Memories by the Bay in Ship Bottom

Jul 11, 2017
Photo by: Jack Reynolds AUTO CORRECT: The organizing group, Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey, is now seeking entries for the July 22 show at the Ship Bottom boat ramp.

Do you have an antique/classic automobile to show off? The Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey is taking entries for the Memories by the Bay Classic Car Show on Saturday, July 22, at the Ship Bottom boat ramp/waterfront park. The rain date is July 23.

Entry fee for participants is $15. Admission to the show is free.

Cars will be registered beginning at 8 a.m.; judging starts at 11. A trophy presentation ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m. There will be special “dash plaques” awarded to the first 100 vehicles preregistered. T-shirts can be purchased for $10.

“We had about 135 cars last year, so this year I’d like to get at least 100 or more,” said David DiEugenio, museum director and event coordinator.

He said there would be special trophies for Best in Show, Best Pre-War, Best Post-War, Mayor’s Choice and Director’s Choice. In addition, 30 Judge’s Choice awards will be given out.

“That will be based on points accumulated,” DiEugenio said. “It could be for a great interior, paint job, a real cool engine or other factors.”

The Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Co. will sell hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, soft drinks and bottled water.

The museum opened in the summer of 2012 at 1800 Bay Ave. in Point Pleasant, next to the New Jersey Museum of Boating. The current exhibit is “History on Wheels.”

“We have a replica of the first Ford built in 1896, and from there we have a car represented in every decade through the 1980s,” DiEugenio said.

To register for the show or for any information about the museum, log onto vintageautomuseum.org.  —E..E.

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