Drivin Deuces of Carlstadt

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George Egan's 1950 Ford Convertible of New Jersey. George was a member of the Drivin Deuces car club, and the first iteration of his Ford was restyled circa 1955.
George Mizzi Jr.'s 1950 Mercury Convertible of Lyndhurst, New Jersey. Mizzi was a member of the Driving Deuces car club, and his Mercury was restyled at Monego's Body Shop. Named the "Purple Bug," the build was completed circa 1958 - 1959.
George Egan's 1950 Ford Convertible of New Jersey. George was a member of the Drivin Deuces car club. Known as "The Apollo," the second iteration of Egan's Ford was restyled in the 1960s.

The Drivin Deuces was a car club from Carlstadt, New Jersey.


In 2018 East Coast Custom historian Ray Soff told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama that the Drivin' Deuces used to hang out at the candy store in Lyndhurst. The candy store was owned by Dottie's father, the girl that George Mizzi Jr. was dating.[1]


Around 1959 most of the guys got drafted, and according to Ray there was a new group of guys in the mid 1960s.[1]


Tom Sansoe lived on Union Street in Carlstadt, and in 2010 he told Sondre that for some time the Drivin Deuces were in a garage on Washington Street adjoining us. "I was probably 10 years old around 1962." Later on, he recalled them moving to a garage on Garden Street in Carlstadt.[2]


Around 1978 the club was still around, and Tom remembers buying a 409 engine from one of the guys in the club for his 57 Chevy rag top. "I remember the garage on Garden Street. It was late 1970s, maybe 1979. The garage had their sign on it. I think I reached out to someone that had a note in the window."[2] Sometime after that, the club disappeared.[1]

Members

Donald Blake
Ernie Giesler
George Egan
George Mizzi Jr.
Harry Bradley
Joe Padalick
John Hyde
Mickey Mazzuca
Tom Clark
Tommy Lee


Club Cars

The Drivin Deuces' 1940 Ford Pickup
Tom Clark's 1940 Mercury Four-Door Phaeton
Ernie Giesler's 1950 Ford Convertible
George Egan's 1950 Ford Convertible - The Apollo
George Mizzi Jr.'s 1950 Mercury Convertible - The Purple Bug
Joe Padalick's 1951 Chevrolet
Ernie Giesler's 1956 Chevrolet Convertible
Mickey Mazzuca's 1956 Mercury
John Hyde's 1957 Ford


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