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Event Coverage TROG 2019 Santa Barbara

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by curbspeed, Nov 22, 2018.

  1. It looks like they are working out details. Check out their website. Drag racing 1/8th mile on pavement by the beach. OHV are in. Woo Hoo!
    https://www.theraceofgentlemen.com/
     
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  2. :cool: This sounds SO cool. Unfortunately, I am going to Hawaii at the end of March (not really unfortunate - I'm going to Hawaii!). But, I hope they have success and plan to do this again in 2020. I will be watching this event.
     
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  3. Brand Apart
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    ^agreed regreatbly I can't attend either
     
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  4. March 8th and 9th. So many choices. Hotels rooms are ridiculously priced at about 250 a night. I won't pay that.
     
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  5. Deuce Daddy Don
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    Too bad ol' Jerry Gaskill isn't still around, he was one of the originators there.
     
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  6. 31hotrodguy
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    That’s usually match meet time.....hmmmm. I might miss for this!


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  7. jnaki
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    Hello,

    Wow, that is some kind of pull with city hall. What a location, right on the prime beachfront highway/street in Santa Barbara. We were there over this Thanksgiving, walking on that same stretch of roadway/sidewalk. (It is just a short stroll from Stearn’s Wharf Pier.) It is a long straight-away (about a half mile long) with no one to bother except for some fish, anchored boats, and the general public that flocks to that section every day and weekend.

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    This week, the beach/boardwalk was relatively empty. So, were the restaurants and attractions. (Last year, the main street in downtown was packed during dinner time as it normally is, but empty this year.) Maybe the So Cal fires and possible road delays hampered normal travel. We went a little farther north than the expected fire delay areas, just to make sure we did not have a traffic slowdown. Plus, going to Ojai was a good resting stop prior to arriving in Santa Barbara.

    Since the Hilton Hotel chain has their giant complex spread out over this whole block to block section on the beach, closing off that stretch of road, beach, city sidewalk, etc. shouldn’t bother the local “naturalists” by any means. Whoa! What??? 660 ft of race course/city block?
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    There is approximately a 1/2 mile overall of the Hilton/city street property line gives a short shut down area, but it can be done. It is a definite challenge for sure. Local activists not withstanding…

    Jnaki

    Santa Barbara is a pretty neat place. It has been a “go to” place for us since 1960s and continues annually in November. After a long sling down Freeway 101 from up north, this is a great place to stop and rest before rolling down the coast to Southern Orange County. It is a nice place as a destination from the hectic LA metropolitan area. It is a different environment for sure. There are tons of places to stay, eat, and have fun. Even for the little kiddies, there is a fun zoo, just down the street, near the beach.


    After arriving a day before Thanksgiving, we took an 81 mile road trip through some old familiar roads, to places we had history through the Santa Ynez Valley. One of the highest peaks around in the San Marcos Pass, to the lower valley areas near Lake Cachuma, nearby Solvang, and a straight freeway speed run down the coast, back to Goleta.

    P.S.
    Sorry to say, that the coastal drive down the Highway 1 through Malibu was disheartening. The late fall, fairly green countryside and hills were absolutely black and burned out. It is a miracle that some homes were left standing and some were gone. The power is still out in North Malibu and the repair companies are still working feverishly to get things back to normal.

    In some famous surf spots had fire coming right down to the water. Others were left untouched. The same thing with homes, the Paradise Cove Pier area and Zuma Beach. TO KEEP THINGS POSITIVE: The Coastal water was still crystal blue and beautiful. That gave a ray of hope for the whole eerie scene.

    The way it was: Even the "lookout point" was burned out and now used as a staging area for the repair workers.

     
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  9. Jalopy Joker
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    yep, location being in the middle of tourist land on the street will make this a very unique experience for all 20181219_140458.jpg
     
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  10. I really would like to do this but I'm betting they ain't gonna let a 1958 371 Olds with Muncie 4 speed in it. Would be fun to go and watch I guess.
     
  11. Paul
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    Looks like pre 1955 engines..
    I'm out too with the '55 in mine..
    'spose I could put together an earlier block
     
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  12. I bet you could in time knowing you. How ya been pal? Most of these new shows have such a high threshold to participate that it makes it impossible to conform to the rules. Paul, pm me your phone number and we will catch up soon. Dale
     
  13. :D:Dthat might take you all of a couple hours:rolleyes:given the amount of ready to run engines setting on your floor Paul. Love to see you take something down there.
     
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  15. Bill Rinaldi
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    Thanks so much for ALL the info. Bill Rinaldi
     
  16. The37Kid
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    I hope this works out well for everyone, can't begin to think of all the work that has been done up to this point. Bob
     
  17. jnaki
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    jnaki




    Hey B,
    We have been coming to Santa Barbara since the late 1959 era and through the turbulent 60s. Part of our extended family still lives in this whole region, starting in Carpenteria and up to Goleta. Please check your other thread on TROG 2019. There is some different information on it.

    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/any-date-for-t-r-o-g-west-2019.1136678/#post-12919491

    The main drag through the center of town still looks like it did back in those early days. The city is changing, but they re-purpose a lot of old buildings with up to date codes and it becomes fashionable.

    For out of state people, (EVEN WEST COAST FOLK) this is one of the nicest areas in all of Southern California. (despite the fires, mudslides, and traffic.) There is great surf, outstanding mountain drives and scenery, close to LA if needed, and that drive down the coast through Malibu is very exciting.
    upload_2019-1-24_5-15-43.png Marine Biology Bldg Campus Point

    There is one of the coolest universities, UCSB, right on the ocean, a private one, inland and still one of the only city piers, anywhere, that anyone can still drive out over the waters of the bay. (parking is sketchy as the big SUVS don't leave much room for anyone...street parking and harbor parking spots are much better)

    Have fun if you come out here in a couple of months. For this big event, reservations are a must.

    Jnaki
     
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  18. I was there for work, 22 years ago or so. My fiancé came to visit and is my wife to this day. Prior to her arrival, I pointed the rental car towards the mountains and drove up to see what was there. I happened to stumble upon the Cold Spring Tavern. What an amazingly awesome establishment tucked up just beyond the mountain crest. I brought my future bride there for dinner, and well, the rest is history.

    Post photos of the event, for those of us that can’t make it....this year.
     
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  19. ZZLEGEND
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    Room prices yes,,,,,,,to high. Plus spectator prices. 40 and 60 bucks? I guess i am out. Off to Famosa that weekend for the March meet.
     
  20. Blues4U
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    Well, I got my tickets (w/ pit pass), and room reservation. I'll be staying in north Carpinteria, about a 15 minute drive south of the event. Heading up some time tomorrow.

    Who else is going?
     
  21. LBCD
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    Richard, we will be heading up early Saturday morning and staying Saturday night...see you there!
     
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  22. Tim
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    The cars that are going to show up look amazing. I’m looking forward to seeing some later era car tear it up!
     
  23. Blues4U
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    Let's hook up. Are you taking the 41? I think I'm just gonna take the daily driver.
     
  24. LBCD
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    Probably not taking my car, 5 of us are going up so taking my friends vehicle. Yes we will hook up, we are staying at the Hilton.


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  25. Kenny P
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    Anyone know if there is a live feed anywhere in computer land for the races today?
     
  26. The Rodders Journal Facebook page is supposed to have live coverage.
     
  27. Kenny P
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    Great, Thanks Ric!
     
  28. Rustridden31
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    Got a pic with the Custom King last night! Heading back up this morning for some racing.[​IMG]


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  29. LBCD
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