Established 1988      *        Member Central NJ Car Club



The second Frank Novak Award of Excellence

was awarded on June 13 to Ralph Scarfo

with a 1956 Lincoln Premiere Convertible

The first Frank Novak Award of Excellence  was awarded on May 23 to George Vega ​ with a 1970 Pontiac GTO.

Owen Kanzler's 1969 Triumph TR6

Joe D'Amore won the flat screen TV at the October 2 cruise night.  Joe is

shown here with sponsor Mark Mannuzza.

You never know what you'll see on a Monday night @

Aviation Plaza.

Every year, Mark Mannuzza and family sponsor trophies in memory of Nino Mannuzza and Joseph Rodriguez.  Besides awarding trophies to cars of their choice, they give away a flat screen TV for participants that night.

Rob's Towing, Colonia, NJ

Rob's Service Center, Colonia, NJ

Joe Mooney & Family, Springfield, NJ

​TotalEnergies Marketing & Services U.S.A., Linden, NJ

Timmy's Auto Repairs, Roselle, NJ

Infantino Disposal Services, Westfield, NJ

The Koenig Group, LLC (CPAs), Clark, NJ

Union Elks Lodge #1583, Union, NJ

​Walt & Linda Zensky, Piscataway, NJ

Westfield Collision Center, Westfield, NJ

AJN Compware, Bloomfield, NJ

Al Papetti, Colts Neck, NJ

B&Z Opticians, Livingston, NJ

Costello-Greiner Funeral Home, Westfield, NJ

Diane Portugal, Carteret, NJ

DJ Drewski & Solar May, Rahway, NJ

EKB Kitchen & Bath Remodelers, Scotch Plains, NJ

Fabio's Bistro, Fanwood, NJ

Friends of GHC (anonymous sponsor)

George Church, Inc., Fanwood, NJ

Grooming by Jessie, Old Bridge, NJ

Hamilton Family, Mystic Isle, NJ

In Memory of All Deceased GHC Members (Bob & Janet

     Barkoff & Family, Rahway, NJ)

In Memory of Alley Boy Russo (Andrew & Grace Russo,

     Staten Island, NY)

In Memory of Carl DeStefano (Andrew & Grace Russo, 

     Staten Island, NY)

In Memory of Nino (Mark & Patti Mannuzza & Family)

In Memory of Joe Rodriguez (Mark & Patti Mannuzza &         Family)

Joe Giacomiazzio, East Brunswick, NJ

Park Glass Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ

Paterek Brothers, Inc., Chatham, NJ

Paul's Garage, Union, NJ

Raritan River Region Cadillac-LaSalle Club

U4Guys (Hot Rods & Harleys, Rahway, NJ)

Village Automotive, Union, NJ

The final 2022 award for given to Paul Carvalho on 6/19/23 with his 2003 Porsche Carrera S.  In 2022, 40% of our shows were cancelled because of bad weather.  

Allen Woodcock in the truck he rented to get all his decorations to Aviation Plaza.  His "team" The Legendary Car Club and the 4 ft. trophy!!

​A bucket with car detailing supplies was donated on Monday night.  The winner of the detailing equipment was Car #87 -- Garry Capaldo.

The 2023 fan belt toss winner is Darren Lesinski....shown here with Tom Paterson.  Darren's company, TotalEnergies Marketing & Services, U.S.A.,Linden, NJ is a Super Sponsor of our Monday cruise nights.

The FRANK NOVAK Award of Excellence awards for 2022 by GHC Secretary Gregory Roser were made in Frank's memory.  Frank was Greg's friend and fellow car enthusiast.                   

Linden Mayor Derek Armstead at the Halloween show

with GHC President Janet Barkoff and GHC Vice-President Terry Siecinski

At the Halloween show on October 9, Fred Corigliano sponsored a 4 ft. trophy and a $500 cash prize to the best Halloween decorations.  This was in memory of Dave Corigliano, Fred's brother, who always enjoyed our Halloween festivities.  Fred, and Dave's wife Carolyn, chose a display by Allen Woodcock and the Legendary Car Club.  After handing the cash prize to Allen, Allen then donated it directly to Venus Majeski from New Jersey Institute of Disabilities.  Fred then matched the $500 donation to NJID.  Below are the photos from "the best display".


Tom Mancino's 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

The third Frank Novak Award of Excellence was awarded on August 15 to Sal Richichi with a 1978Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz




Each week, our participants "checked in" at the registration desk and a ticket with their registration number was put in the bucket.  The winner of the TV was Registration #33 -- Jim & Lucy McClusky.

"Frank's Favorite" for stock European cars is sponsored by Frank Novak's family--Valerie, Victoria, and David, in his memory.

​Frank was a long-time supporter of our cruise night.

