North Shore Old Car Club
    NSOCC is the Oldest and Largest Independent Antique Auto Club in New England

About Us

We love Classic and Antique Cars

In 1950 a group of members of the Veteran Motor Car Club of America became unhappy with the lack of local activities. As a result, discussions grew about forming a club along the North Shore. This all came about from the meetings of the following people: Edward Winslow, John Greenwood, Roger Cutting, Malcolm Thompson, Richard Merrill, Hayden Shepley, Leslie Hatt, Percival Wilson, Howard Whipple and Karl Killorin.


In November, 1951, Hayden Shepley contacted, via postcard, old car enthusiasts living in the North Shore area and arranged a meeting. On the evening of January 11, 1952, twenty-seven people gathered at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, MA. At this meeting Hayden Shepley was chosen as Presiding Officer and Richard Merrill to act as Temporary Clerk.


On January 18, the Nominating Committee met at Ernest Johnson's home in Beverly. On January 25, 1952, meeting at the Hawthorne Hotel, those present decided on the duesage classes, the present name of the club, and elected the first officers: President - Richard Merrill; Vice-President - Ernest Johnson; Secretary/Treasurer - Hayden Shepley; Directors - William Mitchell, Percival Wilson and Edward Winslow.


At the February 8, 1952 meeting of the Board, topics discussed included applications for membership, meetings-meet formats, and to hold a contest to design a club emblem. Dues having been set for $5.00 for Essex County residents, and $3.00 for non-Essex County residents, were first collected on February 29, 1952.


At the April 18, 1952 meeting, the winning design of Hayden Shepley was selected for the new club emblem. The 3-1/4" diameter emblems were made of solid brass stock in relief with a green enamel field. The organization was officially established as "The North Shore Old Car Club, Inc." with the filing of the Articles of Organization at the Massachusetts State House on June 22, 1954.


The purpose of the club was and remains today to encourage members to acquire, restore, exhibit old cars, and also to encourage the preservation of printed matter about old cars, and to serve as a conduit for the relaying of technical and historical facts pertaining to old automobiles.


Presently the North Shore Old Car Club, Inc. averages over 300 members and holds approximately 40 meets or events each year.


PRESIDENTS OF THE NORTH SHORE OLD CAR CLUB
(** Deceased)
 

2017 - ____..........Noreen Cousins
2016 - 2016..........Bill Sullivan
2014 - 2015..........John Adrien
2012 - 2013..........Sandi Grey
2010 - 2011..........Bob DeSantis
2008 - 2009..........Rick Beecoff
2006 - 2007..........Farish Hemeon
2005.....................Sam DeMarco
2003 - 2004..........Ronald Kharibian
2001 - 2002..........Chuck Fitzpatrick
1999 - 2000..........Frank O’Rourke
1998.....................Gerald Dornfeld
1997.....................Edward Peach
1996.....................Farish Hemeon
1994 - 1995..........John Talbourdet
1993.....................Glen Miller
1992.....................Manuel Sopas**
1991.....................Joseph DeSantis**
1990.....................Bob DeSantis
1989.....................Andrew Rheault**
1988......................Philip Maria
1987.....................Judith Knight**
1986.....................Joan Hudson**
1985.....................Raymond Knight
1984.....................Joseph DeSantis**
1983.....................Everett Hudson**
1982.....................Andrew Moynihan
1981.....................Raymond Sheehan**
1980.....................William Guiney
1979.....................Edward Peach
1978.....................Richard Gilbert
1977.....................Margaret Sawyer**
1976.....................Donald Russell, Jr.
1975.....................William Mercurio**
1974.....................Vance Coolen**
1973.....................Andrew Frederick
1972.....................Bruce Marston
1971.....................John Cropley, Jr.**
1970.....................Ashton Sawyer**
1969.....................Frances Richards
1968 ....................George Almy
1967 ....................Walter Rowe**
1966 ....................Edmund Leland
1965 ....................Andre Talbourdet**
1964 ....................H. Miller Nichols**
1963 ....................Converse Smith**
1962 ....................Kenneth Richards
1961 ....................J. Albert Thomas**
1960 ....................Arthur Jannell**
1958 - 1959..........Eldred Rhodes**
1956 - 1957..........Robert DeHart**
1955.....................Leslie Hatt**
1954.....................William Burroughs**
1952 - 1953..........Richard Merrill**

Longevity Members




60 Years 
    Arthur Funai **

55 Years 
    Edmund (Ted) Leland
    Ken Richards
    Harold Richardson
    Carolyn Talbourdet
    Fran Richards

50 Years
    Robert Graves     
    Joe Veilleux**
    Paul Drinkwater

45 Years 
    Donald Axelrof
    Marie Cropley**
    John Erkkila
    Kenneth Gauthier
    Richard Gilbert
    Don Russell Jr.

40 Years 
    John Bevilacqua**
    George Desmond
    Ted Peach
    Kathy Powell
    Andrew Moynihan
    Thomas Murphy
    Earl Doliber
    Arthur Schwartz
    Phil Maria
    Henry Snyder**
    Norm Waitt

35 Years 
    Bill Arnold
    Peter Aziz
    Joe DeSantis**
    Wes Graves
    Ray Knight
    Robert (Bob) Lee
    Richard Macomber
    Donald Smith
    John Talbourdett
    Lou Dropski
    John Breen
    John White

30 Years
    George Bolster
    Joe Burke
    Dolores Burroughs
    Sharon Dechiara
    Robert (Bob) DeSantis
    Robert Gedney
    Farish Hemeon
    Joe Morgan
    Bill Pappas
    William Robinson
    Dorothy Sheehan
    Donald Smith
    Tony Taliadoros
    Peter Thompson
    Bob Gilliatt

25 Years
    Paul DeCourcy
    Sam Gagliano
    Bob Gedney
    Aristedes Nickas
    Tony Petrous
    Ed Rogers
    Arthur Ross
    Stephen Strogney
    James Sweet
    Bruce Sweeter
    Barry Thomas
    Paul E. Tesone
    Tony Vataloro
 
The membership of the N.S.O.C.C. greatly appreciates your commitment to the Club
 
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