(Words and photos by Anthony Festa) – On June 4th and 5th, racing came back once again to the shores of Wildwood, NJ. Brought to you by the Oilers CC and Stultz & Green, The Race of Gentlemen celebrates American racing history by bringing period correct motorcycles and hot rods back to these storied beaches for some drag races and other attractions. The festivities start at check in on June 3rd at a lot next to the Starlux Hotel where racers check in, park their cars talk hang out with other racers and fans alike.
Things continue later that night with the The Night of the Troglodytes, a chopper party held a few blocks away complete with bands playing. Races start Saturday morning and continue through Sunday afternoon. While the drags are the main attraction, there’s plenty of non racing going on as well with The Wall of Death, Kustomrama more bands and The American Hotrod Foundation’s tent with books of vintage race photos and history to entertain folks. It’s not your typical race, car show or automotive event. It is definitely an experience to be enjoyed by any love of vintage speed, both two and four wheeled varieties.