By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jul 13, 2017 at 9:03 AM

The Race of Gentlemen (known as "TROG"), is the latest traveling exhibit at the Harley-Davidson Museum and combines hotrods, motorcycles, carnivals and nostalgia.

The races originally took place on dry lakes around World War II in California, but were resurrected in 2012 on the beaches of New Jersey. To participate, vehicles and drivers have to comply with event rules that require strict, historically accurate aesthetics from the mid-century.

Through Sept. 4, the Harley-Davidson Museum presents "The Race of Gentlemen" exhibit inside The Garage. Through photography, on-site vehicles, hand-printed signs and easy-to-digest information, the exhibit examines the passion of the modern craftsmen – and craftswomen – along with the machines they ride.

"The people involved are really fanatical about art directing the event very carefully," says Jim Fricke, curatorial director of the Harley-Davidson Museum.

Photographer Cory Piehowicz captured incredible portraits of TROG participants and more than a dozen motorcycles and automobiles – all restored specifically for the Jersey Shores’ event – are on display.

"This show is a must-see for photographers or anyone interested in photography," says Fricke. "It's extremely visual."

Here are 5 images from the "Race of Gentlemen" exhibit that might inspire you to zoom over to the museum:






Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.