For the second year in a row I took my little '41 Scout up to the Jersey coast to run with the big boys at the annual Race of Gentlemen held on the beach in Wildwood. The event has become one of the highlights of my year and I can never fully express how much I appreciate the good times and great people that come together on the sand. This year was especially significant for me as I was honored to have been asked to curate a special exhibit. I put together a 12 part series detailing the history of automobile and motorcycle racing in America which were placed throughout the event grounds. The prints turned out better than I could have expected and I was truly humbled by the amount of positive feedback I received from the crowd and racers alike. In an environment full of excitement I was pleasantly surprised that my little displays were able to capture the attention of folks. Amidst the sights, smells, and sounds of the raucous racers blasting down the beach, the vendors and live music, and the spectacle of the Wall of Death happening from dawn til dusk, the fact that some old photos with my long winded, heavily romanticized captions caught the attention of anyone fills me with pride and happiness. A handful of messages have come in asking if I would share the project with those who couldn’t make it to Wildwood this year, so over the coming weeks I will be posting the series here. I would like to sincerely thank everyone involved in putting on the Race of Gentlemen for creating such a wonderful event and for thinking enough of what I do to include it. Also, a special thank you to Alan Glanfield of Blackburn and Foster for taking the time to get a shot of this speckled ginger with one of my displays.
Stay tuned for "A Brief History of Speed.”