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


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


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

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

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 

21st- Pine Grove, PA – Buddy’s Log Cabin Family Restaurant Annual Car Show. 97 Tremont Rd, Pine Grove, PA 17963. Visit 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 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  Website: