South Jersey Region Antique Automobile Club of America
Since 1966, the South Jersey Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America membership has been committed to sharing our vehicles with the public. It is our goal to see that our classic automobiles are “out and about” at local events for the public to see and enjoy.
Once each year, the SJR participates in the Harvest Fest car show in Elmer, NJ, where Lew Zane, a past South Jersey Region president, instituted a car show that included antiques, classics, motorcycles as well as military vehicles. We also run two cruise nights a month from April through September. We have partnered with Bobbitt Auto, Salem, New Jersey, for our 3rd Wednesday of the month cruise night. Our other cruise night is at the Kountry Kitchen Restaurant in Pittsgrove, New Jersey, where they offer special dinner pricing for those bringing out their antique automobile. Both cruise flyers are posted on our website under Club Events.
Each Christmas our club gives special gift card donations to the families of the “Sunshine Foundation” for children with severe illnesses. Our club also gives scholarships to technical schools for students furthering their education in the automotive field.
Each October our club also participates in a “Toys for Tots” Cruise Event, at Bobbitt Auto, where we ask everyone who brings out their antique automobile to also bring a new unwrapped toy to benefit the “Marine Toys for Tots Foundation”.
Our SJR Swap Meet and Car Corral (formerly held at Cowtown) is now held at the Salem County Fairgrounds ¼ mile west of Cowtown on US RT 40 about 1 mile west of Woodstown. Each year, this event is held on the 4th Sunday of the month of March. Be sure to add it to your list of “must do events” as it draws thousands of shoppers and hundreds of vendors and has been held yearly for over 42 years! It’s the biggest one day swap meet on the east coast. If you are a shopper and searching for that illusive part then you will want to attend! If you are a vendor, then this is the event you don’t want to miss as many of our vendors have happily been part of our Swap Meet for many years. Further information on the Swap Meet can be had by going to the “contact us” page on the site.
Our region is always enthusiastically attracting new members. You need not have a classic vehicle to join but simply be interested in the automobile and its heritage. Our membership covers many generations and we include our AACA Junior Members in events in the hope that they will continue to keep the love of our classics alive. The SJR attends many parades, travels to nursing homes as well as attending many other auto events in and out of New Jersey. Our club donates to the AACA Museum and the AACA Library and Research Center. We encourage the public to visit both the Library and Museum while visiting Hershey, PA. We have over 100 members and hope to continue the growth of our region. If you are interested in joining, or have a question, please use the “Contact Us” page and we will do our best to find an answer to your question.
We look forward to seeing you “down the road!”
This 1931 Ford Victoria is one of the club’s most cherished cars. Its history is very important to our club and members. The car was restored by Al Sharp, first President of South Jersey Region. Al’s wife, Verna Locke, is still a member and the car is still owned by SJRAACA members Jim and Betty Christos.