November 12, 2020 - that's the day we launched "Garden State Car Culture". What was initially a
sister site to Jersey Shore Car Shows meant to focus on stories, interviews, podcasts, and more morphed into something much bigger! It became our mission, and our vision. Out of it, our new mission statement was born - "Preserving and Promoting the Garden State Car Culture".
The new Garden State Car Culture logo started popping up during the 2021 season - on podcasts, videos, interviews, articles, pictures, and more. All of our recent podcasts over the last few months feature it prominently. Our website and social media have featured this mission front and center for some time now. But why?
Here's why. Jersey Shore Car Shows is so much more than just listing events. Sure, that's the biggest feature of our web site, and something we do better than anyone else. But there is so much more to the car scene - racing, history, culture, and friendships. We are here to promote these important aspects of our hobby too.
In 2022 we have expanded upon everything we do. While we are still mainly focused on the southern half of NJ (south of the Driscoll bridge) we have added Middlesex County to our listings, and have a section dedicated to North Jersey as well. Garden State Car Culture implies the entire state, so that's what we will cover. Our NJ Automotive History section has been greatly
expanded. We are also adding a new podcast "Highway Through History" to feature some of the stories we present. We'll be getting into the racing scene as well, and soon we will have some exciting announcements on that. But what's most important - fellowship, friendships, and culture - will be front and center. We have new podcasts posted regularly with news, featured shows, spotlighted vehicles, interviews, and more to help keep you up to date with what's going on in our hobby. We have met so many great people who are now friends, and who we connect with others who become friends as well. And we promote inclusion - no matter what you drive, old or new, import or domestic, everyone is welcome here.
As we look toward the 2022 season, we hope that you will help contribute to our efforts and submit events, pictures, or let us know about a story or news we should be talking about. We are also starting up a FREE monthly newsletter and everyone is welcome to contribute stories, photos, announcements, ect. We want everyone involved and represented. Together, we can preserve and promote the Garden State Car Culture!
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