Pendine Sands Hot Rod Races

Pendine Sands Hot Rod Races

Pendine Sands Hot Rod Races

Salt, gasoline, and adrenaline are in the air shortly before eleven o’clock on the Pendine Sands beach in South Wales. It’s June 4, 2016, the start of the fourth two-day race put on by the Vintage Hot Rod Association. The sea knew well enough to take precautions and give the speed fanatics plenty of room as the hot rods, mostly American classic cars of the 1930s and 40s, lined up at the starting line. Continue Reading..

The Race of Gentlemen

The Race of Gentlemen

There are loud engine noises coming off what looks like a cast-iron bathtub on wheels. It’s a 1934 Ford Hot Rod heading towards the beach in Wildwood, New Jersey. Meanwhile, the rules of the race are being announced to the spectators and riders from a lifeguard tower. In order to participate in “The Race of Gentlemen” (aka TROG), many have come from far and wide, bringing their pre-1935 American cars. These vintage cars are also restricted to replacement or add-on parts from the early 1950s at the latest. Continue Reading..

Iceland road trip

Iceland road trip

Iceland road trip

It was time to take another winter road trip. It didn‘t take long for us to decide on Iceland. A ring road around the island combines Iceland‘s main attractions like a string of pearls and is perfect for an Iceland road trip. Ring road No. 1 covers 1,400 km and can be covered in eight to ten days. Continue Reading..

Rust n Dust dirt track race

Rust n Dust dirt track race

The Rust n Dust Jalopy dirt track race is an old-school American-style racing event, taking participants and visitors back to the first years after the Second World War. The event takes place each year at Teterow‘s Bergring Germany, where races have been held since 1930 on its unique 1.8 km grass race track with inclines of up to 16%.

The Rust n Dust Jalopy dirt track race is a combination hill-climb/dirt-track race for American vehicles built before 1959 that is one-of-a-kind in all of Germany. Continue Reading..