Night of the Troglodytes | Photos & Text: Anthony Philip Festa |

An annual pre-party for The Race of Gentlemen, Wildwood, New Jersey's Night of the Troglodytes again took over the parking lots between the Binn's and Bonito Motels, June 8, to showcase '60s and '70s choppers and the easy rider culture.

Organized by Harley Carrara, of Tradition Cycles, the vintage show/party drew bikes from all over the country, and visitors from around the world.

The collection included everything from survivor choppers that appeared fresh from a deep slumber to some seriously well groomed machines aimed at taking trophies.

To properly check out the bikes, one had to get there early, as once the sun went down and the crowd swelled, and it was a bit more difficult to see the fine details on some of these outstanding machines. A DJ did get folks dancing and the crowd ready to party.

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Anthony is a husband and father who can often be found outside, exploring, on or near the water, trying to enjoy life as much as he can with his family. After graduating from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a BFA in Photography, he promptly moved to Brooklyn and began working in the photo industry. Passion drives much of his work. His love for all things automotive stems from going to car shows with his father on weekends during the summer while growing up, and seeing photos of his father's 1976 Honda CB750F and motocross exploits. He continues and expands on that early fascination his father imparted on him by capturing cars and their enthusiasts.

  The collection included everything from survivor choppers that appeared fresh from a deep slumber to some seriously well groomed machines aimed at taking trophies ... once the sun went down and the crowd swelled, and it was a bit more difficult to see the fine details on some of these outstanding machines.  

-- Anthony Philip Festa
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