"Back In The Day Car Club" - We're a Classic Car Club with an emphasis on showing our cars,
Members Biographies
 
BID members are among the most talented in the vehicle restoration field! It would be our pleasure to share our extensive knowledge with you, our newest member.
 
President of Back In The Day Car Club
President of Back In The Day Car Club
Alfonzo Dowe, Sr. (Fonz) Owner of a 1976 Ford Elite, and Master car cleaning expert! Alfonzo is a retired Police Officer, currently employed as a Delaware State Constable at the Delaware Technical and Community College in Newark DE. Alfonzo is also an Independent Representative for North American Power offiering a great opportunity in the Energy Deregulation field. Alfonzo is married to his beautiful wife Janice M. Dowe, and they are the proud parents of three sons, Alfonzo Jr., Andre, and Jarmin. Alfonzo's hobbies consist of playing golf, chillin with the members of BID, attending classic car shows, and spending as much valuable time with his two adorable grandchildren, Andre Jr., and Nevaeh as possible. Giving all praises to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Alfonzo is a member and Trustee of Second Baptist Church in Pedricktown N.J. Alfonzo started BID in January of 2013 after completing the restoration of his 1976 Ford Elite which he named Pearl. Thusfar Pearl has claimed 35 top trophies from various auto shows. Alfonzo's plan is to make BID one of the most recognized car clubs on the east coast, and so far it appears that BID is well on its way!
Vice President of Back In The Day Car Club
Vice President of Back In The Day Car Club
Theodore Dowe (Teedle) Owner of a 1990 Ford Mustang Convertible is a Lifelong N.J., resident now residing in Logan Twp., along with my wife Punchie. Two offspring Theo (Tiffany) & Kyera (Hakim), and two grandchildren, Damious & Nilah. Member of Second Baptist Church - Pedricktown, currently Church Treasurer, Trustee and Choir Member! Favorite scripture John 14:1-3. Also a participant in a young men's mentoring program known as R.O.P.E. (Reaching Out In Plain English). Previous Co-Owner & President of Dowe Oil, Inc., for 19 years. Currently employed at Saint Gobain in Mickelton, N.J. for the past 30 years. I Thank God for giving me the wisdom to think of the best Car Club name on the east coast, "Back In The Day". After visiting several car shows, I found myself liking the hobby and decided to search for my own show car! It took over two years, but lo and behold one day in the Daily News, there it was advertised as "showroom clean". After looking at so many rust buckets, this was truly the one, sitting there looking pretty in the driveway, was a light titanium 5.0 Mustang convertible with white leather interior and only 32,000 original miles. I also enjoy fishing, flea markets, good food, and cruising with the BID members.
Former Member of Back In The Day Car Club
Former Member of Back In The Day Car Club
Marcus E. Dowe, Jr. (Fresh) Owner of a 1971 Ford Thunderbird. Marcus is engaged to Kateri Ramsingh and they have one daughter named Arianna Leilah Dowe. Marcus resides in Carney’s Point N.J., and is currently employed as a Physical Education/Health teacher for the Penns Grove Middle School. Marcus is also the coach of the Penns Grove High School girl’s track and field program. Marcus has officially launched his political career by running for Councilman of Carneys Point. Marcus attends 2nd Baptist Church in Pedricktown N.J., where Rev. Edward W. Dorn is his pastor. Marcus has been a member of “Back in the Day Car Club” since its existence, and currently holds the position of secretary. Marcus's car is a 320 hp Special Edition 429 V-Jet (in mint condition). He has named his prize possession “Delilah”. Delilah had 43,000 original miles on her when Marcus bought her home. Marcus is the second owner and plans on being the last! Delilah still has her original engine, transmission, and other factory parts. She is a real eye catcher with her “Butter Cream” exterior paint which is accented by a snake skin, chocolate leather, full vinyl top. The interior is a lavish peanut butter colored cloth material. Delilah has claimed numerous trophies at car shows and is destined to be awarded many more.
Member of Back In The Day Car Club
Member of Back In The Day Car Club
Marcus E. Dowe, Sr. (Doc) Owner of a 1984 Buick Riviera, well equipped, and fully powered. This vehicle will be shown in loving memory of my father, John E. Dowe. Dad purchased this car brand new and owned it until his passing in 2012! "Love ya Dad". Marcus was co-owner of Dowe Oil for many years, and has just recently retired after 26 and 1/2 years of service at Praxair. Marcus is married to his lovely wife Denise, and this union has remained impenetrable for the past 38 years. They are the very proud parents of two children, LaTika, and Marcus, Jr., who is the secretary of Back In The Day Car Club. They are also the Grandparents of three beautiful girls, A'niya 13, A'mani 7, and Arianna 4.
Member of Back in The Day Car Club
Member of Back in The Day Car Club
Ulysses Jenkins Owner of a 1966 Chevy II SS Two Door Hardtop. Ulysses is a retired PSE&G employee and currently resides in Browns Mills N.J. with his wife Mary. From this union came three sons Craig (Jen), Daniel (Aisha), Brian, and six adoring Grand Children, Sada, Davion, Dajia, Jovani, Jada, and Noah. Ulysses is originally from Leland, N.C. but now calls Browns Mills his home. Ulysses is a Born Again Christian, and he's been serving the Lord as a Deacon at St. Mark Baptist Church in Browns Mills NJ since 1999. Ulysses retired from the N.J. Army National Guard, and has the certification of HVAC installer/technician to his credit. Ulysses hobbies consist of repairing, and working on various things in his shop. Ulysses has a love for drag racing, and is a crew member for a Super Comp dragster team. His other hobbies consist of, pitching horse shoes, playing pool, and target shooting. Ulysses became a proud member of Back In The Day Car Club in March of 2013 after receiving an invitation to join the club from the President Alfonzo Dowe Sr. Ulysses serves as Chaplin for Back In The Day Car Club, and doesn't mind expressing that he is extremely proud of his membership, and role in BID.
