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. 

Summer Tour 2017

Saturday, August 26th

A special opportunity. Meet friendly and modest Irenee DuPont Jr., who has owned a 1936 Olds for 81 years and a 1918 Cadillac for 77 years. See his “daily driver” cars, hear his engineering knowledge, drive around his 500-acre estate, walk through his 17 bedroom house, and hear his pipe organ play. This is a special invitation not available to the general public–but bring guests if you wish.

We’ll be starting our tour at The Markets at Shrewsbury. They open at 8 a.m., so get there anytime, see their crafts, gifts, and food vendors, and have breakfast and refreshments on your own there. 

We will leave there promptly at 9:30 a.m. and take small roads and 2-lane highways all the way, stopping mid-way at the Dutch Way restaurant in Gap, Pa. for a delicious buffet lunch. We’ll have a scenic stop along the way, too, so you can stretch your legs. Our destination is the estate “Granogue” near Montchanin, scenic northernmost Delaware, about a 2-hour drive from the starting point.

Send no money: All costs are on your own. We have a special all-inclusive buffet rate of $14.5 person for lunch including meal, dessert, drinks, tax, and tip. Cut-out response sheet is in the May/June issue of The Gas Buggy Gazette. Deadline to sign-up for the tour is August 14.

Directions to tour’s start: The Markets at Shrewsbury are on the Susquehanna Trail north of Shrewsbury, south of Exit 8 of I-83. (GPS address, 12025 Susquehanna Trail South, Glen Rock, Pa. 17327.) We will be parking in front of Penn Dutch Furniture (blue roof).

If traveling from the north or south, I-83 is a main route. Take exit 8; turn onto Rt. 216 West. Go 0.7 miles to stop sign; turn left onto Susquehanna Trail South. Go 1.5 miles and turn left into the Markets.

Contact Jerry Black 717-334-3638 or John Sayler 717-796-1895.

Spring Tour Wash Out!

A message from Karl Krouch:

The Spring Tour to Godshalls Machine Shops and the Pisgah Central Railroad has been cancelled for Saturday May 13, and has been rescheduled for Saturday June 17, 2017. The forecast of 1 inch of rain, high temp of 53’, and winds of 5-10 miles has made us come to this unfortunate decision.

All Region members who have signed up will be contacted by phone in the next 24 hours to confirm cancellation. When contacted, if you can confirm your attendance at the new date, we will hold your check for deposit after June 17. Other wise, we will, at your request, return your check or destroy it. Your decision to attend is not necessary when we contact you today, as the new deadline for registration will be Wednesday, June 7. Please call and leave a message when you can confirm the new date. Due to rescheduling, registration is now re-opened to all members. Because of newsletter deadlines, a new spring tour announcement and return sheet will not be in the upcoming issue. For all new attendees, the old sign –up sheet can be used, or you can make your own and return it with a check by the due date. Any questions or concerns? Please contact Karl or Mary Krouch at (717)697-9543.

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

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.

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