The Oilers car club, spearheaded by Meldon V.R. Stultz III, approached the Greater Wildwood Hotel and Motel Association with the idea of a post-holidays beach race, and the lure of hundreds of off-season room rentals secured the date this year, and the success of the Race of Gentlemen in 2012 ensured a repeat this year on October 4/5/6. The entries for a bit of beach drag racing were limited to 1920s and 30s cars and motorcycles, and a simple arrangement of pylons and commentator's booth, plus a couple of attractive flaggers, made for a very old-fashioned event, in the aged metal but perhaps more importantly in the spirit of pre-Corporate, amateur motoring competition, which has all but died out in the USA.
My ace photographer on the day, Sasha Valentine of CafeRacerXXX, sent in these fantastic shots of the competition and atmosphere. Many thanks Sasha!