Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey

 

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Newsletter of the Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey  Vol. 5   No. 1

P. O. Box 234 Beachwood, NJ  08722   Phone 609-713-4310

 

2007 OFF TO A GREAT START:

The Board Of Trustees, John Mahoney, David DiEugenio, Gary Stabile, Douglas Graham, Ele Chesney, Ann Stabile, Emil Binz, Wilma Binz, Dennis Derion, Nicholas Rabi, Ralph Simon, Ed Yesunas, Walter Piatkowski, Everett Ross, Tim O’Rourke and John Casiello, welcomed members and guests to the 5th ANNUAL MEETING.  The general membership meeting was held at the Community Center in Seaside Heights with almost 100 in attendance, including representatives from 4 car clubs:  Mike Adler from the Buick Club Of America, John Koropoules from North Shore Antique Auto Club, Jim Andren from VACOC and the Rollin’ Oldies Car Club. The members elected the 2007 Trustees and then enjoyed many prizes and a delicious pizza party. We hope you will plan to be at the next Annual Meeting on January 16, 2008. You are also welcome to our regular meetings on the third Wednesday of every month, 7:00 PM at the Community Center, Seaside Heights.

 

ATLANTIC CITY CAR SHOW:

 

 

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The Vintage Automobile Museum Of New Jersey presented a beautiful 1966 Mustang Coupe as the 2007 raffle car fundraiser. A gentleman stopped to look at the car and said, “That’s my mother’s car!” His name is Rick Grant from Barnegat. He further explained that his mother, Myrtle Grant, bought the in 1966 from Lakehurst Motors in Ocean County. That dealership since moved to Toms River and is Downs Ford on Rt. 37. Mr. Grant said he received the car from his mother in 1992, kept it garaged and little used until 2004. He sold the car to Phillip Squeo, Lanoka Harbor, Lacey Twp.  Mr. Squeo had the car restored, inside and out. He sold the beautiful Mustang to VAMNJ on 4/20/06 to be used as a primary fundraiser for the Museum Building Campaign. Mr. Grant said, “My mother loved that car and would be so pleased to know it was helping build the Vintage Auto Museum”.

 

We had a lot of help selling tickets. A big thank you goes to Everett Ross, Nick Rabi, Doug Graham, Walter Piatkowski, Vince Tieto, Jean Babilya, Gary Stabile, Ann Stabile, John Mahoney, Val Mahoney, Ralph Simon, Maryann Simon, Tim O’Rourke, Dave DiEugenio, Ray Schwartz, Kevin Donahue and Andy Kmosko. On Saturday morning our Checker Cab hit the auction block. It looked good under the bright lights as the bidding started. Ele Chesney announced the proceeds of the sale were for the VAMNJ and the auctioneer said SOLD! It was exciting. Thank you Ele.

 

WE ARE STRONGER:

Russ Pattereson, PLS,  Surveyer and Engineer, has completed the Museum plot plan and ASR Architecture Pa; Mr. Allen Robinson, AIA, Architect, has started the building plan.  Mr. Michael Jacobus and Ms. Danielle Kokes, representing our new neighbors, Cherry Hill Associates, in Manchester, met with our building committee to discuss mutual benefits for our building plans. The Building Committee Chair-man, Gary Stabile, said he is pleased with the progress and wants everybody to know how much we appreciate the professional advice and guidance of Russ and Allen and everyone working with the Building Committee.  Thank you for believing in our project.

 

OUR LEADERS FOR 2007 ARE:

President John Mahoney, VP Gary Stabile, VP Doug Graham, Treasurer Charles Donelan, Secretary Ann Stabile and past president Dave DiEugenio.  We have eight committees with appointed chairpersons and we are good to go for 2007.  We hope you will join us on this exciting adventure to change a dream into a reality.

Community leaders have been helpful.  Mayor Michael Fressola of Manchester Twp. greeted us at the Manchester Municipal Building and gave us information, advice and encouragement.  Ms. Barbara Steele, Director of OC Tourism, promoted our effort in the Ocean County Tourism Newsletter.  Terrance Farley, Esq., Harvey York, Esq. And Louis Gallipoli, II, CPA have helped us with expert advice.  Thank you for your efforts on our behalf. We have a very good team, bound for success.

 

MEMORIAL DONATIONS: Sometimes flowers may not be appropriate.  As a nice alternative, when you make a memorial donation to the Museum, a card in your

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name is sent to the bereaved to celebrate the life of their loved one.  Call Dave for more information. 609-971-8020.

 

$50,000 MATCHING DONOR

An anonymous donor, dedicated to building our Museum, announced that all direct donations to the Museum building fund will be matched, dollar for dollar, when they are received, up to $50,000.  The donor extended the offer to include Lifetime Memberships.  If you have been thinking about becoming a Lifetime Member, now is the time to do it. The Museum will receive a double benefit and your name will go on the Lifetime Members plaque to be located inside the Museum.  If interested call Doug Graham at 609-971-7238.

 

GRANT COMMITTEE FORMED

Al May, Chairman, 732-286-0916, is studying the grant application process and asks everyone to call him with leads about possible grants for the Museum.

