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.

Show Before Snow

New Local Event!

Sunday, November 5th

Sponsored by the Mid-Maryland Ford Club. Typically over 200 cars (including 50 hot rods). Registration 9-noon ($10 entry fee), show until 3 p.m. At the Sears Automotive parking lot at the Townmall of Westminster, Md., Route 140 and North Center Street.

Information: Charlie Poole (410) 374-2321.

Penn College Tour: Deadline Extension

*The following was recently e-mailed to our members from the tour planner Jim Yemzow.


 Since the newsletter was so late, and most won’t receive it till later this week, I’m extending the cut-off date for the Penn College tour till Saturday the 28th.

We will meet at the Sheetz in Duncannon (1550 State Road right along Rt. 11/15).  It’s on the right, past a Dollar General.  We’ll leave there at 7:15 and arrive at the Perkin’s Restaurant in Selinsgrove (1394 N. Susquehanna Trail right along Rt. 11/15) for breakfast.  We’ll leave there at 9:30 to arrive at Penn College in Williamsport by 11:00.  Anyone not wishing to eat at the Perkins, can travel there by themselves to meet up with the group by the scheduled departure time.

If you’re interested in going please contact Jim Yemzow (717) 243-5810  yemyak1@embarqmail   or Pat Shaffer (717) 258-4964  
Both phones have voice mail so leave a message and we’ll get back to you or better yet send an email.

Membership Renewal!



It’s that time again.  Time to renew your membership in AACA National and in the Gettysburg Region.  National dues for this year are $40 for regular (up from last year), $12 for student, and $10 for junior.  Life membership will go up to $700 in 2018, so if you’ve been considering the up-grade, do it now!  You can renew by mail, on their website, or w/ credit card by calling (717) 534-1910.  National dues should be paid by Dec. 31stRemember, you must be a National member to belong to a region.

     Regional renewal dues remain at $25 for regular, $29 for regular w/ 1st class mailing of the newsletter, and $15 for student.  You may pay at the Nominations Dinner in November or by check payable to Gettysburg Region of AACA.  Mail to Ed Rogers  200 Westview Drive,  Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.  Regional dues should be paid by Jan. 31st.  Want to receive your newsletter days earlier and save the region printing and postage fees?  Consider getting it via email.  Contact me and I’ll set it up for you. 

     Regional dues received after Mar. 2nd will be subject to the $10 delinquent charge.  Renew by the due date and avoid paying this fee!

     Don’t miss out on all the benefits of membership in AACA.


                                                       James Yemzow, Membership Chairman

                                                      (717) 243-5810


*This notice was sent out to all members in the September/October issue of the Gas Buggy Gazette.

Looking Back: Fall Tour


Photos are here!

On September 30th, the Gettysburg Region held its annual Fall Tour. This year, our planner was Doug Cline who organized a very fun trip to Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum, a living history museum located in lovely Lancaster, PA. Many thanks are due to Doug and to the enthusiastic employees and volunteers at Landis Valley. Photos are courtesy of our Historian Ken Myers.

Reminder: Board Meeting

Just a little reminder that we will be having a Board Meeting on November 1st at 6:00 pm at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing. We are currently looking for people to serve on the board, fill the positions of Secretary and Treasurer, and chair some 2018 events.

Hope to see you there!

Tour to Penn Tech

Pennsylvania College of Technology, Automotive Restoration Course Tour   

The following was recently e-mailed to GRAACA members from Jim Yemzow.

I’ve arranged to have a tour on Saturday, Nov. 4th at 11:00 am.

Those invited are members of Gettysburg Region of AACA, Harrisburg Area Volkswagen Owners Club (HAVOC), and two other VW clubs. The instructor, as well as students, are coming in on their own time to welcome us and present an idea of what they’re learning to perpetuate the collector car hobby.

For the past six years the Gettysburg Region has monetarily supported this program. HAVOC also contributed to the scholarship program this year. If you’re curious to see how your money is being used, join us. I’ve been to “Penn College” three times already and know you won’t be disappointed.  
We’ll be meeting at the Perkins restaurant, 1394 N. Susquehanna Trail in Selinsgrove PA, (right along route 15 north), for breakfast and leave there at 9:30 am to continue on to Williamsport, PA. If there’s enough interest, a closer rendezvous will be arranged so we can travel together to Selinsgrove. Details will be provided to those registering and we would be leaving the Carlisle area by 7:00 am.


There’s no charge for the tour, so I’m hoping for a large turnout.  The drive along route 15, with mountains on one side and the river on the other, should be quite scenic in early November. This may be your last chance for a tour this year!
Please register by Monday, October 23rd, by contacting Jim Yemzow (717) 243-5810  or (717) 258-4964  or