Like Tree0Likes

NJPPC Names Tom Anselmi 2007 Performance Powerboater of the Year!

Reply
Old 03-04-2008, 11:29 AM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
DaveP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Toms River, NJ
My Boats: 2004 36 Concept
Posts: 2,740
Default NJPPC Names Tom Anselmi 2007 Performance Powerboater of the Year!

Toms River, NJ March 3rd, 2008 - The New Jersey Performance Powerboat Club (NJPPC) recently hosted it's annual Atlantic City Winter Party at Trump Marina Hotel & Casino. On that evening it was announced that member Tom Anselmi (Tom A. - on OSO) was to be inducted into NJPPC's Hall of Fame as it's 2007 Performance Powerboater of the Year.
Tom first joined NJPPC back in 2000 and attended his first poker run with club the same year. Prior to joining NJPPC, Tom was an active offshore racer as member of Kamikaze Racing Team that was based out of the Jersey Shore. When Tom first joined NJPPC, he owned a 22' Donzi Classic. After extensive engine modifications that included a supercharger, he had the fastest 22' on Barnegat Bay. Tom campaigned his 22' Donzi Classic "driving it like he stole it" until a few stringers and bulkheads gave way after relentless hours of use. It was at that time Tom knew it was time to sell the boat to someone with great fiberglass talents and move up to something a little bigger.

In 2003, Tom moved up to a brand new 29' Kryptonite. Tom knew that he could put the Kryptonite to the test since he watched the same make and model boat win numerous offshore races and championships on the racing circuit under the name Typhoon Racing. Once again, Tom was not satisfied with stock power so he took the supercharged 502 out of the Donzi and had it refreshed from "top to bottom." Once completed, Tom actively campaigned the 29' Kryptonite on the NJPPC poker run circuit and also traveled as far as Canada to attend the 1000 Islands Poker Run.

As content as Tom was with his 29' Kryptonite he started to set his sights on his dream boat. Being partial to a sit down boat he began combing classified ads for a sit down 38-42' boat. After an extensive search and numerous negotiations he went back to his Donzi roots and last fall Tom purchased a 38ft Donzi ZR Competition that is powered with a pair of Mercury Racing 575's. Tom took delivery of his dream boat at the Poker Runs America Sarasota Poker Run. The helicopter photos of his new 38' boat were outshined by huge smile Tom had while driving!

Besides Tom's passion for performance boating what makes Tom stand out is his never ending positive attitude. Tom is one of the few performance boaters that doesn't miss a beat when the mechanical gremlins arise. When the gremlins appear, allot of people put their heads down and decide not to go to a given event but not Tom Anselmi. Tom's attitude is "oh well I will deal with that on Monday - who can I jump on with?" With him having that attitude he is welcome on almost everyone's boat. This is a shining example of his passion and his love of performance boating.

Tom also has a huge heart. Since joining NJPPC Tom has been a part of Shore Dreams For Kids every year. He has given countless boat rides to Shore Dreams attendees year after year. Once again, if his boat is not ready on Shore Dreams day he is on the docks helping lift physically challenged attendees in and out of boats.

Tom's passion, good nature, dedication to NJPPC and overall amazingly positive persona is the reason why Tom was selected to receive the 2007 NJ Performance Powerboat Club Performance Powerboater of the Year award. Tom enjoys NJPPC so much he comically says "NJPPC is not a boating club. NJPPC is a social club with a boating problem."

Tom exemplifies what New Jersey Performance Powerboat Club is all about and what the club stands for. He shares everyone's passion for performance powerboating as well as being an ambassador of kindness, good will and generosity. Tom is all deserving of being named 2007 NJPPC's Performance Powerboater of the Year.

About NJ Performance Powerboat Club
The New Jersey Performance Powerboat Club (NJPPC) was founded in 1999 and has over 200 members. The NJPPC is a members-run club that's charter is to provide its members with top quality Poker Runs and other exciting events. It enthusiastically welcomes a broad cross-section of performance powerboaters to join the club. Its schedule is planned considering both smaller and larger boats. Consequently, its membership spans from owners of 18' to 50' boats!

Distinct from other Poker Run organizations, the club chooses to limit the number of event participants to assure safety, promote camaraderie and to facilitate a well-run, enjoyable day for all involved. The limited number also affords access to the highest quality marine facilities such as Trump Marina Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. The club has no profit motivation prompting it to host the biggest events - but it is strongly motivated to run the best events and in that way, everybody profits! NJPPC membership is required to participate in the club Poker Runs.

