Update from National AACA

AACA UPDATE: EVENT CANCELLATIONS & NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS SHUTDOWN

AACA and its affiliates will continue to monitor issues related to the coronavirus, as well as abiding by CDC and other governmental agency recommendations. Our members are our utmost concern, and we will work diligently to keep you informed of changes to scheduled events as they arise. As such, we have two new developments that we would like to notify you of…

The AACA Western Spring Nationals and Founders Tour in April have been canceled. The Phoenix Region will process refunds as soon as possible. AACA, this region, and their volunteers put a lot of effort into this dual event and are deeply disappointed in having to make this decision. As in all our affected events this year, if there is a possibility of finding a safe and suitable new date the club and regions will explore those in the future.

In addition, we are also sad to announce that the AACA Central Spring Nationals in Auburn in May has also been canceled and will not be rescheduled. AACA always enjoys putting on this great event for our members and, along with RM Auctions, deeply regret this turn of events. Registration checks will be returned as soon as possible, and judges’ reimbursement will take place shortly.

As you may or may not be aware, the National AACA staff is working under difficult circumstances at present. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has ordered a statewide shutdown of all non-life sustaining businesses in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, therefore our national headquarters and library are in fact closed. The majority of the staff are doing their best to work from home, so please be patient with our response times to your calls, emails and mailed requests.

We are hopeful that our normal schedule can return beginning in June, but all of that remains to be seen. As stated, your health and that of our nation is the most important factor in all our determinations. We wish you all the best in this very trying time for all of us.

GRAACA Spring Tour 2020

–Saturday, May 16, 2020

         Join us May 16th for the GRAACA Spring Tour starting at Bill Wessels’ second Antique Car Barn just south of Dillsburg for coffee and donuts from 9 am until 10 am. View over 20 pre and post war cars in this collection that contains completely different cars than seen on the 2019 Fall Tour.

         We will then travel on two lane roads for approximately one hour through rural Adams County to our next touring site: The Gettysburg Battlefield. We can follow the battlefield auto tour at our own pace. We have allotted approximately two and a half hours to allow you to stop at the monuments and exit your cars for photos and time to read the plaques and information boards. Don’t forget to find our Region “logo” at the Eternal Flame Peace Monument. We end the tour with a buffet lunch at General Pickett’s Buffet at 2:00 pm. This will again be a slow pace tour and we encourage you to bring out your “oldest cars”. 

Directions to Wessels’ (different location than previous Fall Tour): 

From 15 South: Go past Bakers Restaurant in Dillsburg approximately 3.1 miles and make a left onto Old Cabin Hollow Road (M&P RV is across the road on 15). Go 1.4 miles on Old Cabin Hollow Road to a stop sign in Franklin Town. Make a right onto Baltimore Road / 194. Continue 2.3 miles on Baltimore Road / 194 and at the white Barren Lutheran Church sign (on left) make a left onto Mt Top Road (no stop sign). Continue 0.2 miles on Mt Top Road and arrive at Wessel’s on left.  

From 15 North: Go past the EMMR Museum sign (has racecar on it) at Latimore Valley Road approximately 3.6 miles and make a right onto Old Cabin Hollow Road (M&P RV is across the road on 15). Go 1.4 miles on Old Cabin Hollow Road to a stop sign in Franklin Town. Make a right onto Baltimore Road / 194. Continue 2.3 miles on Baltimore Road / 194 and at the white Barren Lutheran Church sign (on left) make a left onto Mt Top Road (no stop sign). Continue 0.2 miles on Mt Top Road and arrive at Wessel’s on left.  

Cost per person: $20 which includes coffee, donuts, buffet lunch and a few door prizes.   

Physical Addresses: Bill Wessels’, 150 Mountain Top Road, Dillsburg, PA (GPS use 150 Mt Top Road, Dillsburg, PA). 

General Pickett’s Buffet, 571 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA. 17325 

Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 6thDue to necessary headcounts required for General Pickett’s Buffet Wednesday May 6th is the absolute last day for registrations. So please mail in your insert prior to that day.  Insert is in the March-April issue of The Gas Buggy Gazette.

Questions: contact Ron and Val Green at (717) 443-3903 or Karl and Mary Krouch at (717) 697-9543. Send event registration insert to: Karl Krouch, Sr., 711 West Trindle Road, Mechanicsburg, PA. 17055  

 

Summer Tour to the 50th Swigart Museum Meet

—August 9th-10th, Huntingdon, Pa.

The Gettysburg Region AACA is planning an overnight tour to the 50th Swigart Museum Car Show hosted by the Allegheny Mountain Region AACA at the Swigart museum in Huntingdon, PA.

Mark you calendar for Friday, August 9th and Saturday, August 10th, optional Sunday, August 11th if you want to tour the storage buildings.

 You are responsible for your own reservations and schedule for traveling, below are several driving routes.  You can enjoy the weekend of festivities beginning Friday evening and ending Sunday with a tour of the storage building or just attend the show on Saturday.

The drive to Huntingdon using back roads is very scenic and relaxing or you can travel Route 22/322 west from Harrisburg or the Pa. turnpike west to Route 522 N. to 22/322 W. My favorite route is Rt. 641 W from Mechanicsburg, Carlisle to Rt. 522 N to 22/322 W.

This route will take you over two mountains with lots of scenery and little traffic with a nice lunch & rest stop at the intersection of 641 and Rt.75 at Spring Run, Pa. Follow 641 to Rt. 522 at Shade Gap and continue north to 22/322. Turn left toward Huntingdon and the Swigart Museum will be on your right about four miles before getting to Huntingdon.

Check your old fashion maps for the best route from your location and enjoy the trip.

The schedule of events and registration form are in the July/August issue of The Gas Buggy or click here: http://www.swigartmuseum.com/2019Meet.pdf. Contact Bob Shultz @ 717-766-0457 or [email protected] with questions or information.

Sundaes on Sunday- Date Change!

Due to snow, this event has been moved from January 20th to the 27th!!

Beginning at 1:00 pm at Dover Fire Hall, 30 East Canal Road, Dover, PA 17315

This event is always a hit. Come enjoy ice cream, club slideshows, and camaraderie. 

Cost is just $5.00 per person. Deadline to sign-up is January 9th.

Please bring an item for the raffle, and be sure to wear your favorite car shirt.

Contact Roxanne Vandermark Hess: 717-792-0858

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

REGISTRATION FORM

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 Event: Antique Buick Show

—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.