New Newsletter Editor

Beginning with the next issue, Angelica Yost will be taking the role of editor of the Gettysburg Region’s newsletter, The Gas Buggy Gazette. She looks forward to continuing in the same format as readers have been seeing, and members’ contributions are always welcomed. She resides in Mount Airy, Maryland and can be reached at (240) 651-9071 or amyost20@gmail.com.

After 10 years in the editor’s chair, current editor John Sayler looks forward to a respite, and to other ways of serving the club. He is confident that Angelica will do an excellent job for all the members.

The deadline for submissions for the July/August issue is July 20th.

Latimore Show 2018–In Review

Saturday, June  9th

A very special show this year! After weeks of what seemed like endless rain, the sun finally broke through. Flooding meant having to move things from the racetrack up to the museum, but the new location seemed to work in our favor. A round of applause is due to co-chairs Ken Buohl and Bob Shultz  for their quick thinking and leadership.

The feature car was Chevrolet’s Camaro, and attendees were also treated to a World War I Centennial presentation of war era military vehicles provided by members of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association.

There was something for everybody—old and young alike as kids got to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Mattel Hotwheels with a Hotwheels Classic Car Show & Race Challenge. 

As always, many thanks go to all our volunteers, the York Springs Lions Club, and the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing . Without your hard work and support, the day would not have been possible. You really pulled through. Great job!

To see more photos, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GettysburgAACA/

Summer Tour 2018

–Friday, August 24th

Our old cars benefit from being driven, and what a special opportunity! This special collection is open to us by the invitation of the owner. See over 150 beautifully restored antique cars at The NB Center for American Automotive Heritage, the private collection of car enthusiast Nicola Bulgari. (See Sept.-Oct. 2016 Gas Buggy Gazette for our interview with him.) Spend time in the grand lodge building; tour the buildings full of cars. The cars are primarily from the 1930’s and 1940’s, with care and expense lavished on models that collectors sometimes overlook. Visiting on Friday, we will see restoration going on, making the visit more interesting.

We will be taking back roads and 2-lane highways all the way, making the drive relaxing. We’ll start our tour at Flinchbaugh’s Orchard and Farm Market, 110 Ducktown Road, Hallam, Pa. (east of York and west of Wrightsville). Arrive there 8 a.m. or after, buy breads, snacks, coffee etc. in their farm market if you please, and we’ll depart promptly at 9 a.m. We’ll stop mid-way at the Dutch Way Restaurant in Myerstown, Pa. for a delicious buffet lunch. The distance to Allentown is 100 miles, and after a full, fun day, everyone should be home well before dark. (For anyone who would like to make it even more relaxing and spend the night, driving back home on Saturday, call John Sayler at 717-796-1895 for a list of near-by motels.) Send no money: Affordable meal costs are on your own. The cut-out response sheet is an insert in the May-June issue of The Gas Buggy Gazette. Deadline to sign up for the tour is August 12.

DIRECTIONS TO TOUR’S START: We recommend avoiding Rt. 30 around York at morning rush hour; Rt. 462 East through town should be better. And here are ways to the starting point in Hallam: From the intersection of Pa. Route 24 and Rt. 462: Go east on Rt. 462 (Market St.) for 4.8 miles to Ducktown Road. Turn Right onto Ducktown Rd. (This turn is across from Krautz Creek Library. Note: the road name to the left is Walnut Springs Rd.) Go 0.4 mile on Ducktown Road and turn right into Flinchbaugh’s Or- chard and Farm Market.

OR, from Interstate 83 South, take Exit 19. Go East on Rt. 462 (Market St.) for 1.8 miles, and you’ll be at the intersection of Rts. 462 and 24. Continue straight (east) and follow the directions above.

