East Coast Car Association

East Coast Car Association keeps ‘cruising’
East Coast Car Association keeps ‘cruising’
News Maggie Hayes 7/28/2013 at 1:05PM

For 12 years, the East Coast Car Association (ECCA) hosted an annual Cruise Night that showcased antique cars and raised funds for St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, all in a Forest Hills McDonald’s parking lot. But this year, Mike Bilski of the ECCA was told McDonald’s could not host the Cruise Night because of corporate [...]

Star of Queens: Bob Widdows
Star of Queens: Bob Widdows
News Mitchell Kirk 11/26/2012 at 8:15AM

Star of Queens: Bob Widdows President, East Coast Car Association COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Bob Widdows became president of the East Coast Car Association (ECCA) after Eddie Walter, the organization’s founder, passed away in 2007. Widdows says the ECCA currently has around nine members who work together to organize car shows and cruise nights, which are held every [...]

ECCA toy run raises $14,000
ECCA toy run raises $14,000
Education & Kids Steve Mosco 11/14/2011 at 4:53PM

They dug deep to give back, and one little girl stood out in the big-hearted crowd.             On Sunday, November 13, 150 cars, motorcycles and trucks set out from Forest Park for the East Coast Car Association’s (ECCA) 13th annual toy run to benefit St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children.             With donations of toys [...]

East Coast Car Association toy run set to roll
News Melissa Chan 11/08/2011 at 2:50PM

The East Coast Car Association’s (ECCA) annual toy run is rolling around the corner. The 13th annual toy run takes place this weekend, on Sunday, November 13. ECCA President Bob Widdows said 75 to 100 cars are expected this year. “It’s getting more successful each year because we have more and more people joining us,” [...]

Star of Queens: Mike Bilski
Star of Queens: Mike Bilski
People Alana Manning 10/17/2011 at 12:45PM

East Coast Car Association – Toys for Tots Community Involvement: Since 2008, Mike Bilski has worked with the , a club dedicated to helping the children of St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital. He is also involved in numerous other organizations, including the Middle Village Veterans Day Parade Committee, the Edward R. Miller VFW Post 7336 and [...]