Hey, it's really quiet tonight, so I'll clutter the board with
something that involves a lot of old metal and maybe nobody will mind.
We do car racing a little differently in NJ. This is the TROG -- The
Race of Gentlemen -- which is held every year on the beach at
Wildwood. It's a bit of traditional Jerseyana. The cars and
motorcycles are *old*, and the speeds reach a scorching 70 mph.
The beach there looks a lot like Daytona Beach: It's really wide and
flat, though the sand is not as firm. People have been racing there
for decades. I have a photo of my dad on the beach for a race (they
were all grudge races then) in his brand new 6-cylinder 1936 Plymouth.
Anyway, if you want to waste a little under 7 minutes watching it,
it's kind of fun. I worked at flipping hamburgers on the boardwalk
there when I was 21, and dated a girl who was about 5 feet tall and
who rode a Harley in the Hell Hole, which was one of those
vertical-wall wooden barrels where they go round and round to climb
If you like rat rods, you'll like these:
5 years ago