South Shore Sports Car
Beer Drinking Society

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Once upon a time there was a raucous and rowdy, though genuinely devoted and loyal beer drinking society whose hobby was sports cars. Then one night, about six cases in, was born the SSSC&BDS. The SSSC&BDS became a driving force in organized sports car racing, rallying, hill climbing, gymkhana and the infamous ice-gymkhana. They went on to become a founding member of EMRA.


If anyone knows of a place for LI racing history or wants to take the initiative to start such a project please contact me via the contact form. We've had a number of folks write about having old racing, hillclimb, gymkhana, etc. footage, as well as photos, event listings and other miscellaneous memorabilia. With all the racing that has taken place on Long Island over the years it would be great to have a place were all this could be collected and displayed. If such a place exsists, let us know and I'll post it to the site so others can share what they have.

Frank Dominianni

Dear Joe -

The Bridgehampton Racing Heritage Group is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your father, Frank Dominianni this week. Frank was an example to all of us younger racers – not only was he a fierce competitor but he was something much rarer, a true gentleman on and off the track, and a generous soul. I am too young to have attended the lavish feasts he prepared for crew and friends at his speed shop, one of the last old time speed shops in the state. But I know from personal experience how he instantly made everyone feel like family.
And of course, Frank’s name was indelibly linked to the great Bridgehampton Race Circuit. He was there at the first race in 1957, terrorizing the track, and he was there at the last event in the summer of 1997, along with his legendary #69.
To think, only last month we saw him at our Bridgehampton event, nattily dressed as usual, hugging everyone, watching the 1958 movie and saying with his quiet, pleased smile: “That’s me in the red car.”
No need to tell you, the red car was passing everyone in sight.
Please know that you are not alone in your grief for the passing of a special man. We will miss him.
Peter Klebnikov
Guy Frost
and the Bridgehampton Racing Heritage Group

Vinny Rosalez

Just received word that Vinny passed away Thursday, May 6, 2010 from complications of pnumonia.

Joe Stimola

STIMOLA - Joseph N., Jr. of Glen Cove, NY on February 13, 2010. Beloved husband of Nancy. Loving father of James. Loving son of Evelyn and the late Joseph N. Sr. Dear brother of Sharon Bales, Joanna Fairchild, Maureen Huson, Nick, Greg and Paul. Contributions may be made to a foundation to be set up in Joe's name. Further information on the foundation will be posted on

1957 - 2007 South Shore marks it's 50th anniversary this year!

The 50th reunion was held at the Best Western Mill River Manor in Rockville Centre on Saturday, November 10, 2007

Photos are on the 50th Reunion page!

Or, if you have further questions, send a message on the Comments page.

Bridgehampton Lives!

At least in memories! The Bridgehampton Racing Heritage Group, a band of enthusiasts who kept racing alive at Bridgehampton for nearly two decades has a new Web site. If you ever experienced The Bridge, they welcome your photos and comments. Through this site, the excitement of Bridgehampton lives on! Be sure to pay them a visit!

1966 Shelby Mustang!

Some of you may remember Frank Dobias and Jan Nelson from Ray Cuomo's shop! They campaigned a 1966 Mustang prepared by Carroll Shelby in the Trans Am series. They still own and run the car! They have documented it's history here!

Early History !

Mike Kamm from the Adirondack Motor Enthusiast Club is trying to put together a history of the Ellenville Hill Climb. If you have and memories, memorabilia, photos, etc please go to their forum at:

and contribute what you can!

The Mug

Volume 1, Number 1

I have received a copy of the original membership list from 1958! Additionally, I have a copy of Vol. 1 No. 1 of The Mug, South Shore's original newsletter. These were provided by Pat Merget, wife of one of the founding members, Jim Merget.

The original membership list has been posted to the Members page and The Mug has four pages of it's own!

Some early history:

1st President - Frank Scimeca 1958
2nd President - Arnie Levey 1959
3rd President - Chick Mittleman 1960

Now, as South Shore reaches it's 50th anniversary, some of the original members have found our site and want to know:

  • Does the SSSC&BDS still exist? If so, we would love to hear from current members. Let us know what's going on with the SSSC&BDS today.
  • Question answered! SSSC&BDS is still going strong and competing in EMRA! See the Current page for information.