OR, from Carlisle, Dillsburg, and points north, take Rt. 74 South to Dover, Pa. From the center of Dover (Rts. 74 and 921), continue South on Rt. 74 for 3.0 miles to Route 238. (This will be at the 7th traffic light.) Turn Left at the traffic light onto Rt. 238 East, which is Church Road. Go 1.9 miles to the 2nd traffic light at a “T.” Turn left onto Greenbriar Rd. and go only 0.1 mile to the traffic light. Turn Right, staying on Rt. 238 East which is Church Rd. Go 2.1 miles and turn Right at the stop sign, staying on Rt. 238 East which is Farmtrail Rd. Go 0.4 mile and you will cross over I-83. Go 0.8 mile and at the traffic light turn Right onto Rt. 181 South (George St.) Go 0.4 mile and turn Left at the traffic light onto Emig Rd. Go 0.1 mile and you will go under a one-lane under- pass. Go 2.0 miles and at the intersection of Rt. 24 con- tinue straight and you will be on Rt. 24 South. Go 2.3 miles and go under Route 30. Go 0.6 mile and turn Left at the traffic light onto Rt. 462 East (Market St.). Con- tinue to follow the directions above from the intersection of Rts. 24 and 462.

INFORMATION: John Sayler (717) 796-1895 or Jerry Black (717) 334-3638. Flinchbaugh’s (717) 252-2540, Dutch Way restaurant (717) 866-5758.

 

Local Events for July 2018

Summertime is a season for sunshine and cruising!

So here’s a quick spotlight on some of the events going on in the PA/MD area during the month of July. All of them are great opportunities to get your car out and soak up the sun!

 

1st- McAdoo, PA – Anthracite Region. 33rd Annual Car Show. Tri-County Little League Baseball Field. Contact Joe Forish at 570-929-2427 or visit www.araaca.com 

21st- Pine Grove, PA – Buddy’s Log Cabin Family Restaurant Annual Car Show. 97 Tremont Rd, Pine Grove, PA 17963. Visit http://www.buddyslogcabin.com or call 570-345-8253 for more information.   

22nd – Carlisle, PA – North Middleton Township Road & Field Show, 1701 Waggoner’s Gap Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Visit http://www.nmiddleton.com/ for more info.

29th – Reisterstown, MD – 15th Annual All Car & Truck Show (Former Meadowood Show):  Reisterstown Regional Park, 401 Mitchell Dr., Reisterstown, MD.  To register or for other info, contact Bill Scott: 410-527-0953 or grand1917@comcast.net.  Website:  www.freestateregionvcca.org

Hanover Dutch Days Festival & Car Show

Saturday, July 28th — Hanover, PA

An excellent town fair. Cars provided by the Gettysburg Region, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cars will be displayed on North Franklin Street. All cars must enter from W. Chestnut Street, turning left on N. Franklin Street for parking. When those areas are full, cars will be directed to enter upper N. Franklin from Park Avenue.

Door prize drawing at 3 p.m.—you must be preregistered and present to win.

Deadline to pre-register is July 26. Antique, classic, and modified vehicles up to 1993 are eligible. Cut-out response sheet is an insert in the May-June issue of The Gas Buggy Gazette is the preferred way to register—or register by phone. Non-preregistered cars are welcome the day of the show.

Information and phone registration: Tom Zinn, (717) 688-4054 after 6 p.m.

62nd New Oxford Antique Market

The 62nd New Oxford Antique Market and Craft Show is taking place on Saturday, June 16th.  They are seeking to expand their celebration with a car show.  They will have antique vendors around New Oxford Square, along the Lincoln Hwy. to the east and west of town. During the day they will have food and craft vendors, as well as live entertainment. They will place the antique cars along South Peters Street, one block away from the Square.  It will be closed to thru traffic. 
   
Sounds like a fun day, and a chance to get our cars out!
 
If you are interested in the event please follow the link above for a registration form, or contact:
   Rose Lansing, President 
   New Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce

Local Event: Antique Buick Show

—Saturday, June 30, Hershey, Pa. (Rain or shine)

The Mason-Dixon Chapter of the Buick Club of America is holding their annual show. Primarily a Buick show but open to all other makes. New location: At A.A.C.A. Museum, 161 Museum Drive. Registration 8:30-10:30 a.m., Show 9-3. $15 registration includes one free admission to museum. Info: Larry DiBarry (717) 263-3804 or Dick Beckley (717) 395-7128.