Treasurer of Back In The Day Car Club
Treasurer of Back In The Day Car Club
James V. Porter, Jr. (Jim) is the owner of a 1957 and a 1955 Chevrolet Belair. He is a native son of Portertown and currently resides in Gloucester County. Jim has been married to Karen for 36 years and they are the proud parent of three adult children – two daughters (Jennifer, Jaime) and one son (Michael). He also has one grandson, Aaron. Jim has worked as an Instrument Tech for Monsanto, and DuPont for more than 25 years. Jim has been restoring cars for more than 24 years and has restored both of his cars from the ground up. Jim’s first love was his Kawasaki motorcycle. He could be found most weekends at the race track winning trophies for his prowess on the track. Once the children arrived, Jim decided it would be good if he hung around the house more so he took up the hobby of car restoration and has never looked back.
Member of Back In The Day Car Club
Member of Back In The Day Car Club
Bernard Fiddler (Bernie) Owner of a 1990 Chevy Corvette with a rare color of Steel Blue. Bernie is self employed, and resides in Swedesboro, NJ. Bernie is married to his high school sweetheart Anna. Together they have 2 wonderful children, Bernard E. & Jennifer L, along with a wonderful daughter in law Roxanne, & one adorable granddaughter, Chloe J. Bernie enjoys traveling & spending time with his family! He also enjoys playing the drums, jambee, congas, basketball, going to concerts, snorkeling & spending time at his condo & the beach in Ocean City, NJ. Bernie is proud to say that his best accomplishment is, he's saved by the "Blood of the Lamb", and attends Living Hope Assembly of God, in Beckett, N.J. Bernie knows his car is bound to become a real collector's Corvette, because Chevy only made 813 of that color during the years 1990 & 1991. His corvette is also equipped with the Z51 package.
Member of Back In The Day Car Club
Member of Back In The Day Car Club
James White (Junie) Owner of a 1972 Plymouth 340 Duster. James lives in Pedricktown N.J. He is not married at this time, but has one son, Damian James Ware, and one Grandson, Dominique Ware. James is employed at Mexichem, formerly Polyone in Pedricktown N.J. James still loves riding motorcycles and has a 2009 Kawasaki ZX 1400. James also still has his first bike a 1977 Kawasaki KZ 900 I. In his spare time James likes too play around with remote controlled gas powered cars. In addition to the Duster which James is planning on doing some more work on, he also has a 1998 Chevy Camaro and a 1990 Chevy SS 454.
Member of Back In The Day Car Club
Member of Back In The Day Car Club
Richard L. Brokenbough Sr. (Duke). Owns a 1986 Ford Mustang GT 5.0. Duke is a long time resident of Penns Grove N.J., and resides with his wife. Duke has two children and two Grandchildren. Duke is now retired and enjoying life by doing all the things he couldn't do while he was working. Duke's hobbies consist of, working on and fixing up Antique Cars, fishing, going to and watching football games, and participating in church activities. Duke attends Seeds of Greatness Bible Church. Some of Duke's accomplishments consist of being a Special Police Officer for the Penns Grove Police Department, he also attended a body and fender school, and took a course in auto mechanics. Duke brought his car in 1995 from the previous owner who drove it here from Missouri. After seeing the car make the trip here without skipping a beat, Duke knew he had a winner. Although his car has captured several trophies from various car shows, Duke said he is still in the process of restoring it to showroom condition.
Member of Back In The Day Car Club
Member of Back In The Day Car Club
Bobby Ransome (Rabb) owner of a 1997 Ford Thunderbird. Rabb is currently from the Pedricktown area, and went to school in the Pennsgrove/Pedricktown School Districts. Rabb graduated from Penns Grove High School, and then went on to attend All State Career College Training School. Rabb currently works with the Army Corp of Engineers as a professional Tractor Trailer Driver. Rabb has been assigned to, and assisted on numerous Humanitarian Aid Projects including the Hurricane Katrina disaster in Louisiana. Rabb is a devoted son and feels blessed to be able to care for his elderly mother. Rabb is also a member, and Trustee of Second Baptist Church in Pedricktown where he adopted and always displays, HOPE, LOVE, and FAITH.
Member of Back In The Day Car Club
Member of Back In The Day Car Club
Ernie Owens Sr, owner of a 1993 Pontiac Bonneville SSE which was purchased new in March of 1993. Ernie also has a 1980 Dodge pickup that is currently under construction. Ernie lives in Carneys Point NJ with his wife Dianne and Granddaughter Sydney. Ernie is employed at Dupont Chambers Works, and has 41 years of service to his credit. Ernie is also the owner of an auto detailing business which he has operated for the better part of 35 years. Ernie is the proud parent of 3 daughters and 3 sons. From these offspring Ernie was blessed with 12 grandchildren. Ernie is in the process of getting his Bonneville ready for next years show season! Due to it being a frame off restoration project, the Dodge pickup will be completed sometime after that.
Member of Back In The Day Car Club
Member of Back In The Day Car Club
Edward K. Johns (Ed), owner of a 1977 Camaro. Ed currently resides in Swedesboro N.J. with his wife. Ed has two children Edward S., and Gershon D. After years of dedicated service at Glaxo Smith Kline Pharmaceutical, Ed is now living the retired life and doing what ever he wants, whenever he wants to do it. Ed is a member of 1st Baptist Church of Swedesboro and loves to praise the Lord. Ed spends his pass time working on cars and watching sports. Ed brought his Camaro from a dealership in Quakertown Pa. His car is equipped with a 350 small block, and also has a 350 turbo transmission.