Throughout the years going to car shows and cruise nights,some of us that had gone to Lead East in Parsippany NJ each year,started talking about trying to do something like that in South Jersey. Because it was a large undertaking,we needed several volunteers to organize this type of show. We sent out to have at least two members from each club to work together and met several times in the evening and Sundays to put this event together. October 23rd 2016 was our first show and the turnout was great. We will continue to advance upcoming shows while raising money for charity.
Looking forward to a larger event next year.
We are a jacket club for the car and bike enthusiast
looking to enjoy time with friends and share the fun of
restoring, driving, showing our classics, hot rods, and
Sentimental Cruisers Car Club
It all started back in 1994 at Joey's Sweet Shop in the Waretown plaza (which is currently the Waretown Post Office). Three guys (Bob Zimmerman, Tommy Davis & Joe Bourgeois) were cruising around Manahawkin with their old cars and later met up with Rich Karwecki, who joined them. One day they stopped in at Joey's Sweet Shop for ice cream. The owner enjoyed the cars and encouraged them to return and hang out. That was the place on Sunday nights to go. Soon others joined them (John McHale, Ken Flatt, Bob Micki, Tom Engles, Dave Bintliff and Pat McMahon). Plans started about creating a car club for this area. So it began in August of '94 and grew to about 20 members. Most of the original members are still enrolled in the club. Joey's Sweet Shop closed and the club moved their location to Burger King in the Lacey Plaza and to Friday nights.
In the mid 1960's, owners of antique automobiles living in Ocean County, started gathering together socially, usually in someone's driveway, to discuss their old cars and whatever mechanical problems they might be having. Ideas were traded, tips were offered, hands were dirtied. These informal weekend gatherings led to Sunday cruises over the county's rural roads, usually ending at a roadside restaurant or picnic grove. In July,1969, a group of twelve individuals gathered once more and drew up plans to form the first antique automobile club in their county. The name they chose for this new club was the "Vintage Automobile Club of Ocean County".