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“Just yards from the boardwalk, in Wildwood, New Jersey, a ’34 Ford hot rod and what looks like a cast iron bath tub with wheels and an engine line up, pointing down the beach. An announcer perched up in a lifeguard tower introduces each racer over the loudspeaker, then hands the attention over to the flag girl — a pretty blonde in white cut-off Harley-Davidson Service overalls, standing barefoot in the sand between the two rumbling cars. Revs peak, the flag drops, sand flies, and the cars tear down the 1/8-mile seaside drag strip. This is the Race of Gentlemen.” — Bryan Campbell, from Hot Rod Racing on the Beaches of Wildwood