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History The Race Of Gentlemen West

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

  1. gordspeed
    Joined: Jul 9, 2013
    Posts: 216

    from Oregon

    TROG2016-1770.png TROG2016-1787.png TROG2016-1803.png TROG2016-1832.png TROG2016-1886.png TROG2016-1959.png TROG2016-1994.png TROG2016-2109.png TROG2016-2110.png TROG2016-2124.png Just wanted to throw a few of mine into the mix! What an Awesome Trip.... Looks like I may have to find a flathead to replace my SBC and find an older helmet!.........
  2. 562roadster
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
    Posts: 1,180


    image.jpg image.jpg I had a great time! What an amazing collection of hot rods and bikes in one place. Here are a few of my coupe.
  3. LBCD
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
    Posts: 1,016


  4. Elrod
    Joined: Aug 7, 2002
    Posts: 3,557


    A huge thanks from the Oilers and The Race of Gentlemen family for your support. Thank you everyone for understanding that this isn't something that is set up the morning of. It's a long arduous journey, especially in a state where there is only one beach left that people are allowed to drive on. Bobby Green and his crew did the heavy pre-work planning and negotiating on this since California was is back yard, so if you see him, you should give him a huge hug, buy him a Corona and ask if his sanity has returned. We feel like the impossible was accomplished this past weekend, and it was due to each and every one of you amazing people. We cant thank you enough. The impossible IS possible!



    Last edited: Oct 24, 2016
  5. Towtruckgeorge
    Joined: Oct 25, 2013
    Posts: 3

    from Novato,CA

    Awesome event! Pismo was cool terrific vibe from everyone we met. Racers from Jersey and folks from all over the globe for this event. Germany Scandinavia Chile Japan wow.
    Watching the racers get their bikes and cars through the deep sand out to the shore was fun as hell and going through the pits and talking with the drivers very cool folks...the North Beach party with some outrageous campers and vehicles was very cool as well.
    The sights, the sounds, the smells of partially burned fuel and oil mixed with salt air it was beautiful! ahhhh
    Amazing how well these bikes and cars ran, for the most part all of them sounded and drove really solid and most looked fun to drive.
    This event was miles of smiles!
    We'll be back next year as I expect to make this an annual event.
    Thank YouTROG and Thanks Oilers!
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  6. whodaky
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 4,626

    from Aust

    Thanks for all the background information Elrod. Most people who attend an event have no idea what is involved, the organising , the financing, just the logisitics in general. Then put on top of that in this case, all the environmental issues, At the end of the day these environmental issues need to be adhered to, because that hopefully allows the event to continue into the future.
    So I congratulate all concerned with the staging of this event and to those racers and spectators, with or without cars who supported the event.
    The threads on the HAMB about the event have been the best for a long time, along with threads on the Hot Rod Hill Climb.

    Geoff aka whodaky
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  7. What a cool thread!:cool: Enjoyed every photo. Looks like it was a great event. Thanks
  8. GOTTA LOVE THIS!!! We used to do this with the school buses on snowy days growing up in Philly- we called it skitchin' :D

    'Course, we slip on our feet, not our butts :)
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  9. six5monster
    Joined: Jun 4, 2003
    Posts: 109


  10. D.N.D.
    Joined: Aug 15, 2012
    Posts: 1,385

    Member Emeritus

    Where in the heck can I get a copy of the fellow holding the back of the belly tank that is just ' Priceless '

  11. six5monster
    Joined: Jun 4, 2003
    Posts: 109


    image.jpg Even the drive down was epic. ☔️
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  12. JimmyD3234
    Joined: Dec 3, 2015
    Posts: 532

    from PA

    COOL CARS & GOOD TIMES ROCK & ROLL :cool::cool:
  13. My cousin took this picture not even knowing who he was! Mel is one of the most (Genuine, Cool Gents) I've met in a while!
  14. Elrod
    Joined: Aug 7, 2002
    Posts: 3,557


    I like your avatar 530sandman. ;)
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  15. hotrodlouie
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 2

