Travel: The Race Of Gentlemen Roars Again

The Race Of Gentlemen Roars Again

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
October 16, 2015

Photography via Bryan Campbell and

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.

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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?