The Race of Gentlemen in 2016 was the fifth annual 3-day event and I had never heard of it! I live
just an hour from Wildwood, NJ and thought that I was well informed on car and boat happenings in my
area. TROG participants come from all over America and Canada. A person standing next to me was a
German who drove from Detroit to see this rare spectacle. It has become so popular that the first
Annual TROG West will be run this year in California! I could only attend Saturday, so the 40
photos on this page only give a small taste of the excitement.
I attended with my two gearhead "kid" brothers (I am the old guy with the red shirt)
Wildwood has one of
the widest sand beaches on the Jersey Shore
Many classics, customs and
hot rods are on display, some for sale
A rare survivor Tucker
I once owned a '39 Mercury
coupe, but it didn't look like this one!
fascinated with the detail on this 5-window coupe
An untouched original
woody - except for the "Port-o-Walls"
We came for the
races and were only disappointed with the limited view. They need to fix that next year!
The women racers garnered
a lot of applause
A husband and wife
battling it out with their flathead Fords
This Harley panel truck
led a pack of racers back to the finish line and pits after about 20 matches. If needed, a Hemmings
tow truck was ready to help.
Only vintage cars of 1934 or older are permitted to enter races (motorcycles ?)