THE RACE OF GENTLEMEN 2018 | PHOTOS COURTESY OF GODSPEED CO

The seventh incarnation of Wildwood, NJ's The Race of Gentlemen, June 9 and 10, saw the usual suspects pitting their vintage American machines -- '30s -'50s hotrods and pre-1940s motorcycles -- against sand, surf, and the elements with several storm systems blowing through the area on the Saturday and Sunday.

But nothing could dampen the spirits of racers and organizers ... not weather, not accidents, not the inevitable breakdowns. The battle brings out the best in competitors who have been known to drop everything to help a comrade get his or her machine in running shape.

In a day and age where the ‘builders’ mentality and self-sufficiency seem to be falling by the wayside, TROG seems to be keeping those old values burning bright.

Check out some incredible images from the weekend generously shared with NYC Motorcyclist by Godspeed Co.