The Race of Gentlemen

The Race of Gentlemen

There are loud engine noises coming off what looks like a cast-iron bathtub on wheels. It’s a 1934 Ford Hot Rod heading towards the beach in Wildwood, New Jersey. Meanwhile, the rules of the race are being announced to the spectators and riders from a lifeguard tower. In order to participate in “The Race of Gentlemen” (aka TROG), many have come from far and wide, bringing their pre-1935 American cars. These vintage cars are also restricted to replacement or add-on parts from the early 1950s at the latest. Continue Reading..

TROG Night of the Troglodytes

TROG Night of the Troglodytes

With typical Vegas-style neon signs on the motels and restaurants straight out of the 1950s, Wildwood is the perfect spot for such match-ups of historic racing cars and motorcycles at TROG race. Motel after motel lines the four miles stretch called Atlantic Avenue. The Surfcomber Motel hosted a pre-race party the night before as the racers’ cars and motorcycles lined the streets to the delight of the many visitors. Continue Reading..

Rust n Dust dirt track race

Rust n Dust dirt track race

The Rust n Dust Jalopy dirt track race is an old-school American-style racing event, taking participants and visitors back to the first years after the Second World War. The event takes place each year at Teterow‘s Bergring Germany, where races have been held since 1930 on its unique 1.8 km grass race track with inclines of up to 16%.

The Rust n Dust Jalopy dirt track race is a combination hill-climb/dirt-track race for American vehicles built before 1959 that is one-of-a-kind in all of Germany. Continue Reading..