Gettysburg Region Summer Picnic

Again at beautiful Codorus State Park just east of Hanover, Pa. Enjoy the enclosed air-conditioned Classroom Building overlooking the lake, or take a folding chair to enjoy the view outdoors. Arrive 11:00 a.m. or after; serving will commence around 1:00. Take your antique car and relax with fellow club members. The region will provide grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks, silverware, cups and plates. To help off-set the cost of the event, the cost is $5 per person (free if under age 12). Each member is asked to take a covered dish or dessert to share. Refrigeration is available.

Cut-out response sheet is an insert in the March/April issue of the Gas Buggy GazetteRegistration deadline is July 2.

DIRECTIONS TO THE PARK: From I-83, take Exit 8 and drive 17 miles on Rt. 216 west to the Park.

Or, from Route 30, turn onto Rt. 116 west; travel 7 miles; turn left onto Grandview Road; continue to next signal light; turn left onto Rt. 216; drive 2 miles to the park.

DIRECTIONS WITHIN PARK:

The Classroom Bldg is round and easy to notice.

If entering the park from Sinsheim Road: Turn right onto Rt. 216 (Blooming Grove Road). Cross over 2 bridges. Turn right onto first road to the right (Marina Road). Follow road straight to the end, where you will see the Classroom Bldg. overlooking Lake Marburg.

Or, if entering the park from Smith Station Road: Turn left onto Rt. 216 (Blooming Grove Road). Cross over one bridge. Turn left onto 2nd road on left (Marina Rd). Follow road straight to the end, where you will see the Classroom Bldg. overlooking Lake Marburg.

Or, if entering the park from the east on Rt. 216: Cross over 2 bridges. Turn right onto first road on right (Marina Rd). Follow road straight to the end, where you will see the Classroom Bldg. overlooking Lake Marburg.

Or, if entering the park from the west on Rt. 216: Cross over one bridge. Turn left onto 2nd road on left (Marina Rd). Follow road straight to the end, where you will see the Classroom Bldg. overlooking Lake Marburg.

Information: Annette Yost (410) 635-2530.

Ladies Day Cancelled

Ladies Day has been cancelled for May 19th due to the rain which just won’t seem to let up. We’re really sorry for the inconvenience and for the late notice. We kept watching the weather and holding out hope, but alas, it seems more storms will push through tomorrow.

2018 Spring Tour/Poker Run

 

April 28, 2018 — Hosted by Karl and Mary Krouch

Fog greeted us in the morning, but Mary Krouch had a talk with the weather, and by 10:00 it was blue skies. The poker run started at Carlisle Country Market where everyone got the chance to do a bit of shopping, grab a cup of coffee and their directions (along with the first card) before heading out. We had the best turnout on a tour in years with over 70 people signed up!

The next stop was Carlisle Cemetery where we were met by Kelly Krouch from the Daughters of the American Revolution. In historic costume, Kelly told us the story and legend of “Molly Pitcher” (aka Mary Ludwig Hays), an American patriot who served during the Battle of Monmouth. 

After the cemetery, we went on a leisurely drive past a watercress pond and the 1720 stone home of James Letort who was a French-Swiss fur trader and the first settler of Carlisle.

Our third card was picked up by the swimming pool in Boilings Springs before driving to Leidigh Road where we all gathered around a Sycamore tree estimated to be between 300 and 350 years old. At over 9 feet across, it took 11 of us to circle the tree.

After another jaunt along back roads, we arrived at our final official destination: Citizen’s Fire House in Mechanicsburg. Poker hand winners received prizes, and Karl and Mary even had “loser” door prizes from local businesses. We then all tucked in to a delicious hot turkey lunch cooked up by the firemen and did the two things our club does best: eat and talk!

After lunch, Karl and Mary extended an invitation to everyone who came out to stop by their house and “toy shed” to see their car collection! It was a great way to end the day just before the storm clouds moved in. 

Many thanks go to the Krouch family, DAR, and the Citizen’s Fire House for working so hard to make the day an incredible success. Thanks are also due to everyone who signed up. We hope to see you at the next event!

~Photos courtesy of Christina King and Angelica Yost. To see the full album, visit our Facebook page.