Very interesting article thanks for sharing
Thank you Stan. I know of a red Ford that needs to make that event someday!
I'll go witcha!!!!
Stan, there we'd be...... right in amongst the big boys.......
With our little ol red Ford.
Let's go!! We are both getting older -- better do some stuff while we can still walk and talk and chase good looking women and crank 6 cylinder Fords. (I already can't do that - crank, I mean)
I'm in.... I better leave the tourer seat on for the good looking women.......
I'll put it on my calendar!!! I'm in!! (Re: Good looking women. I texted Spencer one night and told him to round up his 2 roommates and I'd feed them all big steaks. Told him to bring along 4 of those hot college chicks that are all over in Missoula.. His text back: First 3 gonna be easy -- that 4th one might be tough.)
Stan, we'll have to learn more from Clayton. I recall posts last year about the race/event too. It would be a great way to see a wide variety of cars.
On another matter Stan, it appears you've been holding out on me. Turns out there were a whole slew of Model K in Montana. I should have been looking there for parts all along. Obviously, there will be a thread to follow....................
Hi Rob and Stan. Hate to dampen the spirits but there probably won't be a Race of Gentleman on the West Coast this year. No final decision has been made but it does'nt look good at this point.
Ed aka #4
Wherever it's held next, it would be interesting to take in. Were you there last fall?
Will you be traveling to Lincoln for the Speedster Reunion this June?
Ed, sorry to hear that. I wish we had known about it a little earlier last fall, might have made it. I'm with Rob, I'd like to go wherever it is. It just sounds like a great event.
There is one in NJ every year; last year was a trial run for having TROG on the west coast as well. I'm sure Ed knows more about it than I do.
I'm surprised there isn't one in Fayetteville...........
I was there as well. It might be the first and only race of gentlemen on the west coast. So much bureaucracy, I got to hear quite a bit of the issues first hand in regards to holding the event in CA.
the link is my video I made to document the experience. Hope you like it.
Nice video, Mike. Thanks.
Yes Mike, very nice video. Thanks for posting.
I didn't attend last year due to my "era" stubborness. I really like being around 1920s and earlier stuff with equippment from that era. The Race of Gentlemen is really tuned into the 1940s 50s style "hot rods" that beach raced, and although they accept and respect the earlier cars, it's not really their bag so I opted not to go. On top of that I'm not sure I want to seriously run on sand because it has a way of finding its way into wear points (bushings/bearings) on a chassis, and considering the amount that I drive my car and hate working on it,..... not a good thing. That said, there's been some arm twisting by friends, to the point that if it were held in California again I'd probably end up going, depending on the date. Now for those that may want to attend the East coast version this year it will be held on June 9,10,11 in Wildwood, New Jersey. Rob, I'll be there at the Speedster reunion in Lincoln this year but will probably be trailering (ugh) there. My Son in Laws 1917 Race car was the speedster of the year in 2016 and since they didn't have a ceremony in 2016 it will be honored at this years event. Since my Son in Law doesn't want to drive that distance we're putting his car and mine in a trailer for the trip.
Ed aka #4
The event was allot of fun, but there were certainly some things that made it a real challenge.
CA really hit the even hard with rules, regulations and exorbitant costs. The weather also played a major factor as turnout was much less than anticipated.
Despite the adversity...it was a heck of a good time!
With the finacials...I don't expect TROG West to come back for 2017. There are rumors that is may come back for 2018.
Only time will tell.
Here are a few shots..
Thanks for the pics Clayton.... Looks like a good time!
Ed, the sand would bother me too. However for one time....
I look forward to seeing you in Lincoln. I have hopes of winning my class at the hill climb again (6 cyl, 400 cu. in. and over....).