There is no other race like The Race of Gentlemen, aka TROG. Each TROG event is a time travel of sorts, to a time when things were simple and racers were gentlemen, or so we thought anyway, and cars and motorcycles were an absolute icon. This year the staff at TROG decided that they were going to bring their certain brand of fun to the west coast, Santa Barbara to be specific, by bringing a hand selected group out to race on the streets just off the beach in Santa Barbara. Sounds pretty bitchin doesn’t it? Well it was, and luckily for you there is proof in the form of this great video from BRISCO Media and it just reinforces the fact that we really need to get out to one of these TROG events.
All the cars and bikes you’ll see at at TROG event are Pre and early Post War and absolutely as authentic to the times as is reasonable. Seeing these things hauls ass down the sand at the original TROG events is great, but in Santa Barbara the event is a little different. Just a few feet off the sand the event will be racing on the streets to mimic just how it was done back in the day before all these sanctioned dragstrips popped up.
This is the Santa Barbara Drags!