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Cruisin' Classics Auto ClubCruisin’ Classics Auto Club was formed in 1991 when a group of guys got together in a garage on Orchard Street in Hammonton and decided to start their own club.  They had been part of another car club in South Jersey for almost 5 years.  They decided to form their own car club so they could not only enjoy their cars, but also promote them and keep alive the youth they had back in the 50’s.  The original 15 members met over several weeks and worked out the details that eventually formed Cruisin’ Classics Auto Club.  They created a framework to operate, elected officers &  board of directors, and applied to be a sub-chapter of the Fifty’s Automobile Club of America.   They also determined that the car club should be open to anyone who enjoyed cars and would promote the classic car hobby.  The original members also felt that once the new club was established, it would be required to donate much of the proceeds generated each year, back to the community in the form of scholarships to local schools, donations to organizations that help the less fortunate, and to the civic organizations in the surrounding area.

This group had been part of the original car club that started the Red, White, & Blueberry Show back in 1986.  That first show was held in at the Jamesway parking lot on the White Horse Pike in Hammonton (currently home of Shop-Rite) and has grown from 15 to 20 Cars the first year to close to 500 cars today.  The founding members also supported other car clubs in the area and worked together in promoting classic cars and the nostalgia of the 50's, 60's and 70's.

Founding Members

Joe Giralo
Joe Merlino
Nick Domenico
Pat Migliacco - deceased
Jimmy Migliacco - deceased
John Migliacco
Annette Migliacco
Leon Valentino - deceased
Dennis Foster
Lou Pinto
John Walker
Albert Siciliano
George Mortellite Sr - deceased

Harry Gale
Bill Sauser
Ricky DeMarco
Richie DeMaria
Jimmy Ordille - deceased
Gary Ziegler
George Jones
Pete Jones - deceased
Russell Groff
Jim Stapleton
Anthony Giralo
Dominic Cipolla
Dan Turygan


As Cruisin Classics has grown, we have also strived to give back to the community by partnering with high-caliber non-profit organizations who are making a difference in our community. Some of those organizations are listed here.

  • Atlantic County Women’s Shelter – 2004 to Present
  • Hammonton Family Community Center - 2004 to Present
  • VFW Post 1026 of Hammonton - 2004 to Present 
  • Presbyterian Food Bank - 2008 to Present
  • St Vincent DePaul Food Panty – 2008 to Present  

Previous Charitable Organizations Supported:

  • Military Support Group of New Jersey - 2009
  • Food Certificates for the Needy at Christmas - 2003 to 2009
  • Sunshine Foundation – 2004 - 2008
  • Hammonton Police Dare Car Donation – 2007
  • Brittany Rodio Foundation – 2005 thru
  • Greenbriar Nursing Home – 2004 and 2005
  • Carly Braun Benefit - 2005
  • Future Cruisers - 2005
  • Visions for Vinny Fund (Vinny Milazzo) – 2005
  • Danny’s Leukemia Fund ( Daniel Dorfman) – 2004
  • Buddy Ball Sports League Association – 1996 thry 2004 
  • Vest for a Cop Program 1996 thru 1998

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