 

OTHER GOOD THINGS:

John Casiello, owner of Unique Auto & Truck in Jackson, has offered to donate all Yard entrance fees from Museum members & friends to the Museum Matching Donor Campaign.  Thanks, John.

 

James Mayland, Museum Member, donated three boxes of antique car photographs, an “Album Of Antique Cars”, + other articles and information for our library. Thanks, Jim.

 

The Sentimental Cruisers Car Club invited Museum members to bring our ’66 Mustang to their show on June 16th at the Elks Lodge in Forked River. Thanks, John 609-971-3796.  We encourage everyone to support the show and have a good time. If you want raffle tickets for the beautiful Mustang to be given away in September, call John Mahoney 732-244-4984.

 

Louis Lanzafama donated a beautiful 2’X 4’ photographic mural featuring Mike Wagner’s and Stanley & Jean Zalewski’s cars.  It is sharp and he can do one for you.  Just call him at 908-330-1689 for Inspirational Photography.  Thanks, Louis.

 

WE WELCOME TWO NEW SPONSORS:

 

Gallipoli Financial Group, Louis Gallipoli, 215 Rt. 9, Bayville, NJ  08712.  Call 732-269-1600   Get your Taxes done today!

 

Ocean Trophies, Scott Ritchie, Rt. 9 & Bayway, Lanoka Harbor, NJ  08734.  Call 609-693-7480   Beautiful trophies & plaques for all occasions.

 

Be good to those who are good to us.

 

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DON’T MISS THE 1ST MUSEUM CAR SHOW AT THE CENTRAL JERSEY ITALIAN CLUB AT 36 CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS BLVD. IN JACKSON ON JUNE 24TH.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MUSEUM RECEIVES MAJOR DONATION

FROM MR. GARY E. MURPHY

 

Gary E. Murphy is CEO of Mountain Valley, Inc. a real estate holding company based in Dayton, Md.  He is also an avid antique car enthusiast who selected VAMNJ to receive part of his collection as a donation to enhance our Museum display. The cars donated by Gary Murphy are:

 

Year        Car & description

 

1927          Model T High Boy 2-door                                                                                                                           

1928          Ford Model A 

1930        Chevrolet 2-door coupe 

1939        Chevrolet Master Deluxe 2-door sedan 

1941                    Nash 2-door sedan

1948       Plymouth Deluxe 

1949        Packard Super Deluxe 4-door 

1955        Plymouth Belvedere custom  (273 automatic)

1957        Chevrolet 2-door 210 

1957        Chevrolet station wagon 2-door hot-rod 350/350 

1959        Chevrolet Spartan fire truck  

1965        Mustang coupe 289  

1966        Ford Fairland 2-door  

1966        Dodge Polara 383 

1966        Chevy II Nova coupe drag car 350  

1967        Plymouth Barracuda Formula  

1967        Pontiac Firebird 2-door hardtop 400  

1967        Buick Skylark 2-door  

1967        Chevy Camaro 396  

1967        Plymouth Barracuda, 273, 4-speed   

1968        Chevrolet El Camino SS 396  

1968        Chevy Corvette Stingray with alarm system, 350  

1968       Mercury Cougar  

1977        Ford T-Bird, 351 

 

THANK YOU GARY MURPHY!

                                                                                      

 

Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey - 2007 CALENDAR

 

Annual Meeting                             Seaside Heights Community Center              January   17  

 

Atlantic City Car Auction              Atlantic City Convention Center                     February 22-25

 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade                            Seaside Heights Boulevard                           March 10

 

Englishtown Swap Meet                 Englishtown Raceway Park                            April 26-29 

 

History on Wheels Display              Southern Regional High School                     April 27

 

Cruising Downtown                        Washington St., Toms River                         May 9

 

History on Wheels Display              St. Dominic’s School, Brick                          May 15

 

History on Wheels Display              Holy Family School, Lakewood                    May 29

 

Toms River Founders Day               Washington St., Toms River                          June 2

 

Cruising Downtown                         Washington St., Toms River                        June 13   

 

History on Wheels Display              Christa McAuliffe Middle School, Jackson   June 14

 

1st Annual Museum Show               Central Jersey Italian Club, Jackson              June 24     

 

Cruising Downtown                          Washington St., Toms River                                    July 11

 

Rose Garden Convalescent Home     Old Freehold Rd., Toms River                     July 21

 

Cruising Downtown                          Washington St., Toms River                                    August 8

 

28th Annual Vintage Auto Show        Bay Boulevard, Seaside Heights                 Sept. 9

 

Cruising Downtown                           Washington St., Toms River                      Sept. 12

 

Hershey Annual Auto Show              Hershey, Pennsylvania                                Oct. 3-7

 

Seaside Heights Italian Festival         Boulevard, Seaside Heights                         Oct. 5-7

 

Eagleswood Country Fair                   West Creek, NJ                                        Oct. 6

 

Columbus Day Parade                       Boulevard, Seaside Heights                                    Oct. 7

 

Dates of 2007 Board Meetings

at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Center, 1000 Bay Boulevard, Seaside Heights, NJ  

 

                   January   17                               April  18                   July   18                   Oct.  17

                   February 21                      May   16                     Aug.  15                   Nov. 14

                   March     21                      June   20                      Sept. 19                   Dec.  19