Raffle tickets will be available for the 2024 raffle car beginning in January. To purchase tickets by mail, please send a self-addressed, stamped return envelope with your check to: VAMNJ, 1800 Bay Ave, Pt. Pleasant, NJ 08742. Or, call/visit the museum Fridays through Sundays 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. 732-899-0012 Credit card purchases are available. Your support helps to keep this one-of-a-kind car museum operating. Thank you.
On Dec. 20, Museum Education Chairperson, Dennis Derion, made a presentation to the Medford Sunrise Rotary Club about the history, aims, and programs of the Vintage Automobile Museum of NJ, and an invitation to visit the museum. The program was well received, and we were invited back to give one of our automotive history presentations to their organization on Feb. 21, 2024.
Good job, Denny!
John McCann from Cranford, NJ was the happy winner. Refreshments of apple cider and doughnuts were offered to the awaiting attendees.
Thank you to all who purchased raffle tickets this past year and helped to support the Vintage Auto Museum of NJ. We are a nonprofit organization, run totally by its volunteers, and funded by your donations. The raffle car ticket sales help pay for rent, maintenance, repairs, utilities, and the many administrative costs. Your donations allow the museum to continue to keep the history of the automobile alive!
The raffle car for 2024 is a 2003 Mustang convertible, burgundy with a tan interior and top. It's gorgeous and will be at the museum during the winter months. Tickets will go on sale in January 2024. Check the website for when they become available. Good Luck and thanks for your continued support!
Mary Ann Lang, Secretary/Trustee
The Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey hosts dozens of events every year. Whether you want to browse a vintage car show or win a car to take home from our car raffle, we've got an event you'll enjoy.
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Like any other public space, the VAM-NJ cannot guarantee a germ free environment and visitors enter at their own risk. For their safety and the safety of others, including our volunteers, we ask that anyone not feeling well or those who have been in contact with people with symptoms refrain from visiting the museum at this time.
We also spend time in Ocean County and Point Pleasant, New Jersey assited living and 55 and over communities to help enrich their experiences each day. It's the perfect way to create memories and spend time admiring the beautiful vintage vehicles.
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On Nov 10th volunteers gathered for the annual decorating of the Museum. Many thanks to John, Mike, Ray, Kevin, Stash, Bill H, and Mary Ann. The spirit of the season came alive, with holiday music playing in the background. Sandwiches and goodies from Delicious Orchards were donated (Kevin Keenan) for everyone's refreshment and enjoyment. Please visit the Holiday Display which continues through December 30th Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 12-4:00 p.m.
26th Annual Antique Rolling Iron Auto Show
by Mary Ann Lang
The Museum volunteers sold chances for the '66 Mustang raffle car at the 26th Annual Antique Rolling Iron Auto Show, on Aug 15th, at Allaire State Park in Farmingdale. It was a fundraiser benefiting the Historic Village of Allaire. Event and Media Coordinator, Leah Wilderotter, informed us that there were over 275 classic and new vehicles on display. It was a very organized event, and she gave us the perfect shaded spot for selling raffle tickets. There was a huge public turnout viewing the cars. Many trophies were awarded in various categories, and the DJ kept us grooving to the oldies. Ray Weber brought his rare fiberglass '54 Kaiser Darrin Roadster, to the delight of many viewers. Another rare find was a 1940 Packard Super 8 Custom Town Car. Thanks to Gary, Ken, Carol, and Mary Ann, who manned the raffle car table, reporting excellent sales at this event.
The Brick Summerfest Car Show at Windward Beach was held on Thursday, Aug 5. The event was hosted by the Time Capsule Cruisers. It was a beautiful night, with a cool breeze from the Metedeconk River. It was a huge turnout of participants displaying their vehicles. This show is advertised as one of the largest car shows at the Jersey Shore, and it lived up to it's reputation. There were hundreds of cars, trucks, and motorcycles from all eras of time. The Vintage Auto Museum of NJ was given an idea location to participate and sell raffle tickets for our '66 Mustang.
On July 10th, volunteers Ray Patnaude, Ken Stalgaitis, and Mary Ann Lang sold raffle car tickets at a car show hosted by the Buick Club of America - N J Chapter, which consists of about 100 members. The location was at the Wall Township Municipal Complex parking lot.
There were 90 cars registered and approximately 20 Buick Club members who brought their Buicks for display only. (Member cars are not judged) There were 10 classes with a First, Second and Third place award in each class, and three Best of Show awards given out:
Best Buick, Best Hot Rod/Modified, and Overall Best of Show.
The other attending display cars were from the 1920's, to the new 2021 Chevy Corvette, with a back mounted engine!
There was a great turnout including a unique hot dog food vendor, and a DJ spinning all the favorites.
It was also a perfect venue for selling our raffle car tickets. People were friendly and very generous, taking chances on our '66 Mustang raffle car.
On this busy Saturday, there were two other car shows, in different locations, attended by Museum volunteers. All had favorable ticket sale results. All in all, it was a successful day for the Museum. Thank you, volunteers!
On June 19th, volunteers Bill Holenscak, Stash Serzan, and Denny Derion manned the raffle car sales table at the 7th Annual Brick PAL Car Show. They also brought their own vintage cars for display at this show. It was a very warm day, but these volunteers were undeterred.
There was a variety of over 125 collectible, classic, and show cars, from the exotic to the everyday driver. Also included was a gift auction, a DJ spinning classics, food and merchant vendors, a 50/50, and other prizes.
Among the unique cars was a 1975 yellow VW "Thing" car, including the Matchbox version. It was a beautiful day for a car show.
On Sunday, February 28, at 2:00 p.m., the Museum was hosted by the Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club. Many of its members had allowed their cars to be displayed during our annual January/February theme of Race Cars.
The exhibit included a description and history of each car. There was also a voting box available for visitors to vote for their favorite car during this car theme. The Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club sponsored the event, and presented trophies to the first, second, and third place winners. Third place went to Russ Brannick's red and white #66, second place to Lowell Sutton's pink #74, and first place to Staten Island's Cliff Besett's white Triumph #14.
There were about 25 drivers, owners, visitors and enthusiasts present enjoying the variety of car classes, discussing old times, and congratulating the trophy winners. The drivers and owners could be seen gathered in small groups, laughing and recalling the fun they had racing at various racetracks. Photo albums of past drivers, their crashes, and races won were available for everyone's review. It was a nostalgic and fun event.
The Museum participated in the 9th Annual Patterson Farm Spring Family Day in Howell, on Sunday, May 1st. It was a day of fun and music, with 100% of their proceeds going toward The American Cancer Society. Although there were threatening clouds and some spurts of rain, by 11:00 a.m. the skies cleared and the crowds emerged. There were over 200 vehicles displayed in the large grassy fields. Included were some of the farm's original restored tractors. There were also about 30 vendor tents for those wishing to browse through their crafts. The VAMNJ 66' Mustang raffle sales table was well placed, which contributed to many tickets being sold. We look forward to their next event to support veterans, held in the Fall.