GRAACA Dues!

FINAL NOTICE !!

If you’ve already paid your National & Regional dues for 2019, thank you and disregard this notice. For the rest of you: This will be the last reminder to renew your membership in AACA National and AACA Gettysburg Region.

National dues should have been received by December 31st. You must renew with National to be a Regional member! Regional dues should be paid by January 31st.

National dues are: Regular $40, Student $12, and Junior $10 Make check payable to AACA and mail to: AACA, 501 W. Governor Road, Hershey PA 17033. You can also renew on line www.aaca.org or call them at (717) 534-1910 and renew with a credit card.

Regional dues are: Regular $25, Regular w/1st class mail on newsletter $29, Student $15 Make check payable to Gettysburg Region of AACA and mail to: Ed Rogers, 200 Westview Drive, Mechanicsburg PA 17055

MEMBERS DELINQUENT WITH NATIONAL OR REGIONAL DUES AFTER THE 2 ND OF MARCH WILL BE DROPPED FROM THE ROLES AND BE SUBJECT TO THE $10 “NEW MEMBER” INITIATION FEE!

Sundaes on Sunday- Date Change!

Due to snow, this event has been moved from January 20th to the 27th!!

Beginning at 1:00 pm at Dover Fire Hall, 30 East Canal Road, Dover, PA 17315

This event is always a hit. Come enjoy ice cream, club slideshows, and camaraderie. 

Cost is just $5.00 per person. Deadline to sign-up is January 9th.

Please bring an item for the raffle, and be sure to wear your favorite car shirt.

Contact Roxanne Vandermark Hess: 717-792-0858

Ladies’ Day 2018

–Saturday, September 8th

After having to cancel our annual shopping trip to the Gettysburg Outlets due to rain and flooding, Annette Yost, event host and Gettysburg Region President decided to reschedule. And then cam more rain. And more flooding. June. July. August. Hot weather and a bit of sun finally showed up and it looked as though we might get a lovely day. Alas it was not to be, and it rained once again.

However, some of us, who had perhaps been feeling a bit of cabin fever, were undeterred. With umbrellas in one hand and coupons in the other we arrived determined to shop!

In a bit of a strange twist, everyone who showed up (three cars in total) brought along their convertible—Dottie Shultz; Roxanne Vandermark Hess and Mike Hess; Annette and Dan Yost, Angelica Yost, and Howard King. We were a small crew, but Annette made sure to bring a tent, hot drinks and donuts, and Roxanne won the “door Prize”—a beautiful autumn mum.

For anyone that signed up back in May and received their  complimentary tote bag with coupon brochure, your coupons are still good until the end of 2018, so you can shop on a sunny day.

Many thanks go to Annette Yost for her organization and optimism, and to the Gettysburg Outlets for their hospitality and lovely giveaways.

 

Summer Tour 2018 to the Bulgari Collection

–By John E. Sayler, Jr.

Gettysburg Region tours often bring special opportunities, and the club’s Summer Tour on August 24 was no exception.  On one of the month’s most pleasant days, approximately 40 people in 20 cars embarked on scenic roads for Allentown, where they were the guests of The NB Center for American Automotive Heritage, the private collection of Nicola Bulgari.

At the collection, members were treated to a 3½-hour guided tour by curator Keith Flickinger and other center employees.  The explanations given—stories behind some of the cars, tours of the restoration work in progress, instruction on how high-quality upholstery differs from lesser methods, etc.—were invaluable.  And over 150 interesting cars were on display.

Mr. Bulgari, having a special love for American cars of the 1930’s and 1940’s, lavishes expense and care on average models which might otherwise go unrestored.  He was not on site at the time, but he was sure to request a photo of members’ old cars lined up in the driveway, so he could see the Gettysburg Region cars as well.

More photos can be viewed on our Facebook page

 

Olde Getty Place Car Show

Celebrating the Gettysburg Region AACA and the 90th Anniversary of the Ford Model A!

Located in Downtown Gettysburg on West High Street between Baltimore Street and S. Washington Street AND East High Street between Baltimore and Stratton Street.

Proceeds will benefit the Adams County Children’s Advocacy Center.

All vehicles 25 years and older welcome. No judging. People’s choice.

Show Vehicle Display Booklet: Gifted to all owners, guests, and viewers of the vehicles. Owners are invited to submit one photo and 200 word description of the vehicle and owner.

Pre-registration: $13 per vehicle by Sept. 5th.

Registration after Sept. 5th and Day of Show: $15 per vehicle

REGISTRATION FORM

AACA Eastern Spring Meet – In Review

—July 11-14, 2018

                 Hosted by the Chesapeake Region, this year’s Eastern Spring Meet had lots in store for AACA members and spectators. The meet was held at the Wyndham Hotel in Gettysburg, which some may remember from the 2017 Founders Tour. The Wyndham, with its wonderful hospitality and accommodations, has proven itself to be an ideal venue for car events.

                 The meet kicked off on Wednesday with registration, but the Chesapeake Region also had arranged for a bus tour to Fort McHenry and the Baltimore Museum of Industry, as well as a driving tour to the UTZ Potato Chip Plant and Prueitt Restorations.

                 Thursday’s schedule included a bus tour to the Gettysburg Battlefield, and a driving tour to Antietam Battlefield. On Friday, registered attendees could enjoy a bus trip to Strasburg, PA or a driving tour to the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing. The evening concluded with an ice cream social.

                  Saturday was the last day of the big event. Hardly a cloud was in the sky on the day of show. If you’ve never been to an AACA National Meet, it’s quite a sight to see hundreds of antique cars from all over the country shining like gems in the sun, waiting to be judged.  It was hot, but food vendors provided plenty of water, and most people were too busy chatting with friends, old and new, or worrying over their cars to really notice the heat.

                Some familiar faces from the Gettysburg Region could be found on the field as several of our members were there either volunteering or just spectating.

                Congratulations are due to the Chesapeake Region for being such gracious hosts and careful planners. A complete list of the car show winners can be found on the AACA website at www.aaca.org/meetresults.

 

Summer Picnic – In Review

Sunday, July 10th the Gettysburg Region held its annual Summer Picnic at beautiful Codorus State Park in Hanover, PA. The 3,500 acre park, opened in 1970, always serves as a perfect venue for our event, and it certainly didn’t disappoint this year as we were treated to sunshine and a refreshing breeze the entire day.

             Hotdogs and burgers, expertly grilled by Bob Shultz and Dan Yost, were served around 1 o’clock in addition to  a full spread of yummy sides and desserts brought by all who attended.

After we were all sufficiently stuffed, members could burn off some calories with a game of corn hole, or take a relaxing cruise on the lake. But these cruises weren’t on any old boat, but a car! Ron Green brought along his Amphicar and acted as our captain. This unique German made amphibious automobile always turns heads when it drives into the water. Even some of the kayakers pulled out their phones for a quick photo. Ron commented that he usually gets stopped by a very confused park ranger, but luck seemed on our side that day. Imagine having a vehicle that’s registered as both a car and a boat.

Lots of other members got their antique beauties out for the day and filled up the parking lot outside the Classroom building so it looked like a min-car show. Visitors to the park could be seen taking a stroll or driving through the lot eagerly snapping pictures. And why not? Antique cars are extremely photogenic!

             Many thanks go to President Annette Yost for organizing the event, and to all who helped  with food, set-up, clean-up, or just brought along their smiling face to make the day such a  success! Can’t wait to do it again next year.

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.