Drivin Deuces of Carlstadt
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.
Around 1959 most of the guys got drafted, and according to Ray there was a new group of guys in the mid 1960s.
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.
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." Sometime after that, the club disappeared.
George Mizzi Jr.
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 Geisler's 1956 Chevrolet Convertible - The Black Knight
Mickey Mazzuca's 1956 Mercury
John Hyde's 1957 Ford
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