Sentimental Cruisers Car Club, Ocean County NJ


It all started back in 1994 at Joey's Sweet Shop in the Waretown plaza (which is currently the Waretown Post Office). Three guys (Bob Zimmerman, Tommy Davis & Joe Bourgeois) were cruising around Manahawkin with their old cars and later met up with Rich Karwecki, who joined them.


One day they stopped in at Joey's Sweet Shop for ice cream. The owner enjoyed the cars and encouraged them to return and hang out. That was the place on Sunday nights to go. Soon others joined them (John McHale, Ken Flatt, Bob Micki, Tom Engles, Dave Bintliff and Pat McMahon). Plans started about creating a car club for this area.


So it began in August of '94 and grew to about 20 members. Most of the original members are still enrolled in the club. Joey's Sweet Shop closed and the club moved their location to Burger King in the Lacey Plaza and to Friday nights. We had many new members join and were up to 85 members at one time.

Burger King closed for renovations and we relocated to the Forked River Diner and then to Stewart's on Route 72 in Manahawkin. Burger King reopened and we moved back.

                                 May of 2019

As time moves on so did the Club Cruise Nights. Sentimental Cruisers has decided to change it's cruise night location. 

Sentimental Cruisers will be having their Friday Night Cruise nights now at McDonald's In the Berkeley Shopping Plaza.


                    So come join us at McDonald's

            417 Atlantic City Blvd, Bayville, NJ 08721

                 5:00 till ???   Stop in and say Hi.



 President _ Sal Ferlise

732-237-8823 /  848-333-0919


Treasurer: Tom Schoemer 


Secretary : TBD

Sunshine Committee:

Jean Zalewski:732-269-2653

Committee Members:

Lou  Ferrara

Phil Eichinger

Jack  Castellano

Bernie McGauley



Bernie McGauley

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