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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.freestateregionvcca.org
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.
—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.
Most of you reading this probably already know about Carlisle. The city itself is host to several automotive themed shows and auctions throughout the year, but there’s one event in particular that takes place every spring which car enthusiasts on the east coast (and around the world) flock to. We don’t even refer to it by name. Months in advance, you’ll hear people simply ask, “You going to Carlisle this year?” or “Will I see you at Carlisle?”
It’s the Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet, Corral, and Auction, and I’ve been going with my mother and grandfather almost every year for nearly 20 years. School and work has been missed for this pilgrimage (shh!). Indeed, for the antique “automophile,” the car hobby can become a sort of religion, and Carlisle is one of it’s sacred (though smaller) sites.
We jumped in the truck around 5:45 am Friday morning, empty backpacks and wish-lists in hand. Our arrival time was a little before 8:00 on this particularly chilly day, though, having braved snow and rain in years past, all we needed were cups of hot caffeine to come up with a plan of attack and get going. My parents headed in one direction, my grandfather and I in the other.
Whether you’re searching for chrome work, tools, accessories, books, new or original parts, an expert, a rare find, or a new obsession, Carlisle has it all. Over the year, we’ve found all of the above and then some, and yesterday was no exception. Some of our finds included parts for a ’72 MGB and a ’16 Overland, license plates, sanding tools, shop coats, rags, kneeling pads, an MG expert, and so much more.
After 2 trips back to the truck to empty our backpacks, we finally called it quits at 3:30. Despite having split into groups, all of us ended up trekking up and down every aisle, not wanting to miss a thing (at one time I think we estimated this to be about 9 miles but if anyone has an exact distance, my aching feet would love to know).
April 22 is the last day of the meet for anyone who hasn’t made it there, yet. As for me, I’m taking a day to recoup, and pretty soon I’ll be planning ahead for 2019!
~Angelica Yost –Webmaster, age 28
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.
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.