The Race Of Gen­tle­men

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The Race Of Gen­tle­men has gone from a grass­roots beach­side week­end race in a sleepy New Jersey sea­side town to a world­wide phe­nom­e­non. Founded by Oil­ers car and bike club mem­ber Mel Stultz, The Race Of Gen­tle­men, or TROG as it is also known, once a year turns the beaches of Wildwood, New Jersey, into a throw­back 1/8-mile race­way like no one has seen in 70 years. The bikes raced are all early tank shift ma­chines, and they range from bikes thrown to­gether us­ing rusty spare parts to $100,000 bikes that should by all ac­counts be se­questered to mo­tor­cy­cle mu­se­ums.

We were lucky enough to have the pho­tog­ra­phy of David Carlo, who com­pletely cap­tures both the joy and se­ri­ous­ness of this event. SC

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