Thrill Ride: Inside The Race of Gentlemen


Being There 

Unique storytelling of one of the greatest motorcycling events in the world. 

When American photographer James Conley photographed a barefoot Mel Stultz gliding his vintage Harley-Davidson onto the beach in Wildwood, New Jersey, he produced one of the most iconic images of motorcycle culture in action. That image set off a documentary journey spanning several years. 

This book gathers more than 150 images from that journey, taking viewers inside The Race of Gentlemen through the eyes of a documentary photojournalist who also has been able to capture the romance of American motorcycle culture. Trained as a newspaper photojournalist, and working as a commercial fashion photographer, James presents a unique narrative vision that allows you to participate in all the action.





Years in the Making

An avid motorcyclist, James's interest in The Race of Gentlemen is a personal one. What started out as interest in the