Covered Dish Deadline: March 6th

Held at the East Berlin Community Center at 1:00 pm on Sunday, March 11. Please bring a dish to share with fellow members. Spend the day enjoying excellent homemade food along with some great camaraderie.

This year we will be setting up a table for pictures. Dig around in your old albums and bring a few interesting photos, car or club related, of you, your spouse, or one of your past vehicles.

After dinner, either Bingo will return, or we will have a game-show type quiz. Details are still being worked on.

Your donation of a small inexpensive door prize is welcomed, though not required. There will be several very nice club-sponsored door prizes!

Deadline for sign-up is March 6. The event is FREE. For more info. contact Ron or Valerie Green (717) 443-3903 cellular, or e-mail

DIRECTIONS: The East Berlin Community Center is located 3 blocks west of the intersection of Harrisburg Street (Rt. 194) and West King Street (Rt. 234), which is the traffic light in the center of town. Follow the signs marked “Community Center”.

January 9, Board Meeting & Latimore Show

This is just a note to remind everyone that our board meeting on January 9th will be immediately followed by a discussion on the 2018 Latimore Car show. It may seem a bit early to start thinking about June, but it’s already time to finalize some things like artwork and flyers.

If you’d like to volunteer your services or have some ideas to contribute, please join us! We have two new co-chairs this year, Ken Buohl and Bob Schultz, so come out and show your support.

And let’s hope the snow passes us by.

Sundaes at the Movies

This year, our annual ice cream social is on a Sunday, January 21st and we have a new location: Dover Fire Hall, 30 East Canal Road. We’ll begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

This fun event is an opportunity to get out of the house and shake off the mid-winter blues. Members will enjoy delicious ice cream with all the toppings, and we’ll also be treated to some very old Gettysburg Region films, as well as a slideshow of 2017 events.

Wear a hat, please: something new or old or silly. We will also hold our door-prize drawings, so please bring a nice door prize—something car-related, or just fun.

Cut-out response sheet is an insert in the Nov./Dec. issue of The Gas Buggy Gazette. The deadline to sign up is January 9, and the cost is only $5.00 per person, non-refundable.

Contact: Roxanne Vandermark Hess (717) 792-0858.

You can view more information and directions on our Events Calendar.

Penn College Tour: Deadline Extension

*The following was recently e-mailed to our members from the tour planner Jim Yemzow.


 Since the newsletter was so late, and most won’t receive it till later this week, I’m extending the cut-off date for the Penn College tour till Saturday the 28th.

We will meet at the Sheetz in Duncannon (1550 State Road right along Rt. 11/15).  It’s on the right, past a Dollar General.  We’ll leave there at 7:15 and arrive at the Perkin’s Restaurant in Selinsgrove (1394 N. Susquehanna Trail right along Rt. 11/15) for breakfast.  We’ll leave there at 9:30 to arrive at Penn College in Williamsport by 11:00.  Anyone not wishing to eat at the Perkins, can travel there by themselves to meet up with the group by the scheduled departure time.

If you’re interested in going please contact Jim Yemzow (717) 243-5810  yemyak1@embarqmail   or Pat Shaffer (717) 258-4964  
Both phones have voice mail so leave a message and we’ll get back to you or better yet send an email.

Reminder: Board Meeting

Just a little reminder that we will be having a Board Meeting on November 1st at 6:00 pm at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing. We are currently looking for people to serve on the board, fill the positions of Secretary and Treasurer, and chair some 2018 events.

Hope to see you there!

Tour to Penn Tech

Pennsylvania College of Technology, Automotive Restoration Course Tour   

The following was recently e-mailed to GRAACA members from Jim Yemzow.

I’ve arranged to have a tour on Saturday, Nov. 4th at 11:00 am.

Those invited are members of Gettysburg Region of AACA, Harrisburg Area Volkswagen Owners Club (HAVOC), and two other VW clubs. The instructor, as well as students, are coming in on their own time to welcome us and present an idea of what they’re learning to perpetuate the collector car hobby.

For the past six years the Gettysburg Region has monetarily supported this program. HAVOC also contributed to the scholarship program this year. If you’re curious to see how your money is being used, join us. I’ve been to “Penn College” three times already and know you won’t be disappointed.  
We’ll be meeting at the Perkins restaurant, 1394 N. Susquehanna Trail in Selinsgrove PA, (right along route 15 north), for breakfast and leave there at 9:30 am to continue on to Williamsport, PA. If there’s enough interest, a closer rendezvous will be arranged so we can travel together to Selinsgrove. Details will be provided to those registering and we would be leaving the Carlisle area by 7:00 am.


There’s no charge for the tour, so I’m hoping for a large turnout.  The drive along route 15, with mountains on one side and the river on the other, should be quite scenic in early November. This may be your last chance for a tour this year!
Please register by Monday, October 23rd, by contacting Jim Yemzow (717) 243-5810  or (717) 258-4964  or  

Fall Tour 2017: September 30th

Today we’re highlighting the GRAACA’s 2017 Fall Tour which is right around the corner. You can also find this and other events on our Events Calendar

We will be driving through the lovely back roads of York and Lancaster counties on our way to the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum in Lancaster. This site is a living history village dedicated to preserving early Pennsylvania German life — with picturesque historic buildings featuring living history demonstrations of farming and crafts from the 1700’s and 1800’s. 

The tour starts at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing with coffee and doughnuts beginning at 8:30 a.m. We will depart on the tour at 9:15, taking mostly back roads. Driving time will be about 2 hours.

We will be having boxed lunches in the picnic grove (weather permitting) or in one of the historic buildings if needed. Choose from beef, ham, turkey, tuna salad or chicken salad sandwiches. You also get pickles, olives, celery, and carrot sticks, macaroni salad, a cookie, and soft drinks. 

The cost is $24 per adult (including refreshments, lunch, and admission) or $19 for children aged 3-11 or free (without lunch) for children under age 3. 

Cut-out response sheet is in the July-August issue of The Gas Buggy Gazette. Deadline to register is September 14. Contact Doug Cline (717) 697-6406.

DIRECTIONS to tour’s start (E.M.M.R.): Take Route 15 to cross-road at milepost 25.9 (south of Dillsburg, north of York Springs). Turn east — this is Latimore Valley Road. Go 0.2 mile, turn right onto Old Route 15; go 0.2 mile and turn left onto Baltimore Road. In 0.1 mile, bear right. At top of hill, turn left into E.M.M.R. parking lot. 

Reprinted from The Gas Buggy Gazette and edited for the website.