The Race of Gentlemen Comes to California for the First Time Ever

Drag races. Bonfires. Leather. What’s not to like?

By Reuben Brody

The Most Interesting Race of the Year Goes To...
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20 September 2016

Leather jackets. Articulated denim. Black boots.

Plenty of men in L.A. dress like they race motorcycles and hot rods.

And now they’re getting a chance to prove it.

The occasion: The Race of Gentlemen, a carnival of pre-war cars and bikes by way of New Jersey that will hit the sands of Pismo Beach for the first time this fall.

Part drag race, part classic car convention and part bonfire-fueled after-party, TRoG is the perfect trip for fathers and sons, gearheads or any man who appreciates vintage style. It started in Wildwood, New Jersey, a few years ago, and has grown each year on its way to becoming a heralded and beloved event for motor enthusiasts.

This edition will be the first one staged on the West Coast.

And we’ve got a sneak peek at some of the cars that’ll be in attendance.

1927 Ford frame, bellytank body, Flathead v8


Mike Barillaro
 -  Knoxville, TN


1947 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead 


Brian Cannon - Hackettstown, NJ


1945 Harley-Davidson WLA 45c.i.


Daniel Desoucey
 - Asbury Park, NJ


Overland Whippet Speedster, Alexander banger engine

Bobby Green - Los Angeles, CA

1930 Ford A roadster, Flathead V8


Jeremy Hartley
 - Arroyo Grande, CA


1938 Harley-Davidson knucklehead


Adam King
 - Ontario, Canada


1929 Ford A roadster 
Chevy straight-6 261c.i.


Pat Lash
 - San Jose, CA


1935 Wetteroth Indy car
DOHC Ford 4-banger


James Long
 - Nevada City, CA 


1925 Ford T roadster, Ford 4-nager



Brook Nath - 
Kingston, R.I.

1927 Ford T speedster, Roof OHV
4-banger 190 c.i.


Steve Nelson - 
Petaluma, CA


1927 Ford T Barney Navarro roadster Flathead V8


Scott Perrott

1931 Ford A roadster, Cragar OHV
Diamond B 4-banger

Joe Rodriguez
 - Red Bluff, CA

1938 Harley-Davidson UL Flathead

Meldon Van Riper Stultz III - Ashbury Park, NJ

1934 Myron Stevens dirt track car

Keith Tucker
 - Wilmington, CA


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