Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to start your engines! Imagine the rumbling of engines, the excitement of the starting line, the salty sea air… yes, it’s that time of year again when the wheels hit the sandy road. The Race of Gentlemen is heading back to Wildwood the weekend of June 10th and June 11th as one stop of its two-stop tour (East and West coast).
Paying homage to the history of classic automobiles and motorcycles, the thrilling race celebrates American racing heritage in a dazzling displaying on the water’s edge of Wildwood in what has become known as the greatest race on earth.
What started in 1947 with eight young California men whose passion for roadsters, custom cars, and speed turned into a movement that would define racing for decades to come. With the help of their first president, Jim Nelson, the Oilers Car Club assisted in forming the National Hot Rod Association, the San Diego Timing Association, and even hosted some of the nation’s first drag racing events.
That same love of hot rods brought together another generation of men in 2008, when Nelson passed the torch on to a new chapter in the Oilers famous history. Now, a new brotherhood of 10 hand-picked members hailing from coast to coast keep the tradition alive, showcasing their impressive automobile collection in classic races held only two times per year. Despite a new generation, the Oilers Club remains dedicated to the original creed – building machines for speed, endurance and beauty, in an effort to keep this time honored sport of competition alive and well.
If you’re a fan of classic roadsters, motorcycles, the beach, or all three, this is an event that’s not to be missed. Check out classic American hot rods that are built to showcase not only their beauty, but their ability to speed down the sandy straightaway. The weekend of June 10th-11th is the East coast’s chance to go on a time warp, where these classic roadsters and motorcycles roar to life feet from the surf and bring back a time when “guys were gentlemen and cars were king.”
Online pricing for full weekend passes are available for adults ($50.00) and children ages 7-15 ($15.00). Children under seven are free. To purchase tickets click here.
For more information visit http://theraceofgentlemen.com/