with not only events like RADwood but a rich and diverse mix of automotive specialists within its beautifully maintained campus.

How do I enter my car or motorbike for RADwood 2023?

Simple! RADwood is open to any aspirational car of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Just buy a ticket by following this link to the Radwood page on Eventbrite, bring your car (and your period-correct attire!) and seek out a parking spot you like the look of. And if you think your car is truly concours class, why not enter the Show n’ Shine class? We’ll be giving away prizes for the cars that best impress our judges – including an overall RADest car of the event!

How much does a ticket cost?

For RADwood, much like our other fab event, the Hagerty Festival of the Unexceptional, we will be charging £25 per vehicle. (Tickets are available to buy via this link.) That allows entry for up to seven people of any age – for example, anyone coming with a seven-seat T124 Mercedes estate with rear-facing seats. Show and Shine tickets are just £30 per car, or if you want to show off your inner yuppy, why not blag yourself a RADwood VIP pass – these are sold on a per person basis, so make sure each member of your party has a pass, Dude…

Are children welcome?

Absolutely. RADwood is very much a family event, and a great opportunity to show your kids prime examples of the kind of cool cars that used to roam our roads.

Where can I buy a ticket for RADwood?

Are motorcycles welcome?

Yes! Pull on those leathers, swing a leg over your steed and get yourself down to RADwood. The tickets are the same as car tickets.

Is period-correct dress encouraged?

We strongly encourage all visitors to RADwood 2023 to rummage through their wardrobe, or borrow their parents’ clothes, and get the ‘80s and ‘90s look. Complement your car with characters and be the talk of town.

What attractions will there be?

We’re working hard to bring some awesome attractions – keep checking Hagerty’s website and social media for updates on all our radical plans for RADwood 2023.

Will there be food at the event?

Yes! We’re laying on food stalls, and there are plenty of yummy outlets (and breweries!) dotted around Bicester Heritage, but you’re equally welcome to bring a picnic or packed lunch too (and there’s usually plenty of space around the cars to put on a spread).

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