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Hot Rods Roll bar for TROG

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Vonn Ditch, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. pirate
    Joined: Jun 29, 2006
    Posts: 663

    from Alabama

    Well I don’t have a car for TROG nor do I intend to have one. I also don’t presume to tell other people what they should or shouldn’t do. Motorsports like everything else has evolved. There is a reason things like roll bars, seat belts, helmets have evolved and continue to evolve. Why would you not take advantage of these improvements or get angry at people or associations who impose any sort of safety improvements.

    I have read many of the attitudes here of “don’t tell me what to do” “ it ruins the looks of the car” or “I would rather die doing what makes me happy” Whatever! Do what you want to do.

    My opinion for what it is worth, is dying while doing what makes you happy is the simple solution. The more complicated solution is becoming seriously injured, paralyzed, unable to work or becoming a physical, mental or financial burden on family or friends. Again why would you not take advantage of safety improvements developed as a result of many people’s deaths or injuries or become irritated at a sponsoring association imposing safety requirements. I would suspect your opinion and your family’s opinion will be quite different.
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  2. joncrane
    Joined: Apr 3, 2018
    Posts: 8


    TROG won't let me in so it does not impact my A Speedster. Will go to Lincoln Neb for the hill climb instead.

    Remember when I was in High School and we took our mother's 53 Chevy grocery getter to the Loop in Asbury Park.
    We had a roll bar (bed frame headboard) cut off and nailed to a board sitting in the back seat. Oh we were so cool. Three on the tree and when we shifted the roll bar flopped around on the backseat.
    Good times
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  3. There are those that want to race competitively and those that just want to go have fun. Requiring things like roll bars makes it less "fun" for those just looking to build something vintage and play
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  4. So open cars with rollbars beach racing would look dumb and historically incorrect?
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  5. Inked Monkey
    Joined: Apr 19, 2011
    Posts: 1,831

    Inked Monkey

    /\/\ Those are some funny looking prewar rides right there...….
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  6. Yes. A proper prewar car

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  7. Steeb
    Joined: Dec 28, 2016
    Posts: 9

    from New Jersey

    It's a roll bar, not really a huge deal. It's pretty easy to make one and I am fairly certain I will still have "fun" in my roadster with one. I get the himmin and hawin, but thems the rules...
  8. You missed the point.

    Rollbars if done correctly can be period correct.
    I don't understand the objection to being safe. I have never had a fire should I throw out my smoke alarms?

    I have been the T.R.O.G. in 2013 at that point I said the cars should have rollbars. Most of them were just hopped up street cars, now guys are building full on race cars.

    If open wheel car make wheel to wheel contact they are going to flip simple as that!
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  9. Steeb
    Joined: Dec 28, 2016
    Posts: 9

    from New Jersey

    Guys went real big last year and I'm all for it. If I can hang with them, I'll give it a shot.
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  10. pumpman
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,674


    Will motorcycles have to have roll bars?

  11. As far as not being fun by running a rollbar. As I said earlier in this thread I am building a car to race with the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds, Vintage Antique class.

    I planed to use no parts newer then 1963 including an aluminum beer keg, however Modern Oval Track Fuel Cells are required. I am going to make the cell bolt in so I can dispaly or run it with the keg at events like the Jalopy Show Down. (I have seen fuel cells mounts on some weekly class cars that look scary. I would feel safer with a well mounted keg!)

    I am not a fan of the next rule. All drives must use a one way track radio, I can't stand having a car radio on!
    I don't like this rule but if I want to race with them I have to do it.

    I fail to see how adding a few modern safety features to my racecar could take the fun out of this club-
    - No charge to join this club.
    -Race 6 times a year at various Tracks around Albany N.Y. as part of the regular Saturday or Sunday show with a two free pit passes.

    This car was built to run in the Vintage Antique class
    I know it has a few bolt on that look out of place. Change them bolt an old set of wide racecar wheel with M&H RaceMaster dirt tires and you would be hard pressed to tell if this car was built in 1959 or 2019.

    The chassis, and cage look period correct and are safe
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2019
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