The colossal driver with a graying Santa beard eased up to the start line, beach sand falling from grooved tires in tiny hard-packed zigzags. His rig resembled a 1932 Chevy poached from the assembly line before General Motors could body the sucker. The whole clap shook like a nervous dog. Any other Saturday on this stretch of the Jersey Shore, you’d hear seagulls squawking, Atlantic swells breaking, children whooping and hollering. Not today ... Read the full article on Hagerty.com:
"TROG is [in response to] everything I saw wrong with the hobby and the industry,” Bull poopies!!!!
Did you not see all the trailers??? What is more important to me and my wife is we can consistently drive our resto rod (built in my garage myself) anywhere without breaking down. A great feeling of accomplishment. Having an all steel 1933 Ford 3 window coupe resto rod gives us a great feeling knowing I will make it to where I am going without the need of a trailer! I do not believe being tied to the war time cars is necessary to have a lot of fun. Just look at all the well attended events ( Goodguys, NSRA. etc). They, by the way, do not discourage war time cars from attending! There's room for everyone if we just let them in our friendship circles.
I saw this in the magazine and it was good, the 133 photos here made this a lot better! Thank you for using the on line post to show off a lot more photos than would have been practical in print.
"At the turn of the 19th century, many of America’s first automobiles contested races along the Atlantic. In 1905, in Cape May (the beach town adjacent to Wildwood), Henry Ford and three other drivers (including Louis Chevrolet, driving a Fiat) raced on the beach in front of some 20,000 spectators... Unless they were drag racing in 1805, I think that you might mean the 20th century!
We need more events like this all over the country... especially on the LEFT coast. With all I know about California though, it probably won't happen...
Cameron- A group of us in Maine are attempting to put together a similar event for next Spring and I am having some difficulty reaching anyone from the Oilers Club to assist us in keeping our event in the spirit of their offering. Can you provide me with any specific contact person at the club that might assist us in this effort ? Thanks- Doug