Inspired by an original classic event, the Rømø Motor Festival is well on the way to becoming a classic of its own! For the third time, the hot rod and custom cars scene got together for an impressive racing weekend on the North Sea island of Rømø. This motor festival, run on the broad, sandy Lakolk beach is the recreation of a historic motor race that took place between 1919 and 1924 on the neighbouring island of Fanø.

In the meantime, the event draws increasing numbers of participants and masses of spectators: thousands of people enjoyed the “horsepower spectacle” on September 1, soaking up the sunshine and strolling across the vintage parking area to view the original custom cars and cult vehicles, from low riders to hot rods.

For the acceleration races, cars and motorbikes – all pre-war models – competed in pairs over the furlong stretch. True to the original contemporary style, not only the racing cars but also the drivers and mechanics appeared in the appropriate clothes and styling.

Anne Charlotte Genz was also present at Lakolk, but this busy lady didn’t have much time to spare as her apartment complex was again fully booked out for this third Rømø Motor festival.