Tuesday, October 07, 2014

This past weekend was the Race of Gentlemen, here are some cool photos by Jay Phillips and Freaky Rico

Above are the "Rolling Bones" on the left, and I'm not sure about the red one, but it says Salinas over the back wheel

The Race of Gentlemen is nothing if not detail oriented. The race grounds themselves were quartered off by beach fencing. Each major sponsor was protected from the elements by what looked to be vintage circus tents complete with original tie-downs, hardware, and roof mounted wind socks. The food vendors were housed in reclaimed wood sheds that were assembled on-site much like the vintage-style timing and photography towers that lined the track. And then, of course, there was the glorious event headquarters – a WWII era General’s tent capped by a vintage Craftsman sign (a show sponsor).

Never have I seen a more focused group of traditional hot rods and bikes that spoke to me so loudly and so clearly. Right down to the last roadster, every car was appropriate to the venue and the vision of the Oilers and their “clothing company.” Everything fit with precision. It was a perfect field… So perfect, that I began to think again about the passion and dedication of the people that put this thing on.

read the whole article at http://www.jalopyjournal.com/?p=24342

Both sets from Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OilersCCRaceOfGentlemen and https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000381208980&fref=ts

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