Golden Quill Award 2016

A message from our President:

Given out yearly by Old Cars Weekly to publications related to the old car hobby. Hundreds and possibly up to a thousand newsletters apply for recognition with only a handful receiving an award. Entrees consist of AACA, CCCA and marquee clubs and are judged by professional editors, book authors, etc. Criteria for newsletters is based on use of color / or black and white visuals, quality of writing, photographs, creativity, balance of articles (human interest, technical, historical, events, ads, classified, columns, etc). All bases for a quality newsletter are covered.
 
The Gas Buggy Gazette is once again recognized by many in the old car hobby to be one of the best. A successful newsletter can boost a regional club and raise pride of the membership. Congratulations to John Sayler and all the region members who contribute articles to make our newsletter a success.
 
Ron Green      

WANTED Annual Picnic: Boat Captain & Skippers Mate

This message was recently sent out from GRAACA President Ron Green via e-mail to our club members. In hopes of generating more interest in this exciting opportunity at our Annual Picnic this year, we are re-posting it here!

Depending on the amount of interest from members wanting to take a short 30 minute cruise on the lake, I am looking for someone (or two) familiar with operating a 12 to 14 passenger pontoon boat. Tours would begin after dinner and depending on the number of people there could be 4 to 5 tours. Please email me if interested in helping Val and I out by being our captain(s) for the day. Boat tour sign up and cost will be via the registration insert in the next newsletter.
 
Ron Green

Approved Bylaws

Well, after months of hard work, the new bylaws of the GRAACA have finally been completed and were approved by our members on March 14, 2017. Many thanks should be given to our President Ron Green!

The bylaws contain important information about how our club is run including rules and guidelines for officers, elections, membership, dues, audits, and much more. We believe that such information should be available to all our members. Therefore, they may now be viewed by anyone interested by visiting our About page and clicking on the link to download a PDF of the document. Or, simply click here: GRAACA Bylaws.

December 5 — Founders Tour Meeting

Hope you had a good Thanksgiving.  I know everyone is busy this time of year but it is also when we have to kick the planning into high gear.  We have already had numerous phone calls about the tour from all over the U.S. and Canada.

 

We will have a meeting on Dec. 5th  at 6pm at EMMR.  Please respond to Annette Yost (410) 635-2530 so that she knows you received it and so she have an idea who is coming.  Bring your thinking caps.  A lot of work has been going on getting the book formatted.  We will discuss costs, advertising, parking and logistics, hospitality,… the whole nine yards… we need you there!

Sundaes on Saturday 2017

It might seem a bit early to be thinking of January events, but mark your calendar now! Information on next year’s (just 2 months away) Sundaes on Saturday event has been added.

When? January 21st at 1:00 p.m.

Where? Mt. Holly Springs Church of God

Why should you come? Ice cream, raffle, and a new glove contest!

The registration form can be found in the next issue of the Gas Buggy Gazette. For a full description, visit our Events Calendar.

MD Historic Vehicle Registration

The following was taken from a letter received by one of our club members from the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration:

“Effective October 1, 2016 [emphasis added], Maryland law regarding Historic Motor Vehicles will change.  The changes impact how a Historic Motor Vehicle may be operated.  A Maryland registered historic vehicle may no longer be used for transportation to and from employment, school, or for commercial purposes.  In addition, historic vehicles with a model year of 1986 or newer may be subject to safety equipment repair orders issued at roadside by law enforcement.”

You can find more information on the MVA website.

Fall Tour 2016 — Mark Your Calendar Now!

The Fall tour this year will be an overnighter. October 13 – 14.

It takes place in the Bedford area and starts on Thursday October 13th.  It is limited to thirty cars.  We need your registration IN OUR HANDS by September 15th.  We blocked thirty rooms at the Quality Inn in Bedford at $105.00 including all taxes and breakfast on Friday morning.  Additional charge of $10.00 would apply for each person over two per room.  YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN RESERVATIONS.  These must be made prior to September 30th.  All meals are paid “on your own”.  A list of restaurants will be available.

Travel will be on the turnpike and PA 30.  We ran the turnpike at sixty mph and no one ran over us.  There are hills on Route 30 so have your vehicle in road-worthy condition.

Sights for enjoyment will include museums, shopping (wonderful candy/popcorn to antiques), road trip with various points of interest, and keep your finders crossed, a private car collection (the owner rarely shares his collection…and we have not received a NO…we are hoping for a YES).  Walking will be required and some places the “buddy system” might be required when traveling by car because of limited parking.

This is a beautiful area, especially during this season.  Even the scenery along the turnpike is awesome.  The cost to register will be minimal, as lodging and meals are not an “up-front” cost.  Further details will be in the July/August newsletter.  Mark your calendar now.

 
This description is courtesy of our hosts Jim Yemzow (717) 243-5810(717) 243-5810 and Pat Shaffer (717) 258-4964(717) 258-4964