Note: 35th Annual Car Show...Sept. 7th, 2014.

The Vintage Automobile Club of Ocean County, NJ welcomes you.


Hi, Everyone,
I have been involved in 22 of the last 35 car shows hosted by the Vintage Auto Club. It is at this time every year that I used to get that feeling of dread. Did I forget to do something? Do we have enough soda, ice, hot dogs? Does everyone like the trophies? Is it going to rain? What if we don’t get enough cars?

All valid concerns; but the one thing I never had to worry about was getting enough Club Members to help. The logistics of putting on a car show is like putting together a jig saw puzzle while wearing boxing gloves. Details. So many details. But on the day of the show, we simply toss the entire jig saw puzzle in the air, and it lands on the ground softly, with all the pieces in their proper places. Amazing.

At one time I was considered the Car Show Chairman. But now, that title is obsolete. I no longer have to assign jobs or even ask that a job be filled. All I hear now is, “We got it. Everything is under control.” And it is. This year’s trophies for instance. I was getting ready to send out an e-mail asking for help in putting the trophies together. Before I could do that, I find out that the trophies are already done! I asked who is going to work the kitchen. “Done. Don’t worry about it.” How about cooking on the grill? “We got it. Don’t worry about it.” Registration? Parking? Judging? Done. Done Done. Goody Bags. Door Prizes. Chinese Auction. Done, done, and done. How is all that possible? It’s called Team Spirit. And there is no bigger, brighter, and chock-full-of-fun Team Spirit than that exhibited by the members of the Vintage Auto Club. (Excuse me while I dab my eyes)

My 8th Grade teacher, Sister James Elizabeth, explained it best when she once said to me, “Many hands make for light work, Jerkface.” I’ve always remembered those words, especially Jerkface. But that was just a pet name she had for me. I thought it was mild compared to other kids’ nicknames like, Fat Jack, Frances Four-Eyes, Knucklehead, Fartisimo, Blockhead, Needle Nose, Two-Ton.

But I digress. This year’s show is off to a good start. I’m not worried about anything. Not even the weather. It’s bound to be our best. How do I know? Because we have the best car show team anywhere, and I love you all. (Okay, now you dab your eyes)
Let’s have a show!

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John Mahoney

John Mahoney - President
Gary Stabile - Vice President
Denny Derion - Secretary
Everett Ross - Treasurer
Marge Kurtz-Cusack - Sunshine
Denny Derion - Membership
Bill Bottorff - Editor
Rob Mahoney - WebMaster


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