Roll 234 Frame18Leica M4-2 with 35mm f1.4 Steel Rim pre ASPH Summilux on Kodak Tmax 400.

The Race of Gentlemen is time capsule of American racing culture. Period correct hot rods and motorcycles racing down the beach in Wildwood NJ. The smell of gas, oil and exhaust linger in the air. Four bangers and V8’s roar as they get to the starting line. The sights and sounds are truly unique to this event. What makes the race so exciting to witness is the level of dedication the racers have to preserving history. The car bodies have to be American made 1934 or older, and motorcycles American made 1947 or older.

It seemed fitting to photograph The Race of Gentlemen using only film cameras. The cameras used to photograph the event were a Leica M7 with a 50mm f2.0 Summicron and 90mm f2.0 Summicron, Leica M4-2 with 35mm 1.4 Steel Rim pre ASPH Summilux, and Nikon F2 with 2.1cm f4 Nikkor-O. The cameras were loaded with Kodak Tmax 400, Ilford HP5 or Kentmere 400.

Roll 237 Frame35Leica M7 with 90mm f2.0 Summicron on Kodak Tmax 400.

Roll 232 Frame35Leica M7 with 50mm f2.0 Summicron on Kodak Tmax 400.Roll 234 Frame9Leica M4-2 with 35mm f1.4 Steel Rim pre ASPH Summilux on Ilford HP5.Roll 234 Frame7Leica M4-2 with 35mm f1.4 Steel Rim pre ASPH Summilux on Ilford HP5.Roll 234 Frame11Leica M4-2 with 35mm f1.4 Steel Rim pre ASPH Summilux on Ilford HP5.Roll 234 Frame32Leica M4-2 with 35mm f1.4 Steel Rim pre ASPH Summilux on Kodak Tmax 400.Roll 235 Frame15Leica M4-2 with 35mm f1.4 Steel Rim pre ASPH Summilux on Kodak Tmax400.Roll 239 Frame20Leica M4-2 with 35mm f1.4 Steel Rim pre ASPH Summilux on Kodak Tmax 400.Roll 236 Frame3Leica M4-2 with 35mm f1.4 Steel Rim pre ASPH Summilux on Kentmere 400.Roll 233 Frame3Nikon F2 with 2.1cm f4 Nikkor-O on Kentmere 400.Roll 233 Frame16Nikon F2 with 2.1cm f4 Nikkor-O on Kentmere 400.Roll 238 Frame19Leica M7 with 50mm f2.0 Summicron on Kodak Tmax 400.Roll 233 Frame5Nikon F2 with 2.1cm f4 Nikkor-O on Kentmere 400.Roll 234 Frame17Leica M4-2 with 35mm f1.4 Steel Rim pre ASPH Summilux on Ilford HP5.Roll 234 Frame29Leica M4-2 with 35mm f1.4 Steel Rim pre ASPH Summilux on Ilford HP5.Roll 235 Frame4Leica M4-2 with 35mm f1.4 Steel Rim pre ASPH Summilux on Kodak Tmax 400.Roll 237 Frame4Leica M7 with 50mm f2.0 Summicron on Kentmere 400.Roll 237 Frame10Leica M7 with 50mm f2.0 Summicron on Kentmere 400.Roll 236 Frame21Leica M7 with 50mm f2.0 Summicron on Kodak Tmax 400.Roll 239 Frame17Leica M7 with 50mm f2.0 Summicron on Kodak Tmax 400.Roll 236 Frame18Leica M7 with 50mm f2.0 Summicron on Kentmere 400.Roll 236 Frame11Leica M4-2 with 35mm f1.4 Steel Rim pre ASPH Summilux on Kentmere 400.Roll 239 Frame9Leica M7 with 50mm f2.0 Summicron on Kodak Tmax 400.Roll 236 Frame9Leica M4-2 with 35mm f1.4 Steel Rim pre ASPH Summilux on Kentmere 400.Roll 235 Frame26Leica M4-2 with 35mm f1.4 Steel Rim pre ASPH Summilux on Kodak Tmax 400.

Shooting the shooter, there were many other photographers at the race capturing it on film as well.Roll 234 Frame27Leica M4-2 with 35mm f1.4 Steel Rim pre ASPH Summilux on Ilford HP5.

For more information on The Race of Gentlemen, check out their site. http://theraceofgentlemen.com

All images copyright 2016.

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