I came across this post on a great blog I follow religiously. It’s name – The Selvedge Yard. Thought I’d share the good work he documented. The photos are shot by Scott Toepfer. This event, organised by Mel Stultz (OCC) and put on by the legendary Wildwood, Jersey based Oiler’s Car Club.
The Oiler’s Car Club, revived over the past few years by Mel Stultz, Michael Kliman, Tom Larusso and about 6 others, is carrying on a tradition started in Southern California over 65 years ago. One of racing prowess, a desire for speed and common ground amongst friends. They inherited the club from Jim Nelson, founding member and of later Dragmaster fame, with the promise of carrying on a legacy. And in true stride, they’ve devised some way to break out of the usual car show to car show mentality of many modern hot rod clubs…by racing one another. Taking pre-WW2 cars and pitting them against one another on the beaches of South Jersey. Putting their hand built cars on the line through hell, all for a bit of fun, and a chance to test their machines against the best of their peers.
Check out this video – http://vimeo.com/77259440