found us at the Joint AMCRC & Marlin Club’s Awards Banquet.
Seventy guests were on hand for the event. Noted author and historian
Patrick Foster treated us to a wonderfully entertaining and informative
presentation on the evolution of the Rambler into Motor Trend’s “1963 Car
of the Year”. Chris Ziemnowicz of the Marlin Club produced a slide
show featuring the winner’s cars to accompany the award presentations and
the dinner was capped off by a lively auction. Joe Liption,
Vice President of the Marlin Club served as auctioneer for their club.
The Met New York/New Jersey's own Vanna White (Rosemarie Stathes) helped
raised over three hundred dollars for their chapter!
A group shot of some of the winning car owner's.
Also pictured is Peter Stathes (back row,
5th from left), president of the METROPOLITAN NEW YORK & LONG ISLAND
& NEW JERSEY CHAPTER of AMCRC, this years host chapter
Pat Foster was guest speaker at the dinner.
Here he is pictured with some of his peers.
Some of the items up for auction were autographed
copies of Pat's books.
AMCRC would like to thank the many people that helped to make the National
Meet a resounding success:
Mac MacIntosh, Chris Ziemnowicz and Joe Lipton of the Marlin Club;
John and Rosalie Davis of the Garden State Chapter for their help with
Registration, Tee shirt sales and 50/50s; Mike D’Angelo of the NY/NJ chapter
for transport and set up of the Hospitality room as well as help on the
show field; Dave Williams of the NY/NJ chapter for help with the
show field and help during the Awards Banquet.
Thanks to the Four Seasons Chapter members Bill Votta and Carl Pistocco
who took charge of the parking lot, and Joe and John Boskc of the Appalachian
Trail Chapter for their help on show field and rounding up those extra
Thanks to Mark Kasper of the Marlin Club for helping to tally the ballots.
Thanks to following venders who helped to underwrite the cost of the
American Performance Products, American Parts Depot, Planet Houston,
Eddrie Marquez, For Ramblers Only, Galvin’s Rambler Parts, and Castrol
Oil for supplying Tee shirts and other prizes for the Goodie bags.
Thanks to Bob Majeski for donating the AMX2 print for the Auction and
to Eddie Stakes of Planet Houston for the three sets of AMX Posters for
the Auction. Thanks to Patrick Foster for donating two signed copies of
his books for the Auction.