–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.