For further information please visit the club's website at: http://www.njppc.com. NJPPC can be contacted via telephone at 732 674-2946, via email at [email protected] or via mail at: Dave Patnaude - President, NJPPC, 604 North End Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753.
Attached Thumbnails
NJPPC Names Tom Anselmi 2007 Performance Powerboater of the Year!-davetom1smallkz4.jpg  
DaveP is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2008, 12:08 PM
  #2
Diamond Member #001
Charter Member
Trade Score: (2)
 
C_Spray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Coastal North Carolina
My Boats: 2000 Formula 382 with Innovation 600's
Posts: 4,789
Default

Great choice! A super, super guy!
__________________
Retired! Boating full-time now.
C_Spray is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2008, 12:31 PM
  #3
Registered
 
bluellama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: 1000 Islands/Ottawa Ontario
Posts: 1,224
Default

Congratulations Tommy, you deserve it.
Besides Tom's passion for performance boating what makes Tom stand out is his never ending positive attitude. Tom is one of the few performance boaters that doesn't miss a beat when the mechanical gremlins arise.
I've seen Tom deal with some gremlins first hand, and never stop smiling. We could all take a page from his book.
bluellama is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2008, 12:48 PM
  #4
Registered User
 
Shanghied Again's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Toms River NJ
My Boats: Shanghied! 2004 Donzi 33 ZX
Posts: 1,422
Default

I have been with Tom many times and he always has a smile on his face and through thick and thin he keeps the same composer. As a freind he is a hell of a guy and I never heard a bad anything come out of his mouth, he is helpfull, cares and is a great freind.. Congradulations Tommy.
Shanghied Again is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2008, 02:57 PM
  #5
Correspondent
Correspondent
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 5,352
Default

Tom A. rocks. I feel lucky to call him a friend.

Congratulations, Tom.
Matt Trulio is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2008, 03:04 PM
  #6
AKA "BAZOOKA JOE"
Platinum Member
 
bojoe2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: NEW JERSEY
Posts: 3,177
Default

Come on guys he's always smileing because of all the hot girls that are around him. LOL. "Tom is a GREAT GUY and I have had plenty of time hanging around with Tom weather at a poker run or a boat show Tom is a true Performance boater every year.
bojoe2 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2008, 03:09 PM
  #7
Registered
Thread Starter
 
DaveP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Toms River, NJ
My Boats: 2004 36 Concept
Posts: 2,740
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bojoe2 View Post
I have had plenty of time hanging around with Tom weather at a poker run or a boat show Tom is a true Performance boater every year.
Or at a LACE Gentleman's Club

Tommy - you da' man!
DaveP is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2008, 03:17 PM
  #8
AKA "BAZOOKA JOE"
Platinum Member
 
bojoe2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: NEW JERSEY
Posts: 3,177
Default

Dave I Was trying to keep it clean LOL
bojoe2 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2008, 03:19 PM
  #9
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
Tom A.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: New Jersey
My Boats: Necessary Evil .............Donzi 38 ZrComp.............
Posts: 4,094
Default

Thank You Dave and all of NJPPC!
I can't tell you how much this award means to me. I was so shocked that night that I couldn't even say anything on the podium. It is an honor just to be a part of NJPPC. There is no other club that has been as proactive in increasing safety while maintaining the fun and I commend the entire club for making that possible.
Since day one, I have always felt welcome even when I had the smallest boat and one of the lowest budgets. (Maybe it had something to do with having the biggest crew pound for pound!)
I am proud to be a part of this club but even more so of all the close friendships that I have because of it. Thank you all, you know who you are, who are like a second family (as dysfunctional as it might be)!

Sincerely,
Tom Anselmi
NJPPC PPOTY 2007




My rides through the years:
Attached Thumbnails
NJPPC Names Tom Anselmi 2007 Performance Powerboater of the Year!-classic-22.jpeg   NJPPC Names Tom Anselmi 2007 Performance Powerboater of the Year!-lucididee-1.jpg   NJPPC Names Tom Anselmi 2007 Performance Powerboater of the Year!-donzi_srq_pra_2007_19%5B1%5D.jpg  

Tom A. is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2008, 03:21 PM
  #10
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
Tom A.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: New Jersey
My Boats: Necessary Evil .............Donzi 38 ZrComp.............
Posts: 4,094
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bojoe2 View Post
Dave I Was trying to keep it clean LOL
Common,
I may be a nice guy but I am no angel!
Tom A. is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
DaveP
Northeast US
6
12-16-2006 08:22 PM
DaveP
General Boating Discussion
0
11-28-2006 12:06 AM
SHARKEY-IMAGES
Poker Runs and Boating Events
0
11-06-2006 11:18 PM
DaveP
General Boating Discussion
9
11-14-2004 10:33 PM
DaveP
General Boating Discussion
9
02-10-2004 11:50 AM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:26 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.