Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey



Newsletter of the Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey  Vol. 5   No. 3

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


Finance Committee Makes Progress


Charles Donelan, committee chairman, said Douglas Graham, Museum Vice President For Finance, along with Executive Director David DiEugenio have updated the Museum Financial Statement.  The 990 Tax Return is complete and available on our web site  Click on the “about us” tab.  Also, the documents are available for review on request.  Our Matching Donor Campaign and our Mustang Raffle have exceeded our expectations.  We wish to thank all our members and friends for the outstanding support given this year.


Concert In The Park


Tim O’Rourke set up our Mustang raffle at Veterans Park in Berkeley Twp. To attract customers, he presented the hardtop raffle car flanked by a Mustang convertible on one side and the Mustang fastback on the other side.  In the photo below, Howard Saloom is standing near his red 1965 Mustang fastback.  The idea worked and thousands of spectators enjoyed the display. Many bought chances and the Mustang raffle fundraiser has been a success again this year. Raffle coordinator, John Mahoney, thanks all Trustees and members who have worked so hard on this project.


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Sometimes flowers may not be appropriate.  As a nice alternative, when you make a memorial donation to the Museum, a card in your name is sent to the bereaved to celebrate the life of their loved one.  Call Dave for more information. 609-971-8020


First Museum Car Show

It was a hit! About 100 awesome cars registered for our car show in Jackson. Our host, Central Jersey Italian American Club, provided an excellent facility and full cooperation to make a pleasant experience for everyone.  Below are some photos from the show.


Tim O’Rourke and his dream come true.  Thanks, Bill.


Bob Galik with his beautiful 1940 Ford.

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Committee Chairman, Gary Stabile, is pleased to report solid progress on the Museum building plans. At a recent meeting, architect Allen Robinson presented the second draft of the VAMNJ blue prints. The prints may be seen online at, under the Museum floor plan tab, or by appointment with the Museum Trustees. Gary and the committee are completing the building materials list while waiting for our Pinelands application to be approved by the NJ Pinelands Commission.



The last big “fun” raiser for the year is underway. Last year we gave away the biggest single cash prize of the year to one winner, Mr. John Casiello. This year we plan to give 6 prizes.  A $10,000 first prize and five $1,000 prizes if all tickets are sold. There are only 300 tickets printed at $100 each. Contact Tim O’Rourke at 609-693-7067 for more information. “You got to be in it to win it”.



Douglas Graham, membership chairman, said Museum membership now totals 171 regular members, 14 Life Members and 4 Club memberships.  We appreciate the loyal support of the following automobile clubs:


Buick Club of America, Jersey Shore Chapter

          Contact:  Mike

Rollin’ Oldies Car Club

          Contact:  Dennis

North Shore Antique Automobile Club


Vintage Automobile Club of Ocean County

          Contact:  Jim


Please support these organizations by attending their functions and contributing to their campaigns through out the year

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The 28th Annual VACOC Car Show was outstanding, as usual, with 298 cars registered. We had a beautiful day, a terrific crowd and a lot of fun for everybody. The Vintage Auto Museum appreciates the opportunity to present our Mustang raffle and have the drawing at the show.  This year the winner of the beautiful 1966 Mustang Coupe was Mrs. Geri-Ann Fracasso of Forked River, NJ.  She, along with her husband and three children, picked up the Mustang and drove it home with a smile on her face.





Finally, let me again express my gratitude to all of you for your continued involvement with and generosity to the Museum.  VAMNJ could not have become all that it is today without you, and with you we will continue to excel.


Thank you!  David DiEugenio, Executive Director



                   Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey

2nd Half - 2007 CALENDAR


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

Mustang Raffle Drawing


Cruising Downtown                       Washington St., Toms River                                Sept. 12


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


Hershey Annual Auto Show                 Hershey, Pennsylvania                                  Oct. 9-13


Harley-Davidson                                  Rt. 70 Lakewood                                        Oct. 13

History On Wheels


VACOC Christmas Party                     Seaside Heights                                            Dec. 9

300 Club Drawing


Dates of 2007 Board Meetings

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


                                                July   18                Oct.  17

                                               Aug.  15                 Nov. 14

                                               Sept.  19                 Dec. 12


Thanks to our 2007 sponsors


      Herr’s supports historic education as the Sponsor of the “History on Wheels” Program.


Muniak & Muniak, Accountants - Andrew R. Muniak, Jr., Manahawkin  -609-597-4244


Ray’s Well Drilling & Service    Ray Peters, Howell  -  732-363-5941


Personal Computer Care, Inc. - Greg Neaves, Forked River - 609-242-9797


Strang’s Tree Service  - Michael Strang, Manahawkin  -  609-607-0927


American Speedy Printing Centers -  Jovi M. Flores, Toms River  -  732-505-3633 - Ginger Ramos, Toms River - 1-800-392-6979


D & A Full Service Auto Repair   -   Toms River   -  732-270-6288


Ocean Trophies  -  Scott Ritchie, Lanoka Harbor  -  609-693-7480


John’s Unique Auto & Truck  -  John Casiello, Jackson  -  732-363-0677


Gallipoli & Gallipoli, Financial Asso. – Lou Gallipoli, CPA,  Bayville - 732-269-1600


Clean Out Service - Homes & Commercial - Joe Eliopoulos – 732-888-0098 & 609-978-8023


Ocean County Cremation Service  -  Brian K. Daly, Forked River – 609-971-3321


Sonny’s Recycling   -    Waretown  -  609-971-7788  &  609-971-7877


Atlantic City Jewelry  -  Chris Biele, Bayville  -  732-269-6699


Lacy Used Auto Parts, Inc.  -    Mike Caputo, Lanoka Harbor    609-693-0898


Auto Rust Repair  -   Jason Caruso, Bayville - 732-269-8573


All American Powder Coating  -  2002 Route 9, Toms River  -  732-349-7001


Donna Robertson, Century 21 Pacesetter Realty  -  Forked River - 609-290-6551


Superior Plumbing Sewer & Drain  -  Robert Krill,  Forked River – 609-242-8500


Ocean Pipe Works Sewer & Water Mains  - Jim Giffoniello, Bayville  -  732-269-5382


Lamp Post Inn, Restaurant  -  276 Route 9, Pine Beach  -  732-240-2211


Bow Sales Co., Automotive Lifts  -  Ted Goushy  -  732-747-9472


Garland Law Offices, Estate Planning, Gary Garland, Esq., Manalapan  -  732-308-9888


Inspirational Photography, Louis Lanzafama, 728 Beach Ave., Beachwood - 908-330-1689