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Point Pleasant Grand Prix is a family affair

POINT PLEASANT BEACH— The year is 1975. The inaugural Benihana Grand Prix, named for its sponsor’s chain of Japanese restaurants, had brought powerboat racing adrenaline chasers from all around the world to the borough...

Race rivalries turn into friendships

POINT PLEASANT BEACH— What began as a rivalry between racers, blossomed into a family. One where brothers fight and throw punches in the form of bumping boats, but at the end of the day...

Why jump out of a plane, when you can race a powerboat?

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — How do you sum up the thrill of a lifetime? Being a 22-year old from a suburban town up north, at least an hour from the nearest beach, powerboat racing was...

How one woman’s big dreams founded Big Dreams Racing

POINT PLEASANT BEACH- Kelli Klein of Big Dreams Racing has decided that it’s her time. After raising her son on her own, working in hospitality for 10 years, followed by working in an office for...

Beached boats and rough waters marked Grand Prix races

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — A powerboat spun out of control and one was beached during the 2019 Point Pleasant Beach Grand Prix races on Sunday. "It was rough and painful," said Jay Wohltman of "Done...

Parade of power boats floats through Point Pleasant Beach

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — The 2019 Point Pleasant Beach Grand Prix Boat Parade attracted visitors from far and wide to the borough on Saturday, as competing powerboat teams showed off the vessels they would...

Little Red Library’s 125-year legacy

POINT PLEASANT BEACH— The Point Pleasant Beach Library, also known affectionately as the “Little Red Library,” celebrated 125 years of nurturing a love of reading in the local community last Thursday, June 6. The library...

Lack of funds may cancel Point Beach Band Shell Concerts

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — The borough’s traditional Band Shell Summer Concert Series is facing cancellation due to a lack of funding, Mayor Stephen Reid confirmed Thursday. The concert series scheduled for Thursday nights, from June...

Ramp-up begins for the Grand Prix

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — Sponsors, racers and organizers of the 50th Anniversary Point Pleasant Beach Grand Prix gathered at Captain Bill’s Landing on Wednesday to promote the upcoming Father’s Day weekend powerboat competition. They...

Little Red Library celebrates 125th anniversary

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — The Point Pleasant Beach Library will celebrate its 125th anniversary with music and refreshments on Thursday, June 6, from 6 – 8 p.m., and the public is invited to join...

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