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History The Race Of Gentlemen West

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. Awesome pictures.....We need a East - (Atlantic), West - (Pacific), North- (Dunes of Lake Michigan) and a South(Gulf) TROG series!
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  2. NOAH324
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  3. Rand Man
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 3,966

    Rand Man

    This looks like an awesome event, put on by a great group. The participants really look worthy. I would like to be a part this this somehow.

    At the risk of looking like a total dick . . . I could have told you there would have been near record high tides last weekend all over Earth. Yes, the weather was a factor that made it all worse. The main thing was the moon. A full moon, full at perigee (a super moon). The pull of the moon causes the tide in the first place. When the Earth and the moon are at their closest point of the year, that's a bad time for a beach party.

    Please don't take this the wrong way. Maybe I could help next time, if anybody wants to ask.

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  4. My one man can only watch from the sidelines !! Chevy banger is too new 62
  5. jeta12
    Joined: Oct 14, 2012
    Posts: 235


    Thank you guys for posting...Looks like a Blast, no matter the weather.
  6. image.jpg Good ol Mel keeping that tank from getting squrley off the line. At least I think it's Mel bare feet and all.
  7. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 6,118

    A Boner

    Ron, how about posting a pic of your one man modified......the last pic I saw of it was from probably 10 years ago!
  8. 4woody
    Joined: Sep 4, 2002
    Posts: 2,103


    Rare to have that kind of rain before Halloween here. We'll (probably) do better weather-wise next year.
  9. Never2low
    Joined: Jan 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,142


    One more event for the bucket list!

    BASS IS A RULER!!!!!!!
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  10. 64crump
    Joined: Oct 17, 2011
    Posts: 398

    from Alta Loma

    To see 12,000 spectators stand on the bluffs and wait for the gates to open, while the bikes and cars had to cross a soft spot in the sand to get to the staging areas, this was a grand entrance and opening. The crowd lined the whole 1/10th course. Great food vendor and a huge bar. Yeah people were having loads of fun. Mot everything went perfect, but hats off to Stultz and Green for actually pulling off the race at all. 1476770053698.jpg 1476770095998.jpg

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  11. StickShiftTudor
    Joined: Jun 21, 2005
    Posts: 119


    This was probably the most fun I've had at an automotive event. I'm used to walking by rows of cars without finding something that piques my interest; however, there wasn't a car or bike in this event that didn't draw my attention. The racing and atmosphere made it even better. All traditional hotrod fans need to put this on their list.
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  12. autobilly
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  13. So-cal Tex
    Joined: Aug 24, 2005
    Posts: 1,377

    So-cal Tex

    I just got in after a 10 hour drive home to Arizona, yes it was wet and the guys did their best with the big waves and high tide but it was definitely a historic event, my favorite moment was pushing Justin Baas's newly built T for the last race of the day against the Navarro Roadster, anyone get a picture of that?..................I would not have missed the first TROG West for anything!
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2016
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  14. When I got there @ 8:30 and saw the tide and checked the charts I knew it would be a while. I don't think racing started until 1:30. I had a great time rain and all.....
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  15. Tbomb428
    Joined: Aug 18, 2006
    Posts: 506

    from SoCal

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  16. My friends the Chinn's were there and I missed it . Maybe next time .
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  17. Crankhole
    Joined: Apr 7, 2005
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    Hands down, thee best hotrod/motorcycle event I've ever attended.
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  18. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
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    general gow
    Staff Member

    I think it's funny how something finally becomes historic when it happens in California.

    I kid. Sorta.

    I had a blast at Pismo. Instead of racing as I usually do, I got to do tech inspections and welcome those who would race. I'v been to every one, and never had a bad time. I think that might be impossible.

    [​IMG]@nickshotrodgarage with the Kenz and Leslie #oddrod at #theraceofgentlemen lined up against an historic Indy car. Heck yeah. #hamb #hotrod by general gow, on Flickr

    [​IMG]#goldenrod or #yellowsubmarine ? #theraceofgentlemen #hotrod #hamb by general gow, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Aaron Von Minden's #flatcad powered 5w at #theraceofgentlemen by general gow, on Flickr

    [​IMG]@chrisharper killer roadster at #theraceofgentlemen #trog #hamb #hotrod by general gow, on Flickr
  19. Bill Rinaldi
    Joined: Mar 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,843

    Bill Rinaldi

    I'm with D.N.D., sure would love to see more/know more about the black single seat lakester. Rinaldi
  20. I could not keep the smile off my face! [​IMG]
  21. I was smiling so much T.R.O.G. WEST made me the official poster child! I'm definitely honored!!!![​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2016
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  22. I found this one to share too! that's me on the right and my good friend Joshua on the left! we raced twice! He won the first one! His Banger is (BAD ASS!)

    Last edited: Oct 19, 2016
  23. brjnelson
    Joined: Oct 13, 2002
    Posts: 521


    There is a post about the build on the HAMB, that is a replica of John Gerber's race car, he was a Iowa farmer that kicked ass on the dirt tracks. or google john gerber
  24. The photographer from Hop Up just texted me this picture! He takes Rad pictures!!!!
  25. jeta12
    Joined: Oct 14, 2012
    Posts: 235


    Perfect^^^^.......That takes some Balls!!!!
  26. D.N.D.
    Joined: Aug 15, 2012
    Posts: 1,385

    Member Emeritus

    I'am guessing that would the ' Super E Ticket ' ride
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  27. Just returned from TROG West and have to say it was a TOTAL BLAST from the past. Love the photo of Mel holding back the tank, but wish someone had a shot of him rolling in the sand after he let go of it.....had everyone cracking up. This was my first TROG event and if I never get to make another one I can live with it as the images burned in my mind from this will be there for ever.
    Thanks to paintslinger805 & Cylconekevin for giving this old flatlander one GREAT guys & your family's ROCK!
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  28. I'm sure sorry I missed this, Joe. Damn, I'm jealous!
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  29. Hopefully the city will let us come back!
    Then you can come have some fun, maybe next year we'll get nicer weather too!
  30. T__N__A
    Joined: May 31, 2006
    Posts: 368


    Ya I built this car, Scott Hills was racing it.

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