It was a wet and muddy weekend in Grover Beach, Ca for The Race of Gentlemen West, but that did not damper the spirits of the participants or attendees. We cruised up to the Pismo Beach area for the activities on Saturday. Many west coasts vintage car and motorcycle enthusiasts had been waiting for a few years for the TROG to make it our west. Even though some rain and high tides delayed or postponed much of the weekend, it was still a great time on the beach.
Abnormally high tides and wet weather delayed the start of racing on Saturday for a few hours. Even though it was wet, attendees packed the parking lots and eagerly waiting for racing. Everyone spent most of the morning in the parking lots near the venue, checking out the race cars and vintage autos.
Even with the rain and mud, there were a number of custom vehicles on display as part of Customs by the Sea.
When participants were finally allowed to make their way to the beach pit area, the crowd gathered to watch the parade of hot rods and motorcycles.
Racing action on the beach began in the early afternoon. Thousands of spectators lined the fences to get a glimpse of vintage roadsters and motorcycles race down the beach. We had been to TROG in New Jersey back in 2014, so it was great to finally experience this event on the west coast.
|We aren't sure who this guy is and if he was yelling at us or not, but we love him anyway.
The staging area was were participants and media correspondents could get an up close look at the race cars before ending the race area. It is always neat to see the period correct roadsters and motorcycles up close.
Unfortunately, most of the activities for Sunday were suspended due to the weather conditions, so we were happy to have attended on Saturday to see some racing action. Thank you to everyone at TROG for hosting such a unique event and glad that we could attend this year. We look forward to the next Race of Gentlemen in 2017.
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