The Race of Gentlemen - TROG - is the premier and original period correct beach race. Period correctness is fine and dandy, until someone gets hurt, then it's a different matter.
According to Biltwell, 'After some bad crashes in 2018, the organizers at TROG decided full-face safety helmets would be required for motorcycle racing. A decision we wholeheartedly support, of course. We donated a DOT/ECE-certified Gringo helmet to any racer who’d take one and were stoked to see the added level of safety and of course it made us proud to see our humble lids on riders ripping down the beach on amazing old old motorbikes.'
Biltwell continue, 'Over 20,000 people made it onto the beach in Wildwood, New Jersey on October 6-7th for this year’s The Race of Gentlemen, making it the largest in the past few years. TROG started as a two day beach race of pre and post war cars and motorcycles, and this year expanded to a five day event through Wildwood. The event was a good kick off to the October off season in Wildwood, and provided a boost to area businesses.'
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