    from SLO

  16. 017205c079ba6054ef4f50561be40c4cf4c3816505.jpg Southern California, the mecca and birthplace of hotrodding on the west coast, the with side shifters, posers, real-deals, museum quality cars... and museum cars, recognizable famous faces to was ALL here, and very much alive....and I think the rain actually helped the crowds enthusiasm for the "screw this wetness....we're here to have a blast!" And for the most part everyone did. Monumental? Historic? Epic? Ya, that and more..... very cool signage at TROG..Pismo 2016 (1).JPG View attachment 3357371 01d7a5d5f32bd5c02dcc6a75ca9d6a5d24b6899072.jpg 01f70d319c0e18e15025559877bf30dce5d9ce0a4e.jpg 01d06a83f5033e8b0a0487cda2b6e00e1f8ccdbb04.jpg 012aae6a3d1b9b1f8d3db7e64a2b3d2c2bfd66a5af.jpg 01cdc4f30966f1e03bd32a7958f91ab3220796b76d.jpg 27 T with lotsa trick stuff ...gotta look for them (3).JPG IMG_5309.JPG IMG_5287.JPG 013d5a05037dda637c85dbeaf6c0127f22a4875415.jpg Dirt track car from Portland Oregon  it was NICELY done.. (3).JPG 28  coupe with a Hemi... (2).JPG COOL DIRT CAR...FIRED UP AT TROG (1).JPG TROG 2016 PIT AREA, LINEUP AREA (1).JPG 40 merc custom coupe...exquisite workmanship execution (1).JPG 40 merc custom coupe...exquisite workmanship execution (1).JPG We stayed here for 2 Arroya Grande (2).JPG 014f56f22622f44c48ea38f000284e4eff45bd1896.jpg Barney Navarro roadster, Museum to sand in a heartbeat (2).JPG Cole Foster built 36, and Brenda Kellison.JPG 0170d886f1611d927120df823bcda1f21e7be78b2c.jpg AMAZING Home built T based speedster (2).JPG love this lowslung.JPG stunt car recreation.JPG 01d38affda5d3438244d1ba1874d48333b21015a07.jpg blown v8 60 horse.JPG ATE here Friday night...MMMM goood!!!! (2).JPG KILLER 38 convertible!!!.JPG
  17. WE HAVE TERRIFIC BEACHES UP HERE IN OREGON....for TROG NORTHWEST....there's a 10 mile open stretch of beach you are allowed to run on all year between Warrenton and Gearhart.....and the resort town of SEASIDE is very nearby for all the support stuff like eateries, motels, shopping, etc. ....PERFECT SETTING FOR TROG NORTHWEST....
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  18. Cyclone Kevin
    Joined: Apr 15, 2002
    Posts: 3,973

    Cyclone Kevin
    Alliance Vendor

    Steve Butcher holding an Ed Lum painted poster of T-W ;). IMG_7830.JPG
    Bobby looking over the lunch menu and me being in utter disbelief that all of our ideas, planning and hard work had been devastated 3 times before the event even started, but as Elrod wrote above it was an adventure of a lifetime to bring this world wide history making event to the Hot Rod & Cycle World of today.
    Met a many new people and saw a bunch that I've been in touch with for 4-5 decades some over at AJ Spurs for a much needed steak dinner. IMG_7805.JPG This is after the 1st couple of set ups, looked pretty calm Friday after High Tide.... IMG_7835.JPG So this is why we couldn't release the cars/bikes down to the shore, we were darn lucky to have that Hummer. IMG_7842.JPG Getting ready to release the cars. IMG_7848.JPG
    Definitely one of my faves.
    IMG_7859.JPG IMG_7857.JPG
    And "Bad Ass Brian Bass" making trax in the sand!!!
    This Hot Rod has to be heard as close as I was at the finish line in order to be fully appreciated!!!! What a sound!!!!!
    And now the finish line, my nephew Ian who looked forward to this event, had never been to anything remotely like this and worked this event both Friday/Saturday and without any instruction had to learn real quick how to wave that flag...... IMG_7930.PNG
    His last name is on the side of Elrod's ? Mark coupe
    And it's Cyclone & McCulloch Equipped;). Thanx Elrod.
    And finally our Starter Gal Sara IMG_7849.JPG
    What a Wet & Wild Weekend!!!!!!!!!
    Glad to have been a part of it.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2016
  19. Thanks Elrod, I definitely LIKE yours!!! I wouldn't have it, if it wasn't for you guys putting on a T.R.O.G. WEST!
    ( OILERS RULE!!! ):cool:
  20. Some pictures I took at the campsite. Only got cell phone pictures at the beach due to the level of wetness. Had a great time. I hope the hard working fellas that put it on are able to keep it going next year.
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  21. gearheadbill
    Joined: Oct 11, 2002
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  22. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 26,929


    Great photos AldridgeDW They make me wish I had hunted down a parking place and walked to the campground on Sunday even though it would have been a long walk from anywhere we could find to park.
    The racing may have only been for one day and a short period of racing at that but what a blast to see cars that we have read about or seen on the internet or in a few cases cars with a real racing history and heritage out there making run after run down the beach. That was after seeing them up close in the staging area waiting for the courseup to open.
    Getting up close looks at two customs that were the subjects of build threads here on the HAMB was a highlight too. Even covered with rain drops those cars are flat beautiful.
    It was one of those once in a lifetime things that will go down in hot rod history and be the subject of stories for years to come.
    Checking my notes I drove 2390 miles in a 11 day period of time and took over 500 event photos and probably that many scenic photos between stops at Crater Lake, a trip down highway 1 from Monterrey to Pismo and a trip back up highway 1 and 101 to Florence Oregon where we turned inland in a driving rain yesterday. The wife got to see Crater Lake, San Francisco, Cali and Oregon surf, the Chandler grove. drive through tree and the trees of Mystery along the way.
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  23. i thought that also, but after awile all the pussys went home!
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  24. ELD
    Joined: Apr 11, 2008
    Posts: 653


    That fella is Mel, The Maestro Of Motor Mayhem
  25. Right click the mouse or under your touch pad while the arrow is on the image. A window will pop up then click on (save image as) name it and make sure you send it to your pictures on your computer. "walla" You will have it saved to your computer under whatever you name it!
  26. hotrodlouie
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 2

    from SLO

    Thank you DND. The best part is that you get a full size copy of it. FYI, tons of pics on my FB Page at hotrodlouie or just Louie Mayall. The full run with The Maestro is up there. /edit/ Oops, meant to thank 530sandman for spreading the knowledge.
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