Classic motorcycle racing on the beach never looked so good…
Once a year people converge on Wilwood, New Jersey to watch motorcycles made from 1947 and earlier race each other. Some get decked out in the best era-appropriate attire for the occasion, like what people do at Pebble Beach, only instead of lace and silk you see a lot of leather and denim. This unique gathering has been going on for over a decade and unlike many other gatherings of this kind, it hasn’t been washed over by commercial interests.
Check out old footage of Daytona Bike Week here.
Entrants line up on the sandy beach and wait for a flag girl to signal their start. That’s when with tires spinning and sand spraying behind them, the motorcycles speed off toward the finish line 1/8 of a mile away.