Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey

Welcome to the Vintage Automobile Museum of NJ

The Vintage Auto Museum proudly presents its newest display: “Through the Decades”. This display shows a car from each decade and how they changed to entice the public to purchase them.

1913: Mercer Runabout that originated in NJ. Some people consider this to be America's first sportscar.
1922: Model T Ford with wood frame rear and an electric start.
1930: Model A Ford roadster convertible.
1937: Cord 812, which was way ahead of its time, with a V-8 engine, front-wheel drive and fold-down vacuum headlights.
1940: A rare yellow Buick 4-door Convertible.
1956: Chevrolet convertible, which was one of the most popular Chevys built.
1963: Volkswagen 2-door Beetle, original blue, a tribute to Herby, the Love Bug.
1965: Ford Mustang convertible, which is also the Museum’s 2019 raffle car. (Don’t forget to buy a chance at the Museum.)
And for the young people: a 1/4 Midget race car. There are also 20th century artifacts and displays throughout the Museum.

The Museum is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, 12 noon to 4 pm, and Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm. And it is always free admission. If you are visiting the Jersey Shore, remember to include the Vintage Automobile Museum on your itinerary. At the same time, you can visit the New Jersey Museum of Boating, which is right next door to us. We welcome group tours on any day and any time. (Please call me to schedule a group tour.)

Question: How did this Museum get started? Answer: Go to the “About Us” link above, then click "How We Became a Museum". I guarantee that you will find it interesting and inspiring! Want to know what has been going on in the Museum since 2000, the year we incorporated? Scroll down to see the short Power-Point video from 2010 that describes our activities and anticipation for the day when we would open the doors to a “brick & mortar” Museum building. And below that, see the video of the Grand Opening of the Vintage Automobile Museum of NJ on September 15, 2012. And below that is a picture of the second Grand Opening in 2013, after repairing the destruction caused by Super-Storm Sandy on October 29, 2012. We re-opened on August 2, 2013.

Ann Stabile, Trustee – 732-255-4879

show cars
Pics from previous displays. (See GALLERY for more pictures).

Car of the Month
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Experienced antique car collectors are present to explain the historical significance of these remarkable automobiles. There is no charge for admission so bring family & friends. For more info, contact us at: 732-899-0012

Our location: 1800 Bay Ave. Building #13 Point Pleasant, NJ. Our Museum building is attached to the NJ Museum of Boating. (AKA: Johnson Brothers Boat Works.)

Current hours: Sunday ~12 pm to 4pm Closed Monday & Tuesday
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday ~ 12 pm to 4 pm
Saturday ~ 10 am to 4 pm

For 2018 we had a Winner!
           Car Winner:    Kathy Yacone,    Ticket # 20327
           Pump Winner:   Joe Serra,    Ticket # 08535
Drawing was Decmber 2, 2018 at the Vintage Auto Museum in Point Pleasant, NJ

Travelling Museum

Recent news article: Appeared on PBS NJTV 9/18/2019

Since we were incorporated as a 501(C)3 in 2000, we actively operated as a Museum-On-Wheels. The video below from 2010 describes our activities and anticipation for the day when we would open the doors to a “brick & mortar” Museum building.

And here is a video of the Grand Opening of the Vintage Automobile Museum of NJ on September 15, 2012. You can see everyone’s excitement as New Jersey’s only public automotive museum celebrates the success of many years of loving work to make it happen. Oh, and we still continue to have all our travelling programs and activities. (move mouse over box below and hit play)

On October 29, 2012, about 6 weeks after our Grand Opening, Super-Storm Sandy attacked the Jersey Shore, including our precious Museum. Fifty-four inches of salt water destroyed walls, floors, a display case, a desk, a lot of antique memorabilia, and two cars. Fortunately, we had all the other cars removed in advance. The trustees, members, and friends worked tirelessly to restore. We re-opened on August 2, 2013. Below is a picture of our Grand Re-Opening celebration.

Grand Re-Opening after Hurricane Sandy 8/2/2013

Point Pleasant, Ocean County, NJ

Grand Opening - Ribbon cutting ceremony

A lthough there are museums and attractions throughout the state that contain antique cars, there is not one true public antique automobile museum in all of New Jersey. All museums are a necessity, for they play a vital role in the nation's educational system. They add a more tangible dimension to what can be learned from sitting in a classroom, or from watching TV. Our goals are to not only bring antique cars to a central viewing place, but to also preserve history, share that history, and take pride in a history that truly encouraged and shaped growth in New Jersey and this country.

P lans for the museum include programs to enrich the lives of students of all grade levels. The automobile is an extraordinarily rich object, embracing science, mathematics, history, foreign languages, aesthetics, and civil and social issues. Students, scouts, community groups, and special audiences will benefit from our programs. Hands on exhibits will be developed for all age groups.

F or the adult population we will have lecture series, such as the history of the automobile, car collecting, racing, and the impact of the automobile in New Jersey, the country, and our society.  We will also sponsor workshops that will provide fundamental knowledge about the parts of a car, how it works, and basic maintenance techniques.

The Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey was granted 501 ©3 status in 2002 as a non profit organization and will be run as an educational and community minded entity. We are not simply planning to build an old car parking lot. Our goal is to put together a total program preserving our automotive heritage and its impact in New Jersey, the country, and on our society.

Tax deductible donations to the Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey are now being accepted. For more information, please call or write the phone and address below.

Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey

P.O. Box 606

Point Pleasant, New Jersey 08742

phone:    (732) 899-0012   or   (732) 244-4984

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Board of Trustees
Carol Chojnacki, President
Ray Weber, Vice-President
Ann Stabile, Treasurer
Bill Coon
Bill Cusick
Joe DellaVella
Missy Ippolito
John Mahoney
Susan Sganga
Gary Stabile
Stevan Zboyan
Mary Ann Lang, Secretary
Rob Mahoney, Webmaster

The Vintage Automobile Museum of NJ is a non-profit organization operating under the 501 ©3 Internal Revenue Code.

Please visit our associated web site: the Vintage Auto Club of New Jersey

We are happy to identify several area Car Clubs who support the Museum.

Ocean County Tourism

"The Best of Ocean County"

Dana Lancellotti, Director
Ocean County Business Development and Tourism
101 Hooper Avenue, PO Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754
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updated: 8/25/19