THE WILDWOODS – The Race of Gentlemen 6th Annual Vintage Car and Motorcycle Beach Drag Races return to the Wildwoods’ beach Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11, hosted by the Oilers Car Club/Motorcycle Club. Spectators and racers alike will experience a simpler time when guys were gentlemen and cars were king! Vintage pre-1934 automobiles and pre-1947 motorcycles – including Indian, Harley Davidson, Excelsior, Ford, Dodge Brothers and more – will compete in exhibition style beach drag races at the water’s edge between Schellenger and Spicer avenues in Wildwood.
On Friday, June 9, the ‘Night of the Troglodytes,’ a pre-race party and bike show, takes place from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Bonita Motel on Spicer Avenue in Wildwood. On display will be ‘60s and ‘70s choppers and show bikes with live music by the Black Flamingos. The party is hosted by Harley Carrera of Tradition Cycles.
Race day begins on Saturday, June 10 and will feature vintage auto and motorcycle races from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Gates open at 9 a.m. at Schellenger Avenue and the beach for spectators. There will be live music and a kids’ area, along with food and beer vendors.
Saturday night will feature a bonfire party on the beach with live Rock ‘n Roll music under a big tent from 7 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $10 per person or free with the purchase of a full weekend race pass.
The fun continues Sunday, June 11 with a second day of races from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony, beach party and more Rock ‘n Roll music. Beach access begins at 9 a.m. for spectators at Schellenger Avenue. No coolers will be permitted on the beach, but food and beverages will be for sale for your convenience. Please note that race times may vary depending on ocean tides.
Full weekend passes are available for purchase online and at the door, and are $55 for adults 16 and over or $15 for children 7-15 years old; children 6 and under are free. Single day tickets will only be available for purchase at the door. Day passes for adults 16 and over are $35 on Saturday and $20 on Sunday, children 7-15 years old are $10 each day, and children 6 and under are free.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.TheRaceOfGentlemen.com.
For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call (800) 992-9732.