Our first-ever championship fan belt toss winner is Neil Franks....shown here with GHC member Tom Paterson.  The fan belt toss, run by Tom Paterson, became a very popular event each week.

Photos --2023 Halloween Extravaganza


Back on 7/21/23, I procured, by barter, an antique piece that is a one of a kind piece of art by a talented metal worker and welder--who can be called an artist in steel. I don't know the artist's name, but I know the piece was created in 1969 or 1970.  This could be called a giant statue of a camera held by a large anchor.  The creation is 8.5' high and over 5' wide; weighing 500 lbs.  A crane was used to put this item in the bed of my 1996 Ford F50 Super Cab Long Bed Pick-up.  This work of art was made to sit at the top of the mast on a boat (not a sailing boat with masts to hold sails).  This boat had only one mast made for holding the statue at about 30 feet above the deck.

Once upon a time (1970 to 1986) there was a boat that traveled the Hudson docking at New York City, sometimes docking at other cities to the north, always for a month visit.  This boat was THE FLOATING FOUNDATION OF PHOTOGRAPHY.  It could be called a floating museum or art gallery for photography, and sometimes a school.  The founder, Maggie Sherwood, was one of the pioneers of  the movement to get art galleries to accept photography.  This movement, which started in the late 1960's, was a success more than expected.  By 1972 there were two dozen photography galleries in NYC alone.  I visited most of those including the Floating Foundation as a young photographer trying to find my way.  It taught me to always keep an eye open for art photos, even though I most do commercial work.  I think that the artist eye I have developed has helped my commercial photography too.  

Maggie Sherwood passed of cancer in 1984. Her small staff at the Foundation tried to keep going, but they had to walk away in 1986, and the boat was abandoned at a commercial boat yard in Staten Island.  What's left of the boat is still there where I noticed the mast with the big camera and anchor reaching for the sky.  I knew what I was looking at because I had visited the Floating Foundation 50 years ago.  The owner of the boat yard and I came to an agreement, with no money involved, on 11/23/22; and I took this treasure home on 7/21/23.  Those who know me at the Monday cruise nights in Linden, see me in my black 1969 Triumph T6.  Since 7/24/23, I was bringing my pick-up truck with the cargo from Staten Island to see how people would react to it....and they sure did!  I came back five more times and at least 100 people wanted to see it, to learn what it is, and about its history.  For me, this was six fun evenings!  It was fun to talk to everyone.  I will not be bringing the same this year, by then I will figure out how to remove the cargo from the truck!

The final Frank Novak Award of Excellence was awarded on 9/26/22 to Anthony Intagliata's 1969Plymouth Roadrunner convertible.

Photos and story by Owen Kanzler


Cadillac night July 8  (Rain Date July 15)

​Corvette night August 5  (Rain Date August 12)

Bagels & Beans, Union, NJ 

Colonial Muffler & Brakes, Scotch Plains, NJ

Die Cast Crazy (Jimmy Fitz) New Brunswick, NJ

George Scott, Rahway, NJ

Hygrade Electric, Inc., Union, NJ

Luongo Construction, Union, NJ

Marano & Sons Auto Sales, Garwood, NJ

Milbrook Properties, Ltd., Manhassat, NY

Old Bridge Elks Lodge #2229, Old Bridge, NJ

Quick Strip, Carteret, NJ

RPM Garage, Westfield, NJ

Springfield, NJ Fire Dept. F.M.B.A. Local #57

Tristate Classic Car Restoration, Marlboro, NJ

Griffith Painting, Scotch Plains, NJ

Body Work by Fischer, Westfield, NJ

A&L Automotive Detailing, Elizabeth, NJ

BGT Automotive, Rahway, NJ

Bill Braga, Lincoln Park, NJ

C&C Towing & Auto Repairs, Fords, NJ

Ed Dinapoli, North Brunswick, NJ

First Independent Transmission, Roselle Park, NJ

Garabo Chiropractic, Clark, NJ

Garwood Lanes, Garwood, NJ

J. Belford Tire, Garwood, NJ

John's Meat Market, Scotch Plains, NJ

Ledgewood Auto Body & Repair, LLC, Ledgewood, NJ

Madison & Lex Hair & Nail Salon, Old Bridge NJ

McIntyre's Locksmith & Lawn Mower Service, Westfield, NJ

Mike's Central Auto Repair, Westfield, NJ

Q&Q Motor Corp., Fanwood, NJ

Rahway Auto Body, Rahway, NJ

Smilow Family Dentistry, Springfield, NJ

Bigg Daddy Caddy, Union, NJ

Capelli e Mani Design, Springfield, NJ

Eric Sickels, West Falls, NY

Faith & Ted ​Brancato, Springfield, NJ

Fast Eddie's, Shallotte, NC

Fleet Appraisal of Cranford (Mickey Easse)