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.
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A mecca of modernist villa architecture from the middle of the last century, the California desert town of Palm Springs owes its popularity to the invention of air conditioning in the fifties. Frank Sinatra was the first to break ground and was persuaded to build a modern vacation villa. He hosted legendary cocktail parties there and was a model for many other Hollywood stars who would turn Palm Springs into a vacation playground for the stars in the sixties, but today, this is only true during the Coachella Festival.
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In it’s 2nd year, Paradise Road Show returns to Palm Springs with it’s New Annual Classic Car, Hot Rod, & Motorcycle Show celebrating the pre 70’s classics.
The show is held Saturday January 20th & 21st, 2018. They are taking it back to the roots of automotive fascination, whole hearted -wholesome fun for those who appreciate simpler times and a delicious slice of pie. Paradise Road Show was created to re-invent the modern day American car & motorcycle show, to bring you back to the simple times and to breathe life into the soul of eras past.
The second Paradise Road Show took place earlier this year from January 20 to 21. The Ace Hotel in southern Palm Springs was the meeting place for all motorists with American cars from the forties to sixties, and lined up in front of it: lovingly maintained Harley Davidson and Indian motorcycles.
Should you find yourself in the Southern California desert January 20th and 21st, you may feel like you’ve time-warped back six or seven decades to the heyday of American motoring. Are your eyes deceiving you? No, that really IS a 1949 Mercury convertible cruising past you. What’s going on here?
Vintage motorcycles and classic cars from every corner of the country are gassing up for the trip to Palm Springs to celebrate the glory days of speed and style. This is the Paradise Road Show.
The annual show, created by Adri Law, Chase Stopnik and Lana MacNaughton, invites drivers, riders and makers and their families to the restored Ace Hotel for an unforgettable weekend honoring the craftsmanship of pre-1970s rides.
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HAS BECOME THE MOTHERLAND OF ALL THINGS VINTAGE. MUSIC, ARCHITECTURE, AND NOW, CARS.THIS WEEKEND THOUSANDS OF CAR LOVERS FLOCKED TO THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DESERT TO CELEBRATE A PIECE OF AMERICANA IN THE 1ST ANNUAL "PARADISE ROAD CAR SHOW." THE INAUGURAL EVENT WAS HELD AT THE ACE HOTEL AND SWIM CLUB IN SOUTH PALM SPRINGS WHERE PATRONS TOOK A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE. CHOPPERS, HOT RODS AND VENDORS LINED THE PROPERTY OFFERING A GLIMPSE INTO VINTAGE CAR CULTURE.