Travel: The Race Of Gentlemen Roars Again

The Race Of Gentlemen Roars Again

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
October 16, 2015
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Photography via Bryan Campbell and gearpatrol.com

The Race of Gentlemen is the place to be. In just a few short years, it has cemented Wildwood, New Jersey as a destination for pre-Second World War hot rods and pre-’47 motorcycles engaged in short beach races.

The shootout format, short course, seaside location, and wide array of machines combine to create a memorable event that is a must-visit. If you, like us, didn’t make it out this year, there’s always Bryan Campbell’s photo essay on Gear Patrol to check out.

H/T to gearpatrol.com 

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Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger
For me personally its kind of ironic seeing the coverage of this event since its inception in light of the fact that the family had a summer home since the 30’s [ the era this event is trying to emulate ] about three blocks from the beach in N Wildwood . The beach .. the boardwalk … the 50’s kitsch Wildwood is known for … now with a vintage hot rod and bike or two racing in the sand once a year … sigh .. Personally the event itself is a bit too … hipster for my tastes … but… Read more »
Ted Pierson
Ted Pierson

I’m not sure “Hipster” means what you think it means. The guys & gals who compete in TROG are the the kind of people Hipsters want to be. I doubt most “Hipsters” could turn a carb or tell the difference between a shovel head or a knuckel head.

Maybe you mean the spectator crowd has grown to become predominantly hipster. If that’s the case, that would be a real bummer. Nothing spoils a party like a bunch of dbag hipsters. 🙁

Xander Cesari
Xander Cesari

What makes it hipster? Is the Goodwood Revival ‘hipster’ then?

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