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 President : Bernie McGauley




Bernie McGauley


Secretary : Donna Rakowski

Sunshine Committee:

Jean Zalewski:732-269-2653

Committee Members:

Jerry Kennedy

​George  McKelvey

Steve McGauley

Bernie McGauley


Website Manager:

Bernie McGauley

About Us

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. We had many new members join and were up to 85 members at one time. Most of the original members are still enrolled in the club and some have passed on. To date (2023) the club has a roster of 71 members. Joey's Sweet Shop closed and the club moved their location to Burger King in the Lacey Plaza and to Friday nights. 

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 and remained there until Burger King Closed it's doors in Lacey Plaza in 2019.

  May of 2019 to Date 2023

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 since 2019.


                    So come join us at McDonald's

            417 Atlantic City Blvd, Bayville, NJ 08721

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



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