Sundaes at the Movies 2018


We kicked off 2018 with our annual ice cream social on Sunday, January 21st at the Dover Fire Hall. Our gracious hostess Roxanne Vandermark Hess did a wonderful job organizing the afternoon (and this was her first time hosting this event, too!).

In addition to the raffle and slideshows created by our photographer Ken Meyers showcasing all that we did in 2017, including the Founders Tour, there were a few new surprises. First, members were invited to wear a hat, be it old, new, or even silly. And boy did some people really deliver!

Second, we were treated to a recently unearthed treasure. Gettysburg Region member Fred Gable has been in the club since the very beginning, and as it turns out he had taken a home video back in 1953 of one the region’s very first meetings. The video was sent to the AACA Library where the librarians were able to digitize the film. As a result, both the library and our club now have a DVD copy of the short film which captures moments from the board meeting, a trip to the Gettysburg Battlefield, and even some friendly racing games between the members. Fred made sure to come out to the social on Sunday and, along with Don Barlup, provide insightful commentary. Many thanks are due to Fred, Don, and the AACA Library for helping preserve our club’s history.

Our next event will be our annual dinner featuring the installation of officers. Hope to see you there!

David Frazier Auction

The following information was sent to us from David E. Frazier of Taylorsville, MD, who has been collecting for 60 years:

March 9 and 10, 9:00 AM -The Auction of the David Frazier Model A and Vintage sign collection by Parzow Autioneers will be held at Frederick Fairgrounds, Buildings #12 and 13, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701

Part 1, March 9th, consists of ’30 Coupe, 31 Tudor in parts, a few Model T parts, a few V-8 parts, closed car trailer, and open car trailer, license plates, and literature, etc. 

Part 2, March 10th consists of approximately 170 signs and cabinets and anything remaining from March 9th.  For pictures, go to and enter Auctioneer Parzow’s ID #2894, go to Mar. 9 and 10 and click photo gallery.

*The photo is courtesy of and features one of David Frazier’s automobiles.


Hello Gettysburg Region members,

Some of you still haven’t paid your region dues yet for 2018. This is a reminder that there is a $10 surcharge for all dues received after January 31st. Time is running out!

Also, don’t forget to pay your National AACA dues, too. You must be an AACA member in order to belong to the Gettysburg Region. 

Region dues should be sent to Ed Rogers at 200 Westview Dr., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Make checks payable to “Gettysburg Region, AACA”.

Spotlight: Hamburg Swap Meet

Hamburg Swap Meet & Car Corral

Sponsored by the Ontelaunee Region AACA

March 4th, 7 am – 2 pm

Hamburg Fire Co. Field House

127 South 4th Street – Rear (Pine Street)

Hamburg, PA 19526

Adults $2.00, Children 12 & under FREE

Rain or Shine

Over 100 indoor spaces. Unlimited outdoor space and car corral.

January 9, Board Meeting & Latimore Show

This is just a note to remind everyone that our board meeting on January 9th will be immediately followed by a discussion on the 2018 Latimore Car show. It may seem a bit early to start thinking about June, but it’s already time to finalize some things like artwork and flyers.

If you’d like to volunteer your services or have some ideas to contribute, please join us! We have two new co-chairs this year, Ken Buohl and Bob Schultz, so come out and show your support.

And let’s hope the snow passes us by.

Sundaes at the Movies

This year, our annual ice cream social is on a Sunday, January 21st and we have a new location: Dover Fire Hall, 30 East Canal Road. We’ll begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

This fun event is an opportunity to get out of the house and shake off the mid-winter blues. Members will enjoy delicious ice cream with all the toppings, and we’ll also be treated to some very old Gettysburg Region films, as well as a slideshow of 2017 events.

Wear a hat, please: something new or old or silly. We will also hold our door-prize drawings, so please bring a nice door prize—something car-related, or just fun.

Cut-out response sheet is an insert in the Nov./Dec. issue of The Gas Buggy Gazette. The deadline to sign up is January 9, and the cost is only $5.00 per person, non-refundable.

Contact: Roxanne Vandermark Hess (717) 792-0858.

You can view more information and directions on our Events Calendar.

Christmas Banquet 2017

The 2017 Christmas Party of the GRAACA was another big hit this year! We were even treated to Christmas carols and a visit from Santa.

Many thanks to our event planner, Nancy Schaffer, and to all the folks at Bay City Restaurant in Hanover, PA for making it a success.

Penn Tech Tour – Photos!


Here’s a look back at the tour of Penn College’s Automotive Restoration program on November 4th.

This was a special treat organized by Jim Yemzow and was open to members of the GRAACA, Harrisburg Area Volkswagen Owners’ Club, and Selinsgrove’s Volkswagens in Pennsylvania. Many thanks are due to program instructor Roy Klinger and student Vanessa Mathurin who took the time to show us around and give demonstrations.

Photos are courtesy of GRAACA member Pat Shaffer. To see more, visit our Facebook page.

Reminder: Nominations Dinner

The deadline to register for the November 5th Nominations (Soup & Sandwich) Dinner at the East Berlin Community Center is October 31st.

Cost is only $5 to help cover food and and hall rental fees. Response sheet can be found in the Sept/Oct issue of the Gas Buggy Gazette. Contact Tom or Becky Zinn at (717) 688-4054 or 688-4051 after 6:00 p.m.

See our Events calendar for more info.